Port Henry will be celebrating its 123rd Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with numerous games and activities for children and adults.
According to Tim Bryant, Moriah Chamber of Commerce president, the festivities open Saturday evening with bluegrass music at the Port Henry beach at 6:30 p.m.. A fireworks show will follow from the pier at 8:30 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 1, numerous activities kick-off at the beach at 9 a.m. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum will be offering instructional rides for children on wooden row boats. There will also be “old time” games for children from 9 a.m. until noon, with prizes throughout the morning.
There will also be craft vendors at the beach from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
At 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. the annual chicken barbecue will run at the beach.
A three-on-three elimination basketball tournement will kick-off in the morning for children from fifth to 12th grade. The finals will be held in the afternoon.
The annual parade steps off at 1 p.m., with festivities returning to the beach afterward.
After the parade will be a team horseshoe competition for adults, and cardboard boat races for children. There will also be minuture donkeys, and a wood shaving pit where children can dig for coins. Penelope the Clown will also be performing at the beach, Bryant said.
The Port Henry Fire Department rubber duck race will be held on Mill Brook, next to the beach as well.
From 3 until 5 p.m. Wadham’s Waddlers will perform, with Loose Connections performing from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
More information on the schedule of events can be found on the Moriah Edge or the Port Henry Fire Department Facebook pages.