The seventh annual Port Washington Community Street Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 25.
The festival, a celebration of the community and its downtown, will blend some of the favorite attractions of years past, including face painting, chalk drawing and photo booths, with new events.
Roughly 80 vendors, everyone from downtown businesses to area restaurants to crafters, are expected to sell their wares during the event.
Franklin Street will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. so organizers can set up the festival.
Parking on Franklin Street and on Pier Street between Wisconsin to Franklin streets will be prohibited beginning at 9 a.m.
As always, music will play a big part in the event.
The south stage at the corner of Franklin Street and East Grand Avenue will feature the music of Phil Norby, a Milwaukee singer-songwriter whose music includes blues-infused original songs, classics from the likes of Neil Young, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors and contemporary artists like Radiohead, Incubus, Counting Crows and Stone Temple Pilots.
The north stage near the corner of Jackson and Franklin streets will feature 3D-The DeBraal Bros. The acoustic rock band is made up of three brothers who play the hits from years past through today.
In addition to music, the festival will feature a variety of activities ideal for families.
The Disney princesses will be on hand near Baltica Tea Room from 1 to 4 p.m. so youngsters can have their pictures taken with royalty. Before having their pictures taken, girls can get their hair done at the Little Princess Boutique.
A bounce house will be set up by Ozaukee Sports Center.
Children’s games will be led by the Port Washington Parks and Recreation playground program staff in front of Port Washington State Bank at noon and 2 p.m. A theater group will perform a Disney medley there at 1 and 3 p.m.
At 4 p.m., the area will be the site of an open mic event.
The Port Washington Historical Society will also several presentations on its new museum, which is expected to open this fall.
The Port Washington Fire Department’s new rescue truck will be available for inspection, and Camping World in Saukville will have a camper on the grounds.
Free charter boat rides will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Those who wish to take the rides can register for a time at a booth at the southeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets.
The boats participating are from Kitchen Pass Charters, C&D Charters and D.J.’s Fish Tales. The rides are sponsored by Schooner Pub.