Time to Rewind! Port Clinton trying to capture fun missed with Aug. 1 extravaganza

Jun 24, 2020 | Entertainment | 0 comments

The legendary Jerry Lippus Classic Car Show will be held in downtown Port Clinton, with custom cars roaring over to Madison Street for the 10 a.m.-3 p.m, car expo on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Port Clinton folks like a good party, and they’ve missed some traditional ones the last few months. Now that many entertainment venues have opened, there’s going to be a dandy extravaganza when Saturday, Aug. 1 rolls around.

It will be a very busy Saturday. Remember to wear face coverings, forget hugging your friends, maintain 6-foot distancing and bring hand sanitizer to share.

From early morning to just after dusk, an almost non-stop parade of events will be held around the area. Every one will represent a popular party that should have happened, and would have if it wasn’t for the dreaded COVID—19.

Weather permitting, now they will, ranging from an early morning Easter Egg Hunt to a Rubber Duck Race and 4th of July Fireworks at the crack of 10 p.m.

Here’s the lineup of the great parties now being revisited.

Ringing of the Church Bells

Getting the party started will be many places of worship around Port Clinton. They’ll be ringing their bells for 10 minutes starting at 9 a.m. to celebrate the return of church services.

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny

There must be a lot of Easter eggs hanging around, because city officials say there are plenty for kids to find at Lakeview Park at 10 a.m. during the Easter Egg Hunt.

Walleye Festival Entertainment

The massive Walleye Festival was impossible to recreate, but one of its most popular bands, The Junk, will wail from noon to 3 p.m. in the Meals on Madison Area downtown.

St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco De Mayo

Pick your downtown pubs for celebrating the special Irish and Mexican holidays from noon to midnight.

Jerry Lippus Classic Car Show

The custom hot rods, Model T’s, and pickup trucks cars roll into Port Clinton for this annual show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Madison Street.

Class of 2020 Cap Toss

High school or college grads from around the area are invited to toss their caps in the air at the MOM Area in downtown Port Clinton at 3 p.m. Cap and gowns can be worn, with casual garb underneath.

Arbor Day Ceremony

Port Clinton was declared a Tree City USA decades ago, and in 2020 arborists can celebrate at Waterworks Park at 5 p.m.

Incredible Rubber Duck Race for the United Way in Ottawa County

Sponsor one of the 1,000 rubber ducks that will make a splash on Derby Pond. Have an excuse to root for your rubber duck and celebrate a win after the Port Clinton Fire Department chases the duckies with fire hoses at 8 p.m. To win a prize you have to sponsor a few duckies, so call United Way now at 419-734-6645.

4th of July Fireworks

Port Clinton may be a little late in the lighting of fireworks, but it should host a spectacular fireworks show in Waterworks Park at 1 p.m.

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