Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Homecoming Weekend Schedule: July 22-24, 2016

Here’s a timeline of the Blast From the Past Homecoming Weekend activities. There’s a whole lot going on, so we’ve broken it up into locations:

Friday, July 22, 2016

 
Event/Location Details
PERTH FAIRGROUNDS  
BBQ Block Party

11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

Hosted by the Perth Rotary Club, the doors open at the BBQ Block Party at the Perth Fairgrounds, and ongoing activities include:

  • Four rib vendors
  • A Beer Garden
  • Other food vendors (local)
  • Local entertainment
  • Kids’ activities: $10 unlimited use bracelet and activities include: Climbing wall, obstacle course, wrecking ball, and slide

Learn more at the BBQ Block Party Website

 

Canadian Stone Carving Festival

All afternoon

The participants from the Canadian Stone Carving Festival will set up shop for the weekend. They’ll begin to work on their stonework creations, which BBQ Block Party attendees can watch over the course of the weekend. Learn more on the  Canadian Stone Carving Festival website.
The Brockolees

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Under the Covers Concert

6-7:30 p.m.

 

The Brockoless will launch the weekend event!

 

Under the Covers will add to our local entertainment line-up for the BBQ Block Party!

The Lucky B’s

8-9:45 p.m.

The good tunes will keep on coming when the Lucky B’s hit the stage.
Night-shirt Parade

9:30 p.m.

 

 

Children and adults can take part in the nightshirt parade that will snake its way along half the track at the Perth Fairgrounds

 

Fireworks Show

9:45 p.m.

We’re going to set the weekend off with a bang! Or…a blast? The Fireworks show will take place following the nightshirt parade and will be hosted by the Perth Fire Fighters Association. You can watch the show from the Perth Fairgrounds.
 
THROUGHOUT TOWN
PDCI Reunion

PDCI

5-9 p.m.

 

Renew old friendships from your years at PDCI as PDCI alumni are invited to come on home! The evening will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, July, 22, 2016. Entertainment by Jazz Musician Tom McMahon. Enjoy a beverage from The Lion’s Hall bar and finger food, wine and cheese by the reunion committee. Stroll down memory lane and visit several rooms dedicated to memorabilia throughout the decades. Come to the auditorium from 7-9 and take in the Drama Club Alumni Revue; celebrating performances from 1982-2008 with Carolee and Jeff Mason, Jan Stevenson, Brent McLaren, and Jack Hurd and alumni.  Learn more on the PDCI Reunion’s Facebook Page.

 

Barn Door Productions Presents The Great Perth Temperance Soiree

26 Craig St.

7:30 p.m.

Written by Janet Coward this will be an evening of laughter, harmony and sobriety, tracing the rise and fall of temperance in 19th century Perth. Learn more on the Barn Door Productions Website.

 

Classic Theatre Festival Arms and the Man

54 Beckwith St. E.

8 p.m.

 

George Bernard Shaw’s piece is a delightful comedy satirizing the futility of war. Learn more on the Classic Theatre Festival website.
   

Saturday, July 23, 2016

 
Event Details
The Good Ol’ Days Parade

Downtown Perth

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Brown Shoe to the Stewart Park

Sunset, Wilson, Foster, Gore (vehicles proceed back to Brown Shoe via Harvey Street to Rogers Road)

 

We’re going back to the Good Ol’ Days when a parade was an absolute must during a Homecoming weekend in Perth. Registration will open soon, and any group, business organization can sign up.

 

 

STEWART PARK
Official Opening Ceremonies

11:30 a.m.

We’ll officially launch Homecoming weekend with a celebration of the Perth Military Settlement! Representatives from the four municipalities making up the settlement will be there, and we’ll have special presentations from our Scottish and Japanese guests!
Military Tattoo Performance

12 p.m.

Includes a performance encompassing four pipes and drums bands including, OPP Pipes and Drums, the Sons of Scotland and more.
Canadian Drystone Wall Festival and Annual Conference

All day

 

The Perth 200 Legacy Project will be completed thanks to the efforts of the Drystone Festival participants! They’ll be working on a gorgeous bridge creation and rehabilitation down at the former Outdoor Swimming Pool.
 
PERTH FAIRGROUNDS
BBQ Block Party

11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

The three-day celebration continues! Activities Include:

  • Local Entertainment (see below)
  • Car Show
  • Children’s Activities (from 11-7)
  • Ribs and other Food vendors
  • Vendors

Learn more at the BBQ Block Party Website

Canadian Stone Carving Festival

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Masons will spend two days set up at the Perth Fairgrounds, and each person will be working on a stone carving using hand tools. Learn more on the  Canadian Stone Carving Festival website.
Splash’N Boots Performance

Perth Fairgrounds

1 p.m.

 

The Juno-nominated, Treehouse performing duo will hit the BBQ Block Party stage at the BBQ Block Party! Boots is originally from Perth, and she’s stoked to be home to help us celebrate our bicentennial. Check out more on Splash’N Boots.
Brea Lawrenson Concert

Perth Fairgrounds

3-5 p.m.

Our Country Girl will be on stage to perform some of our favourites!
Riq Turner Band Concert

Perth Fairgrounds

5:30-7 p.m.

The Riq Turner Band will get the night going with a stellar on-stage performance.
Blue Rodeo Concert

Perth Fairgrounds

8-9:30 p.m.

Blue Rodeo is coming to Perth for an outdoor concert! The concert is entry by ticket, which can be purchased at Tickets Please. It will be an intimate concert with less than 4,000 tickets sold. The General Admission ticket will allow you to bring your own lawn chair or you can stand/dance! Get your tickets at Tickets Please.

Don’t have Blue Rodeo tickets? Still come to the BBQ Block Party, which will remain open on the other side of the Fairgrounds during the Blue Rodeo concert!

 
THROUGHOUT TOWN SATURDAY
Perth Farmers’ Market

Crystal Palace

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Showcasing our area’s local produce and artisans at the Crystal Palace by the Tay Basin. learn more at perthfarmersmarket.ca
Classic Theatre Festival Arms and the Man

54 Beckwith St. E.

2 p.m.

 

George Bernard Shaw’s piece is a delightful comedy satirizing the futility of war. Learn more on the Classic Theatre Festival website.
P&DCI Reunion

P&DCI

Early afternoon

Want to find your old locker? Re-visit the cafeteria? See the new renovations? Guests can come visit the high school and receive a tour. Learn more on the PDCI Reunion’s Facebook Page.
Classic Theatre Festival Presents Arms and the Man

54 Beckwith St. E.

8 p.m.

 

George Bernard Shaw’s piece is a delightful comedy satirizing the futility of war. Learn more on the Classic Theatre Festival website.
Barn Door Productions Presents The Great Perth Temperance Soiree

26 Craig St.

7:30 p.m.

Written by Janet Coward, this will be an evening of laughter, harmony and sobriety, tracing the rise and fall of temperance in 19th century Perth. Learn more at www.barndoorproductions.ca.

 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

 
Event/Location Details
PERTH FAIRGROUNDS
BBQ Block Party

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The festival will continue to rock at the Perth Fairgrounds with the third and final day of the BBQ Block Party!

Learn more at the BBQ Block Party Website

Jazz Lunch with Peter Woods

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Who better to start off our Sunday celebrations than THE Peter Woods?!
Country Afternoon Concert

1:30-3:30 p.m.

The boys will hit the stage for some country tunes. We’ll get to tap our toes to Harry Adrain, Ed Ashton, Tom Valiquette, and Henry Norwood.
Stone Carving Festival Auction

3 p.m.

Jim and Judy Hands will be on hand to auction off the stone carvers’ creations to the public from the Canadian Stone Carving Festival! The auction proceeds will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity Perth Chapter.

 

Jukebox Jamboree

4-5:30 p.m.

The BBQ Block Party will wrap up its entertainment in style! The Jukebox Jamboree is a tribute to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry! The show features the number one hits from each Classic Country artist.
 
STEWART PARK
Ecumenical Service

1:30 p.m.

 

Organized by the Perth Ministerial Association, this service will take place on the stage at Stewart Park. The gathering will begin with a Smudge Ceremony. Refreshments served afterwards.

 

 

Bowes Brothers Performance

Following the Ecumenical Service

 

The Bowes Brothers will give us an afternoon of hymns and special songs following the ecumenical service in Stewart Park.
Dry Stone Wall Festival

All Day                                              

The Legacy Bridge Project will be completed today.
 
THROUGHOUT TOWN SUNDAY
Barn Door Productions Presents The Great Perth Temperance Soiree

26 Craig St.

1:30 p.m.

Written by Janet Coward this will be an evening of laughter, harmony and sobriety, tracing the rise and fall of temperance in 19th century Perth. Learn more on the Barn Door Productions website.

 

Classic Theatre Festival Presents Arms and the Man

54 Beckwith St. E.

2 p.m.

 

George Bernard Shaw’s piece is a delightful comedy satirizing the futility of war. Learn more on the Classic Theatre Festival website.
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