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California, Fremont, Event Date: May 31, 2014
MUSIC AT THE MISSION PRESENTS THE IRRESISTIBLE CHARM OF EUROPE'S MUSICAL CAPITAL, VIENNA, FREMONT, CA, MAY 31
Ending its season with a bang, Music at the Mission presents its final concert of the season, Vienna. on Saturday, May 31st at 8:00 pm at the historic Old Mission San Jose Church in Fremont, CA, 43300 Mission Blvd. Celebrating the staggering influences and far reaching musical traditions of which Austria’s iconic city Vienna has been witness to, Music at the Mission will feature Bay Area chamber musicians, violinist, Karen Shinozaki; violist, Chad Kaltinger; cellist, Michael Graham; and pianist, Aileen Chanco in a tour de force program of the Brahms "Piano Quartet no. 1 in G Minor;" Mozart "Piano Quartet in G Minor" and Schoenberg "Phantasie for Violin and Piano op. 47." There will be an informative Pre-Concert Talk given by Music at the Mission’s 2014 composer-in-residence, Mark Fish as well as a post-concert “Meet the artists” reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres at Mission Coffee. Tickets for May 31 are priced at $30.00 General admission and $25.00 Student/Senior discount at the door. Tickets purchased online are $28.00 for General admission and $23.00 for Students and Seniors. They may be purchased online at musicatmsj.org or brownpapertickets.com/event/459430. More information is available at 510 402-1724.
California, San Luis Obispo, Event Date: June 7th
3RD ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST OYSTER & MUSIC FESTIVAL, AVILA BEACH, JUNE 7TH
The 3rd Annual Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival has announced its new home in city of Avila Beach, CA and will be held on Saturday, June 7th at the Avila Beach Golf Resort from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M. (6464 Ana Bay Rd.). The Festival has been voted by Fox News as #4 of the Top Ten Oyster Festivals in the nation and is the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast. The Festival will feature a range of amazing oyster preparations, the best wines, brews, exclusive cocktails, and a full lineup of knockout bands to play throughout the day under the most beautiful settings. While sipping on libations, surrounded by ocean views under amazing art installations, ten chefs from across the Central Coast will go head-to-head for the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” Chef Award, and the audience will be invited to taste their sumptuous efforts and have the opportunity to judge their favorite on the official Central Coast Oyster Festival mobile application to participate in the People Choice Award. Advance tickets for this full-day music festival and foodie experience are $20. Limited Chefs Challenge Oyster tasting tickets are $10. Purchase Tickets at CentralCoastOysterFestival.com.
Florida, Oldsmar, Event Date: Event Date: May 23-25 2014
TAMPA BAY AREA’S SIGNATURE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENT, OLDSMAR FREEDOM FEST, MAY 23-25
For the sixth consecutive year the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is doing its part by hosting Oldsmar Freedom Fest (oldsmarfreedomfest.com) on May 23, 24 and 25. The three day event will take place on State Street in Oldsmar, FL. The event will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food, arts and craft vendors and fun activities for the kids. Hours will be 5pm to 10 pm on Friday May 23, 12pm to 10 pm on Saturday May 24th and concluding Sunday May 25th between the hours of 12 and 8pm The big tent will be back to supplement the shade of the beautiful oaks and provide more seating to enjoy the great music. On Saturday, the event will be recognizing our true American heroes – our police, firemen, first responders, active duty and retired military bikers and the grand category military tribute bikes. This is the Bay area’s signature Memorial Day event and admission is only $2.00 per person; 12 and under are free. oldsmarfreedomfest.com
Iowa, West Des Moines, Event Date: May 18th
HISTORIC VALLEY JUNCTION HOSTS SPRING ART MARKET, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, MAY 18TH
Historic Valley Junction will hold its 25th annual Spring Art Market on Sunday, May 18th, 11 am-4 pm. One hundred Iowa and regional artists and craftspeople will be located on 5th Street. A wide variety of items represented: paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber, live music and children’s activities. Historic Valley Junction is six square blocks of antique and specialty shops, art galleries, fashion boutiques, hair salons, service businesses and restaurants. Art Market will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. This event would not be possible without generous sponsors, West Bank and KIOA. valleyjunction.com
Iowa, West Des Moines, Event Date: May 24th & 25th
HISTORIC VALLEY JUNCTION PRESENTS SMOKIN' IN THE JUNCTION BBQ CONTEST, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, MAY 24TH & 25TH
The 6th Annual Smokin’ in the Junction BBQ Contest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 24th & 25th, on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction. Enjoy hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids' activities, inflatables, beverage garden and two days full of fun. This event will be held from Noon – 10:00 pm on Saturday, and from Noon – 9:00 pm on Sunday. Saturday, May 24, entertainment includes: Rob Lumbard & Matt Woods (Noon-2), Malcom Wells (2:30-5:00), Sumpin Doo (5:30-7:30), The Blue Band (8:00-10:00). Sunday, May 25, entertainment includes: Comfort Zone Noon-2:30, Boomerang 3:00 - 4:00, Awards presentation (4-4:30), Boomerang 4:30 - 5:30, Decoy 6:00 - 9:00. Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), Smokin’ in the Junction is one of the largest BBQ competitions in Iowa. The performance stage and beverage garden will be located at the south end of 5th Street. valleyjunction.com
Iowa, West Des Moines, Event Date: June 8, 2014
HISTORIC VALLEY JUNCTION'S ANTIQUE JAMBOREE CELEBRATES 35 YEARS, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, JUNE 8TH
Historic Valley Junction will hold its 35th Annual Antique Jamboree on Sunday, June 8th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on 5th Street in West Des Moines, in the heart of Historic Valley Junction. A nostalgic event which the entire family will enjoy, the Jamboree displays a wide array of antiques, including: furniture, primitives, architectural, vintage clothing, jewelry, linens and quilts, glassware, stoneware, textiles, toys and much more. Historic Valley Junction is six square blocks of antique and specialty shops, art galleries, fashion boutiques, hair salons, service businesses and restaurants. Many of these businesses will be open to the public during Antique Jamboree. The Historic Valley Junction Antique Jamboree will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. Applications from antique dealers are being accepted for the Jamboree. Visit valleyjunction.com under the “Event Registration” tab to apply or contact Jamie Lamb, email@example.com. valleyjunction.com
Iowa, West Des Moines, Event Date: July 3, 2014
HISTORIC VALLEY JUNCTION'S JULY 3RD STREET CELEBRATION, WEST DES MOINES, IOWA, JULY 3RD
On Thursday, July 3rd the Historic Valley Junction’s July 3rd Street Celebration will take place, immediately following the West Des Moines Parade until 11:00 p.m. Aries Rising will be performing on stage in Railroad Park from 6-7:30 p.m. Featured performers will be The Faculty Lounge Funk Band from 8-11:00 p.m. Food vendors and beverage garden will be on site. There is no charge for admission. Valley Junction is now home to over 150 distinctive stores, restaurants, and independent businesses, each with its own unique historical character. Known for its unique specialty stores, Valley Junction is one of central Iowa’s most unique attractions. Visit valleyjunction.com for more information and a complete calendar of events.
Massachusetts, Northampton, Event Date: May 24th - 26th
NORTHAMPTON'S PARADISE CITY ARTS FESTIVAL IS "SPRINGTIME IN PARADISE" ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
The award-winning Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 25 & 26 - all indoors and under tents. One of the most spectacular fairs of fine crafts, painting and sculpture in the country, this fair was named the “#1 Arts Festival in America” in 2008 by American Style Magazine. It’s a world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England. A carefully selected collection of 260 artists and fine craft makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. Find original works in ceramics, painting, decorative fiber, art glass, furniture, jewelry, metal, mixed media, photography, large-scale sculpture, wearable art and woodworking. $13 adults, $11 seniors; $8 students; 12 and under free. Call 800-511-9725 or visit paradisecityarts.com for show and travel information.
Missouri, Ironton, Event Date: May 16th - 18th
ARCADIA VALLEY SPRING MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS ON MAY 16TH -18TH, IRONTON, MO
This year’s Spring Mountain Music Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 16, 17 and 18 on the grounds of the historic Iron County Courthouse in Ironton, MO. The festival will feature not only three days of bluegrass, country and gospel music, but also clogging and square dancing. The event is free. With the spring festival will come the traditional 5K Walk-Run starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. In addition to music, vendors and crafters, they will have a wide variety of wares and food for purchase. There’ll be an area set up for pickers, so musicians are being encouraged to bring their instruments. Musical guests scheduled to appear at the event include: Trinity River Band, Wailin’ Wood, Friends Pickin,' Ozark Spirit Cloggers, The Baker Family, and the Arcadia Valley Jam Band. For more information about the Mountain Music Festival, visit mountainmusicfestival.net or call Bobby Powell at 573.546.1441.
New Jersey, Pompton Plains, Event Date: June 8th
PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP'S 16TH ANNUAL STREET FAIR, POMPTON PLAINS, NJ, JUNE 8TH
On Sunday, June 8th, 2014, the Pequannock Township Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding its 15th Annual Street Fair in Pompton Plains, NJ. This free event will once again be held on the Newark-Pompton Turnpike and Jackson Ave from 10am-5pm. There will be mechanical children's rides, climbing wall, camel rides, petting zoo, clown, face painting, sand art, temporary tattoos, live entertainment and more. Many of the local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. Enjoy the open air cafes along the street fair route offering a wide selection of foods. There will also be many creative crafters with hand crafted works and merchandise dealers offering unique items for sale. In business for 30+ years, JC Promotions works with over 50 organizations throughout the year. They run these events as fundraisers, and as a way to bring people into an area to showcase a town's downtown-shopping district. For more information call JC Promotions, Street Fair Coordinators, 201 998-1144 or jcpromotions.info
New Jersey, Nutley, Event Date: June 15th
ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY STREET FAIR, NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY, SUNDAY, JUNE 15TH
The Nutley Father’s Day Street Fair will be held along Franklin Ave., Nutley, NJ, on Sun., June 15th, 2014 10am-5pm. This year’s sponsoring organization is the Nutley High Hockey League Booster Club. Franklin Ave. will be transformed into a pedestrian marketplace. Along the street fair there will be a special “Crafters Corner” with exhibitors displaying their hand made works, festival foods and over 100 merchandise vendors. There is a free concert with nonstop music and entertainment. In the Kid’s Traveling Shindig area there is face painting, temporary tattoos, pony rides, petting zoo, children's rides and climbing wall, games and much more. Performing at the street fair will be Reunited, Thomas Wesley Stern and Gifford Lane. In business for 30+ years, JC Promotions works with over 50 organizations throughout the year. They run these events as fundraisers, and as a way to bring people into an area to showcase a town's downtown-shopping district. For more information call JC Promotions, Street Fair Coordinators, 201-998-1144 or jcpromotions.info
New Jersey, Montvale, Event Date: June 1st
MONTVALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 4TH ANNUAL STREET FAIR, JUNE 1ST, MONTVALE , NJ
On June 1st from 10-5 pm, Paragon Drive in Montvale, NJ will be turned into the 4th Annual Street Fair with over 200 quality exhibitors, a special arts & crafts section, a kid’s area, community section, two food courts and continuous live entertainment all day. The event is free. The Kidz Traveling Shindig is the area that will feature pony rides and a petting zoo, giant climbing rock wall and children's rides, bounces, games, face painters and clowns. Macaroni Kid will have a free kids' activity table featuring a craft, temporary tattoos, and mini manicures. Many of the local merchants and businesses will showcase their shops and offer their special sales. In business for 30+ years, JC Promotions works with over 50 organizations throughout the year. They run these events as fundraisers, and as a way to bring people into an area to showcase a town's downtown-shopping district. For more information call JC Promotions, Street Fair Coordinators, 201-998-1144 or jcpromotions.info
New Jersey, Somerville, Event Date: June 22nd
NEW JERSEY'S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SOMERVILLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FEST, JUNE 22ND
On Sunday, June 22nd, Somerville's downtown Main Street will be turned into an open air gallery of fine artists and crafters from the tri-state area at the Somerville Arts and Crafts Fest. Over 150 exhibitors will line the streets displaying and selling their original hand created work. Open from 10am-5pm, this event is juried and will feature artisans displaying and selling their original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, and more. This festival will also offer open air dining at local eateries as well as the many gourmet food vendors selling along the festival site. A live concert will showcase jazz, acoustic, oldies and more. JC Promotions, promoter of the event, is a professional event planning company that produces a variety of community events throughout New Jersey: arts, crafts and photography shows, street fairs and festivals, flea markets and collectible shows and children’s fairs. They run these events as fundraisers, and as a way to bring people into an area to showcase a town's downtown-shopping district. For more information call JC Promotions: 201-998-6311 or jcpromotions.info
New York, New York
GATEWAY CLASSICAL MUSIC SOCIETY - 10TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR ORCHESTRA TOUR
Experience the intimacy and impact of a Gateway Orchestra performance of masterworks, unique to Gateway, in celebration of its tenth anniversary year with a tour of regional neighborhood venues. Featured will be the Beethoven "Eroica Symphony No. 3" and the Tchaikovsky "Violin Concerto" with Davide de Ascaniis as solo violinist. Ida Angland is the conductor of Gateway Orchestra. Schedule: New York City: Thursday, May 22, 8:00 p.m., The Little Church Around the Corner, 1 E. 29th Street - Tickets for May 22: Adult $35, Senior $25, Student $15, Priority $60 (priority seating), Choice $50 (choice seating); Tuesday, May 27, 8:00 p.m., St. Philip's Church of Harlem, 204 West 134th Street -free admission for residents of Harlem, Upper Manhattan and for veterans; Old Greenwich, CT: Saturday, May 31, 8:00 p.m. The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Avenue -Tickets for May 31: Adult $35, Senior $25; Student $15; Ridgewood, NJ: Friday, June 13, 8:00 p.m., The Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 100 Dayton Street -Tickets for June 13: Adult $35, Senior $25; Student $15; Scarsdale, NY: Sunday, June 15, 6:00 p.m., Shaarei Tikvah Synagogue, 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale -Tickets for June 15: Adult $35, Senior $25, Student $15; All tickets may be purchased via website: gatewayclassical.org.
New York, Pelham, Event Date: May 18th
NEW YORK'S PELHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTS VILLAGE’S FIRST “FABULOUS FINDS ON THE GREEN,” MAY 18TH
The Pelham Chamber of Commerce will host its first outdoor “Fabulous Finds on the Green” on Sunday, May 18 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the park opposite Rockwells, the popular Village restaurant located at 105 Wolfs Lane. Rain date is Sunday, June 22. The event will feature high-end antiques, one-of-a-kind collectibles, and a variety of flea market treasures. “There will be something for everyone,” says Chamber President Sandy Waibel, “from antique art and jewelry to glassware, linens, furniture, vintage clothing, accessories, and much more. We look forward to welcoming all Pelhamites and visitors from nearby towns as well as Connecticut and New York City.” Shoppers and collectors are encouraged to bring their valuables to “Fabulous Finds on the Green” for individual appraisals. “We will have a licensed appraiser with us from Noon to 2:00 pm,” says Waibel. For a small fee of $5 per item, collectors can find out how much their valuables are worth. Proceeds from Fabulous Finds on the Green will help support a variety of business and philanthropic programs sponsored by the Pelham Chamber and benefiting the Pelham community. pelhamchamberofcommerce.com, 914-637-7673
North Carolina, Cary, Event Date: May 17, 2014
NORTH CAROLINA OPERA IN THE PINES, MAY 17TH AT KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE, CARY, NC
North Carolina Opera presents “Opera in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC on Sat. May 17 at 7 p.m. Maestro Timothy Myers conducts the North Carolina Opera Orchestra and vocal soloists Hailey Clark, Kate Farrar, Noah Stewart, and Ted Federle in a concert of Broadway and opera favorites. "Noah," tenor Noah Stewart’s 2012 debut recording on Decca Records, topped the U.K. classical charts for seven weeks. Opera in the Pines features several selections from the recording, including “Without a Song,” an American pop standard made famous by Frank Sinatra. The concert also includes opera arias from Puccini, Verdi and Gounod and Broadway music from “West Side Story,” “Les Miz,” and more. Tickets are $37 for covered, reserved table seating on the crescent and $25 for general admission on the uncovered lawn. General lawn admission is free for children under age 14. Patrons may pack picnics to bring with them. Tickets may be purchased online at ncopera.org or by phone at 919.792.3850.
Oregon, Oregon City, Opening June 1st
EXPLORE OREGON'S OLDEST ROSE VARIETIES AT THE END OF THE OREGON TRAIL, OPENING JUNE 1, OREGON CITY
The official End of the Oregon Trail (Oregon City) is partnering with the Clackamas County Master Gardeners and Northwest Rose Historians for a special summer exhibit opening June 1, 2014. Experience some of the oldest rose varieties still growing in Oregon that were brought along the Oregon Trail with hands-on exhibits and the Pioneer Rose Garden on-site. This exhibit is partially funded through the Oregon Community Foundation's Fred W. Fields Fund. Finish the experience with a self-tour of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center's other "please touch" exhibits on the Oregon Trail, Oregon and Clackamas County history. Fun for all ages, including "pioneer dress up" in the renovated Visitor Center and lounge and outdoor Picnic Shelter and official End of the Oregon Trail marker. Admission: $9/adults, $7/seniors, $5/children ages 4-17. Children 3 and under are free, as well as active military personnel (with ID). The End of the Oregon Trail is located at 1726 Washington St., Oregon City, OR. Open year-round. Visit historicoregoncity.org.
Pennsylvania, Kutztown, Event Date: June 7th
A TASTE OF KUTZTOWN TO FEATURE LOCAL WINE AND FOOD PAIRING, JUNE 7, KUTZTOWN, PA
On Saturday June 7th, from 11 am to 5 pm, the hamlet of Kutztown in Berks County, PA, will turn its 200-300 blocks of Main Street over to the 2014 Taste of Kutztown Wine Tasting Festival. The event will feature 21 wine, mead and beer purveyors from the Lehigh, Berks, Mason-Dixon, Bucks and Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trails. A hand-picked selection of unique wine themed food and craft specialties will pair with local participating merchants and eateries tempting the palate at the festival. Live music all day will be provided by Acoustic Road Show. Wine consultant and educator, Steven Giles will conduct a seminar on the fine, dry wines of Pennsylvania. The seminar will begin with a brief talk detailing the Pennsylvania wine industry’s past, present and future. A special tasting of five of the state’s best “dry” wines is followed with a “Q&A” session involving a panel of winery owners, winemakers and Mr. Giles. The cost of admission to the event is $25. A limited seating VIP ticket ($45) includes the “Pa Dry Wine” Seminar, sold only in advance of the event. Buy tickets at tasteofkutztown.org or at Kelchner Cleaners, Dunkleberger’s Jewelry, and Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown. Your attendance supports the Kutztown Rotary Club efforts on a local and global level.
Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg, Event Date: May 31st
VALOR CLINIC FOUNDATION TO HELP WITH COMBAT STRESS, FERNWOOD RESORT GOLF COURSE, BUSHKILL, PA, MAY 31
Can you imagine the stress of combat? Since the events of 9/11 millions of American service men and women have endured the stress of combat. As many as 1 in 5 have trouble readjusting to peace following combat. If you could, would you help these Veterans readjust? You can help by playing in the Charity Golf Tournament at Fernwood Resort in East Stroudsburg, PA on May 31st (5785 Milford Road). Format is Standard Best of foursome scramble flighted with prizes for 1st, 2d and 3d. Team composition is 4 players. Special contests include: longest drive, closest to pin and a putting contest. Fun also awaits with Mulligan's, a live auction and raffles. This charity event includes a steak or chicken dinner, golf cart and 18 holes of golf. Tournament fees are: $115 per person and $460 per foursome. You can find registration information under events on their website, valorclinic.org/golf-tournament. The VALOR Clinic Foundation funds Veterans Unstoppable entirely with grass roots fundraisers like this golf tournament. Sponsorship opportunities still exist for both businesses and individuals. valorclinic.org
Pennsylvania, Erie, Event Date: May 24th and 25th
GREAT LAKES SEA GLASS AND COASTAL ARTS FESTIVAL SLATED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2014 IN ERIE, PA
Slated for Memorial Day weekend 2014, (May 24 and 25) the Great Lakes Sea Glass Festival will be held in the Great Hall of Erie’s 29,000 square foot Bayfront Convention Center. “It’s going to be a supercharged experience and we encourage everyone to attend,” said Terri Reed, co-owner of Relish Jewelers. “What everyone loves about this event is that it’s so much more than a Sea Glass Festival; it’s an arts festival that has a strong science, environmental and social-awareness influence. It’s becoming a real family affair.” Some highlights will be antique bottle identification; lectures on a variety of interesting coastal subjects for all ages, live acoustic music by Erie’s own Mark Beery on Saturday, and the up-beat sound of the Salmon Frank Band on Sunday is expected to rock the house. This year proceeds will once again be donated to two local nonprofits, The PA Sea Grant, and the local chapter of Homeless American Veterans. For more information phone or email Terri Reed or Jennifer Reed at 814-836-1827. relishinc.com/pages/2014-great-lakes-beach-glass-coastal-arts-festival.html
Vermont, West Halifax, Event Date: May 24th & 25th
CHOCOLATE LOVERS HEADING TO THE ANNUAL VERMONT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, WEST HALIFAX, VT, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
The Annual Vermont Chocolate Festival is being held again this year during the Memorial Day weekend, May 24th & 25th – noon to 5 pm both days at Honora Winery’s Vineyard in West Halifax, Vermont (1778 Collins Road). Jen King and Liz Gutman from Liddabit Sweets of NYC will be there both days selling their candies from their shop and doing live demonstrations of how to make some delectable treats. There will be a Kid’s Zone with new art & craft projects and Zydeco music for all to enjoy and dance to while delving into delicious chocolateness. The Whirlygigs will perform for the kids and kids-at-heart on Sunday afternoon. Vendors include: Liddabit Sweets of NYC, Bennington Chocolates, Coddle and Cosset, Birnn Chocolates, Ice Delites, Honora Winery, Pearl Oddesy and more. There will be a giant picnic basket filled with chocolates, food and goodies being raffled off to one lucky winner. Tickets are $5 and you do not need to be present to win. This benefits the local Deerfield Valley Food Pantry. Honora Winery will be sampling their award winning wines with a $5 flight tasting. This rain or shine event is free admission and family friendly. VermontChocolatefestival.com, 802-368-2226.
Washington, Anacortes, Event Date: June 7 & 8, 2014
25TH ANNUAL WATERFRONT FESTIVAL, ANACORTES, WASHINGTON, JUNE 7TH-8TH
The 25th Annual Waterfront Festival will be held in Anacortes, WA on June 7th & 8th at Cap Sante Boat Haven marina, located at 1019 Q Ave, adjacent to downtown. The festival combines a variety of family-friendly marine-related activities, including free boat rides, a “quick-and-dirty” boat building demonstration, milk carton derby, boat show, car show, paddle board demos, Samish Indian Nation canoe rides and the Schooner Adventuress will be giving dock side tours. There are several fun free educational aspects to the Festival. Attendees can take a walking tour of the Anacortes waterfront with Trail Tales, check out numerous exhibitors in the “channel of discovery,” the children’s area offers the opportunity to build a model boat and to engage in fun crafts. Paid rides include “walk on water” with a ride from Bubble Fun. Live music is ongoing throughout the weekend with local and regional acts such as Jessica Lynne, The Halyards, Little Joe Argo, A Town Big Band and Nearly Dan. anacortes.org
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