Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Bayview Daze Are Upon Us

Six bands lead off the festivities in a gigantic battle of the bands. Bayview Daze is here again. The most fantastic of a series of great fireworks displays will happen this year. In the past, Bayview has, through the fund raising efforts of the community, increased the budget for this year by fifty percent. The real treat though, is that if you are having fireworks in Sandpoint or Coeur d’Alene or even Post falls, you don’t have to miss Bayview. The reason? Bayview holds their display Saturday, July fifth, giving everyone the opportunity to double dip. The entire celebration stretches three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 4th,5th and 6th. The following is a schedule of events:

First up is the street fair. Arts, crafts, all kinds of neat stuff. If you haven’t got your T-shirt from the Athol booth yet, here’s your chance. Friday finds live music at JD’s featuring Wyzer. Not to be upstaged, the Captain’s Wheel presents the band, Comfort Zone. Music at JD’s will be provided by Wyser.

Saturday brings most of the events, including the fireworks show. Entertainment will be appearing all over town. 9am to 6 pm features a Kid’s fair downtown with “The Fun Guy.” 11am has the Street Parade which travels from 3rd & Spruce down to Main Street, ending at the Community Center. Entries must be lined up by 10am. It is also advised that those that are planning to attend the parade, get into town early while there are still a few inches of parking to spare. Following the parade, cars will be displayed at the Scenic Motel for Show & Shine. Parade awards will be presented at Ralph’s Internet Coffee house at 2 pm.

JD’s will feature two bands, Saturday the 5th. Afternoon features David Walsh. Evening cranks up with the band, “Four Times Over.”

From 4pm to 8pm, The Bells will appear on the outside stage at the Captain’s wheel. As a special treat, from 9pm to 1am live on the main stage inside at the ‘Wheel, is the nationally acclaimed band, “Too slim and The Tail Draggers.” If you are a fan of the blues, this is the one not to miss.

For entries in the Lighted Boat Parade, which kicks off at 9pm at the Bitter End Marina, you must register at Ralph’s CafĂ© by 7pm. Fireworks extravaganza happens at 10pm. Folks around Bayview that have seen the other shows in the area, including Coeur d’Alene, swear the Bayview show is the best.

By Sunday, if everyone is still functioning, one last celebration when the Queen of Bayview gets crowned at Noon, also at Ralph’s Coffee shop. For information about Bayview Daze, contact Ralph at 208-683-2218.
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