Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tourism In Richmond County

The 8th Annual Point Michaud Surf Classic will take place from Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th. Competition will take place in several divisions including long board, short board, finless surf board, surf board team relay, body surf team, skim board, body board, kite surf, wind surf, kayak surf and stand up paddle. This event has been growing each year since its start and this year the competition is taking on a whole new persona. Not only will there be fun at the beach but lots of great activities have been planned throughtout the community to make this the best year ever. On August 26th join in the Friday Night Luau which will include a Surf Expo and Art Show with live music by Heartwood Slacks and Black Tooth Grinn. And to add to the fun the crowd can take part in a number of contests such as Best Lei, Hula Hoop and Limbo, so just how low can you go will be decided at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn with events starting at 8pm and running to midnight. Admission is $5.00 per person. Saturday’s events include the Surf Classic Competition at Point Michaud. Enjoy more of the Surf Expo with live acoustic music, kids games and a BBQ. Admission fee is $25.00 for competitors and spectators are admitted free. Later there will be a Surf & Turf Pub Special with live music by the Den Scholars at the MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge from 5-8pm. The Surf Classic Dance with music by My Dog Sam will take place at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn from 9pm until 1am, admission is $10.00 per person. And the fun continues on Sunday at Point Michaud with a Fun Surfing Day. Sounds like a great weekend at the beach, so come out and take to the waves or take your lawn chair and watch the festivities. It should be great.

The Surf Classic is not the only event taking place this weekend. The River Bourgeois Festival will be taking place from August 27th to September 4th. This is one of the last festivals held in the County during the summer and it heralds the last hurrah before the kids head back to school. This year's event promises lots of fun filled activities for the entire family including one of the highlights for the younger folks being a Disney Tea Party where the party goers can have their picture taken with one of their favorite characters.

Until next week I hope you have fun taking in all the great activities in Richmond.

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