Weekend brings busy schedule

With ties to National Dairy Month and the traditional June festivities, this weekend promises a lot of fun for Dublin residents and visitors.

It all begins Friday, June 8 with a Community Kickoff Party beside Dublin Bottling Works from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with live music by Dakota Drummond and a variety of free yard games for kids and families. Dublin’s own taco truck will be on hand for those looking for a fresh bite to eat. 

The Dublin Public Library will be continuing the fun after dark as they screen, “A Wrinkle in Time” a PG-rated family feature based on a beloved classic novel. Popcorn and drinks will be available for the cinematic outdoor experience.  

Dublin Lions Club will kick off Saturday morning with the 17th annual Irish Stampede 10-5-2K held in honor of National Dairy Month. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with the run beginning at 7:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified. Cash prizes and medals will be awarded. See details at runsignup.com.

Cyclists can join in the fun with seventh annual Tour de Agua, a charity bike ride beginning at 8 a.m. with courses ranging from 9, 25, 41 or 66 miles. 

The ride starts besides the giant soda bottle at Dublin Bottling Works. Riders will enjoy free breakfast burritos, beautiful scenery, friendly rest stops and all the Dublin Bottling Works soda they can drink. Younger children (K-third) can bring their bikes and sign up for the closed-course Clean Water Kids Bike Ride, which runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kids ride admission includes a wristband for the bounce houses and a BBQ sandwich lunch. Both of these bicycle rides will benefit Kids Across Cultures in its mission of providing clean water to children in need around the world. See details at rideforthechange.com. 

The Dublin Farmers Market will be also be open extended hours 8 a.m. to  2 p.m.) at Wright Historical Park, where Dublin Dairy Queen will be on hand with their ice cream cart. 

The Dublin Area Reunion will also be held at the high school from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a special barbecue fundraiser benefitting the Dublin Historical Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The Dublin Rodeo Heritage Museum has tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon, with a variety of special ceremonies and dedications including the memorial walkway, branding wall and rodeo train mural beginning at 2 p.m. 

Guests can also stop by Celebration Park anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for live music by Phil Brumley, bounce houses from Jumpin’ Jackets (offering kids unlimited play all day for only $5), a big sand pile, yard games and $5 BBQ sandwich lunches. 

See the Dairy Month special section inside the June 7 edition for more information of the day’s events!

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