Bay Days Rewind

Bay Days, Bay Village’s annual Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Bay Village, was bigger and better than ever this year from July 2-5. This year marked the 62nd staging of the always-anticipated community event. The Kiwanis Club of Bay Village is thanked by one and all for lining up a spectacular Fourth of July week celebration, setting the stage for a great community celebration and platform for civic fundraising for many community organizations.

A Good, Old-Fashioned Band Concert

Bay Villagers love the feeling of a small home town where simple values can be celebrated. Nothing captures that spirit better than the Bay Village Community Band Concert held at the Cahoon Park Gazebo July 5. It was a fitting way to celebrate Bay Days as residents and friends brought picnic dinners, lawn chairs and soft drinks as the band played a selection of patriotic tunes to the backdrop of children playing and Lake Erie’s blue waters in the background. A perfect evening in Bay Village.

At the Car Show

A Classic Car Show is a long-standing tradition of Bay Village’s Bay Days celebration over the Fourth of July weekend. This year’s Classic Car Show was held on July 2 under a cool sky as DJ Cadillac Mike warmed up the crowd with a sonic parade of Oldies but Goodies. Car fans had a chance to see all sorts of internal combustion collectibles, from 57 Chevies to classic Corvettes. Thanks for coming out!

Bay Fireworks are a Hit!

Bay Village’s Fourth of July fireworks display was a hit! With perfect weather on tab, record crowds packed out Cahoon Park for a gala display of patriotic pyrotechnics!

Many thanks to the community volunteers who worked so hard to make this Bay tradition continue!

Bay Police report that Fourth of July Fireworks attracted a larger than normal crowd. Bay Village Police and Bay Village Auxiliaries conducted traffic control. There were some glitches, the traffic signal at Bassett and Lincoln malfunctioned and went to 4-way red, but eventually all attendees were able to exit the city safely. It was noted that despite the unusually long delay in clearing out the traffic the motoring public was patient and in good spirits. There were no arrests or traffic crashes.

Many people pitched in to make this event happen this year. Many thanks to Eric Eakin for his diligent media campaigns keeping this event and its donor needs in the public eye. Thanks also to the Cleveland Indians for donating a game suite package, Robert Massey for his donation of a Freedom Boat Club prize worth $8000, and Amy Ross, who has pledged proceeds from her Avon business to the cause.

Please visit their website: www.bayfireworks.org to learn how you can contribute for next year’s display. Or call (216) 386-5997, or email info@bayfireworks.org.

 

(7589-3, 7604-10, 7636-20)

This is My Country!

There’s nothing like the annual Bay Village Bike, Trike and Wagon Parade on the Fourth of July to capture the spirit of America at its best. Once again this year, Bay kids arrived at Cahoon park decked out in their red, white and blue finest to take a few laps around the Cahoon Park gazebo. A great way to say, “This is My Country!”

Gallery Link to all Bay Days Events at the bottom

Car Show – in 4th Folder

Bay Concert – in 4th Folder

Bike, Trike Parade

Bay Fireworks

 

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