Olde Ellison Bay Days Highlights Grand View Park

2012 Olde Ellison Bay Days will be held June 22 – 24, and the festival highlights the acquisition of the 16-acre Ellison Bay vista, “The Grand View,” by the Door County Land Trust. The festival theme is “Grand View Forever!” and on June 23 at 4 pm, the “Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park” will be dedicated and opened to the public. After the dedication ceremony, there will be a guided tour of the property.

Trolleys will provide transportation between the parking area at the Liberty Grove Historical Society’s grounds and the festival grounds at Ellison Bay Community Park.

The festival features a pie-baking contest, talent show, a “Slow-Bike Race,” an “Artoramma,” folk music, water golf tournament, an arts and crafts mall, children’s tent, picnic fare, fireworks, parade, street-dancing, a grand raffle; and music by Katie Dahl, Whiskey Ditch, and the Modern Day Drifters.

On June 23, the “Grand Parade” begins at 11 am and the fireworks display begins at dusk.

Openings are still available for floats in the Grand Parade. Three floats will be chosen to receive commemorative award plaques and cash prizes for the categories “Grand View” ($150); “Most Inspirational” ($100); and “Funniest” ($50). Entries are free; if interested call Bob Murray at 920.421.1753 or Kim Shumway at 920.854.4937.

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2012 Olde Ellison Bay Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 22

12am-2pm – Pie Baking Contest Judging, Ellison Bay Community Club House

6:30 pm – Shepherd of the Bay Church Amateur Talent Show

Saturday, June 23

9-11am – Slow Bicycle Race, starts at Mink River Road

10am-5pm – Art Fair with demonstrations, Community Park

11am – Grand Parade from Shepherd of the Bay Church to Fitzgerald Park

12-3pm – Water Golf from the Pier

12-4pm – Prize-winning Pies by the Slice, pasties and folk music by Charlie Cramer and Friends, the Club House

12-3pm – Chidren’s Art Activities & Games, Children’s Tent

3pm – Presentation of Parade Awards, Park Gazebo

4pm – “Grand View” Property Dedication and Hiking Tour

8-11pm – Street Dancing, Cedar Shore Road

9:30pm – Fireworks, views from Wills Park or Ellison Bay Beach

9pm-1am – Rock & Roll at Mink River Basin Supper Club

Sunday, June 24

10-4am – Art Fair with demonstrations, Community Park

12-3pm – Water Golf from the Pier

12-3pm – Children’s Art Activities & Games, Children’s Tent

1-4pm – Katie Dahl performance, Park Gazebo

3pm – Grand Raffle Drawing, Park Gazebo