The bands played on at soggy start of Strawberry Fest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 June 2024 at 7:11 am

Today’s schedule is packed with no rain until night

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Ryan Klatt, left, and Steve Keenan perform as the Ryan Klatt Duo on Friday evening at the Marti’s on Main art gallery. They are singing “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash.

Klatt and his full band, The Brick Band, will be back at the Strawberry Festival today from noon to 3 p.m.

Bill Pileggi, right, and Jim Booden sing “I Feel Good” by James Brown during Friday’s concert on East Bank Street. Tim Hess, not pictured, is the drummer in the group, Triple Play.

The musicians kept playing on Friday, despite some rain on and off throughout the day.

Today’s forecast is partly sunny with a high near 72, with no rain during the day. There is a 40 percent chance of rain at 9 p.m.

Many food vendors are available on East Bank Street.

The Strawberry Festival schedule for today includes:

  • 8 a.m. – 32nd annual 5k/8k race (registration 7 to 8 a.m. at Courthouse Square)
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. – craft booths at Courthouse Square
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cruise-in on East State Street (sponsored by Masonic Lodge)
  • 10 a.m. – Parade
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Food Court on East Bank Street
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Lions Club food by Post Office
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Lonesome Road band at food court
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Brick Band at Courthouse Square
  • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Family Fun Center with “I Got It!” and Jeff Mann Drums, face painting, bounce houses, caricature, kids’ games and other activities
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Car Seat Safety Check on East Park Street
  • 2 p.m. – Turtle Race in Erie Canal between Main Street and Ingersoll Street lift bridges
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Jim Catino, music by Marti’s on Main art gallery
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Soul Street music at food court
  • 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – The Who Dats at food court

There are still some turtles left for the race at 2 p.m. today. The turtles are $5 each or 5 for $20. The first five turtles in the race net cash: $500 for first, $300 for second, $100 for third, and $50 for fourth and fifth. Proceeds are used towards the festival.