‘Festival of Good Things’ returns this weekend with free activities and ticketed evening concert

Gord Downie was one of the performers at last year's Festival of Good Things. Lambton County has approved a grant in support of the event.
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Gord Downie is one of the featured musicians at this Saturday’s Festival of Good Things at Sarnia Bay.

With the success of the inaugural Festival of Good Things under their belt, organizers are set to go big with expanded programming and a ticketed evening show featuring Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie in what is being billed as “Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun.”

The second edition of Festival of Good Things will take place at Sarnia Bay Marina this upcoming Saturday (August 30, 2014) and run from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

A Friday night kickoff party will begin at Sarnia Bay at 6 p.m. This portion of the Festival is also free, with music from Kennedy Cult, In the End We Dance, and Horseless Headmen.

Among Saturday’s featured activities will be the Triple Crown Wakeboarding Championships, Ontario’s best craft breweries, a Kids Zone, great music including acclaimed Canadian musicians and will highlight the good people and organizations found in Lambton County in our Good People Tent. The entire daytime portion of the festival will be free to attend.

New for 2014 will be a “Hand Made Market” for artisans in the community to showcase their work. Interested vendors for the Hand Made Market should visit www.festivalofgoodthings.com for information about registration.

The ticketed evening programming will begin at 6 p.m. and feature an amazing lineup of Canadian musicians including Craig Cardiff, Library Voices and Molly Thomason, culminating with a performance by Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun. Tickets for the concert are $40 inclusive and available online or in any Scotiabank branch in Sarnia or Bright’s Grove.

Festival of Good Things is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is to create an annual cultural event that promotes the good work and people in Lambton County.

For more information please visit www.festivalofgoodthings.com

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