Summerfest set to kick off
BY MELANIE CSEPIGA
Times Correspondent | Monday, June 29, 2009 |
CEDAR LAKE | It's time for Summerfest, the annual five-day party to greet the season.
Now in its 28th year, the festival kicks off Thursday with the Indoor Track & Foolish Field Events for those 50 and older. It will step off at 9 a.m. at Hanover Central High School before carnival games begin.
The Summerfest Sport Cups Stacking Tournament begins at 5 p.m. Shuddup & Drive will perform at 6 and 8 p.m. Midnight Special will perform 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. sets to round out the opening day with fireworks.
The Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus tribute and country hits group Clarissa & Auburn Sky Band will hit the lakeside stage at 3 and 5 p.m., while X-Rock DJ Tom Lounges and Shannon Raye & the Diamondback Band keep up the country theme. The annual Fireworks Extravaganza will light up the night at 9:30 p.m. on the lake.
Saturday's fun opens with the land parade from the high school to the Summerfest site on the municipal grounds. The fun will run until midnight with highlights, including the 12:30 p.m. Great Cedar Lake Cardboard Boat Race, the 3:30 p.m. Bathing Beauty Contest for 5- to 10-year-olds, and the Cascade of Stars 50s and 60s tribute show. The Extravagant Laser Light Show at the stage is set for 9:30 p.m. The classic rock band Fax will close out the day from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Another Extravagant Laser Light Show will be held at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Other activities include the 23rd annual car show, the horseshoe tournament on the hill, community Bible worship service at 10 a.m. on the lake, the Stars & Stripes Ride for Vets poker run, a 1 p.m. talent show. An ice cream social is set for 1 p.m. on the veranda of the Lake of the Red Cedars Museum.
For more information, visit online at cedarlakesummerfest.com.