Get ready for Bay Days, June 30-July 4

Bay Village's 60th annual Independence Day celebration, Bay Days, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bay Village, will take place Saturday, June 30, shut down on Sunday, July 1 (in accordance with the Cahoon Will agreement), and then resume on Monday, July 2 through Wednesday, July 4 – all at Cahoon Park.

Booths and rides will be open from noon to 10:30 p.m. daily. From noon to 4 p.m. each day, thrill-seekers can enjoy all the rides for the flat rate of $15 with a ride wristband.

“The Kiwanis Club of Bay Village, along with the City of Bay Village, has once again lined up a spectacular Independence Day celebration for young and old alike at this year’s Bay Days celebration," says Rhonda Schneider of the Kiwanis Club. "Come on out and enjoy the rides, help local civic organizations raise money at their booths and of course, take your entire family to the incredible fireworks presentation on Wednesday.”

The schedule of Kiwanis Club-sponsored events kicks off on Saturday, June 30, at 1 p.m. with a Vintage Baseball Game (at the south end of Cahoon Park), with the Bay Men’s Club taking on the Whiskey Island Shamrocks. Then at 5 p.m. it’s the annual favorite, the Classic Car Cruise-In, followed by live music at 6:30 p.m. at the Gazebo with the Dan Zola Orchestra playing big band music. 

On Monday, July 2, the Bay Village Community Band will play all of your favorite patriotic songs beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo.

On Tuesday, July 3, the East Wind Band performs live music at the Gazebo at 6:30 p.m.

The four-day celebration concludes with the annual Bike, Trike and Wagon Parade on Wednesday, July 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Gazebo, followed by a recitation of the Declaration of Independence by Pete Dannemiller at noon. There will be adult and children's games at the Cahoon Soccer Fields at 2 p.m., and then more live music with The Belaires providing 1950s and '60s classics at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo.

The perfect finale to the festivities is the Gala Fireworks Display at Cahoon Park on July 4 at dusk, about 9:45 p.m. (Rain date for the fireworks is Thursday, July 5.)

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:02 AM, 06.26.2012