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Summer in the City comes to Dowagiac

Published 7:57am Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer in the City

at downtown Dowagiac.



10 a.m. — Sidewalk sales, community and craft booths. Most stores open until 7.
10 a.m. — Digging for Diamonds at Vincent J. Jewelers.
11 a.m. — Food court opens.
11 a.m. — Detroit Circus performers (fire eating, juggling and feats of strength and acrobalance), until 4 p.m.
11 a.m. — children’s clothesline art at Frame of Mind.
11 a.m. — children’s carnival and games, until 9 p.m.

Thursday, July 25

Noon — Rock Stop with WIRX radio, until 2 p.m. Enter to win a custom Harley.
2 p.m. — gazebo in Beckwith Park, Princess Parade; Miss Dowagiac Amanda Hassle leads little girls and their favorite dolls from Twistees for story time and crafts.
3 p.m. — Squiggles and Smaxy magic show, gazebo.
7 p.m. — Huntington Night, honoring the summer concert series underwriter. Kalamazoo Avenue presents a rock, rhythm and blues revue, featuring music by The Beatles, Chicago and the Blues Brothers.

Friday, July 26

10 a.m. — Lego train and town display at WHO kNEW? Consignment.
11 a.m. — Wildfire, nominated for best country band in Detroit Music Awards, presents country and southern rock until 5:30.
Noon — Enjoy the music of Al Mott, presented by Front Street Crossing, until 2 p.m.
2 p.m. — Guitarist and singer Mike Struwin on Front Street until 4 p.m.
1, 3 and 5 p.m. — BMX demos presented by AGA Nation, Commercial Street.
2 p.m. — Taste of Dowagiac hors d’oeurves until 6 p.m. at Beeson Street, Caruso’s, Deb’s Café, Eagles, Foodies Fresh Café, Saylor’s, Trackside, Wood Fire, Wounded Minnow and Zeke’s ($10 tickets available at the Chamber or each host site).
5 p.m. — Steve’s Run registration until 7 p.m. at Front Street Crossing.
5 p.m. — Beer garden with corn and sausage roast until 11 p.m. hosted by the Wounded Minnow in Twistees parking lot.
7 p.m. — Rock out with Sucker Punch until 10:30 p.m. in the beer garden.

Saturday, July 27

7 a.m. — Steve’s Run registration until 8:30 a.m. at Front Street Crossing.
9 a.m. — Steve’s Run (5 and 10K, 5K walk and fun run), Front Street.
Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. — Flying Houndz Frisbee trick dog show, Depot Drive and Commercial Street.
10 a.m. — Extreme face painting by Robyn Ake until 5 p.m.
10 a.m. — Lego train and town display at WHO kNEW? Consignment.
10:30 a.m. — Dance exhibition on Beeson Street until 2 p.m. featuring Ballet Folklorico, Sol Azteca Mexican dancers, Miss Michele and Co., MKSOD, Encore Dance Co. and Positively Dance.
11 a.m. — Horse-drawn wagon rides to and from Dowagiac Area History Museum until 2 p.m.
11:30 a.m. — Steve’s Run awards in Lions Park.
Noon — Dowagiac Bags Championship hosted by Budweiser in Twistees parking lot.
Noon — Beer garden with corn and sausage roast until 11 p.m. in Twistees parking lot.
1 p.m. — The Crane Wives present pop, rock and folk on the lawn of Dowagiac District Library until 2 p.m.
1, 3 and 5 p.m. — BMX demos presented by AGA Nation, Commercial Street.
2 p.m. — Fine Arts Boosters’ rubber ducky race at Lions Park for cash prizes. Reserve your $5 duck at their sidewalk booth at the festival.
2 p.m. — Guitarist and singer Mike Struwin in the gazebo until 6 p.m.
3 p.m. — Rebel Pride presents old-school country to cutting-edge rock in the beer garden until 6 p.m.
6 p.m. — Enjoy the modern folk music of Exit 41 until 7:30 p.m.
8 p.m. — Dance to decades of your favorite covers with Jordi in the beer garden until 10:30 p.m.

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