Festivals galore in Richmond County
Variety of events will provide entertainment for young and old
It looks like it is going to be another busy week for festivals in Richmond County.
Up next are Grand River Daze, Marble Mountain Family Weekend and the Festival Acadien.
The one-day Grand River Daze on Saturday will include Poker Run on the River at 10 a.m., fun crafts at 1 p.m., the Duckless Duck Race at 2:30 p.m. and the popular pork chop barbecue starting at 4 p.m.
The Marble Mountain Family Weekend begins Friday and continues until Monday.
On Friday there will be a takeout supper at the Marble Mountain Hall consisting of ham, salads and homemade dessert for $15 per person. To pre-purchase contact Janet at 902-756-3265, Caroline at 902756-9085 or Jean at 902-7562508.
On Saturday there will be an informative hike from Valley Mills to Marble Mountain (6.5 km) followed by refreshments at the hall. There will be a limited number of participants. Call Jean or Tom at 902-7562508 to secure a spot.
Sunday is Family Day from 12-4 p.m. at the wharf and beach highlighted by Poker at the Wharf with cards on sale from 12-2 p.m. Also on the agenda are children’s games with prizes and face painting, a barbecue, ice cream, soft drinks and swimming at the beach and there will be music with Adam Cooke.
Beach parking fees apply, free entry for cars with children under one year of age.
The 44th annual Festival Acadien begins today in Petit de Grat and continues until Sunday, with a great lineup of events scheduled to take place.
Today there will be a kids marine biology summer camp, the grand opening ceremony and a concert with Le Trio Louisianais.
On Thursday there will be a race, seniors games and open house at the Marine Research Centre, a candle workshop, story hour and children activities and paint night.
On Friday the seventh annual shark derby will take place along with family activities and an Acadian supper.
On Saturday, there will be a community breakfast, the Isle Madame Public Market, Acadian story time, Party in the Coves and Dance in the Coves.
On Sunday events start with Tintamarre and a children’s parade, a magic show, Evening Under the Stars and the closing ceremony, a concert with Weldon & Josée Boudreau and fireworks.
For times and places for these various events, drop in at the St. Peter’s Visitor Information Centre.