Fantastic Fridays, presented by WCCCD
WCCCD sponsors unique summer series featuring dinos, dogs and musical entertainment
Get ready for Fantastic Fridays! a three-part summer entertainment program, presented by the good folks at Wayne County Community College District in conjunction with the City of Taylor. Fantastic Fridays! will offer unique forms of fun on one Friday evening in July, August and September. Each Friday will be uniquely different. All three programs will be held in the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion, Heritage Park. The series will include:
- “Dino Day” on July 24
- “Dog Days of Summer” on August 14
- “Harvest Hootenanny” on September 18.
Dino Day / July 24
“Dino Day” will feature dinosaurs, courtesy of Tag Art Company of Ohio. There will be a nominal $5 fee for children’s wristbands who attend. Before the show even begins, two “baby dinosaurs” and their handlers will interact with the crowd, pulling on hats, taking photos, etc. After the warm up, the “Park Ranger” will take over the show, explain the various dinosaurs and how he has trained them – look for the real life characters to come to life before your eyes, walking, blinking, etc. Following the show, the program will include dino-themed face painting and balloon twisting. If you have younger children, this event will be a summer “must” for families – after all, where else are you going to meet the Raptor and Tyrannosaurus this summer? There will be food and refreshments for sale, along with plenty of music to fit the theme.
Dog Days of Summer / August 14
“Dog Days of Summer” will take on a new meaning in August, when it will be time to fetch your four-legged friends and gather at the Sheridan Center for more food, fun and music. This will be a citywide dog event, hyped on social media through a contest calling for “Taylor’s Top Dog!” All participants will need a $5 wristband to bring in their favorite pet, and the dogs will receive a Taylor logo’d toy or apparel (to-be-determined; possibly a tennis ball or bandana). We are currently considering a "doggie obstacle course" in the skating rink behind the center, along with use of the Lamarand Splash Field during the event. Dog honors will be awarded by category, and prizes will be provided by local pet-related businesses. Dog vendors (treats, collars, etc.) will be on hand, along with food, refreshment and beer vendors. Live music will be provided.
Harvest Hootenanny / September 18
The last leg of the summer hat trick will take place when the “Harvest Hootenanny” takes over the Sheridan Center on September 18. By then, it’ll be time to enjoy the final warm evenings with live music, a kid’s zone, chainsaw carvers, cider, donuts and more – all for the cost of a $5 wristband. Three county artists – including Taylor native Carly Collura – will be on stage. There will be more food, refreshment and beer vendors. This was a big hit with Taylor families last year. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for each event. The price of the wristband lets you enter; food and drink will be at additional cost. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable.