Weed celebrates summer time in Siskiyou County with its 57th annual Carnevale slated for July 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Bel Air Park, featuring carnival rides and games, live music, a parade, the annual People of the Year presentations, a bocce ball tournament and other sports events, food courts, vendor fair, and more.

Weed celebrates summer time in Siskiyou County with its 57th annual Carnevale slated for July 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Bel Air Park, featuring carnival rides and games, live music, a parade, the annual People of the Year presentations, a bocce ball tournament and other sports events, food courts, vendor fair, and more.

The weekend kicks off Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. with the parade in historic downtown Weed. The theme of this year’s parade is Garden of Weeden.

“This is a great chance to enjoy a northern California summer vacation in Weed. It’s a beautiful town any time of year, but especially during Carnevale weekend,” said event coordinator Stephanie Shaver.

The ceremony for People of the Year takes place directly after the parade at Centennial Plaza by City Hall, right off Main Street. This is a joyous occasion to commemorate the citizens and organizations of Weed for all the hard work done in the community throughout the years.

Thursday, July 7 is the opening day of the Butler Carnival rides and games, the food court and cold beer. The vendor fair will all be underway with a wide variety of items including summer fashions, toys and more.

The park opens at noon and bocce games for all ages will be in full swing as well as softball games. Applications are available to participate in both tournaments through the Weed Chamber of Commerce office by calling 938-4624 or download applications at weedchamber.com

To get involved with the Top of the State Race which takes place the same weekend call Weed Parks and Recreation at 926-2494.

Thursday night is also the Weed Arts Council Brewgrass Celebration at the Weed Ale House & Bistro located right next to the Carnevale. Participants can enjoy music from local musicians as well as local brews from the award winning Porter and IPA.

There is always three rotating brews that are available only in the tasting room. Brewgrass begins around 7 p.m. and lasts until the music stops, close to 11 p.m.

The Weed Library will be providing a community barbecue dinner at Bel Air Park Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise funds to keep the Weed Library open.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the Weed Library and Weed Visitor Center. Cost is $15, adults; $8, children under 12.

Friday, July 8 the music stage at Carnevale, which is run by Pegasus Sound, stays bumping until midnight. Music will be provided by Keith Ronge, Angelina and Mika, Sundown Poachers, Ave of Escape, Melodramatics, Jeremy Kanaan, and closing out with Hollow Lane. The music and entertainment is a wide variety of acoustic blues, to hard rock, to belly dancers, and more.

This year, the Weed Chamber of Commerce  announces the presence of the Crystal Mist Shire, a local SCA Group. The Crystal Mist Shire will have their castle built by the bocce courts and will be living and acting the “old ways” all weekend long.

Demonstrations of sword fights and a scavenger hunt for kids are planned for Friday and Saturday afternoon and evening.

Saturday, July 9 the Kiwanis Club will be providing a pancake breakfast fundraiser bright and early at Bel Air Park.

The live music stage will feature the talents of Julia and Cedar, Matt Kreizenbeck, Letters, Next Exit, Ben Lewis, Ron Lovelace,    Terry and Denise Eilers, Spin Drift, Melvoy, Rockit, and closing out with The Lottery. The stage will run all day and wrap up at midnight.

Sunday, July 10 there will be a church service provided by the Weed Berean Church and Pastor Howe.

Sunday is the finale of the Weed Carnevale and will shut down around 3 p.m.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Weed Chamber of Commerce, PremierWest Bank, Weed Park and Recreation, and the city of Weed. Butler Amusement is providing the carnival rides.

Pre-sale tickets are $17 and available in Weed at the Visitor Center, Tri Counties Bank, PremierWest Bank, US Bank, and at Scott Valley Bank in Weed, Mount Shasta and Yreka.

Each ticket gets you a wristband giving you access to all rides as many times as you or your kids would like for one day.