ISLAND POND — Summer events are returning this year to Island Pond after a pandemic hiatus that sidelined most of them in 2020.
The popular Friday Night Live music series will not be taking place this year as planning for that starts in January and at that time summer events didn’t seem like a possibility.
However, with nearly 80 percent of the population now vaccinated and the sudden lifting of event restrictions, the Chamber has been in a mad dash to bring back as many of its events as possible.
The summer event season will kick off June 11– 13 with the Island Pond Town Wide Yard Sale.
This event has become one of the area’s favorites and was one of the few that took place in 2020.
More information including signups and where to obtain sale listings can be found on the chamber’s website www.VisitIslandPond.com.
Island Pond’s Independence Day Weekend will be back in full force.
Evansville Transit Authority will be performing at the Lakeside Park Pavilion Stage on Friday, July 2, starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday morning, July 3, will start with the Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m. in downtown Island Pond.
Line up starts at 10 a.m. at the Catholic Church.
Following the parade, the American Legion will be hosting their delicious Barbecue Luncheon.
The Great Island Pond Scavenger Hunt, a joint event with the Island Pond Historical Society Museum and Learning Center, will send participants searching the town for prizes, but you need to know your Island Pond history to solve these tough clues. Stop by the museum for a bit of help.
Kat’s Rock n Kountry will be taking the Lakeside Park Pavilion Stage starting at 6 p.m. and then at 9:30 p.m. fireworks will take flight over the lake.
The Hearth & Home Country Store will end the weekend with its first wine tasting since the pandemic hit, on Sunday, July 4, starting at noon.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will be returning to the Lakeside Park Pavilion Stage with a brass quintet as part of their Gazebos and Bandstands Tour on Saturday, July 17, at 3:00 p.m.
The VSO attracted a huge crowd last year for their Close to Home & Far Afield concert despite all the COVID mitigation requirements.