Bay Days set for July 1-4

Bay Village's 63rd annual Independence Day celebration, Bay Days, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bay Village, will take place Wednesday, July 1, through Saturday, 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 $18 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 Saturday, July 4.”

New this year, the Kiwanis partner with the Bay Village Green Team to work toward reducing landfill waste at Bay Days by increasing recycling opportunities.

The schedule of Kiwanis Club-sponsored events kicks off on Wednesday, July 1, at 5 p.m. with the annual favorite, the Classic Car Cruise-In with DJ Cadillac Mike, followed by live music at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo with the Bay Village Community Band. A new addition to the car show this year is the showcasing of energy-efficient cars from local car dealerships.

On Thursday, July 2, there will be live music at the Gazebo at 7 p.m. with Gatlin (Darryl and Andrea Gatlin), performing country music and comedic banter. On Friday, July 3, the Sloppy Joe Band performs at 7 p.m. at the Gazebo with classic rock, blues and R&B hits from the 1960s through '80s.

On Saturday, July 4, festivities kick off with the Bay Days 5-mile Race and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run at the Gazebo, stepping off at 8:30 a.m. (Visit for more information or to register.) Then at 11:30 a.m. is the annual Bike, Trike and Wagon Parade at the Gazebo. At noon there will be a magic show in the Community House, and at 2 p.m. a Vintage Baseball Game at the South End of Cahoon Park as the Bay Men’s Club Villagers take on the Whiskey Island Shamrocks. There’s more live music at the Gazebo at 6 p.m. with Random Outcome. And then the perfect finale to any Bay Village Independence Day celebration, the Gala Fireworks Display at Cahoon Park at dusk, about 9:45 p.m. (Rain date for the fireworks is Monday, July 6.)

For more information on Bay Days and the events planned each day, follow the Bay Kiwanis on Facebook.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 9:36 AM, 06.16.2015