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Event Schedule

Pre-Festival Kick-Off Events

Saturday, August 1 - Sunday, August 16

Display Contest, Various Locations, Business Hours

Online voting begins August 1st and ends August 10. Awards to be announced August 12.

Sunday, August 2
Carnation 5K Run, Alliance High School, registration at 8 a.m., race at 9 a.m.
Admission Fee Required

Sunday, August 2
Princess Tea Party, Alliance Country Club, 3 – 5 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Monday, August 3
Movie on the Silver Screen, Silver Park, Free Willy, 7 p.m. (Rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4.  If it is still raining on Tuesday, August 4 at 12pm, we will move to Alliance High School. Free Admission.

Greater Alliance Carnation Festival
August 6 – 16, 2015

Carnation City Historical Tours
Haines House Tours
186 W. Market
Saturday, August 8, 9a-12p.m.
Sunday, August 9 – Friday, August 14, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 1-4 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

The Alliance Woman's Club Tours
229 S. Union Ave.
August 8 - 9, noon to 3 p.m.

Mabel Hartzell Home Tours
840 N. Park Ave.
Sunday, August 9 – Friday, August 14, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 1-4 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Conrad Lodge #271 F&A Masonic Tours
144 S. Linden Ave.
Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, noon-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Castle Tours
Glamorgan Castle
Saturday, August 8 – Sunday, August 9, noon-3 p.m.
Admission Fee Required

Alliance Historical Black History Museum
222 S. Arch St.
Tuesday, August 11 – Friday, August 14, 1-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Alliance Cemetery Tours (Meet at the Chapel)
541 W. Vine St.
Sunday, August 9, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday, August 16, 1-3 p.m.
Free Admission

Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 16
Carnation Babies, Alliance Community Hospital

Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 16

Photo Contest Winners, On Display at the Carnation Mall. Photos due 8/6.

Thursday, August 6
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, 4 – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, 4 – 11 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, Jimmy and the Soulblazers, 8 – 11 p.m.

Friday, August 7
Carnation Golf Scramble, Tannenhauf Golf Club, 9 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, Noon – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, Noon – 11 p.m.
Chalking, Carnation Mall, 5 p.m.
Flower Show (Registration and Specimen Drop Off), Carnation Mall, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, Phil-N-The-Blanks, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 8
Community Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., UMU Campus Center. Keynote speaker, Greg Pruitt, former Cleveland Browns running back.

Flower Show, Carnation Mall, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Individuals can register and drop off specimens from 8:30-11 a.m.. Judging, which is closed to the public, will be held 11-12:30. Flower show open to public 1-5p.m.
Quilt Demo and Display, Inside Carnation Mall, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m
Auto Show, Glamorgan Castle, noon – 4 p.m.
Chalking, Carnation Mall, 3 p.m.
Business Expo, Carnation Mall, Noon – 9 p.m.
Rib Fest, Carnation Mall, noon-11p.m.

Book Chat and Hike, Beech Creek Visitor Center, 2-4 p.m., featuring "Second Nature; a gardener's education"

Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, Artist(s), DJ, 4p.m. – 7p.m.

Musical Entertainment, Carnation Mall, MegaBand, 8p.m.-11p.m.
 

Sunday, August 9
Fishing Derby, Kidwell Lake at Silver Park, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Fire Truck Pump-In and Muster, Glamorgan Castle, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Kick-Off Parade, Union to Glamorgan, 1 p.m.
Vintage Baseball Carnation Cup, Glamorgan Castle, 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Used Book Sale (members only), Rodman Public Library, 2 – 5 p.m.
Queen Pageant, Alliance High School, 7 p.m., Admission Fee Required

Monday, August 10
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice Cream Socials: Community Care Center, 1 p.m. and Bel Air, 6:30 p.m.

Pedal Tractor Pull, Alliance High School, 6-8:30pm (registration begins at 5:30). The event is scheduled by age group (youngest to oldest). Adults included.

Tuesday, August 11
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ice Cream Socials: Roselawn Gardens, 2 p.m. and McCrea Manor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12
Used Book Sale, Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Buck-A-Bag will be held for members only from 5 – 8 p.m.)
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.

Musical entertainment, Silver Park, Alliance Symphony, 6-9 p.m.
 

Thursday, August 13
Used Book Sale (Buck-a-Bag), Rodman Public Library, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Socials: Canterbury Villa, 2 p.m. and Altercare of Alliance, 6 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.

Musical entertainment, Silver Park, Modern Roots, 6-9 p.m.
Flite Test, Silver Park, 4-6 p.m. (Rain Date: Friday, August 14)
Hot Air Balloons Lift-Off, Silver Park, 6 p.m. (Rain date: Friday, August 14)
 

Friday, August 14
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ice Cream Social: Brookdale Senior Living, 2 p.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 4 – 9 p.m.
Pet Show, Jaycees Shelter, Silver Park, 6 p.m. (rain date: Saturday, August 15)
Musical Entertainment, Silver Park, LaFlavour, 6p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 15
Visiting Queens’ Breakfast, Alliance Country Club, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Admission Fee Required
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grand Parade, State Street to Union to Broadway, 11 a.m.
Days in the Park, Silver Park, 1 – 10 p.m.
Community Gospel Songfest, Silver Park, 3 – 5 p.m.
Musical Entertainment, Silver Park, John Hampu Band, 6 – 9 p.m.
Fireworks, Silver Park, 9:30 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, August 16)

Sunday, August 16
Butterfly House and Gardens, Botanical Garden, Noon – 5 p.m.

Nature Hikes, Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center, Old Woods History Hike: 2 and 4 p.m., Family/Child friendly hikes: 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
 

US Coach Bus Schedule
Rib Fest (August 6 – 8), 5 – 11 p.m.
Days in the Park (August 12– 16, 5 – 10 p.m. (August 15: Fireworks, 11 p.m.)

The bus route begins at the parking lot on East Main Street (with the red caboose located directly across from the Alliance Chamber of Commerce). The second stop is at the Alliance High School front parking lot, ending at the final destination (Rib Fest or Days in the Park). The bus route will be completed every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour).

Transportation Loop Bus
There will be loop bus available in and out of the park for senior citizens and anyone needing assistance (handicapped, disabled, etc.), with drop off and pick up at Alliance Middle School and the main Silver Park entrance.

UPDATED: 7/2015