Harmony Weekend to feature crafts, food, music, parade

Courtesy Photo The 47th Annual Harmony Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by Harrisville Arts Council, will be held Saturday and Sunday in Harrisville.

HARRISVILLE — The much-anticipated Harmony Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival is back this year, after a hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020.

The 47th annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, on the corner of M-72 and U.S.-23.

The festival will feature nearly 200 vendors, with some of those vendors taking up two booths, for a total of at least 250 booths, according to Harrisville Arts Council President Carolyn Merkel. The arts council puts on the event annually.

“We, the arts council, are very happy to have the show go on this year,” Merkel said. “The vendors are just ecstatic. Many of them have told me, personally, that this is the best show they’re in. Many have commented that they are happy to be back this year.”

In addition to all the craft vendors, concessions will be available. Music on the Hill will be played by the following artists:


10 to 11 a.m. — Laura Frawley

11 a.m. to noon — Joe Thomas

Noon to 1 p.m. — Lisa Dellar

1 to 1:30 p.m. — Surftones

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — John Dydick

2:30 to 3 p.m. — Lisa Dellar

3 to 5 p.m. — Bill Miller.


10 to 11 a.m. — Laura Frawley

11 a.m. to noon — Lisa Dellar

Noon to 1 p.m. — Bill Immekus Duo

1 to 2 p.m. — break for parade

2 to 4 p.m. — Bill Miller.

A chalk art contest will be held on Saturday at the tennis courts, sponsored by Inspiration Alcona.

A Labor Day Parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Lineup starts at noon. For more information about the parade, contact Ryan Mendyka at 586-202-8016.

For more information about Harmony Festival, call the Harrisville Arts Council at 989-724-7197.

Shuttles offered

The Alcona County Commission on Aging will be providing transportation services from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Shuttle pick-up locations are: Haglund’s All Outdoors, 4999 M-72, Harrisville; Harrisville Harbor Park, 1 E. Harbor Lane, Harrisville; Alcona Brew Haus, 676 N. U.S.-23, Harrisville; and Old Ki Cuyler’s Bar, 262 N. U.S.-23, Harrisville.

The drop-off/payment location is Richard’s Pharmacy, 117 E. Main St., Harrisville.

Rides cost $2 for the general public, $1 for seniors, and free for children under age 5.

Proceeds benefit the Alcona County Commission on Aging.

For more information, call 989-334-3466.


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