FolkFest returns

Daily Press file photo Residents fill the streets of Manistique during a past Folkfest.

MANISTIQUE — The 29th annual FolkFest in Manisitque kicks off today, and the two-day festival promises to be one to remember. Here is an approximate schedule of events for the weekend:

Friday

5 to 5:30 p.m. — FolkFest opening ­ceremony

5:30 to 6 p.m. — Eva Burrell Animal Shelter Pet Parade

6 to 8 p.m. — Truth Be Told (contemporary)

8 to 8:30 p.m. — Jenna Osterhout (soloist)

8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Shotgun Kelli (country/rock)

Saturday

9 a.m. — The Manistique Paper Chase 5K/10K Walk/Run

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Art and crafts vendors and information booths will be lined up downtown

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Food vendors will be available

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — the FolkFest Hero ceremony will take place with L. David Vaughan emceeing

10:30 a.m. to noon — Stix and Stones (contemporary/rock)

Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Soloist Molly Slavinski

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Ritchie Yurkovich and Polkarioty (polka)

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Soloist Zander Michigan

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Blue Water Ramblers (Michigan folk music)

4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Dance It Up

5 to 6:30 p.m. — Derrell Syria Project (reggae)

6:30 to 7 p.m. — Soloist Mattisyn Hunklee

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Angels & Outlaws (country/contemporary)

8:30 to 9 p.m. — Under This Cold Sky (solo)

9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Driver (rock)

The weekend will also feature a beer garden, face painting, and children’s games.

For more information, find the ­annual event on Facebook at ­www.facebook.com/FolkfestMSTQ.

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