Sunday, July 17, 2011

Fish Day

Many of you out there have never heard of such a day. Wondering what thought crosses your mind when you hear Fish Day.

Here in Port Washington, WI, it is the biggest happening of the year. It is the world's largest one day outdoor fish fry. They close down the entire downtown area for the entire day. They have shuttle buses running from the next town to save on parking hassles.

The morning starts with 2K/5K walk/run at 8am. Some of these stroller runners were amazing.

At 10am starts the parade. They had 10 different fire departments, at least 3 bands, 4 dance troops, plus classic cars and assorted other fun things to watch.

The entire downtown/marina area is shut down for band stages, beer tents, and food stands. The fish fry is the best I've ever had.

There is also a small carnival by the lake. On the bluff there is a craft show and a classic car show.

At 930pm starts the fireworks over Lake Michigan. Most years they are completely amazing. This year...I felt they could have done better.

It's a long hot day in the sun. You get to meet old friends, maybe make some new ones. There's good food, good fun, and a good assortment of entertainment.

If you are ever in Southeast Wisconsin, the third Saturday in July, stop on by and enjoy a wonderful day on the lake.