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Spirit of Beacon Day (Rescheduled)
October 1, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beacon’s highly anticipated event, The Spirit of Beacon Day, takes place on Sunday, October 1st from 11:00 am-4:00 pm (parade begins at 1:00 pm).
This event was established in 1977 in response to racial tensions between Beacon’s youth and the community. As a result, various community leaders from our local churches, library, police, City Council, and others came together to figure out what to do. A solution proposed was a community day. Said one of the original backbones of the Spirit of Beacon Day, Nan Whittingham, about the origin in the Beacon Evening News in 1986: “Everyone was in agreement that we, the community, should get to know one another better. It was agreed we should learn to know each other’s likes and dislikes regarding conversation, feelings, entertainment, education and food.”
Come to enjoy a variety of different foods from professionals, churches and organizations, as well as get to know services available at vendor tables.
Music performances at 2 stages will be going all day at the Main Stage at Veterans Place, and the secondary stage at Cross Street. The big parade kicks off at 1pm and goes down Main Street.