BayFest 2011 features Cecilio & Kapono, Hoobastank, Joe Nichols

| June 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Marine Corps Community Services
News Release

Entertainment, carnival rides and fireworks will be abundant

BayFest

BayFest

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay — The public is invited to Oahu’s largest music and family fun festival, featuring national concert acts, carnival rides, fireworks, competitions, food and military displays.

The 22nd Annual BayFest will be held, here, July 15-17.

BayFest features music for every taste — from local legends to alternative rock to country.

Cecilio & Kapono will take the stage, July 15, for a two-hour show. Fireworks will follow the performance.

Puddle of Mudd, with special guest Hoobastank, will be a two-for-one treat for post-grunge alternative rock fans, July 16.

Country music returns to the BayFest stage, July 17, with the award-winning artist Joe Nichols.

The Marine Forces Pacific Band will perform all three nights.

Daytime activities, July 16, include children’s contests and an inaugural stand-up paddleboard competition.

The popular Bathtub Regatta and the Body Search Fitness Challenge will be featured July 17.

Plus, the first ever GreenFest@BayFest Expo will transform Hangar 101 into an eco-village of environmentally conscious businesses and organizations.

Marine Corps Community Services and MCBH host the annual BayFest event. MCCS provides morale, welfare and recreation programs and services, which contribute to readiness and retention of Marines, Sailors and family members stationed at MCB Hawaii. Proceeds from this and other MCCS events are reinvested into quality of life programs at MCB Hawaii.

BayFest History

Originally dubbed the “Windward Family Festival” in 1990, BayFest began as a community relations event to thank the military for its service, as well as to welcome the local community onto the installation to learn about the lifestyle of being a Marine.

BayFest 2011 offers something for everyone, and all ages will find fun on the midway full of rides and games, as shown here. Big kids will get their thrills on the rides, while little thrill-seekers will enjoy the many kiddie rides. When hunger strikes, sample the food booths that feature local favorites, such as plate lunches, and carnival favorites, like corn dogs and cotton candy. (Photo Courtesy of Marine Corps Community Services)

BayFest 2011 offers something for everyone, and all ages will find fun on the midway full of rides and games, as shown here. Big kids will get their thrills on the rides, while little thrill-seekers will enjoy the many kiddie rides. When hunger strikes, sample the food booths that feature local favorites, such as plate lunches, and carnival favorites, like corn dogs and cotton candy. (Photo Courtesy of Marine Corps Community Services)

A festival-style atmosphere, military static displays, carnival rides and national bands helped solidify the event as a community favorite.

In 1992, the Windward Family Festival was renamed to BayFest, due to the many activities that focused on ocean sports in Kaneohe Bay. The number of water activities has varied through the years, but the name BayFest remains a constant.

As BayFest has grown, so has the variety of music presented. Nationally-recognized bands spanning all genres of music have headlined the evening concerts, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alan Jackson, Three Doors Down and Black Eyed Peas.

In keeping with the festival atmosphere, BayFest is also known to feature double-header concerts, giving the audience the opportunity to see multiple shows at one great price.

Today, BayFest is a household name and a fixture on calendars of Oahu events. As it is open to the public, about half of all visitors to BayFest do not have a direct affiliation with the military.

BayFest 2011

For tickets, the concert lineup or contest registration, visit www.bayfesthawaii.com. Authorized patrons can also purchase tickets at all military Information, Tickets and Recreation outlets.

BayFest hours

  • July 15, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • July 16, noon-1 a.m.
  • July 17, noon-11 p.m.
  • Concert gates open at 5 p.m. each day.

Traffic

  • The event is expected to have more than 35,000 participants, daily, according to www.honolulu.gov. Traffic will be heavy on the H3 freeway, Kaneohe Bay Drive, Mokapu Boulevard, Mokapu Road, North Kalaheo Avenue and any streets leading to MCBH.

Marine Corps Community Services

To learn about upcoming events, visit www.mccshawaii.com.

 

 

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