Of Perch and Pageants…Festival of the Fish weekend arrives!

The fuse is lit on a great forecast…

Sure we like to get a little “punny” with the firework references but why not get excited because this weekend brings with it a festival complete with fireworks!

fireworks vermilion

You…. light up my life…Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.

Fish Festival

The Fish Festival arrives this weekend and with it fireworks off of Vermilion’s breakwall. Both of these events are brought to you by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce which can be found here on the web, and here on facebook. Their will be many festivities downtown on Mainstreet as visitors and locals alike take in the festival celebrating Lake Erie’s Fishing bounty. In fact, it even comes with a Crazy Craft race and a lighted boat parade. Details at the links above.

What this means for your whole crew is a great opportunity to view fireworks from your boat. Now their will be some river traffic considerations to be aware of. If your planning on boating Friday after dusk you should take the time to read the announcement below.

From the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce:

Vermilion Boaters, Visiting Boaters, Vermilion Marina’s and Vermilion Community important safety announcement for 2019 Festival of the Fish Fireworks temporary River Closure June 14th⚓️ please read!!!

On June 14th 2019 the Festival of the Fish Committee will be hosting fireworks on the detached break wall at the entrance to the Vermilion River. Due to the safety of this event we are asking spectators and boaters to take a look at the map of the area and please be aware of our safety zones that will be set in place.

The west entrance to the Vermilion River will not be accessible once the fireworks are placed on the break wall. We are asking that boaters use the east entrance to navigate both in and out of the Vermilion River.

There will be complete river closure starting at 9:30pm until 11:00pm or later. The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:00pm. There will be five to six temporary buoys set up 500’ around the detached break wall and boaters are permitted to watch the fireworks show on the north side of these buoys. Both attached piers the one by Main Street Beach and the other by Lagoon Beach will be off limit to spectators.

fireworks too

And we haven’t even gotten to the best part, Fishing on Lake Erie is at an all time best… (pic curtesy of Jayne H.)

Jayne fishing

Your weekend forecast (NWS):

TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming west 15 to 25
knots late. A chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms this
morning, then showers with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.
Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet.
TONIGHT…West winds 15 to 25 knots. Showers in the evening,
then a chance of showers overnight. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to
3 to 6 feet. Waves occasionally around 7 feet.
FRIDAY…West winds 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest. Sunny.
Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 1 to 3 feet. Waves occasionally
around 6 feet.
FRIDAY NIGHT…Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to
15 to 20 knots. A chance of showers overnight. Waves 2 feet or
less.
Saturday...SW wind 14 to 18 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am. Waves around 2 ft.
Saturday Night…SSW wind 9 to 13 kt, with gusts as high as 20 kt. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Sunday…SW wind 8 to 10 kt. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Waves around 1 ft.