Annual Bay Days celebration has new attractionsHeritage Days in Two Harbors has come and gone, which means it’s almost time for the annual Bay Days celebration in Silver Bay and Beaver Bay July 29-31. Organizer Dave Gustafson says this year will bring a few new activities to the annual festival.
By: Brittany Berrens, Lake County News Chronicle
Heritage Days in Two Harbors has come and gone, which means it’s almost time for the annual Bay Days celebration in Silver Bay and Beaver Bay July 29-31. Organizer Dave Gustafson says this year will bring a few new activities to the annual festival.
New this year is a sled dog exhibition at 9 a.m. Saturday at the school track in Silver Bay. The dogs will run if the temperature is less than 70 degrees. Warmer weather isn’t suitable for sled dogs, so if the temperature is too high they will be displayed at the VanHouse property behind the shopping center.
Also new this year will be performances by the CLIMB Theater, the same group that performed during Heritage Days. The group will be performing a rotation of themed plays: “Think When You Drink,” “Can I Play?” and “Play Ball.” Performances will be at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. and again at 12, 12:30, and 1 p.m. Saturday by the Silver Bay fire hall on the grass.
Motorcycle enthusiasts will have their rides on display in the North Shore Federal Credit Union parking lot 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gustafson says visitors can expect to see everything from classic motorcycles to the more unusual types, like a bike that pulls a coffin.
Michelle Lee, the evening anchor for KBJR-TV in Duluth, will be judging floats in this year’s noon Saturday parade. There are three categories for floats: commercial, non-profit, and citizens. Anyone who enters the parade gets $50 and a $200 prize is given for the best float in each of the three categories. The parade starts near the high school on Horn Boulevard, will travel over to Edison Boulevard, down to Banks Boulevard, through the shopping center, and ends on Penn Boulevard.
In Beaver Bay
Bay Days events are split among the communities and those in Beaver Bay include a kid’s carnival and playground 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday as well as craft and food vendors all day.