Contact Us

Warm Weather Equals Great Festival 2011

All it takes is one really good year weather wise to see the wisdom of holding the Festival of the Arts the first full weekend in June.  2011 was that year.  An estimated 400,000 people came downtown for the three day arts festival and were treated to some of the best weather of the year.  It was the first time since 2004 that Festival has been dry.

“Everyone just got into it. Everyone just had such a good time,” co-chair Joanne Bailey-Boorsma  said. “We felt like once it hits June, it’s going to get warmer. It couldn’t rain any more, right? The weather all weekend has been beautiful. If it gets too hot, people go to the beach. If it gets to cold, people stay away. This is just about right.”

M-live

Food sales Friday and Saturday  enjoyed a 22 percent increase over last year.  I don’t want to admit this, but i might be partly responsible for the nice weather downtown.  Every year that I have broadcast at festival, it has rained.  Guess I picked a good weekend to stay home!

More from 100.5 The River

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://rivergrandrapids.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on 100.5 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!