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Car show The 19th Annual Riverfest Car Show will begin with vehicle registration from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Riverfront Park behind Wonderland Cinema. The judging will occur from noon to 2 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony featuring the top 50 vehicles. Other awards will be handed out for top interior, top paint, top engine bay and best of show. Special Riverfest dash plaques will be offered to the first 125 vehicles that register for the car show. Goodie bags from Lane Automotive will be provided to all registrants and the famous “Hot Wheels”

Mustang will be present at the event. Sponsors for the Riverfest Bike and Car Shows include Campbell Ford, Precision Auto Body, Tom Rasler AAA Insurance, Dee’s Body Shop and Service Center and Red Star Welding and Gas Supply. WJOE’s Joe Carroll will be spinning the tunes while acting as the show’s emcee. Harbor Cycle and Sports will be present for the weekend with a variety of motorized offerings. Registration is $10 per vehicle. There will be 50/50 drawings, silent auctions, door prizes and more for the duration of the event.

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The first Riverfest Bike Show will begin with registration from noon to 3 p.m. at Riverfront Park behind Wonderland Cinema. Judging will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, and awards will be presented immediately following the judging. Awards for 2013 include the top antique, domestic, foreign, touring, cruiser, sport, custom, greatest distance traveled, home built and ugly Betty. Paparazzi Tattoos will be on-site all day. Local rock band Sucker Punch will begin performing after the awards ceremony. Sage Road Monster Truck Rides will also be present offering rides throughout

the day. Sponsors for the Riverfest Bike and Car Shows include Campbell Ford, Precision Auto Body, Tom Rasler AAA Insurance, Dee’s Body Shop and Service Center and Red Star Welding and Gas Supply. WJOE’s Joe Carroll will be spinning the tunes while acting as the show’s emcee. Harbor Cycle and Sports will be present for the weekend with a variety of motorized offerings. Registration is $10 per vehicle. There will be 50/50 drawings, silent auctions, door prizes and more for the duration of the event. For more information, contact Marc Milhander at (574) 340-9241.

The car show draws vintage vehicles from many eras.

Dragon boats

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An ancient Chinese tradition that has become a favorite event for participants and spectators returns to Niles Riverfest. On Saturday, several teams will be racing dragon boats across the St. Joseph River in downtown Niles. It’s a popular event that has been happening during Niles Riverfest for the past 15 years. Racing starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs until early afternoon. The course is about 200 yards, stretching from just north of the Main Street bridge to the small dock north of the playground. Cost is $300 per boat, or around $15 a person. Between 14 and 18 people can paddle the boat. Each boat

will have a drummer and steersman. The flat-bottom teak wood boats weigh approximately 2,000 pounds each. The Dragon Boat festivities will begin Friday evening with the Awakening of the Dragon ceremony — the prelude to the dragon boat races. This original Chinese ritual includes dotting the eyes of the dragon’s head on each boat. The ceremony is conducted to cleanse and bless the area of the competition, the competitors and their boats. It also gives the boats and its crew the strength of the Dragon and the blessing of the Goddess of the Sea. For more information, contact Lisa Croteau at (269) 687-4332.

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