Rain or shine, the entertainment will go on until 11 p.m.

Belfast's fifth annual Street Party revving up at 5 tonight

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:00pm

BELFAST - Who throws a street party on a Monday night? Belfast does — the town that marches to its own beat!

On Monday, Aug. 5, Our Town Belfast will host the fifth Annual Belfast Street party from 5 to 11 p.m. on High Street (from the traffic light to MacLeod Furniture). The event is free to the public with six hours of entertainment, ticketed rides ranging from bucking bronco to a 24-foot climbing wall, food vendors, children’s area with face painting and other activities.

The musical lineup kicks off at 5 p.m with Breakers Jazz, followed by the University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club at 6 p.m., whose members who play everything from ragtime to rock and roll, country to jazz, the traditional to the obscure.  At 7 p.m., Don Nickerson and Country Mist return to this year’s Street Party and will really heat up around 8:30 p.m. for a choreographed Soul Train routine led by Courtney Porter that folks won’t want to miss. Finally, CatchaVibe (a reggae band) takes it to the end with a highly dance-worthy set from 9-11 p.m.

While the day looks beautiful, party goers may get nicked by a few thundershowers later on in the afternoon or evening, but it will soon brighten back up to clear skies. Here is a little video from last year’s street party to show you what you can expect.

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com