Children’s Gala to Celebrate Oswego County Bicentennial

OSWEGO, NY – The annual Children’s Gala will be taking place on July 26 at 6 p.m. in Breitbeck Park.

The gala this year has a special birthday theme celebrating Oswego County’s bicentennial.

Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the Harborfest Volunteer Center at 41 Lake St., Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., farmers’ market Thursdays from 4:30 – 8 p.m.; Oswego YMCA and Mother Earth Baby.

Only children need tickets.

With the purchase of a $5 ticket, children will get a sno-cone, popcorn, cake and ice cream.

There will also be an airhop, obstacle course, placemat decorating, and a selfie station with props.

There will also be a T-shirt workshop taking place, where children can stamp T-shirts with paint and make a custom shirt, bring $5 or a plain T-shirt.

AmeriCorps member Kaylee Conner said, “The Children’s Gala this year has a special meaning because it’s Oswego County’s bicentennial. We want children and their families to have a great time while celebrating our community’s heritage in the days leading up to Harborfest.”

Harborfest is one of the few admission-free music festivals in the country.

It was founded with the mission of creating nationally recognized festivals and events that attract and engage a broad and diverse audience, celebrate and build community and advance economic development in Oswego.

It would not be possible to continue the event without the massive continued support received from the city of Oswego, businesses, organizations, government entities and individuals and family members.

To learn more about the Children’s Gala or about Harborfest, visit or call 343-6858.