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Lakeside Summerfest


Aug 6, 2017
11:30am – 02:30pm

Hotel Lakeside Lawn (map)

Lakeside’s first Summerfest will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

Activities will include a caricature artist, a group coloring poster, carriage rides, photo booth, easel painting provided by the Rhein Center and a jump rope and Double Dutch demonstration by the Jammin’ Jumpers. There will be two 20-minute demonstrations at 12:20 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.

The Jammin’ Jumpers Jump Rope Team was established in 1998 as an afterschool club and later evolved into a competition, performance and community team.

The jumpers have traveled across the world to help grow the sport by encouraging everyone to pick up a rope and start jumping.

Admission to Summerfest is open to all; however tickets will be sold to participate in individual activities and booths if interested. To participate in each Summerfest activity or receive an old-fashioned snack, purchase tickets from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. in Pavilion Circle and exchange them at each booth.

Entertainment will be provided on the Pavilion West Deck by the Big Rockin’ Blues Band from 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. The band was formed in 2006 by lead singer Mike Weinstock (guitar, harmonica) who loves jumping off the stage to connect with his audiences. He is joined by seven musicians, including Chad Greenwalk (bass, vocals) Jenny Morgan (guitar, vocals), Daryl ‘Tutu’ Jumper (drums), Dean Russ (percussion), George Schumann (lead guitar), Mark Scurci (keyboards) and Steve Shapiro (harp, vocals, guitar). The band’s repertoire includes the songs of Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Ellis McDaniels, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones.

Cotton candy and popcorn will be available for a ticket. A cookout will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. The  menu features perch sandwiches, burgers, macaroni & cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, chips, cookies, pop and water.

As part of the Summerfest activities, Lakeside’s Field Day competition will offer participants a chance to win coupons for mini-golf, ice cream or Orchestra Hall movie tickets. Events include a sack race at 1:30 p.m., ring toss at 1:45 p.m., three-legged race at
2 p.m., water balloon toss at 2:15 p.m. and a hula hoop contest after all the activities have concluded. Kids can make their own hula hoop at the Rhein Center tent in Central Park or use one that is available.

The Lakeside Heritage Society is coordinating an Ice Cream Social from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Central Park near the cannons. Tickets are $5 a person, with all proceeds benefiting the Heritage Society New Archives Building Fund.

Attendees at the Ice Cream Social can purchase opportunity tickets to win an antique ice cream table and four chairs. Tickets are available for $10 each or three for $25 at Heritage Hall Museum and at the social. The drawing will take place at 2:30 p.m. Winner does not need to be present.


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