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summer streetfestCreated in the spirit of fun and celebration for everyone - Owen Sound Summer Streetfest returns to downtown Owen Sound on Friday, July 6th with fun family attractions, activities, demonstrations and live music on our Streetfest Stage all day long! The family attractions will run from 10 am to 8 pm while the entertainment on the stage runs from 10 am to 10:30 pm.

Admission to the event is free and everyone is welcome to attend this fun summer celebration in downtown Owen Sound. The festival will take place along Second Avenue East from 8th Street East to 10th Street East. Check out the Schedule of Events as well as the list of Attractions & Activities below or visit www.SummerStreetfest.com for more information.

SCHEDULE of EVENTS:

10 am: Festival Opening Remarks with emcee Mikaela Morris.

10 am: Sidewalk Chalk Competition begins (800 and 900 blocks).

10 am: Kids Meet 'n Greet with Owen Sound Police (9th Street East – east of 2nd Avenue East)

10:10 am to 11:10 am: Up Close & Personal with Ontario Birds of Prey (stage)

Be sure to visit their booth for a Meet & Greet and more!

11:15 am to 12:00 pm: Dickie Bird Children's Show (stage)

12 pm: Bike Decorating Contest & Rodeo with Owen Sound Police Services (9th Street East – east of 2nd Avenue East)

12 pm to 12:45 pm: Basset, Summerfolk Youth Discovery Winner (stage)

1 pm to 2:15 pm: Silver River Band (stage)

2:30 pm to 3:15 pm: Moonstar Theatre Teen Vocalists (stage)

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Up Close & Personal with Ontario Birds of Prey (stage)

4:30 pm: Sidewalk Chalk Competition Awards Ceremony (stage)

4:45 pm to 5:30 pm: Emily Gilbart, Summerfolk Youth Discovery Winner (stage)

5:45 pm to 7:00 pm: Matrix - World Music & Steel Drum Band (stage)

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm: Jayden Grahlman (stage)

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm: Bootleg Creedence Band (CCR Tribute) (stage)

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES:

- Batter Up! Baseball Attraction (10 am to 8 pm)

- Horse Racing Derby Attraction (10 am to 8 pm)

- Toddler Battery Bike Track (10 am to 8 pm)

- Mechanical Bull (10 am to 8 pm)

- Fishing Games with The Sydenham Sportsmen Association

- Century 21 Basketball Free-Throw Competition Pre-Qualifyier

- Grey Bruce Escape Rooms: Book online at https://gbescaperooms.com/ (there is a cost to participate)

- Cuddly Buddies - Build Your Own Buddy!

- Chalk-A-Block Sidewalk Chalk Competition (10 am to 4 pm)

- Freestyle Chalk Art Zones (in front of Owen Sound Artists' Co-op & Fulfords) – make art on the street!

- Fun Inflatables

- Balloon Twister (10 am to 8 pm)

- Face Painting, Sparkle Tattoos & Henna Art

- Artists & Artisans

- Unique Vendors

- Fun Festival Foods

- Festival-Inspired Promotions

Don't miss the Chalk-A-Block Sidewalk Chalk Competition that is happening from 10 am to 4 pm. The event is open to all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required to participate. Chalk artists are asked to pre-register at the Owen Sound DIA website at: http://www.downtownowensound.ca/chalk-a-block-sidewalk-chalk-competition.html.

Everyone is reminded that the 30th Annual Hottest Street Sale is happening the very next day, Saturday, July 7th from 8 am to 3 pm and will be located along Second Avenue East from 7th Street East to 11th Street East. Information about this event can be found on the Owen Sound DIA website at www.DowntownOwenSound.ca

source: media release, Owen Sound DIA

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