Oyster Fest day events, parking fundraisers
MILFORD >> The 42nd annual Milford Oyster Festival comes to downtown 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
Oyster Eve, the festival kickoff, is 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Lisman Landing, Helwig Street, on the harbor.
Oyster Eve is 6-10 p.m., with a $5 cover and free for kids under 14. Kids can ride the rides all night for $25.
Eaglemania, Eagles’ tribute band, performs; there’s a Craft Beer Garden, wine, food and a sunset schooner cruise.
The festival offers free admission.
The line-up: the Rum Runners at noon; Blue Oyster Cult, 2 p.m.; Marshall Tucker Band, 3:45 p.m., at Fowler Field behind the Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave.
At the Lisman Landing stage, is Dizzy Fish at 12:45 p.m.; Eaglemania, Eagles’ tribute band, at 3 p.m.
The event includes food, oyster eating and shucking contests; Craft Beer Garden; 200 arts and craft vendors on the Green; a big toys area; rides; a kids’ area; schooner cruises; and a car show in front of Milford Photo, 22 River St.
For more details, go to www.milfordoysterfestival.com.
• Cost is $9 to park at Freelove Baldwin Stow Chapter, DAR, 55 Prospect St. Also, basic school supplies will be accepted for needy students.
Directions: Boston Post Road to Cherry Street to Gulf Street, immediately after underpass turn right, at the stop sign take right, chapter house is on the right.
New Haven Avenue to Gulf Street, take left immediately before the underpass. At stop sign take right and chapter house is on right side.
• Parking is $5 at St. Mary Church, 70 Gulf St.
• Friends of Library book sale is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Milford Bank parking lot on Broad Street facing the Green.
• The Milford Historical Society, 34 High St., has special events scheduled.
Visitors can have photos taken in stocks, noon-3 p.m.; there will be Colonial games for children noon-1 p.m.; and a quill pen writing workshop will be held 1-2 p.m.