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I can't believe it will be the Forth of July tomorrow!!! I swear 2017 is going by at lightning speed! I seriously can't keep up!!! I feel like I'm going to wake up tomorrow and it's going to be Christmas. Please slow down 2017. Just a little bit ;-)
The past few years my family has headed up to Ellicottville, NY for their annual Summer Fest the weekend before the forth! A weekend jam packed with art,vendors, food, music and good ole family fun. Our highlight of the weekend is always watching the Buffalo Philharmonic jam out at the Holiday Valley stage. It's now become a tradition of ours that we look forward to.
All of the shows during #SummerFest are held at Holiday Valley, yes as in the ski resort. They had a stage set up slopeside and seating was general admission. Think concert in the park feel with folding chairs & blankets at $40 a person. Kids are always free. You could buy VIP tickets for the whole weekend & those seats were reserved in a roped off area with their very own lounge. I believe those tickets were going for around$250, so those tickets are definitely for those devoted to the entire weekend!
The best part about seeing ANY show at Holdiay Valley ANYTIME during the summer/fall is the fact you can bring your own drinks & snacks! Literally ANY drink too so don't forget you wine! Don't feel like lugging that cooler to the show? No worries. You can purchase snacks and drinks stage side as well.
Holiday Valley is one of a dying breed of concert venues that allow such a loose restriction on bringing items into a show so they do ask you to take home what you bring! Keep the resort liter free while respecting the resort and we will be able to enjoy this privilege for years to come!
The Buffalo Philharmonic performed two sets of tunes with a pirates and princesses theme! Beauty & The Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean just to rattle off a few of the features.
It's always fun when your little ones know the songs the band, or I guess orchestra in this case is playing so they can sing and dance along! My daughter was having a total blast!!!!
And of course the show came to an end around 9:30 & were were graced with a pretty spectacular fireworks show while the Buffalo Philharmonic played a little Susa! My daughter loves fireworks and was pretty excited for them, so they were a rad ending to an amazing evening!
Just because #SummerFest has come to an end doesn't mean the fun in Ellicottville is over! Check out http://www.ellicottvilleny.com & take a peak at some of the upcoming festivities they have to offer your family! Jazz fest is just a few weeks away! Who doesn't enjoy a concert at the gazebo? Taste of Ellicottville is also coming up in August! Lot's of fun for the whole family!
What type of events do you love to attend with your family during the summer?
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7/3/2017 12:51:51 pm
We try to stay away from most major events because they're so busy with the little ones. There's a nice quiet farm museum we like to visit sometimes, where they have bluegrass and dancing.
7/3/2017 01:48:28 pm
Wow, love your photos! Looks like a super fun day celebrating the 4th! :)
7/3/2017 06:44:41 pm
That sounds like so much fun! I love outdoor concerts like this. Glad you guys had a good time.
7/3/2017 07:31:45 pm
I love outdoor music festivals. I like that you were able to chill on the lawn and BYO. Such a cool vibe!
7/3/2017 08:52:54 pm
When you hear music festival in the Summer, you get this idea that it's going to be crowded and packed with teens and all that. I think this one's really lovely. It's relaxing!
7/3/2017 09:38:45 pm
This looks like a fun event. I love the view of the sky you had while you were there.
7/3/2017 09:57:52 pm
This looks like a great festival and the pictures are so inviting. Where is Ellicottville because I want to go next year.
7/3/2017 11:01:37 pm
I LOVE that the orchestra played such fun themed music that little ones might recognize! What a great way to get them interested in music. And of course fireworks are always a hit! So fun!!!
7/4/2017 09:35:32 am
Happy 4th July, how time goes by so quickly! I really love that you can bring your own drinks and snacks to the summer music festival x
7/4/2017 10:30:57 am
Sounds like a great festival, it's good that you can get chairs and blankets and just relax and soak up the atmosphere for a day x
7/4/2017 11:51:16 am
Totally my kind of music festival! Very laid back and relaxed. Perfect for the summer and for watching with the kids! I'm glad you had a great time there!
7/4/2017 04:16:03 pm
How fun! It has been a long time since I have been to a festival or outside concert, but they really are so much fun!
7/4/2017 09:30:11 pm
That looks like SUCH a fun festival!! Wish we lived closer! Hope you are having a fabulous 4th of July today xo
7/4/2017 11:39:55 pm
This sounds like so much fun. Definitely somewhere I would love to go.
7/5/2017 01:12:16 am
I love music festivals. Our neighborhood sponsors a thing about it. She's
7/5/2017 01:14:20 am
I meant to say... She's known for her big outdoor concerts, all which I try to attend!
7/5/2017 12:09:04 pm
I love music festivals but haven't been to one in a really long time. This looks like some great fun!
7/5/2017 01:58:59 pm
i love a good summer musical and this one looks awesome!
7/5/2017 02:35:48 pm
What a super fun event!! I want to try that wine!!!! We love going to music festivals!
7/5/2017 09:22:53 pm
Looks like you and your family had a blast at the Ellicottville Summer Music Fest. I'm sure the wine tasted amazing!
7/7/2017 09:23:19 am
I love that green background color.
7/7/2017 11:33:19 am
Summer festivals have always been my favorite. I have a lot of memories going to them when I was younger and I loved it then too!
7/8/2017 07:10:25 pm
That looks like such a fun summer music festival! Looks like you had a great time.
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