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Harborfest is a 4-day/night admission free festival held annually during the last full weekend of July. The 25th Anniversary edition of Harborfest will take place july 26-29, 2012 and will feature live music and entertainment, the Harborfest Family Park featuring the Children’s Musical along with programming and activities for families, the Juried Arts & Crafts venue,
Each year, in addition to the great music and entertainment featured at Harborfest, an educational cultural component/theme is chosen; last year it was Great Britain, and in 2010 it was France. The 25th Anniversary of Harborfest will be in 2012, which coincidently is also the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The French and British were the two main adversaries because of trade restrictions the British introduced to impede trade between the French and United States during the early 1800’s. Thus the cultural theme for Harborfest has been France and Great Britain the past two years, all leading up to the 2012 festival and the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The theme is used throughout the festival in various ways, including the children’s parade held on the Friday of Harborfest, the festival’s annual poster, program and merchandise, as well as music and programming.