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Summer Festival heats up waterfront

By Staff
Hot temperatures expected during annual street fair
By MIKE VOSS
Contributing Editor
Lemonade, smoothies and other cold beverages may be popular during Washington’s Summer Festival this weekend as temperatures are expected to climb into the low to mid-90s.
Vendors are expected to complete their last-minute preparations and open for business by 5 p.m. today. The two-day festival, in its 24th consecutive year, concludes at 11 p.m. Saturday.
North Tower takes to the main stage at 7:30 p.m. today. A fireworks display over the Pamlico River is set to begin at 9:30 p.m. Dixie Land Jazz Band, formerly Cypress Landing Jazz Band, performs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today on the PCS Phosphate Hometown Stage. Today’s segment of the festival concludes at 11 p.m.
On Saturday, the festival resumes at 9 a.m. Rides, games and concessions provided by Poythress Amusements will be located at the east of Stewart Parkway. Performances at the main stage and the PCS Phosphate Hometown Stage are scheduled during the day. The Craig Woolard Band, featuring Washington native Craig Woolard, takes the main stage from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.
Living Waters, a Christian band, will play on the PCS Phosphate Hometown Stage from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
A Red Cross first-aid station will be located at the west end of Stewart Parkway near the dock attendants’ office.
Summer Festival T-shirts are on sale at the chamber’s office on Stewart Parkway. T-shirt sales move to the chamber’s booth at the corner of Stewart Parkway and Respess Street during the festival. T-shirt prices depend on the style and size of the T-shirts. The highest price for any T-shirt is $15, which buys an adult’s 2XL T-shirt.