The 2016 Olde Ellison Bay Days festival will feature attractions for folks of all ages and interests. The weekend will begin officially on June 23 with an olde-fashioned fish boil, 4 – 8 pm, at the Viking Grill. The fish boil will be hosted by Dan Peterson and Wendy Smith, 2016 Co-Marshals of the Grande Parade.
On June 24, local residents and visitors can get a sneak peek at the arts and crafts fair at the Ellison Bay Community Park, as exhibitors will be setting up. Then, from 5 – 8 pm that evening, the Ellison Bay Service Club will host an olde-fashioned Ice Cream Social.
At 11 am on June 25, the Grande Parade will proceed down the Highway 42 grade to Garrett Bay Road for the 50th year.
Free parking will be provided Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Century Farm directly across Highway 42 from Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, with free shuttles transporting visitors back and forth from the weekend’s events down the hill.
On June 25 events at the Community Park will include: water golf, face painting, kids games, Wow Water Balls, Tug o’ War, and, for the first time, the Door Dynasty Beard-a-Thon.
On Saturday afternoon, Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns band will provide music at the park.
At the park on June 26, local firefighters will prepare a pancake breakfast from 8 – 11 am. Other events on Sunday are: Cowboy Church service at 10:30 am; Bestminster Dog Show at 11:30 am; and the Bitdorf Band will perform at 3 pm.