Summer Motion gets underway

Published 8:53 am Monday, July 2, 2018

30th year for Ashland’s annual Fourth of July event

ASHLAND — Summer Motion is in full swing in Central Park.

The 30th year of Ashland’s summer festival began on Saturday, featuring music, food, games carnival rides and more.

A car show was one of the highlights on the first day, with vehicles from the 1920s through the present day lining the park’s roadways.

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The event will run through Wednesday, bringing crowds to downtown for activities such as a 5K and 10K race, a watermelon social, inflatables for children, its first ever pickleball tournament, health screenings and a motorcycle show.

In addition to the rides at the park, a second carnival site will open at the riverfront today.

Gates open at 5 p.m. daily and Tuesday will feature a performance from headliner The Marshall Tucker Band at 9 p.m., while fireworks will take place at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, preceded by music from Restless Heart at 7 p.m. and High Valley at 9 p.m.

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