Clare Summerfest 2012 – Schedule of Events

June 22, 2012


Summer Fest is coming up, and some familiar events are planned for this year’s event. The Free Family Carnival held at the First Baptist Church will be Friday, June 29 from 6-9 p.m. Kids and families can enjoy the carnival before the fireworks beginning at dusk over Lake Shamrock.


Cosmic Glow bowling at Gateway Lanes will be going on both Friday and Saturday from 4-10 p.m. Get a chance to enjoy a game of glow-in-the-dark bowling with friends and family along with karaoke. Back again this year is the Teddy Bear Races sponsored by Maury Irwin-State Farm Friday, June 29 at Shamrock Park. Registration begins at 5 p.m. for children ages 3-5.


Wrap up the Summer Fest festivities and enjoy a pancake fly-in breakfast at the Clare Municipal Airport beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.


Along with Summer Fest, the City Wide Garage Sales will be going on June 28-30 at local homes in the Clare area. Items being sold range from furniture and kitchenware to women’s clothing and antiques.


The Clare Area Chamber has received generous donations from local businesses towards the spectacular fireworks display for Summer Fest.  Opportunities to donate will be available Friday during the festivities. Hot dogs, water and soda will be available starting at 6 p.m. Fourth of July novelties such as light-up crowns, light sabers and glow rings will be sold throughout the day to add fun to the fireworks experience.


See below for a full listing of events for Summer Fest, or visit the Clare Area Chamber or at any local business for an event listing. To collect a map for the city wide garage sales stop by the Clare Area Chamber or go to

Thursday June 28

* City Wide Garage Sales

*Summer Concert Series 6-8 p.m. at the Clare City Park

Friday June 29

* City Wide Garage Sales

* Gospel concert at Shamrock Park 6-7:30 p.m.

* Free Picnic Sponsored by Witbeck’s Family Foods at

Shamrock Park 6-8 p.m.

* Free Family Carnival at First Baptist Church 6-9 p.m.

* Teddy Bear Races Sponsored by Maury Irwin-State

Farm at Shamrock Park 6:30 p.m.

* Horse Progress Days at the Alvin Yoder Jr. Farm

* Free Piano Concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

6 p.m.

* Live Radio Broadcast-My 1043 at 6-8 p.m.

* Gateway Community Band at Shamrock Park 8 p.m.

* Fireworks over Lake Shamrock at dusk

* Cosmic Glow Bowling and Karaoke at Gateway Lanes

at 10 p.m.

Saturday June 30

* City Wide Garage Sales

* Depot Open House at the Depot 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

* Horse Progress Days at the Alvin Yoder Jr. Farm

* Family Bowling Special at Gateway Lanes 4-7 p.m.

* Cosmic Bowling and Karaoke at Gateway Lanes 10


Sunday July 1

* Pancake Fly-In Breakfast at the Clare Municipal Air

port 7:30-11 a.m.

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