Preparations are under way to make the 55th Weed Carnevale one of the best ever.  
Key events include the parade, which will take place on Wednesday July 15 at 7 p.m., with the route extending from the post office to the Carnevale site in Bel Air Park. 
“Usually the parade is Saturday, but we thought we would make it more of a kick off event,” said organizer Sheryl Wilson.
On Thursday night, Weed Youth Baseball will be having a barbecue in Bel Air Park.
The citizens of the year awards ceremony will be held on Friday at 7 p.m., and the Kiwanis pancake breakfast is scheduled for Saturday from 8:30 to 11  a.m.
On Sunday morning, there will be a 10 a.m. mass by Pastor Jim Howe of the Weed Presbyterian Church. 
Other highlight events include the bocce ball and baseball tournaments, music and dancing with a variety of different bands and an array of food and refreshment options.
As usual, Butler Amusements will be providing rides. Pre-sale ride tickets can be purchased at Scott Valley Bank, Tri-Counties Bank, US Bank and PremierWest, as well as from the Visitor Center Log Cabin.
This year's logo contest winner was Sol Keen, who received $50 for his "Love Weed, Love Carnevale" logo.

Music
It wouldn’t be Carnevale without plenty of music to spice things up.  Though the schedule has not been formalized, below is a taste of what’s to come.
All of the events listed below are scheduled to occur on the main stage of Carnevale, which is located in Weed’s Bel-Air Park.

Friday July 17
5-5:45 p.m. -- Angelina Rae (acoustic/blues/folk)
7-8 p.m. -- Ron Lovelace Band (blues/rock)
8:45-9:45 p.m. -- Rock-it (rock)
11-12 p.m. -- The Lottery (psychedelic/experimental rock)

Sat July 18
7-8 p.m. -- Brookside Bodega (hip-hop)
9:30-10:30 p.m. -- Digital Misfits (hip-hop)
11-12 p.m. -- Germain and the Sacred Sound System (reggae/dub)

Also appearing on Sat. but not yet scheduled are Last Call (country), Stereotype (alternative/grunge rock), Bruno Grossi (original acoustic folk) and Ajar Trio (jazz).

Sunday July 19
12-1:30 p.m. -- A musical worship service by the Weed Berean Church
2-3 p.m. -- Fire dancers will perform

For more information call the Chamber at 938-4624 or visit weedchamber.com.