Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Ornageville Summer Events

Well here it is again, what better time to take a stroll along Broadway (main street in Orangeville) than the weekend of Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th as downtown Orangeville celebrates its heritage at the 39th Annual Founders' Fair celebrations.

This annual summer celebration takes its direction from the original Fair celebrated in 1970 and offers free fun, entertainment, demonstrations & events throughout the weekend.

Shopkeepers have stocked their shelves with delightful summer treats, downtown restaurants are highlighting the abundance of summer produce on their menus and cafes and coffee shops offer cool summer treats to satisfy your summer cravings.

I hope everyone will enjoy an Ontario summer with a stroll along Broadway and discover all there is to see and do in historic Downtown Orangeville.

Friday, July 11th - 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, July 12th - 10am to 10pm

A celebration of heritage
Visitors and residents alike are invited to celebrate the heritage of Orangeville at the 39th Annual Founders' Fair. A festival atmosphere will prevail with young and old being entertained with a myriad of activities beginning on Friday evening at 6:00 pm. Broadway will be closed from Wellington Street to First Street, and so will Mill Street, starting at 4:00 pm on Friday evening until midnight on Saturday.

Downtown shopkeepers will be offering special sales & products throughout the celebration, entertainers and local musicians will be performing on stages located throughout the downtown area, and buskers will be performing and strolling along the streets entertaining visitors of all ages.

Opening ceremonies feature entertainment on several stages
Opening ceremonies take place beginning at 7:00 with the Town of Orangeville's Official Town Crier, Betty Kading, ringing in Mayor Rob Adams to officially declare the opening of the 39th Annual Founders' Fair. The headline performer for this year's opening ceremonies is Danny Marks, an iconic rocker, guitarist, bandleader and songwriter who will keep the streets hopping until 10:00 pm.

Festival atmosphere & free Family Fun Zone on Saturday
On Saturday, the weekend gala celebration continues with our Market on Broadway, a strong man demonstration, birds of prey demonstrations and internationally recognized ventriloquist Mark Crocker performing throughout the day on our Broadway Grande Main Stage. A FREE FAMILY FUN ZONE on Mill Street featuring the Boston Pizza rock climbing wall, an exotic petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, a bouncy castle, children's musical entertainment and so much more!

Spot the Dot Penny Sale
On Saturday, shoppers will delight in the Penny Sale taking place throughout the downtown area. Pick up your "spot the orange dots" card, for only $0.25 (that's just twenty-five cents), and see if you can win one of the many items being offered by downtown merchants.

Saturday night street dance to close the festivities
To close out the festivities a Saturday Night Street Dance is planned from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm featuring the Brokenjoe Trio on the Broadway Grande Main Stage and the Campfire Poets on the Meridian Credit Union Stage. The night sky will provide the perfect backdrop as A Different Spin entertains with their evening fire show, and the Family Fun Zone will stay open throughout the evening.

Be sure to DISCOVER BROADWAY and celebrate summer and the founding of Orangeville, with downtown Orangeville's 39th annual Founders' Fair! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the festivities.

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