Spirit of Grafton Schedule filled with family fun


GRAFTON—City of Grafton officials have released the lineup for this year’s Spirit of Grafton Festival, and while there might not be amusements, there is still plenty of fun to be had.

“Because of the Covid pandemic, we there were no carnival companies available for the weekend,” Grafton City Council Member Sheila Westfall said in a Facebook post.

The annual celebration will kick off on Friday, May 27 just as it has in years past, with a pool part at the City of Grafton Municipal Pool. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and take a dip from 6:00-8:00 p.m., to start the weekend off right.

Downtown will be abuzz with activity as Cartoon Headquarters will be in town with their Inflatable Fun Zone Center, an obstacle course and plenty of games for the whole family to enjoy from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

To wrap up a night of fun and excitement, be sure to head over to the main stage from 8:00-9:30 p.m. for some live music from Little Texas. 

The celebration will continue on Saturday, May 28, with tons of fun for the whole family. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., attendees can take part in Cartoon Headquarters Inflatable Fun Zone Center, try their hand at an obstacle course and visit games. All of this will be provided until 10:00 p.m.

The BMX Bike Stunt Team will have you on the edge of your seat, as they perform thrilling stunts. The first show is set to take place at 2:00 p.m., followed by another at 3:30 p.m. and finally a last showing at 6:00 p.m.

This year’s guests will be able to take in critters at two separate events. Join the Wild World of Animals on the main stage at 3:00 p.m., and then follow that show up with a trip to the Barnyard Petting Zoo on grounds of Mother’s Day Shrine from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The night will culminate in a musical performance you won’t want to miss as country star Darryl Worley returns to the Spirit of Grafton Main Stage at 8:00 p.m.

Then, following his show, fireworks will light up the night sky to help close out this year’s celebration.

Officials remind residents that this schedule is subject to change due to weather or any unforeseen circumstances.

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