Cascade Locks Park Association and Akron Sustainer will combine forces to host the family-friendly event “The Duck Derby & Sustainer Summer Solstice Shindig,” Friday, June 22, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Cascade Lofts, located at 21 W. North St. in Akron. Admission is free.
Derby ducks may be purchased the night of the event. Ducks race in an onland track for three heats, and each heat winner receives a prize. The top five ducks from the three heats will compete for a grand prize, which include Cleveland Indians tickets, a stay at Cascade Locks Air BnB, gift baskets and other items. Ducks are $5 each or 5 for $20.
A 50/50 duck race also will take place. The winner of the 50/50 race receives half the dollar amount raised.
Food vendors include Sandy Bottom Bowls, Stray Dog Carts, Cafe & Condiments and Popsmith Popsicles. Beer will be supplied by Magic City Brewing Company. Chris Miller and Greg Milo will provide live musical entertainment. Other vendors and artists to include Art by Megan Louise and Universal Energy.
In addition, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park will conduct a demonstration on Questing. Quests are clues and maps that when followed lead to a box containing a log book and stamp. Questers mark the log book with their stamp and stamp their own book in return. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to create their own stamp. There are more than 40 Quests along the Ohio and Erie canal.
For info, visit ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Questing.aspx.
The Cascade Locks Park Association 2018 event sponsors include AdCon Engineering, One4Silver, Ohio & Erie Canal Coalition, Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, Williams Flooring and Dirty River Bikes.
The mission of Cascade Locks Park Association is to preserve, protect and promote the industrial, commercial and cultural heritage of the Cascade Locks Park along locks 10 to 16 of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The Cascade Locks Park connects to downtown Akron, providing direct access to nature and recreation along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail with stretches north into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Akron Sustainer is an 8- by 20-foot shipping container designed to educate and influence individuals to make smarter choices relating to sustainability. Akron Sustainer Lab is located at the Cascade Lofts, 21 W. North St. For info, contact [email protected].