Hopkinsville is gearing up for the Summer Salute festival downtown next weekend and Parks and Recreation Department officials say they don’t need an eclipse for it to be huge.
The festivities kick off at 10 a.m. on August 24 and Programs Coordinator Toby Hudson says the live music begins at noon on Founder’s Square.
There will be downtown train rides, carnival rides for kids, kid play zone areas and approximately 100 food and drink vendors will line East Ninth Street. Hudson says the square will have covered sitting for the stage and they are pleased to see the festival continuing to grow.
Saturday the gates open at 10 a.m. and there will be musical acts all day, leading up to the headline show of Sawyer Brown at 7 p.m. and he urges everyone to bring their own chairs and blankets. The festival is completely free to attend and a complete schedule of events can be found online here.