Spend Memorial Day Weekend in OBNY!

Memorial Day Weekend is called the unofficial start to summer. Here in Newfane and Olcott Beach, however, we view it as the official summer kickoff. Two weekends ago, the Lakeview Village Shoppes got our 2014 season off to a great start. Now, Olcott Beach will be in full swing.

CarouselOn Saturday, the famous Olcott Beach Carousel Park will open for the season, beginning at noon. The park has five vintage kiddy rides: a 1946 Allen Herschell Kiddy Auto / Fire Truck Ride (originally from Olcott), a 1940’s Allen Herschell Sky Fighter, a 1940’s Boat Ride, a 1950’s Rocket Swing Ride, and a kiddy Ferris Wheel (originally located at the Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls, N.Y.). The Park will be open until 6 p.m. through Memorial Day. For more days and times, check out the Carousel website.

On Sunday, May 25, the Sunday Super Car Cruise will rev up from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Main St. in Olcott.  Be one of the DSCF0323first 100 cruise cars and get a free dash plaque. There are always great looking cars from the past and present on display. Even better? It’s a free admission event. There is also free parking. It’s sponsored by Olcott Beach Community Assoc. and area businesses.

On Monday, May 26, Newfane’s annual Memorial Day Observance, will take place at Corwin Cemetery, at Lockport-Olcott and Hatter Roads, in Newfane, at 11 a.m. This poignant and touching ceremony features music, reenactments, speeches, and military honors. The event honors the veterans, who in times of war and peace, stood strong in defense of the United States of America. Newfane American Legion Post 873 works hard every year to honor the memory of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

To celebrate the summer kickoff, Lakeview Village Shoppes are open from noon until 7 p.m., seven days a week starting on Saturday. Don’t forget, Krull Park is great for walking and enjoying family fun, too.

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Raise the Jolly Roger in Olcott!

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Ok, so Captain Hook may not be on the banks of Lake Ontario this weekend (or will he?). But, there will be plenty of other pirates invading our area as the annual Pirates Festival takes over Olcott Beach. If you haven’t attended this event, you and your family are in for a great time.

On Friday, July 12, the festival kicks off with some great pirate-themed rides, food, music and terrific entertainment that will go on until midnight. The fun continues on Saturday with the third annual wnycruiser.com  Pirate Festival Car Show, which is held in Krull Park from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Olcott Fire Dept. Awards will be handed out for the top show cars and music provided by DJ the Dee Jay. There will be 50/50 raffles and (even better) free admission for spectators.

At noon, the traditional pirates parade officially gets Saturday going. It features pirate-ship parade floats and entertainers who throw bead necklaces into the crowd. Come in your best pirate garb and join in on the fun.

Don’t have a car to show off? Take the family over to the Olcott Beach Carousel Park on Saturday and Sunday for
the Family Magic Puppet Show by Janice Spagnola’s Family Magic Puppet show. It will take place live on stage at the Tom Kelley Rustic Theater at 2:00 p.m.

Gather your crew and sail to Olcott Beach this weekend. It can be a pirate’s life… at least for a few days!