It’s ‘Days’ time!

SWARTZ CREEK — The Hometown Days festival is finally here.

The revelry begins in earnest today and continues through Sunday with fun and merriment for all ages.

Here’s a quick checklist of features, reminders and other notes:

The fireworks display, sponsored by Shea Vehicle City Auto Group, begins at dusk Friday, from the football field.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Beautiful Baby Contest, sponsored by Brandi’s Place, begins at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Kid Zone tent. Details are available on the Swartz Creek Hometown Days website.

There will be free games in the Kid Zone Tent after the parade.

Whispering Pines will return with a petting zoo that will include bunnies, reptiles and baby kangaroos this year.

The 19th annual perennial exchange takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday by the clock on Civic Drive.

There will be pony rides this year.

Max Power, the robot, will have a meet-andgreet at 2 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the festival grounds.

Woodcarver Sean Bell will create works of art.

Free coffee and doughnuts will be served before the parade, courtesy of Courtyard Manor.

Free parking is available at the Rite-Aid plaza. Shuttle to the festival grounds is free.

Special attractions include Kachunga and the Alligator Show, The Magic of Jonathon Lachance, and Max Power, a 9-foot robot that will roam the festival grounds. For details, see swartzcreekview. attractions-include-giant-robot.

For details on all of the attractions and special events, visit the Hometown Days website at

“We’d like to thank all of our volunteers and the community,” said Brenda Huyck, general chairman. “We couldn’t do what we do without all the volunteers. It takes a lot of people in our community.” — L.R.