Sponsored by a couple of local churches and businesses and held in one of our bigger neighbourhood parks it's an afternoon and evening of free family fun for the whole community - bouncy castles, mazes and games for the kids, face painting and balloons to take home, bands playing on the stage all day.
Vendors set up to sell burgers and hot dogs and cotton candy and caramel corn. Kids tear around underfoot and call out to one another across the playground. Parents introduce one another to friends and neighbours and stand around casually chatting in groups. The air is filled with the smell of barbeque and the sounds of music and laughter and the warmth of community spirit and a sunny summer day.
What a wonderful neighbourhood to live and raise our children in!