Make sure to mark your calendars this summer to take part in the Lazy Days of Summer festival from July 29th-July 31st. There will be so many things to do that you will wonder how everything was crammed into one weekend! There will be old favorites as well as new events to make the weekend an event to remember. It’s a Caribbean theme all weekend long, so feel free to party like you are on vacation!
On Friday, July 29th, come to Chamber Coffee at the Corning Center for the Fine Arts. You can meet the En Plein Air artists that are in town and see which reunions are coming back to town for the weekend. That evening, watch Benton Avenue transform into a BBQ cooking competition compound. Cookers will start showing up at 5pm and learn the rules of the game at 6pm. While they are firing up their grills for battle, the community is invited to take part in the evening’s festivities. There will be a wing sampling that evening with the community deciding the winner. Stick around for the street dance as well with music provided by a DJ and a live band. It’s a great way to kick off the weekend!
On Saturday, July 30th, get up early and take part in some of the great traditions. Sign up to run in Alegent Health’s Doctor’s Dash. Check in starts at 6:30am at the top of Central Park and the races start at 7:30am. Not up for an early morning run? Stop by the Rotary Pancake Feed on 7th Street by Okey Vernon Bank. The meal is a freewill donation with all money going to support Polio Plus, Rotary International’s program to end polio. After breakfast, head to Central Park to go on an Adams County Reunion Tour. See all of the area attractions and see for yourself why Adams County is an Iowa Great Place!
That’s not all to see and do that weekend! The kids can stay busy enjoying the inflatable games sponsored by Iowa State Savings Bank and Kid Activities sponsored by Southern Hills Vet Clinic and Alegent Health Mercy Hospital while you go shop the stores. You can get great local buys and see which business you think fits the Caribbean theme of the weekend best. At 11am, 96.5 KSOM & KS 95.7 are sponsoring the Lazy Days parade! You can sign up to be a part of the fun and enter a float into the parade. The top three floats that showcase the Caribbean theme best will win Chamber Bucks. Keep your eyes on the Free Press for a parade form or stop by the Main Street Office to pick one up.
After the parade, come to the south end of Central Park for a BBQ lunch. Eat some great food and listen to some great steel drum entertainment. After lunch, head down to the Fine Arts Center for a beer and wine reception and take part in their silent auction, hang out in Central Park to see who won the BBQ Competition, or watch your kids participate in water battles, hosted by the Corning Fire Department.
To round out the weekend of events, head to the Adams County Speedway that night to watch the races. Gates open at 5pm and the races start at 7pm. On Sunday, July 31st, start your morning off right with Breakfast at the Beach at Lake Icaria. It’s a great weekend of summer fun and we want you to be a part of it. For more information, log onto www.adamscountyiowa.com or contact Main Street Corning Program Director, Derek Lumsden, at 641-322-3243 or email@example.com Make sure you are living it up in Corning this July during the Lazy Days of Summer!