The festival in downtown Vermilion on Main Street has been entertaining people for 53 years.
Starting today, there will be a wide range of activities to join, including kids activities, live entertainment, fireworks, a marketplace, a sand castle building contest and more. The fireworks are launched over Lake Erie from the Vermilion break wall starting at dusk tonight.
All three days will have live entertainment, including Disco Inferno 70’s Movin’ & Groovin’, Vermilion Windjammers Big Band, Tim Blake, Tyler Reid, Sunset Harmony, Dirty Deeds AC/DC Tribute Band, The Elephants 60’s blend.
Saturday’s highlights will include the crazy craft race at 1 p.m., an antique wooden boat parade at 3 p.m. and a lighted boat parade at dusk.
Sunday will close the festivities with a paddle poker run at 8:30 a.m., a Father’s Day Parade at 12:30 p.m. and a water fight with firefighters immediately after the parade.
Admission to the festival is free.
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Party at the Plaza
SANDUSKY — Downtown Sandusky will be hopping tonight as the Party at the Plaza swings into action.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Schade-Mylander Plaza, 108 W. Shoreline Drive.
As in past years, the event will feature a full slate of entertainment, from live music to a beer tent.
Audience members on Friday night will rock to the sounds of Honeycreek. The local band will crank out classic rock and country tunes.
Party at the Plaza takes place 6-9:30 p.m. on various Friday’s throughout the summer.
This year’s music lineup includes Tight Wadd performing June 21, Bad Avenue on July 12 and Twisted Halo on July 19.
Admission is free.
Play parks program celebration
SANDUSKY — The Sandusky Recreation Department, along with past and present supervisors, will celebrate the history of the city’s play parks program beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Park.
There will be games, arts and crafts, pizza and other activities, along with some of the early pioneers of the pioneering program for the city’s youth. The old toy box also is expected to be back. The entire park will have a carnival theme. The Paw Patrol characters will there from 4:30 to 4:50 p.m. and Cameo pizza will be delivered at 5 p.m.
The day includes games, prizes, more food, snacks, the hydration station and other fun and it’s designed to be the kickoff of the Summer park program 2019, which starts Monday at Foxborough, Wightman Wieber, Central, and Lions parks.