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Huntington Heritage Days

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published June 13, 2019

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The ’60s get a proper celebration during this year’s Huntington Heritage Days from June 19-23. This year’s theme for the annual festival is “Yesterday,” taking us back to a time when The Beatles dominated the airwaves and the Flower Power movement was deemed the future in societal change.

It was also an important time in the history of Huntington County as the area really came into its own with phenomenal building growth that has helped shape the community into what it is today.

Festivities will be held throughout the city of Huntington beginning with the kickoff of the Midway at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Poor Jack Amusements are once again in charge of providing the thrills on Cherry Street and may have a few surprises in store for this year’s celebration.

Break out your lawn chairs and dancing shoes for Friday night as a ’60s style sock hop takes place near the Courthouse with entertainment provided by The Moon Cats.

Saturday is the day everyone looks forward to and it starts with the 56th annual parade at 10 a.m. If you’ve not seen this parade, you’re missing out as it is one of the best in the area. Tractor pulls begin at 3 p.m. as does the Car and Truck show. A variety show takes place at 4 p.m., and a Hot Air Balloon Festival is planned for 5 p.m. and a Balloon Glow, featuring a variety of giant glowing aerostats, begins at dusk.

JeFFFest, featuring the soothing sounds of Eric Clancy Jazz, rounds things out in the center block of downtown on Sunday with fun, food, and an opportunity to bid on fine art from local artists.

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