Tonawanda News — Kenmore Days 2014 is now officially underway.
The festival, which runs through Saturday, is a celebration of the Kenmore community and the Village’s way of saying hello to the summer season.
“It started back in the 70s and it’s going on ever since,” said Village of Kenmore Clerk and Treasurer Kathleen Johnson. “It includes a three-day carnival, lots of entertainment and concludes with fireworks.”
The festivities kicked off Wednesday evening with the Caribbean Extravaganza at the Municipal Green on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road.
The next three days of activities include everything from live music and movies to sporting events and carnival rides. Certainly a family-friendly event, adults and children of all ages are sure to find something to do.
“The complete schedule can be found on the website,” Johnson said. She also noted that many of the events are weather contingent, so it would also be useful to check the schedule to see what will be happening in the event of rain.
Thursday’s portion of Kenmore Days starts at 5 p.m. when the carnival opens for business and closes down around 11 p.m. when the beer tent closes. The beer tent will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Other highlights of the day include music by Sax Man Sax at 6:30 p.m., magician Rob Allen will perform at 7:30 p.m. and juggler Nels Ross goes on at 8 p.m. The night will finish up with a showing of Disney’s popular “Frozen” at 9:30 p.m. All events Thursday will take place at the Kenmore Community Center.
The beer tent will also have live entertainment each night, which is a new feature this year. McCarthyizm will play at 6 p.m. Thursday, Doug Yeomans will play at 6 p.m. on Friday night and Blues Daddios will play at 3 p.m. Saturday.