Sum­mer brings con­certs, eth­nic cel­e­bra­tions to wa­ter­front

The Advance of Bucks County - - BRISTOL AREA - By Staff Re­ports

BRIS­TOL BOROUdH – det ready for a sum­mer of fun along the his­toric Bris­tol Bor­ough wa­ter­front.

The Bris­tol Lions Club Sum­mer Con­cert Se­ries con­tin­ues Sun­day, June 23 with the Sound Waves be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. at the Lions Club dazebo lo­cated be­hind the hing de­orge Inn on the Delaware River wa­ter­front. The Sound Waves will fill the air with the sounds of the Big Band era.

The first of sev­eral eth­nic cel­e­bra­tions on the wa­ter­front takes place on Sun­day, June 30 from 1 to 8 p.m. with the 17th An­nual Celtic Day Fes­ti­val. Spon­sored by the Celtic Her­itage Foun­da­tion, the fes­ti­val fea­tures mu­sic by the Philadel­phia Po­lice & Fire Pipes & Drums, No Ir­ish Need Ap­ply, Fitz­patrick School of Ir­ish Danc­ing and The Hooli­gans. The fes­ti­val also fea­tures food ven­dors, re­tail ven­dors, kid­die rides and bak­ery.

The fo­cus re­turns to the Lions Park dazebo on Sun­day, July 7 with Sonic Blonde and mu­sic from the 60s through to­day. The mu­sic be­gins at 6 p.m.

Point Blank will re­turn ev­ery­one to the 50s on Sun­day, July 14 fol­lowed by the Doris Si­mon Swing Band on Sun­day, July 21 with Big Band Swing and Jazz. Both con­certs be­gin at 6 p.m. at the gazebo.

July closes with the 42nd An­nual Puerto Ri­can Day Fes­ti­val from 12 to 8 p.m. on Sun­day, July 28 along the wa­ter­front and wharf area. The fes­ti­val is spon­sored by the Puerto Ri­can Cul­tural As­so­ci­a­tion of Bucks County.

The Lions Con­cert Se­ries re­sumes on Sun­day, Aug. 4 with the RdM Pro­ject and mu­sic from the 50s to the present. The con­cert be­gins at 6 p.m. at the gazebo.

The third an­nual Bridg­ing the Delaware Fes­ti­val of Lights re­turns to the wa­ter­front in Bris­tol and Burlington, N.J., on Satur­day, Aug. 10 from 4 to 10 p.m. The event fea­tures a dec­o­rated boat pa­rade at 7 p.m. and fire­works over Burlington Is­land at 9 p.m. The rain date is Sun­day, Aug. 11.

The eth­nic cel­e­bra­tions con­tinue on Sun­day, Aug. 18 with the 19th an­nual Afro-Amer­i­can Fes­ti­val spon­sored by the Afro-Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Bris­tol Bor­ough. The fes­ti­val takes place from 12 to 8 p.m. at the wharf and along the wa­ter­front.

The con­certs at the gazebo con­clude with karaoke by Just Jays on Sun­day, Aug. 25 and the Philadel­phia Banjo So­ci­ety with a tra­di­tional banjo show and sing-along mu­sic on Sun­day, Sept. 1. Both con­certs be­gin at 6 p.m.

The fun con­tin­ues with the 30th An­nual Ital­ian Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, Sept. 14 from 12 to 8 p.m. fea­tur­ing the mu­sic of Jim Priner­ano. The event is spon­sored by the Bris­tol Lions Club. The rain date is Sun­day, Sept. 15.

Cap­ping off the sum­mer of fun will be Doo Wop in the Park on Satur­day, Sept. 21 from 5 to 11 p.m. This year’s lineup, pre­sented by the Bris­tol Bor­ough Coun­cil, in­cludes The Tymes, the Duprees and the Coast­ers. The free con­cert takes place in the Mill Street Park­ing Lot.

And don’t miss His­toric Bris­tol Day on Satur­day, Oct. 19. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at lo­ca­tions through­out town. It is spon­sored by the Bris­tol Cul­tural and His­tor­i­cal Foun­da­tion.

The Bris­tol Lions Gazebo is the place to be on Sun­day evenings.

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