Water Carnival next weekend!

Friday Night Sep 2nd, 7:30-10:30 pm – Sunset, Music Boat & Lighting of the Lake

Enjoy the sunset at Stow Pine Bluffs Town Beach just before 7 pm and watch the “Lighting of the Lake” as residents turn on decorative lights and light luminaries along the shoreline.

The music boat, featuring “Hard Knox” playing familiar rock, blues, and folk songs from the 60s through 90s, will begin in the narrows of the first (north) basin at 7:30 pm, going around counter-clockwise and passing the Town Beach about 8:00 pm. It will proceed into the second (south) basin about 9:15 pm, again going counterclockwise. Folks are invited to sit by the shore or go out in a boat, canoe or kayak (all must have lights) as the music boat passes by. Residents are encouraged to participate in “lighting of the lake” with small holiday lights or luminaries (but not bright flood lights) along the shoreline. In case of bad weather the music boat may be postponed to Saturday night. Call 978-562-2203 after 6 pm for a recorded message.

Saturday Sep 3rd, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Water Carnival Beach Day
Stow Town Beach/Pine Bluffs Recreation Area

9:30 – Canoe races

10:30 – Field events

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

12:30 – Children’s entertainment

1:30 – Beach events, swimming races

Ribbons will be awarded for many of the races. Bring a picnic or purchase a grilled lunch prepared by the Lake Boon Association.

The comprehensive History of Lake Boon by Prof. Richard Gelpke and a variety of LBA shirts, hats, stickers and bags will be available for purchase with cash or Venmo.

Sunday Sep 4th

10:00 History Boat Tour (register by email to grayscale@earthlink.net)

2:15 – 4:00 Annual Decorated Boat Parade

The parade begins at the First Basin Narrows Buoy with registration on the water before 2:15 pm, and continues counter-clockwise around the first (north) basin and then to the second (south) basin. It should pass the Stow Town Beach about 2:30 pm. We thank supporters including Main Street Pizza, Honey Pot Hill Orchard, Stow House of Pizza, Nan’s Rustic Kitchen & Market, Brothers Pizza, CJ’s of Hudson & Sudbury and the Lake Boone Ice Company.

Monday Sep 5th, 2:30 – 4:00 Sailing Regatta

During Labor Day quiet hours and weather permitting, join other sailors for informal cruising and ad hoc racing in the first basin beginning at the Pine Point buoy. Slow power boaters and landlubbers at the Town Beach are welcome to observe the thrills and spills of sailing (depending on the wind).

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