See you downtown at Music in the Park, the Summer Festival 5k, and World Stage during the La Kermesse Summer Festival!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Register online through active.com now! Start your Saturday morning of the La Kermesse Summer Festival weekend with an exciting road race/walk that tours Biddeford’s downtown. This is HoB’s third 5K event, now held during La Kermesse, building on our Healthy Main Streets theme! Whether you love a competitive, challenging course or just want to get some friends together to walk the course, you are welcome to join this fun event! Registration is $20 (or $25 on the day of the race). Register by June 15 to receive a free tech t-shirt. All participants receive a free La Kermesse crepe at the finish line! (If you prefer to register by mail, contact Heart of Biddeford, 207-284-8520. You can fill out a form and return your check at our office which is open Mon-Fri from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
We hold this race each year honoring its founder Kaye Richardson, who owned Forever Fit. Kaye passed away from Colon Cancer in November 2011. Read more about Kaye and the Colon Cancer Alliance here.
Friday-Sunday, June 21-23
The Heart of Biddeford is proud to be included again in the La Kermesse Summer Festival! We have invited musicians and dancers that reflect Biddeford’s cultural past and present to perform on the World Stage. We will be in Mechanics Park this year, in the area that will be free and open to the public! Realizing Joseph Plamondon’s vision for a multicultural festival, Heart of Biddeford’s World Stage will complement the Franco-Americaine and dance bands, fireworks, parade, crepes and more offered each year by La Kermesse!
Friday, June 21
5-6 p.m. Spectrum. The “world” starts here in Biddeford this weekend, so why not kick off the weekend with one of Biddeford’s long-time favorite local bands! Listen to great music while you get ready for the La Kermesse parade!
Saturday, June 22
9:30-10:30 a.m. Bill Howard, local folk/rock musician
10:30-11 5K run award ceremony
11-Noon Chewonki Presentation on the Owls of Maine with live animals – Sponsored by St. Jean D’Bapiste
12:15-1 Sisters of the Sun, tribal belly dance
1:30-2:30 Michael Wingfield, rhythm and song of the African New World
3:30-4:30 Alamoosik Lake Singers, powwow trail drum group
5:30-6:30 Stream, reggae
Sunday, June 23
Noon-1 Serbian Dance Ensemble
1:30-2:30 Italian Heritage Band
Get ready for the sound track to your summer! Concerts are in Shevenell Park (145 Main Street) on Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m., from June 19 – Aug. 21. Thank you to series sponsor Bangor Savings, with support from Saco Valley Credit Union.
June 19- Sylvain’s Aces, Acadian and Cajun music
June 26- Joan Hager, Jazz Vocals
July 3- No concert due to the holiday
July 10- Zach Jones, Rock and R&B
July 17- Chris Humphrey Band, Big Band
July 24- Amy Allen, Singer/Songwriter
July 31- Easy Money Band, ’50′s to Modern
Aug 7- Songwriter’s Eclectica, All Original Music
Aug 14- Hold for rain date
Aug 21- Pete Kilpatrick, Singer/Songwriter