New­port Cel­e­brates Lake, Land & Air

Last Week in July

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - New­port, VT

New­portwill welcome nearly 3000 visi­tors the last week in July as the New­port area cel­e­brates Lake, Land and Air July 20 to 26 with events tak­ing place on Lake, Land and Air. “Our area is unique in that it is at the cen­ter of where lake, land and air meet and of­fer so much,” Phil White from King­dom Games says. “Events are open to the public and we in­vite visi­tors and res­i­dents to join in the fun.”

Events sched­uled on the lake in­clude sail­ing lessons, a Pizza Cruise, Pi­ano Bar Lake Cruise, Kayak Ex­pe­di­tion, and the ac­claimed In­ter­na­tional King­dom Swim, which draws hun­dreds of swim­mers and kayak­ers to New­port each year.

On land the events fea­ture an In­side/Out­side Side­walk Sale for all busi­nesses in New­port and Derby Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, an Art Show at the Mem­phrem­a­gog Arts Cen­ter, a Beach Party with Dix­ieland Mu­sic and The Bal­loon King at Prouty Beach on Satur­day, the Ver­mont State Soft­ball Tour­na­ment Satur­day and Sun­day, and a Swim­mers & Yack­ers Prom­e­nade on the lakeside Board­walk Fri­day evening.

Nate, from the Great Out­doors sport­ing goods re­tailer, says his an­nual tent sale will take place in­side this year, dur­ing the In­side/Out Side­walk Sale. “We will have sev­eral thou­sand peo­ple in New­port and we want to in­vite them in our stores and shops, and show folks what we have to of­fer. Some of the big­gest dis­counts of the year will be held dur­ing this sale.”

Air takes over on Satur­day and Sun­day with the New­port Air Show at the North­east King­dom In­ter­na­tional Air­port, with vintage, clas­sic and fu­tur­is­tic air­planes and fly­ing ve­hi­cles. Dan Gau­vin from Lake­view Avi­a­tion says the air show has drawn hun­dreds to thou­sands of peo­ple each year, and he ex­pects the same this year.

“Through­out the sum­mer, we get many re­quests to teach sail­ing. Our 30-mile long Lake Me­mephrem­a­gog is a per­fect place to sail, so we’ve added sail­ing lessons to our sum­mer pro­gram,” said Andy Cap­pello from New­port Parks and Recre­ation. “You can register for the class on-line at New­portrecre­ation.org .”

The New­port Lake, Land and Air Cel­e­bra­tion takes place the last week in July. A sched­ule of events can be seen at www.New­portLive.org .

Photo cour­tesy

Swim­mers race to be first in the wa­ter at the in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed King­dom Swim, com­ing to New­port the last week­end in July.

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