I'm not really sure how I've managed to miss mentioning the Evergreen Lake Concerts, one of the coolest and most fun town traditions I know of. All summer long there are free concerts every other Wednesday night at the Evergreen Lake, and the entire town turns out. Kids swarm (after all, there *is* a bouncy house), grown-ups drink beer and wine, everyone brings blankets and chairs and we've been known to put out some incredible spreads of food to share. It's a social scene for all ages. And bonus: the bands are really pretty good!
What we only learned last month, though, is that on the other Wednesdays there's still a lake concert - one with a suggested donation that benefits a local organization. These are a far smaller scene, and the kids have to swarm in the trees and lawn (no bouncy house), but it gives the adults a chance to actually relax while we sip wine outside and listen to music.
|That's our buddy - the dude in the green skirt.|
|Nice post-concert view, right?|