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Caroline Summerfest: Cruising Back to the 50s

Caroline Summerfest: Cruising Back to the 50s

Caroline Summerfest, the traditional end of the summer celebration in historic downtown Denton, will celebrate the sights and sounds of the fabulous 1950s on Friday, August 15th from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Saturday, August 16th from noon to 9:00 pm.

The free festival features three stages of regional and local entertainment, a pedestrian parade, a classic car display, fireworks, strolling performers, free KidZart! activities and food and gaming vendors, benefiting local nonprofits. Free parking and shuttle bus transportation is available from the Health and Public Services Building off 6th Street (across from Fire Hall) on both days.

 

Festival highlights include:

 

Live Music ­– A variety of mu
sic performed on three stages throughout the festival, including OH BOY! A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Mike Hines and the Look, the Ashley Mitchell Band Trio, Flatland Drive, and Vic Vacuum and The Attachments. For a complete performance schedule, visit carolinesummerfest.com.

 

Pedestrian Parade – The parade steps off in front of the Denton Town Office at 7:00 pm on Friday. Compete for cash prizes for 
the best ‘50s themed costume 
or mini-wagon float. On site registration closes at 6:30 pm.  No vehicles are permitted.

 

Fireworks Display – Fireworks launch from the bottom of Market Street at 9:00 pm on Saturday. Fireworks will be ushered in with the classic jazz music of the U. S. Navy Commodores, bringing to life the ‘50s repertoire of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk.

 

KidZart!! –  Enjoy a variety of family-friendly free activities and crafts at the open lot off Market and Third streets under the big tent on both Friday and Saturday until 8:00 pm.

 

The festival also feature rides and games, face painting, sand sculpting, street performers and other activities that will keep kids and adults busy for hours. And, of course, you can also enjoy the variety of festival foods and gaming vendors benefiting local nonpprofits. Check out the Summerfest Map 2014 for more information.

 

Caroline Summerfest is a pet-free, wheel-free and alcohol-free event. Park your bicycle, scooter and skateboard on the bike racks located at Third and Gay streets. For more information, call 410-479-8120 or toll-free 888-SUNFEST (786-3378) or visit CarolineSummerfest.com. Like us on Facebook for festival updates at facebook.com/carolinesummerfest. The rain date for Saturday only is Sunday, August 17th.

The festival is supported in part by a grant from the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Maryland State Arts Coun- cil and the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The Town of Denton and Caroline County Recreation & Parks produce the event with the volunteer support of hundreds of citizens and local nonprofit organizations. More than 100 area businesses support the festival through donations and in-kind gifts.