Sayville's 31st annual SummerFest is set for this weekend and early weather predictions show that Mother Nature is cooperating. This Sayville tradition includes fun activities for the entire family.
The official opening ceremonies for the weekend-long event, which is sponsored by the Sayville Chamber of Commerce, are set for 5 p.m. on Friday followed by some musical performances on Gillette Stage Park. Admission and parking are both free.
"Sayville Summerfest is our largest fundraiser and enables the Sayville Chamber of Commerce to run different events throughout the year such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Fest and Halloween Parade, Miracle on Main Street, and of course the beautification including our sitting areas, hanging planters, Holiday Lighting and more," said Chamber President Rich Trpicovsky and event chair Jane Berger. "Our shops and restaurants will be open during this festival so please enjoy visiting them for unique items and a pleasant shopping and dining experience."
Saturday and Sunday will offer music and entertainment in over five areas throughout downtown Sayville with rides, games and vendors mixed in as well.
In addition to the rides and games, there are other activities planned.
The Sayville Summerfest 4-mile run will takes place on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 9:20 a.m. It starts at the Sayville Running Company, which is located at 55 Main Street in Sayville. Registration is open through Friday.
The run will end at Sayville's Rotary Park, with free shuttles to take people back to their cars. There will be a $100 cash prize to the male and females overall winners. This is the fourth and final run in the Sayville Summer Series.
Saturday will also feature a Sidewalk Art Show on Main Street, from Greene Avenue continuing to Railroad Avenue from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. There will be judging in six categories and ribbons presented. Be sure to check out the artwork as you stroll Main Street on Saturday.
On Sunday, there will be a Classic Car show by Still Crusin' Car Club on Main Street. There are still openings for those interested in bringing their down there cars and there are no age restrictions for the cars. Last year the club featured approximately 400 cars and had to turn people away from showcasing their autos.
See the attached schedule for details and be sure to come downtown for Sayville's SummerFest.