Sunny summer days and warm summer nights are what’s expected this time of year, and it seems like every weekend somebody is having an event to take advantage of it.
Two notable annual parties are being held this weekend and you can visit both.
• This year’s Dickson Days festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at Bernard Seminski Park, Elm and Dewey streets. Music will be provided by Mike Walton Entertainment on Friday night and Sarah Marie and Joseph on Saturday.
On Friday, there will be a showing of the movie “Ralph Breaks the Internet 2,” at 7:45 p.m. After a few year’s hiatus, the annual big ball tournament will be back on Saturday.
There will be a demonstration by the Dickson City Fire Department at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 3 p.m. the rubber duck race will begin. The event closes with fireworks at dusk.
“Dickson Days is our town’s annual two-day event where many get together with family and friends to enjoy some great food, music, fireworks and more, while supporting some of the wonderful non-profit groups that are part of our great community,” said Kayla Sweeney, facility director at the Dickson City Civic Center.
• Also this weekend, the Blakely/Peckville Crime Watch and the Blakely Borough Police Department will hold its annual Night Out event on Friday, Aug. 2.
It will begin with a parade, that will step off at 7 p.m. from Blakely Hose Co. No. 2 (marchers should assemble at 6:15 p.m.). Festivities will follow the parade at the Blakely Borough’s Recreation Complex, 100 Keystone Ave.
DJ Chris Sheridan will provide the music and there will be free hot dogs, pizza, cookies, cupcakes, beverages, music, games for kids and face painting. The Blakely-Peckville Lions Club will offer free vision screening. The Lions will also collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids.
The event is part of the National Night Out event that is held in communities around the country, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Officials say National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Millions of neighbors take part across thousands of communities from all 50 states.