This summer in Fleetwood is going to be jam-packed with activities for the whole family. From music and pools, to cars and a carnival, Fleetwood has plenty in store for residents to enjoy this season.
The Recreation Board will again sponsor Sunday Night Music in the Park. The kick-off date will be June 3rd with a performance by Kato, featuring Craig Kastelnik and Pat Flaherty, with Old Standards and Frank Sinatra selections. Performances will continue throughout the summer as follows: 10 June – East Side Dave & the Mountain Folk Band with blue grass; 17 June – The Wyomissing Band, a concert band; 24 June – Fabulous Grease band with oldies and Motown; 1 July – The Blues factor & Friends; 8 July – Pretzel City Dixieland Jazz Band; and 12 August – Philharmonic Band Concert.
In addition to these shows, Blues Fest will be held again this year on Sunday, 29 June.
The Fleetwood Community Pool is also joining in the summer festivities this year with many new events to enjoy. Opening Day for the pool will be June 2nd,with a celebration full of vendors, giveaways, face-painting, and much more. A local artist will even be there to offer artistic renderings of children on the poolhouse wall for twenty dollars and handprints for five dollars.
Dip-N-Dances will be held the third Thursday in June and August for everyone to enjoy the contests, limbo, and much more. Family Fun Night this year is July 12th, with a family-friendly DJ, games for all ages, and giveaways. Photo ID passes for the pool are now available at Borough Hall.
Aside from the music and pool activities in Fleetwood this summer, The Fleetwood Fire Company Car Show and the Rotary Car Show have joined forces this year to host one Car Show on 16 June in the park. More information is posted on both the Rotary and Fire Company websites.
Just like the Car Show, there will also be a combined carnival this year. The Fleetwood Volunteer Fire Company Carnival (usually held in July) and Fleetwood Days (usually held in May) have merged into the Fleetwood Community Carnival to be held 17-21 July in the park. Fireworks, rides, bingo, entertainment, and great food will all be in store.
“It’s upsetting that there will only be one carnival, but I will still eat funnel cake and get sick on rides,” senior Jake Braswell said.
Other happenings in Fleetwood this summer include a tentative Movie Night on Friday 23 August in the park. Also, anyone interested in helping to paint the inside of the Community Center Building should contact the Borough Office for more information.