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Last year's Summerfest featured a spectacular fireworks display. (File photo)
Last year's Summerfest featured a spectacular fireworks display. (File photo)

Summerfest at Porter-on-the-Lake includes skydivers, family fun & entertainment

Fri, Jul 7th 2023 09:35 am

Summer fun is in full swing, with a whole slew of outdoor happenings going on wherever you look.

Coming off this weekend’s Pirate Festival in Olcott, next up on the calendar is the annual Porter-on- the-Lake Summerfest, set for Saturday, July 15, at scenic POTL, located on Dietz Road, off Lake Road. The event is presented by the Town of Porter.

Summerfest opens at 3 p.m. and continues until dusk. This family-oriented happening will feature foods, vendors, beer/wine, as well as live music sets.

Supervisor John “Duffy” Johnston welcomes visitors to enjoy a day by the lake. Look for skydiving displays from Skydive the Falls; free children’s activities, including pony rides, bounce houses, balloon art and face painting; entertainment, with the Rick Zachary Band on the lakeside stage from 3-6 p.m., and the Thurman Brothers Band performing from 6 p.m. to dusk; and a firework display to wind up the day.

Admission is $5 per adult, with children 12 and under free. All proceeds from this event will go toward projects to benefit Porter-on-the-Lake Park. The event will be held rain or shine. No coolers or carry-ins permitted.

“Each year, Summerfest is getting bigger and better,” Johnston said. “Please come to support Porter-on-the-Lake and see the new outdoor fitness court!”

The town noted beach access to Lake Ontario from Dietz Road will be closed to the public that day due to preparations for the fireworks display.

Porter’s Summerfest is brought to the community with support from Modern Disposal Services, Sevenson Environmental Services Inc., Mark Cerrone Inc., Waste Management and First District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers.

Additional sponsors include D.T. Truesdell Trucking, Ki-Po Chevrolet, Hardison Funeral Home, Mawhiney Trucking, Fox Fence, CRB Holdings Inc. (Tim Hortons), Skydive the Falls, Ed’s Garage, Wendel Engineering, Weibert’s Auto Place, Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and Frey Electric.

For more information on Summerfest, call the Town of Porter at 716-745-3730.

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