Biddeford to Host 11th Annual Bacon Street Neighborhood Festival
The Annual Bacon Street Festival, a free event for all community members offered as part of the National Night Out campaign, is celebrating its 11th year of offering family-friendly fun on Sunday, August 5. This year’s event will be held at 39 Sullivan Street in St. Andre’s senior housing parking lot in the Bacon Street Neighborhood. The festival is cosponsored by the City of Biddeford, Heart of Biddeford, Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution, the Biddeford + Saco Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Biddeford Housing Authority.
The 11th Annual Festival highlights the efforts made over the past several years to make the neighborhood an even more family-friendly community to live in. This year’s activities include live music performed by the Ketch Fish Band and BillyBilly, a petting zoo, pony rides, games, food, a visit by the Furries, a Rock Climbing Wall, pedal car races, a bouncy house and water slide, and more activities for all ages. The Festival will also feature the recently-rehabilitated former rectory building at 73 Bacon Street as an example of the positive transformation that has taken place in the neighborhood. Prizes and treats will be available for all children, and no pre-registration is required to participate in the activities. The City’s Police, Fire, Recreation and Public Works Departments are also joining in the festivities.
“The Bacon Street Festival is a grassroots event that couldn’t take place without the participation of dedicated community volunteers,” said Community Development Coordinator Linda Waters. “We’re very excited to host another fantastic event this year that showcases the importance of working together as a neighborhood to revitalize the place you live.”
The National Night Out campaign, an initiative sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, provides a unique opportunity for cities and towns across the United States to implement activities that promote safe neighborhoods, crime, drug and violence prevention, and police-community partnerships. The City has received awards in eight of the past ten years for its participation in National Night Out and its revitalization efforts in the Bacon Street Neighborhood. The City has annually competed with over 15,000 communities across the U.S. for this recognition, and it has been the only community awarded in Maine to date.
For more information on the festival and a schedule of events and sponsors list, please visit www.biddefordmaine.org, or contact Linda Waters by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at
284-9105. There is no rain date and activities will be held rain or shine.
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