This year, that means summer starts on Friday and Saturday, when SummerFest returns to the RTC grounds for the third time.
"Our biggest desire with SummerFest, 38 years in the running, is to make this about the community and bring the community together and showcase what is going on," Larby said.
About 125 vendors and 17 non-profit organizations have signed up for spots at SummerFest, according to Larby. That includes a wide variety of festival food and products, including jewelry and crafts.
The grounds open noon Friday. Live music starts at
Saturday is more of a family-oriented day, with a dog show, nine bounce houses and, new this year, paintball target practice set for that day. Also planned is the 28th annual 50s and 60s Night, sponsored by the
Organizers always try to add a few things to the festival each year, according to Larby.
"We like to introduce something new and change it up," she said. "We try to accommodate all age groups so that there is something for everybody."
The weather always plays a large part in attendance and there is some rain forecasted for Saturday. But Larby said the festival will go on rain or shine, barring severe weather.
The two-day event culminates with the parade beginning at
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