BIA ushers in autumn with Equinox party

 In Events, Visit Creemore

Creemore BIA is welcoming the change of seasons with an Autumn Equinox celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17.

BIA president Laurie Severn said the equinox is a time to celebrate the harvest and mark the change of season as we say farewell to summer and welcome the fall.

The BIA is hosting a free concert and traditional country dance at the newly opened Creemore Village Green. The event begins at 5 p.m.

It will start off with a hoedown with caller Lorraine Sutton and musicians, at 5:30 p.m. Sutton teaches each traditional dance – squares, circles, and contras – to the dancers before they dance to the music. No previous country dance experience is required. Sutton says, knowing your left hand from your right hand and the ability to count to eight are all that is required.

At 7:30 p.m., indie folk group Great Lake Swimmers, led by songwriter/ vocalist Tony Dekker, will take to the Village Green stage. Great Lake Swimmers have earned two Juno Award nominations, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize, and won a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group.

Severn said the decision was made to avoid street closures for this event, based on feedback from BIA members and the availability of the park.

Everyone is welcome. The bar will be open (cash and tap) and a wristband policy will be in effect.

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