CAPAC — Summer fun will be in full swing this weekend for Capac Days 2019.
The Capac Chamber of Commerce has two days of fun planned for their annual festival on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29.
"There's lots of fun entertainment for all ages at Capac Days 2019 and that's thanks to our sponsors. Because of them, we can offer even more for people to enjoy," said Samantha Ramirez, Chamber Spokesperson.
"We have four live bands performing this weekend, plus street performers on Saturday and lots of live entertainment including a magician and a reptile trailer. All of these events are free."
Bands slated to perform include 2 Days Gone on Friday night at 8 p.m. and on Saturday the lineup includes the New Relatives Band at 5 p.m.; punk rockers Fit the Bill at 5:45 p.m. and country performers Rye Whiskey at 8:30 p.m.
Monroe-based country band Rye Whiskey will perform Saturday night at the 2019 Capac Days following the festival parade down Main Street.
Street performers can be found along Main Street on Saturday, offering 10 minute shows and Muxlow Exotics will have their Mobile Reptile Zoo available for free viewing, plus owner Tim Muxlow will take to the Main Stage on Saturday at 2 p.m. for a presentation.
Besides lots of free things to see and do, attendees can also earn a little extra cash too. Monetary prizes are being offered for both the Lawnmower and Outhouse races on Friday night and there are no entry fees.
Carnival rides and inflatables can be enjoyed with a $10 per person armband, good for both Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, things kick off with a Car and Tractor Show and Sand Beach Volleyball Tournament. Other events that day include a Mermaid and Pirate Party, Pinewood Derby and Mini Bike races and magician Jonathon LaChance makes a return visit to the festival with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. performances.
The Capac Library will get in on the fun too. They'll offer an escape room experience both days and serve up free cupcakes and water, plus offer free airbrush tattoos Saturday.
There's a new start time for the parade this year. Floats and other entries will travel down Main Street at 7 p.m. this year. Ramirez said in past years an earlier start time prevented some groups from participating.
There's a space theme for the 2019 parade, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, but Ramirez stresses that entries are welcome to decorate their floats however they'd like.
The festival concludes with a grand fireworks show at dusk on Saturday.
For a complete schedule of events, see page 4 of this week's Tri-City Times, visit www.capacchamber.com or go to their Facebook page.
Maria Brown joined the Tri-City Times staff in 2003, the same year she earned a bachelor's degree in English from Calvin College. Born and raised in Imlay City, she and her family reside in the Capac area where she enjoys gardening and reading.