Local and visiting artists and performers are getting ready to fire up Lighthouse Marine Park for the annual Arts and Music Festival on the B.C. Day long weekend.
The festivities kick off on Saturday, August 4 at noon with local singer and songwriter Veronica Hughes, followed by 15-year-old folk singer Sara Glennon. Festival founder Craig Jacks and his band, the Mighty Jackalopes, will play at 2 p.m. The day’s lineup also includes edgy, emotional acoustic music by Delaney Rose, middle eastern dancing with the Rahma Dancers and closes with rock and roll from Craddock at 5 p.m.
On Sunday the day begins at 11 a.m. with music from the Trinity Church music camp participants, followed by local songstresses Kelly O’Neill and Annie Johnson. Craddock and Jacks will team up at 1 p.m. Dynamo crooner Tony Barton takes the stage at 2 p.m., followed by Tambourine Sky, a new quartet featuring Janie Cribbs that describes their sound as “folkadelic funk uprising.” The day wraps up with fierce local favorite Bocephus King at 4 p.m.
Throughout the festival kids games and face painting are being offered through the community marketing program.
The festival is always a feast. Diego’s Mexican, Sean Davey BBQ, Bay City Ice Cream, kettle corn, and Hawaiian shaved ice are all on the menu.
Vendors include jewelers, handmade cosmetics, as well as the official festival T-shirts. Local recycled paper artist Sandra Procter and sculptor Dick Allen will have their work on display and for sale on the boardwalk throughout the festival. The Rose family from Tacoma will have their original garden art and t-shirts for sale, as well as giant bubble wands for some fun in the sun. The Point Roberts Homegrown Co-op will have fresh locally grown organic produce for sale.