Tivoli Day is tomorrow. Sept. 17 from 9 to 6 p.m. in downtown Oak Bluffs. Circuit avenue becomes a walkway throughout the festival and plays host to music, outdoor dining, arts, a climbing wall, mini horse rides, raffles, and summer specials. Essentially, it showcases Oak Bluffs at its very best, with just the right amount of shoulder season elbow room.
This year’s festival has two added attractions. The event is being dedicated to Renee Balter, founder, past president, executive director and recently vice president of the Oak Bluffs Association. Renee has retired from the board and has been an instrumental part of Tivoli Day.
There will also be, for the first time, a Flying Horses Ring Challenge beginning at 4:30 p.m This event is a fundraiser to support the Jena Pothier Flying Horses Scholarship Fund. Jena was a carousel employee for four years.
There will be four age divisions ranging from the wee toddler up to professional. In other words, everyone gets to show their stuff in a contest to grab the most rings.
There is a $10 donation for all entrants. Trophies will be awarded for the first three finishers in each division and everyone who enters receives a commemorative brass ring.