The Welcome Return of The Lakeshore Arts Festival
While the staff and residents of N3 World Headquarters & Rabbit Restaurant (once known as our garden) are ecstatic about restrictions being lifted for indoor events, restaurants, entertainment venues and the ilk it is, after all, summer in this bipeninsular paradise and our overwhelming preference remains with the events that take place outside.
And festivals, the kind that bring a variety of activities and cool things to see are among our favorite kinds of outdoor fun.
With a bit (perhaps a tad more than a bit) of much needed rain predicted to make an occasional appearance over the coming days you might want to bring an umbrella or 2 but if you are looking for that wonderful and at times elusive combination of f’s known as family friendly fun? You might want to take a little road trip to our metro neighbor Muskegon this weekend.
The Lakeshore Arts Festival festival kicks off Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues Sunday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And here’s a cool thing for those who enjoy a bit of adult refreshment with their festivals.
The new Downtown Social District is located right in the heart of the Festival. And that means guests will be allowed to roam New Orleans style within the social district with beverage in hand. A great chance to sip, shop and savor all that the festival and local restaurants have to offer.
"We are thrilled to bring back the Lakeshore Art Festival,” said Festival Director Carla Flanders. ”This year's event will feature hundreds of juried fine art and specialty craft exhibitors, a Children’s Lane, artisan food market, street performers, interactive art stations, and so much more! The show will happen, rain or shine, so be sure to watch the weather, dress accordingly and come support the many artists, crafters, food vendors and downtown businesses this weekend!"
About 100 booths will be set up in Hackley Park displaying fine art and crafts. The craft and artisan food market will occupy W. Western Avenue from First Street to Fourth Street and down Fourth and The Children’s Lane runs next to the splash pad on W. Western Avenue between First Street and Jefferson Street.
Sure it might be a bit damp this weekend but when these events return from their pandemic produced sabbaticals it’s important for us to get out there and support their efforts. After all it's what we bipeninsularians do, right?
See you there.
More info: https://lakeshoreartfestival.org/
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