Building on last year’s energy, enthusiasm and homecoming spirit, Pelham Summerfest 2012 promises to be bigger and better, first and foremost because we have expanded from one day to four.
The anchor event held over all four days this year will be Art in the Park, featuring original fine art works by selected artists from Pelham and beyond.
The show will be held adjacent to Peace Park Thursday evening, Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday until 2 p.m.
The Friday evening show will be held in conjunction with Gala Nuit Blanc, a celebration of arts, culture and culinary delights in the Festival Tent behind the municipal parking lot.
Complementing the art show is the Festival Tent, which will be in place Thursday and Friday evening, and will feature Niagara College wines and beers from the award-winning teaching winery and brewery.
The four-day festival will kick off Thursday afternoon with the Farmers’ Market, followed at 7 p.m. by the regular Fonthill Bandshell Summer Concert Series, which welcomes Gino Monopoli, renowned Elvis tribute artist. As usual, the concert series is a free event in Peace Park, enhanced of course during Summerfest by the refreshments of the Festival Tent!
Saturday events will look familiar to anyone who attended Summerfest 2011, as we bring back popular attractions. Included will be the Active Zone, the Kids’ Zone, music on the main stage all day long, food, business and community displays and vendors, and the evening Street Party with live bands on stage.
Rounding out Summerfest 2012 will be a Community Brunch in Peace Park on Sunday and a Fun Walk.
There will be so much more to report on as ideas become plans, and plans become reality.