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Powerboat festival line-up of events

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Journal Staff

Sarnia’s largest summer festival returns this weekend with tonnes of free stuff happening on the waterfront.

The 6th annual International Powerboat Festival is expected to draw 30,000 for live music, kid-friendly activities and, of course, the boat races.

Below is a lineup of events:

 

Friday, August 12th

 

4:00pm – 8:00pm      Boat Displays (Incl. Miss Supertest)

6:00pm – 8:00pm       Sponsor “Get Launched” Party

8:00pm – 1:00am      Ticketed Concert: Monster Truck plus special guests The Down River Band

 

Saturday, August 13th

11:00am – 3:00pm    Kid’s Zone – Painting Workshop with Sarnia artist Gary Nixon

11:00am – 6:00pm         Kid’s Zone – Inflatables

11:00am – 6:00pm    Craft/Art/Food Vendors

11:00am – 6:00pm    Kid’s Zone – Face Painting with The Painted Cat

11:00am – 6:00pm   Boat Displays (Incl. Miss Supertest)

11:00am – 6:00pm    Wakeboard Demonstrations + Winch Jam

11:00am – 6:00pm   Street Performers and Buskers

11:00am – 7:00pm    Beverage Tents along the waterfront

11:00am – 5:00pm    Kid’s Zone – Lambton County Library – crafts, bubble making, button making 12:00pm – 1:00pm  Kid’s Zone – The Stilt Guys: Interactive Workshop

12:00pm – 5:00pm   Powerboat Time Trials

1:30pm – 3:30pm      Kid’s Zone – Home Depot Presents: Building Angry Birdhouses

2:00pm – 4:30pm         Battle of the Bands – Featuring Dressed To Kill and Pistols @ Noon

2:30pm – 3:30pm      Kid’s Zone – Balloon Sculptors

8:00pm – 1:00am      Ticketed Concert: I Mother Earth with Edwin plus special guests Silver Stone Satellite

 

Sunday, August 14th

 

11:00am – 3:00pm    Kid’s Zone – Painting Workshop with Sarnia artist Gary Nixon

11:00am – 6:00pm         Kid’s Zone – Inflatables

11:00am – 6:00pm    Wakeboard Demonstrations + Winch Jam

11:00am – 6:00pm   Craft/Art/Food Vendors

11:00am – 6:00pm    Boat Displays (Incl. Miss Supertest)

11:00am – 6:00pm     Street Performers and Buskers

11:00am – 6:00pm       Beverage Tents along the waterfront

11:00am – 6:00pm    Kid’s Zone – Face Painting with The Painted Cat

11:00am – 5:00pm             Kid’s Zone – Lambton County Library – crafts, bubble making, button making

12:00pm – 5:30pm            Main Event: OPA Powerboat Races with 32 different boats in several heats 1:00pm – 2:00pm      Kid’s Zone – The Stilt Guys: Interactive Workshop

2:30pm – 3:30pm      Kid’s Zone – Balloon Sculptors

 

Race heats and timing depend on number of last minute boat entries, ship traffic, and weather conditions.

 

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