University of Guelph Kicks off Summer With SummerFest on the Green


Summerfest on the Green posterCall it a summer party for the entire Guelph community. Next weekend, the University of Guelph will hold its second annual SummerFest on the Green.

The all-ages community event will take place Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Johnston Green at College Avenue East and Gordon Street. The event is free and open to everyone.

More than 4,000 people took part in last year’s inaugural event, and organizers expect to attract more visitors this year.

The event will feature live music by children’s performers Splash’N Boots and indie rockers Hollerado. Also appearing will be Indigenous dancers and storytellers called White Pine Dancers, and rock cover band Brave & Crazy.

SummerFest will also feature food trucks, a beer garden and activity tents, including ice cream developed by U of G food scientists, retro arcade games and a visit with live birds of prey.

Bring your favourite stuffed animal for a wellness check by student veterinarians, meet members of the Gryphon football team, create a clan necklace using traditional materials and Indigenous teachings, and explore the science of slime.

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