Huge family picnic and concerts to close Perinton's Bicentennial Celebration | Community Spirit
The Town of Perinton’s two-week celebration of its 200th anniversary comes to a close this weekend with a gala family picnic on Saturday and a concert on Sunday evening. Both events will take place at Center Park behind the Perinton Community Center on Turk Hill Road.
The picnic, on Saturday from 4 pm to 7 pm will features an antique car show, a firemen’s waterball competition, a horseshoe tournament, a Lollipop Farm “kissing booth,” Gadgets the Clown, and plenty of traditional, old-time picnic games like potato sack relays, and three-legged races. For pre-schoolers, there’s duck-duck-goose, ring-around-the-rosy, and red light-green light. Contests at the event include hog calling, beard and mustache appearance, and watermelon-seed spitting. At 7 pm, the popular Pan Loco Streel Band will take Center Stage for a two-hour performance.
At 6 pm on Sunday, the final official event of the bicentennial will take place on Center Stage featuring a concert by Bill Tiberio and Friends and the Bill Welch Band. At that time, a painting of Perinton Park by local artist and architect Bud DeWolff will be raffled off. Tickets for the raffle may be purchased in advance at the Perinton Community Center, or at the final concert.
Winners of the Bicentennial Scavenger Hunt and the Bicentennial Holy Hunt also will be announced at the concert.
For more information about the bicentennial events, go to www.perinton.org/events.