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Fair Hours: Friday July 6, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday July 7, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Parade at 10 a.m., Sunday July 8, 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Let’s start by reminding everybody that the Fourth of July this year falls on Wednesday. Right in the middle of the week, and one day before the next issue of the Turnagain Times, July 5. So, we’ll get you up to speed on where to go for fun on the Fourth in this issue.
The best and only place to catch fireworks around the Arm is in Whittier. They shoot them off right over the harbor at the Triangle next to the ferry terminal. It’s a bit of a ride, and you’ll most likely have to spend the night because the fireworks won’t start until around midnight or when the sky is dark enough to see them. They are shooting them off between 11 p.m. and midnight, July 3. So book a room at the Inn at Whittier or Anchor Inn or one of the B&Bs and sit back and enjoy the party.
The other big event around the corner is Forest Fair, July 6, 7, and 8 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). We’ll have another mention of it in the July 5 issue, but wanted to give you a heads up, so you can plan ahead. The parade will be on Saturday at 10 a.m., which will close down the highway from Town Square to the Daylodge for about an hour or two. The construction downtown will cease during Forest Fair to alleviate congestion. The Fair opens at 11 a.m. and shuts down at 8 p.m. except on Sunday when the event ends at 6 p.m. The new T-Shirt design is shown to the right, a nice design by Dawn Geraty, the artist who won this year’s contest.
For music venues, the Seaview Café is a great place to enjoy live music and smell the saltwater air in Hope. Friday, June 22, Renna, the owner, kicks of the summer solstice celebration with The Whipsaws and Jack River Kings. Doors open at 7 p.m. Also at the Seaview June 23 is Kevin Worell and on June 30 Woodrow will be performing. Every Thursday is Jamn Night at the Seaview with Andy Mullen, starting at 7 p.m.
Last but not least, even though it’s short notice, on Sunday, June 24, from 3-7 p.m. on the Indian ballfield a potluck/picnic is being held for all Turnagain Arm residents and friends hosted by the Turnagain Arm Community Council. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring tables and lawn chairs.
Have a happy and safe Fourth.