The Summer Salute officially got underway in downtown Hopkinsville Friday and the festivities continue Saturday morning.
Vendors of all types have lined East Ninth Street and Parks and Recreation Department Programs Coordinator Toby Hudson says there are kid zones, bouncy houses, concerts and more that are totally free to attend and the only thing attendees have to pay for are things they buy.
Live music started at noon Friday and there will be several performances throughout the weekend, concluding with Sawyer Brown Saturday night at 7 p.m. on the grand stage in front of the Christian County Justice Center. Hudson says none of it would be possible without their sponsors and this festival has grown into something that brings the community together.
Hudson joked that while there’s no eclipse on Monday this year, it’s not going to stop the Summer Salute from being a huge event. All concerts will have festival style seating, so attendees are urged to bring their own chairs or blankets.
For a full schedule, go online.