For Immediate Release | August 8, 2022
Summer’s End at Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon over Labor Day Weekend
A full weekend of uniquely Avon family activities, live music and more at Summer’s End in Avon!
Avon, CO – Avon is celebrating all things uniquely Avon with festivities over Labor Day weekend during the second annual Summer’s End. We invite you to enjoy a weekend-long celebration designed to close out our summer season with a wide variety of activities appealing to the entire community.
We begin Summer’s End with Lakeside Cinema featuring the movie UP, followed by a full Saturday of relaxation or activity at Nottingham Lake including sand volleyball, SUP and paddleboat rentals, playing at the swim beach or lounging under a tree and enjoying a picnic.
Sunday kicks into high gear with several SUPer-fun activities including the second annual Paddle Battles which features three stand up paddle board races on Nottingham Lake in partnership with SUP CO. “We have big cash prizes up for grabs at Paddle Battles in the individual SUP race as well as SUP-Squatch team race,” said Cultural, Arts & Special Events Manager for Avon, Danita Dempsey. “We are also bringing back the Cardboard Regatta which is a local favorite,” continues Ms. Dempsey. Registration is required for all races. Sunday winds down with an expanded SunsetLIVE! for another great evening of live music.
“We wrap up Summer’s End with a free performance by all-female super group, Big Richard, Monday, September 5th,” said Danita Dempsey, Culture, Arts & Special Events Manager for the Town of Avon. What began as an all-female festival collab quickly morphed into a serious passion project driven by sisterhood, harmony, and humor...…along with the shared desire to rage fiddle tunes and smash the patriarchy. Big Richard is a neo-acoustic super group made up of four well established Colorado musicians: Bonnie Sims on mandolin (Bonnie & Taylor Sims/Everybody Loves An Outlaw/Bonnie & the Clydes), Joy Adams on cello (Nathaniel Rateliff/Darol Anger/Half Pelican), Emma Rose on bass + guitar (Sound of Honey/Daniel Rodriguez/Whippoorwill) and Eve Panning on fiddle (Lonesome Days).
Formed in late 2021, the band gained immediate notoriety for their charismatic stage presence and their vocal/instrumental prowess. After selling out all their club shows Big Richard quickly started confirming festival appearances across America. 2022 is sure to be a big year!!
For more information about Summer’s End and registering for Paddle Battles, please visit Avon.org/Summers-End or contact Culture, Arts and Special Events Manager, Danita Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 748-4065.
What: Summer’s End
Where: Harry A. Nottingham Park and Lake
When: Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th
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