Live musical performances, parade, carnival and fireworks return to LaSalle in June as the city hosts its first in-person Strawberry Festival in three years.
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family-friendly outdoor festival will kick off its summer season from June 9-12 at the Vollmer Recreation Complex.
“I think just because of the pandemic and everyone being stuck at home (and) now the extracurricular activities they can participate in, I’m sure they’re really looking forward to it,” said LaSalle Mayor Marc Bondy.
“Looks like it should be fun. I’m sure he’ll be well taken care of,” added Bondy. “I hope it will be another peaceful, eventless strawberry festival.”
The fun begins on June 9th with a performance by Mike Seguin and Robert Thibert Jazz Combo at 6:30pm, followed by the first performance of the Flying Fools High Dive Show at 8pm.
Tayler Lynn completes the evening’s musical entertainment at 8:30pm
Local band Leave Those Kids Alone perform classic rock songs written decades before they were born on June 10 at 8:30 pm, followed by a fireworks show.
Headliner Elton Sean brings glamorous costumes and flashy eyewear along with Elton John tunes to the main stage June 11 at 8pm
Kids will love the mascot ball at the party June 12 at 12:30pm
And the first local parade of the season rolls along Front Road on June 11 at 10am, starting at Old Front Road and ending at Sacred Heart Drive.
In addition to the Estrada da Frente section, the roads perpendicular to the Estrada da Frente on the parade route will be closed from 9:30 am to 10:45 am for the parade.
The festival’s highlight – strawberries from Raymont’s Berries in Cottom and ice cream – will be sold thanks to a partnership between the city and the Life After Fifty club.
Volunteers Needed to Clean and Cut Strawberries, which takes place June 8 from 5pm to 8pm at LaSalle Fire Department Headquarters on Normandy Street.
Entrance to the Strawberry Festival is $5, children under five and adults 65 and over are free. Weekend passes are $12, available at the Vollmer Complex through June 8.
Carnival tickets can be purchased at the festival. June 9 is Toonie Night, when all rides are $2.
LaSalle Strawberry Festival returns in June
LaSalle Strawberry Festival canceled for the second year in a row
The festival grounds are paved and wheelchair accessible. Free parking, including accessible parking, is available in designated lots. A free bicycle valet service is being offered during the festival by Bike Windsor-Essex.
For security reasons, the size of suitcases and bags is restricted and subject to inspection.
Hours: June 9 from 6pm to 10pm, June 10 from 3pm to 11pm, June 11 from 10:30am to 11pm and June 12 from 10am to 4pm
Visit lasalle.ca/ for more information.