Tivoli Day has turned into what the late Ed Coogan and Mike Wild envisioned, create an event to give Oak Bluffs a financial boost while having fun at the same time, after Labor Day. They came up with the perfect name Tivoli which was the entertainment venue for dancing, concerts, roller skating, wrestling matches and a good time. Located where the police station sits it was condemned in the 1960s.

This weekend was the 41st and had the most vendors and number of spaces: 115. Excellent, fantastic, great and wonderful were the responses of the vendors I spoke to. The live music was as good as it gets. Nashville All-Stars, Phil daRosa Project, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish as well DJ Ricky Prime at the Ritz Cafe all pleased the 5,000-plus crowd.

Thanks to the Oak Bluffs police department, Oak Bluffs highway department and the town for allowing Tivoli Day to prosper.

The Oak Bluffs Association has sponsored the event from the beginning.

The support of Christine Todd, executive director of the OBA, Keith Enos, treasurer and Renee Balter, vice president, and executive committee members have been a great team to work with.

Thanks to all.

Dennis daRosa

Oak Bluffs

The writer is president and producer of Tivoli Day.