Well, we’ve been talking about it for a year now. Actually, not quite a year. Stillwater Log Jam is upon us. It’s this weekend, July 18th, 19th & 20th.
It was back in October that I posted this blog and asked locals to be vocal. The decision was made by our City Council to bring back a big summer festival, so now the decision was what group would treat downtown the way it deserved to be treated? Did we want a big promoter to come into town or would a more locally run event earn our support? I, like many residents and businesses, felt that a locally run event would be our best shot at getting back to an event that the community could enjoy. That’s why The Local’s earned my support and the support of the Mainstreet Stillwater IBA.
I know that summer festivals in Stillwater are divisive. Some are disappointed that the event might be smaller, some are glad it’s smaller and some wish there wasn’t one at all. Whatever your feelings about the event, it’s here and I hope you bring your family down and support it!
If you are planning on coming downtown for the event, and I hope you do, watch for us!
Soap Box Derby
Yes, we are participating in this crazy event!
- Wednesday night we’ll be downtown at the car show showing off our Soap Box Derby Car.
- Thursday night at 7:30 we’ll be at The Freight House for the soap box awards ceremony. You know our car will look good!
- Friday at noon is check in for the soap box derby. We’ll be hanging out on 2nd street and Mulberry making sure our Derby Car can make it down that hill:)
- Then Friday between 2 and 4 we race!
Yes! There is still a parade! Sunday at 1pm we hope to see lots of you on the route. Our Mainstreet Stillwater IBA is going to be walking in the parade. We have a fun “float” and many downtown businesses will be walking together.
If you do see us this weekend out and about make sure to say hi!