SummerFest! June 1 through September 2. This year's summer-long event welcomes local acoustic musicians, as well as several returning favorites from years past.
SummerFest! features live entertainment in various locations throughout the center every night. Beginning at 7 p.m. in Lakeside Village, near the carousel and Castano's Italian Restaurant, guests can enjoy everyone's favorite comedic entertainer, returning for his ninth year at Barefoot Landing, Nick Pike. Nick was a semi-finalist from "America's Got Talent." He'll perform on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights with juggling, riding his unicycle and spinning a joke or two to keep the whole family in stitches. Friday nights will feature Kids' Karaoke with Larry Tanelli. On Saturday nights, characters from well-known movies and popular shows will be available for photos and meet and greets with guests.
Beginning at 7 p.m., seven nights a week, Jazz saxophonist Don Colton, steel drummers John Mastroberti and Justin Matthews, and guitarist Chris Elswick will perform by TBonz Gill & Grill as well as other locations. There will also be face painting and a variety of strolling entertainment, including the Shoreline Brass Band, which will perform on select nights.
During SummerFest! there will be fireworks spectaculars every Monday night over the lake at 9:30 p.m.
"Barefoot Landing is the ideal place for families to spend time together and have fun while enjoying the scenic natural beauty and abundant wildlife." said Kim Kelley, marketing manager for Burroughs & Chapin. "SummerFest! always brings smiles to the faces of parents and children, enhancing the Barefoot Landing experience, which is all about shopping, dining and relaxing."