Party in the Park set for Sept. 8, 9

RACINE — Live music, inflatables, a car show and even a Human Foosball Tournament are scheduled for the 9th annual Racine Party in the Park to be held Sept. 8 and 9.

Musical entertainment will kick off on Friday evening with local rock group Blitzkrieg taking to the stage at 7:30 p.m. The AC/DC Tribute Band Thunderstruck will play at 9 p.m.

On Saturday, musical entertainment is to include Southern Five at 6 p.m., The Edge at 8 p.m. and Drake White & The Big Fire at 9:30 p.m.

There is no admission charge to the event and all concerts are free.

While the music may not start until Saturday evening, there is plenty to keep attendees busy throughout the day on Saturday.

The Chase Roush Memorial Foundation “Splash N Dash” 5K and 1K will start the morning with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the race to take place at 9 a.m. In addition, there will be a kids fun run with registration at 10 a.m. at the race at 10:30 a.m.

Participants in the event are advised that they will get wet during the race and should bring a towel and possibly a change of clothes.

Pre-registration is available until Sept. 3 by calling 740-416-6177, emailing or visiting the Chase Roush Memorial Foundation on Facebook. Registration is also available the morning of the event.

The race and fun run will be followed by the Party in the Park Parade with lineup at 10:30 a.m. at the high school and the parade at 11 a.m.

The parade will be followed by the annual Sept. 11 ceremony.

Saturday will also include the 13th annual Cruisin’ Saturday Night Car Show with registration from 1-4 p.m. and judging from 2-5 p.m. with awards to follow.

A total of 46 trophies are to be presented at the car show, including Top 5 newer cars (1985 and up); Top 25 older cards (up to 1985); Newer Best of Show; Older Best of Show; and Runner-Up Best of Show for both older and newer. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entries.

Proceeds from the car show go to benefit local scholarships for graduating seniors.

For information on the car call 740-949-2217 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday of 740-985-4263 after 5 p.m. Information is also available by visiting

Additional events scheduled for Saturday afternoon include, 1:30 p.m. — Crowning of the Queen; 2:30 p.m. — Kiddie Tractor Pull.

Throughout the afternoon there will be a wood carver, as well as an antique tractor display and games.

Vendors and inflatables will open at 5 p.m. on Friday evening and noon on Saturday. Meigs Inflatables will have a bounce castle, obstacle course, and slides, which weather permitting may be water slides.

For more information visit Racine Party in the Park on Facebook or at

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Drake White & The Big Fire will headline the 9th annual Party in the Park in Racine. White & The Big Fire will headline the 9th annual Party in the Park in Racine.

Staff Report