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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Festival Season Kickoff!

With Memorial Day behind us, the summer festival season has officially started.  Resident of Ozaukee County can jump right into the fun with two great festivals this weekend!  The Lucky Street Music Fest in Grafton and Port Pirate Fest offer something for everyone.  Best of all, admission to both festivals is free!

Lucky Street Music Fest- Saturday June 2nd 12pm-10pm Grafton Wisconsin.
The Grafton Blues Association will be hosting the second annual Lucky Street Music Festival. Admission is free to this musically charged festival located in the Veterans Memorial Park Grafton WI.  The music begins at noon and last until 10pm. Feel free to bring a lawn chairs, or blankets and enjoy the day with fantastic music!  Lucky Street Music Fest will also have local food and beverage vendors, along with inflatable activities for kids.  This year’s lineup features several popular favorites:  
·         Nora Collins (an 18 year old up-and-coming singer/song writer) at 12pm
·          Dirt Road Law (2012 WAMI Peoples Choice Winner) at 1pm
·         Carrie Melton & the Minor Fall (mix of blue grass and folk music) at 2:15pm
·         The Itch (current rock and dance party music) at 3:30pm
·         Bob Mittnacht and The Crowning Glories (mix of rock, alt-country) at  4:45pm
·         Katz Sass (high energy Texas blues band) at 6:45pm
·         The Razors Edge (AC/DC tribute band) at 8:30pm
Information about the Lucky Street Music Fest can be found at graftonblues.org.  Veterans Memorial Park is on 13th Ave in Grafton Wisconsin
Port Pirate Fest- Friday June 1st- Sunday June 3rd Port Washington Wisconsin.
Port Washington is also hosting its annual Pirate Fest Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd. Located in downtown Port Washington’s harbor,  Pirate fest is a fun filled weekend with pirate shows, entertainment, live music, kids’ activities, and fireworks. Reenactors will be taking to the streets dressed up as their favorite pirate and guests are also encouraged to dress up and join in the fun. Need to purchase pirate gear? No worries - stop by the “Thieves’ Marketplace” and pick up pirate essentials.  You also don’t have to worry about going hungry at this festival; the “Gruel Gallery” will feature several local vendors: Tellos, Beanies, and Taste of Africa will all have booths serving hearty pirate grub for just about any taste.  Wanting to try out your sea legs? Flat bottom Cruise Ship, Voyageur, will be offering several themed cruises starting Friday night, continuing throughout the festival.  One of the highlights of Pirate fest will be watching the pirates light up the sky with the annual Pirate Firework Show Saturday night! Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm in the Port Washington Harbor.
Additional information about Voyageur Cruises and all the fun pirate activities and times can be found at www.portpiratefestival.com.

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