An Afternoon at Easton Heritage Day 2017

 

Sunday was the perfect day to spend time with family and friends and take in the sights and sounds occurring around Centre Sq. in Easton, PA.  Having been a native of the area for 20+ years, I must admit that I never have attended this event, but am thankful that I did.

Around the circle itself were countless demonstrations, many of which allowed for crowd participation, and everyone that I spoke with was excited to share a little American history to all those who were interested.

 

The side streets were crowded with local and regional food, beverage, and craft vendors, and people from all walks of life gathered together to share in this free event. Then, there was the music.

Aside from the two stages (Star-Spangled and Heritage) featuring afternoon performances by area musicians located near the circle, two additional stages of live music could also be found along the river. I had the opportunity to hear live performances provided by Easton-based groups Acoustic Bite Trio and Swing Time Dolls, before taking the stage on bass with Lehigh Valley-based band Alex Mery & The Townsmen.

 

After the gig, I stopped by the Greenmouth tent for some fresh, organic, Easton-made strawberry lemonade. Before I knew it, it was time to rush to the circle with the throngs of people to see the afternoon’s main event: the arrival of the Budweiser Clydesdales.

Now, I must admit I am not a huge fan of the beverage (much to my brothers’ chagrin), but there is something both patriotic and nostalgic that builds up inside of you as this American icon makes its way down the street, past the cheering crowds. Although it was only late afternoon, this was the perfect end to my worthwhile day at Easton Heritage Day.

Done, but not ready to leave just yet, I popped into 3rd & Ferry Fish Market for some oysters, a mimosa, and a delicious lobster roll before hopping in the line of traffic heading home. I can hardly wait to see what next year has in store!

 

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