Summer is starting to heat up with various family-friendly activities scheduled for the next few weeks. Grab your lawn chairs and plan to visit any or all of these upcoming events.
Summer Concert Series At the Courthouse
The second half of the popular outdoor music events continues this Thursday, June 27, with Angela French. The concert is held on the Washington County Courthouse lawn from 6 to 8 p.m.
According to French’s website, the music is described as a “low-key acoustic sound.”
“With roots in Southern Illinois, Angela French works with Jason Burk and Sam Smith to bring a unique sound as an alternative/indie 3-piece with a jazz twist,” the site said.
Free popcorn, lemonade, iced tea and water will be available during the concert, which is provided by the Washington County Arts Council.
Next Thursday, on July 4, One More Last Chance performs at Memorial Park from 7 to 9 p.m.
St. Ann Picnic
The annual St. Ann Parish Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 from 4 to 11 p.m. The event includes an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Carryout orders will be available.
A polka mass begins at 4 p.m. Polka Connection will perform from 4 to 8 p.m. with Twilight Jazz concluding the night from 8 to 11 p.m.
Other events include food and refreshments, kids’ games, inflatables, raffles, a basket stand and poker stand. The public is welcome to join in the fun and bring lawn chairs to this fun event.
The Ashley Community Club presents the Ashley City Picnic on Saturday, June 29 with several activities throughout the day. A craft and vendor fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is also a car show with registration starting at noon. A trophy presentation will be held at 4 p.m.
Other activities include free children’s games, inflatable bounce houses, food from Billy Bob’s BBQ, concessions, DJ music, a cake walk and laser tag. A fireworks display will conclude the day’s festivities.
Irvington holds its yearly homecoming celebration on Saturday, June 29. The family-friendly event includes the Gary Hongersmeier Backyard Barbecue Cook-off Smoken Pork N The Park. The cook-off has a public tasting from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Homemade crafts, primitives and antiques will be on display from noon to 8 p.m. There will also be a car show with several cars, trucks and motorcycles. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 entries. A trophy presentation is planned for 6 p.m. The show is from 2 to 6 p.m.
Other events include food, drinks and popcorn provided by the Irvington Ruritan Club, music by Bob Bone and the Blue Chips and laser tag. Fireworks will be set off at dusk. No alcoholic drinks are allowed in the park.
Fourth Of July
Nashville’s annual fireworks display will be held at dusk on Thursday, July 4, at Memorial Park.
The Okawville Community Club will host its annual Fourth of July Dance next Thursday at exhibition hall. Music will be provided by the Rendition Band from 1 to 4:30 p.m..
Admission for the dance only is $8. Food will be available starting at noon, and the menu includes barbecue pork, hot dogs, slaw, apple sauce, chips and assortments of pie.