The Norwalk Seaport Association will hold its annual Oyster Festival the weekend after Labor Day, September 5-7, in Norwalk, Connecticut. The Festival offers three days of continuous family-friendly activities and entertainment. Presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year is First County Bank.
Grammy award winner Scott Stapp of Creed performs on the main stage as headline entertainment on Friday night of the 2014 Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival. The act will open the night time entertainment for the weekend-long event held this year September 5-7 in Norwalk, Connecticut. The musical entertainment continues for fans with the rock and roll talent of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on Saturday night.
In addition, the U.S. Army Volunteer Band will play at 1:00pm on Sunday, returning to the Festival after a 19-year absence. During the course of the weekend, dozens of local and regional musicians will also take the stage to entertain the crowds.
New this year will be the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show, aerial stunt artists performing such feats as a motorcycle high wire acts and daredevil stunts. Also making its debut at the Festival will be a 65-foot Gondola Ferris Wheel with light show, allowing riders to see the festival, as well as sites in the city of Norwalk and Long Island Sound. The popular Kid’s Cove will be the largest ever featuring a Big Top circus tent by Center Ring Productions with child-centered entertainment such as Chinese acrobats, clowns and a poodle show. Popular past attractions will return including the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, Pirate’s Cove with live pirate re-enactors, and the oyster slurping contest.
Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit record “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” which was number 1 on the Billboard charts for two months. The group was also nominated for a Grammy Award “Best Rock Performance By A Group” for “I Hate Myself for Loving You” in 1989.
The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage. The Seaport Association and its volunteers are solely responsible for organizing and financing the Oyster Festival. In addition to the Oyster Festival, the Norwalk Seaport Association owns Sheffield Lighthouse and its volunteers maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve. The organization also offers harbor cruises, special events, maritime education programs and habitat restoration projects with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For more information, visit www.seaport.org or call (203) 838-9444.