Port Henry will be celebrating its 123rd Labor Day weekend Aug. 30-31.
Labor day is back on Church Street this year.
“We tried something new last year and had Labor Day at the beach,” said Tim Bryant Chamber of Commerce executive. “It was a great time, but we had some feedback that downtown wasn’t as festive so we are back on Church Street.”
To kick off Labor Day weekend festivities on Aug. 30 the town will be hosting fireworks beginning at 830 p.m. on the Port Henry Pier. Raffle tickets are availiable at the Chamber of Commerce for the chance to have your child launch the finale.
On Aug. 31 activities will be taking place on Church Street beginning at 9 a.m. including craft vendors, games and activities.
There will also be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for children grades 5 to grade 12.
“Last year we had a great turnout for the tournament,” Bryant said. “We had about 100 people there to watch and walk between vendors and the tournament. There were about 33 children that participated. It was a great event that was an anchor to activities.”
At 1 p.m. there will be a parade on Broad and Main Streets.
“We are working with the community to come out and participate,” said Bryant. “We will have kids games where everyone who comes out is a winner.”
After the parade on Church Street Norwood Fireman’s Brass Band will have a short concert. Penelope the clown will be on sight to provide face painting and balloons. There will be a bean bag toss competition, miniature donkey’s, a rubber duck race, craft fair and a dunking machine.
“The dunking machine last year had several people including Supervisor Tom Scozzafava we are hoping for a repeate preformance this year,” Bryant said. “All proceeds from the machine will be going to Literacy Volunteers.”