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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 19:29

Maxwell Street Day, Lions Fest, farmers market to offer shopping, entertainment

Downtown Port will be hopping Saturday with both Maxwell Street Day and the 43rd annual Port Lions Fest and Fishing Derby.
    Those activities will complement the city’s farmers market, which will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on East Main Street.
    While Maxwell Street Day, sponsored by Port Main Street Inc., will be held only on Saturday, the Lions Club activities will run throughout the weekend.
    Maxwell Street Day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday throughout downtown.
    More than 20 outside vendors will have booths along Franklin Street, and many downtown merchants will have special sales as well.
    Lions Fest offers a variety of family friendly activities on the lakefront, with entertainment kicking off at 4 p.m. Friday when acoustic guitarist Mark Sallmann will perform classic sing-along favorites.
    From 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, FM Rodeo will play country music.
    On Saturday, Kojo will perform Caribbean reggae from 1 to 5 p.m.  and Oil Can Harry will play classic and contemporary rock from 7 to 11 p.m.
    On Sunday, Dave Ehlert will perform a one-man Elvis legends show from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and The Happy Schnapps Combo will play from 2 to 5 p.m.
    A video arcade game tent and free cornhole boards will be available and food and beverages will be sold.
    Raffle prize drawings for prizes that include $1,000, $500 and $300 cash, an Apple I-Pad, Milwaukee Brewers box seats, baskets of booze and gift certificates will be held.
    The fishing derby will run on Saturday and Sunday, with cash prizes awarded to the largest weight fish caught in five categories  — chinook, coho, lake trout, rainbow trout and brown trout. A grand prize of as much as $1,000 or more will be offered based on number of entries.Daily Press