Spring has sprung and the temperatures are increasing day by day. With school letting out for summer holidays in just a couple of weeks, it feels like summer is just around the corner! I cannot think of a better way to start summertime fun than with an outdoor artisan market and BBQ cook-off, followed by the Sandstone Concert Series. Thanks to a Community Support Grant from the Lyons Community Foundation (LCF), and a partnership with the Town Of Lyons, Lyons residents will be able to enjoy ten weekly concerts in Sandstone Park this summer and an Artisan Market/BBQ in June.
For the first time, last year, an outdoor Artisan market was held in Bohn Park. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 4th from 10am-4pm. LCF will be proudly serving their very popular root beer floats, with ice cream donated by the Lyons Dairy Bar. In addition, one of their board members, Gwyd Winkelmeyer, has offered to round up a few local BBQ grillmasters to produce a plate of crispy turkey legs, juicy beef brisket and tender pulled pork. Sampler plates will showcase a variety of mouth-watering flavors such as habanero, smoked and mole for a suggested donation of $10. Luckily, Oskar Blues has donated some craft beer to wash down all of this yumminess. Be sure to come by the pavilion in Bohn Park to try a sampler plate between 11am-2pm or before supplies run out. Of course, we cannot hold an all-day outdoor event in Lyons without some live music. Thanks to another LCF Community Support Grant for the Artisan Market, the Town of Lyons was able to book Jake Leg from 12pm-2pm. So, you might want to mosey on over to Bohn Park around noon for some BBQ, beer, a root beer float, and live music before checking out all of the vendors’ wares. Word on the street is that there will be quite a selection of goods!
The week following the Artisan Market will be the kickoff to the Sandstone Concert Series on Wednesday, June 8th and will feature the Joe Kuckla Band. Concerts featuring local musicians will take place every Wednesday from June 8th-August 10th, starting at 6:30pm in Sandstone Park. LCF will have a booth set up with pop corn, baked goods and beverages available for donations. These concerts are some of our favorite times to connect with friends and neighbors in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your family for this FREE family-friendly concert series. We look forward to seeing you there.
Finally, please save the date for another FREE family-friendly event; the 2nd annual Hootenanny, coordinated by LCF and LEAF at River Bend on Sunday, August 28th from 2pm-7pm. Some favorites will be back for a day of family fun: cornhole tournament, dancing with Mayama, duck race, family fun zone, live music and a silent auction. Mark your calendars so as not to miss out!
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Tanya Daty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCF Board members and volunteers will be happy to serve you a refreshing root beer float from 10am-4pm on Saturday, June 4th. You can find them at the LCF booth, near the pavilion where the cook off will take place from 11am-2pm.
Lyons Community Foundation