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Event Series Event Series: Whaling City Festival

Whaling City Festival

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A favorite since 1970, the Whaling City Festival has filled Buttonwood Park with the excitement of pro wrestling shows, a car show, amusement rides, kids’ activities, and various vendors. Oh, and don’t forget the festival food. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. July 6, noon to 8 p.m. July 7-9.

Wristbands are $30 if ordered in advance at or $35 on-site at ticket booths. Buy a wristband and ride all of the rides all night.


July 6
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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