What’s on this weekend? Festival is on this weekend


Michael’s Midway sits ready for patrons. Festival opened Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. – Stephen Dafoe Photo

Morinville – St. Jean Baptiste Festival 2012 kicks off Friday afternoon with the opening of Michael’s Midway at 3 p.m. This year’s festival takes place largely at the arena and curling club, but trails down 100 Avenue and 100 Street for Saturday’s parade and council breakfast. Saturday night will pull in the cultural centre as ’80s rockers Loverboy take to the stage.

Those interested in festival details through the weekend can follow @SJBFest2012 on Twitter for updates of events and instant information as required.

Here is Friday’s festival schedule:

Michael’s Midway runs from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Friday night is the Rotary Rock N Ride. All night ride bracelets are $20 and available at Noah’s Ark Pets and Supplies on 100 Avenue. Bracelets will be $25 Friday night.

The Caviar Players will be performing their play about Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor community stage.

Canyon Rose will headline the ’80s Cabaret at the arena at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.

Dusk will be the time for Festival fireworks. Doesn’t really matter where you are. You’ll hear and see them.

Throughout the evening the community stage will be abuzz with entertainment.

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