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Liberty Lake Days returning July 26-27
6/26/2013 2:33:53 PM

By Brenna Holland
Splash Contributor

Classic summer fun will be recalled again July 26-27 with the return of Liberty Lake Days.

Modeled after the original All Valley Picnics that were held in Liberty Lake from 1922 to 1941 that were filled with dancing, picnicking and games, Liberty Lake Days was launched by the city of Liberty Lake a few years ago with the economy and local businesses in mind. 

"Liberty Lake Days began in 2010 to celebrate the history of the community while providing an opportunity for interaction between businesses - especially small businesses - and the community at a free family event," said Amanda Tainio, the city's planning and building services manager and the maestro of the event from the beginning. 

Tainio said Liberty Lake Days was heavily influenced by the economic downturn of 2008. "The city felt it was important to support our businesses while filling the need for free community events," she said. 

Liberty Lake Days incorporates a vintage flair into the festivities by holding a street dance and car show along Liberty Lake Road from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday night (July 26). A carnival also pays homage to the All Valley Picnic at the park on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the next day (July 27), with old-fashioned games like a milk bottle throw, gunnysack races and pie eating contests. Inflatable amusements are also available for the kids, and a Liberty Lake Historical Society display will hearken back to earlier picnics.

As part of the festivities, the Liberty Lake Lions Club will hold its second annual Bed Race at Pavillion Park at 10 a.m. July 27. The Bed Race is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year. To be a part of the races, five-person teams must register and pay a $125 entrance fee. 

A parking shuttle sponsored by Talon Hills, a senior housing development in Liberty Lake, will shuttle Liberty Lake Days attendees from parking spots at Liberty Lake Elementary School to the events at Pavillion Park.

This year, Liberty Lake Days will be scored by live music on Friday night with the band Limosine performing for the street dance, and Twisted Bisquit will be performing in the pavilion on Saturday. 

IF YOU GO ...
Liberty Lake Days
Friday at Liberty Lake Road between Safeway and Albertsons
5 to 9 p.m.: Street dance and car show
Saturday at Pavillion Park 
10 a.m.: Bed Race
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Egg toss 
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Brick walk 
Noon and 2 p.m.: Three-legged race 
12:30 and 2:30 p.m.: Gunnysack race 
3 p.m.: Cake walk 
3:30 p.m.: Pie-eating contest 
4:30 p.m.: Charleston dance contest 
All day: Vendors, displays, inflatables and more
For more: 755-6726

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