It’s time for Kaleva Days

Kaleva Days music on Friday evening started out with open mic night at the pavilion in the Kaleva Roadside Park and then featured the music of the TC Knuckleheads from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Here Darla Rowland and Dan Babiarz, known as Incognito, perform. The duo also served as hosts for the event. Kaleva Days began Friday and continue through today and Sunday. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

KALEVA — Kaleva Days got under way on Friday and continues with a number of events through today and Sunday.

The highlights of the weekend will be fireworks at dusk tonight and the grand parade at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Among today’s other events are the Finnish Line 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m.; a car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.and vintage snowmobile show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., both at Kaleva Roadside

To stay busy during Kaleva Days, and to make some money, (from left to right) Sidney Stewart, Jennifer Serio and Skyler Daske decided to open a lemonade stand among the activities in the Kaleva Roadside Park. Kaleva Days activities started on Friday and continue through today and Sunday. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

Park; Finnish wife carrying contest at 3 p.m. in the park; and live music from noon to 1 a.m. at the pavilion in the Roadside Park.

On Sunday, highlights are the Kaleva Lions breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lions Den on Nine Mile Road, community church service at 10 a.m. at the Roadside Park Pavilion, barbecue cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the park, and live music from noon to 5 p.m. in the park pavilion.

Throughout the weekend there is food available in the park, kids games, baseball and softball games, a bounce house, horseback rides, a special display at the Kaleva Bottle House Museum, an antique tractor show and more.

Further information is available at www.kalevami.com.

Throughout the weekend there are baseball and softball games at the ball field behind Kaleva Roadside Park. Here the age 13 to 15 boys baseball teams from Onekama and Mason County Central compete. Kaleva Days events started on Friday and continue through today and Sunday. (Dave Yarnell/News Advocate)

 

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Posted by Dave Yarnell

Dave was formerly the News Advocate features writer and retired in November 2013.

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