This summer signature event, taking place on North West Street between Main and North streets, is the Bellevue Historical Society’s fourth annual fundraiser and is family friendly. Proceeds benefit the Tremont House Restoration Project.
The Block Party will feature food from Bone Boys (pulled pork, chicken, potato salad, red potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, corn on-the-cob) and an assortment of Trifles (bourbon pecan caramel, cookies and cream, strawberry-vanilla, and red velvet-cream cheese) from Copper Top Bake Shop.
Mike Ski from Ski Lodge Winery will be serving their wines again this year. CIBC (Catawba Island Brewing Company) owner Mike Roder will be serving three of their beers, as well as their custom brewed Tremont House Ale created specifically for our event. Non-alcoholic beverages, including Copper Top’s Twisted Tremont tea, made by Barista Megan, will also be available.
Local Artisans will display their wares in an open-air market setting. Entertainment is in the hands of Arica Pfirsch of OCM, with Anthony Gardner serving as Emcee. An afternoon and evening of music is on tap, provided by two groups:
Noah Martis will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Noah is a Michigan native singer-songwriter, and University of Toledo music school graduate. Infusing jazz and folk sensibilities into his playing, his influences range from Bill Evans to John Mayer.
Beth & Friends will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Beth & Friends is a trio made up of Beth Magers (acoustic guitar and vocals), Arica Pfirsch (bass guitar) and Brad Meekins (drums). The friends live in Bellevue and perform locally for festivals, events and even smaller venues like bars, wineries and private parties. Covering artists from Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and the Beatles to Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Johnny Cash. Entertaining across generations, Beth & Friends has a song for just about every listening ear.
New this year are games for kids of all ages. These games include chicken soup, barnyard launch, duck races, corn hole, and hula hoops. The games will be held in the First National Park and parking lot. In addition to games, there will also be raffles and a photographic display of Historic Bellevue.
Block Party admission is free to enjoy the festivities. Tickets will be available to purchase and redeem for refreshments for $1 and $5. For the wine and beer tent, your $5 ticket includes a custom wine or beer glass of your choice and “bracelet,” which will allow you to purchase the wine or beer with refreshment tickets.