Festival Ironwood Calls it a Wrap!

Ironwood - July 19, 2009

Festival Ironwood concluded Sunday after four fun filled days at the Depot. As usual, there was something to please everyone, in spite of the bad weather. Lots of events for kids. On the Thursday there was the Teddy Bear Picnic, hosted by the Carnegie Library. There was the world's largest duck pond which was continuously busy. Amusements, face paintings, a sawdust scramble and other events kept the kids busy. The child registration program was again made available for parents.

The Festival actually started Wednesday evening. It began with "An Evening of Bluegrass" with music by Up North Connection. The event was sponsored by the Ironwood- Hurley Rotary Club.

The music continued throughout the weekend. Following the opening ceremonies performed by American Legion Post #5, there was live music provided by Richie Yurkovich & Polkamania. The event was free to the public and was sponsored by "Friends of the Festival". The teens took over the dance floor later that evening. A teen dance sponsored by McKevitt Patrick Funeral Home featured DJ Music by Magnum Entertainment.

Friday offered a Kids Activity Day along with a Pie and Ice Cream Social. Music once again played an important role in the day's entertainment. A "North Country Dance" from 4:00pm to 11:00pm. The evenings music began with the very talented, Mike Keating. While Mike sings classic country, his voice and style can please any listener or dancer. We really enjoyed his performance.

When Mike packed up the old Guitar and laptop computer, Johnny Trash to over the evenings entertainment. We know the name is catchy but, it doesn't reflect John's great talent. Johnny Trash is a terrific entertainer Festival goers got to enjoy this act for free.

Saturday was a big day In addition to the large Arts & Crafts show several events were taking place away from the Depot. Back at the depot the was strawberry shortcake to die for. The Strawberry Social was sponsored by Ironwood Business and Professional Women.

Hope had a booth where you could buy fundraising items. Better yet they had dogs and kittens available for immediate adoption. Some furry little kitten were on hand as was a great young male Huskie named "Glacier" . Anyone thinking abut adopting a dog or cat now is the time! Glacier is a beautiful ten month male who was to be neutered Monday, like it or not! This is a truly lovable, healthy dog who will be a great companion for some lucky person. Go visit him at the H.O.P.E. shelter in the Industrial park. It's you lucky day.

Saturday was another great day for music. The morning began with the "Ranch Boys" providing some more wonderful country music for dancing the day away. The Ranch Boys were followed by a concert by the "Gogebic Range Concert Band". Although the band was missing a few of their musicians they still provided some wonderful music for the large audience gathered under the Big Tent! Once again this wonderful band provided it's audience with a great concert. Amazingly, the tent provided excellent accustics for the band's music.

When the GRCB concert ended the young ladies from the Ironwood Dance Company entertained for the audience. The girls offered up a variety of dance routines. They were very, very good.

The afternoon concluded under the tent, with a Karaoke talent contest.

The Klassic Kruiser's "Classic Car Parade took place through downtown Ironwood to Hurley. Keeping with the Classic Car theme, a 50's - 60's Dance under the tent. Music for the four hour dance was provided by Diamond Jim and the Red Hots. The dance did have a small admission charge, however, the music was well worth the $4.

Sunday's highlight was the Old Depot Auto Show. Approximately 50 cars were displayed, plus several dispaly cars owned by the members of the Klassic Kruisers. Some great looking cars were entered in the show. IronwoodInfo will be providing complete photo coverage of the event in tommorrows edition.

Also occurring Sunday was Kid's Woodchip Scramble. Under the tent providing the afternoon's entertainment was Dorothy & the Boys, another wonderful musical group





View Opening Ceremony
Return to Main Page...



IronwoodInfo.com is a Michigan, Non-Profit Media Corporation

Contact IronwoodInfo.com

email: mail@ironwoodinfo.com
snail mail: P.O. Box 305 Ironwood, MI 49938