Harborfest 2013 is history and organizers are already looking to the future.
Despite some showers, the 26th annual festival enjoyed mostly good weather and large crowds.
“We’ve had some pretty good weather and some not so good,” said Steve Fulton, executive director. “The crowds have been big, especially in Breitbeck (Park) for the concerts. The weather has been great for the most part. And, there hasn’t been any real trouble.”
Here is a look back at some of the scenes of Harborfest 2013.
Members of Our Friends Band put on a good show for the crowd at the Jazz Stage.
Senator Charles Schumer, left, greets Harborfest executive director Steve Fulton at East Park on Saturday night. To the right is the senator’s staff assistant, Karen Schillinger.
Oswego Health’s sun patrol kicks off the the 2013 Harborfest Children’s Parade.
Harborfest 2013 offered a huge variety of foods.
Mayor Tom Gillen pauses to answer questions from some youngsters in Breitbeck Park.
No matter which park you were in, there was always some great music to dance to.
This little guy and his friend have the best seat in the house to watch the “Show of Love” pre-parade activities.
A group of youngsters enjoy a picnic supper in the grass during one of the drier periods on Saturday.
Ryleigh sits on the grass in Breitbeck Park with Kristi Ward of Oswego.
Typhoon Tommy’s Jet Ski Show wows the crowd along the River Walk West.
Sarah Funt crouches as one of her dogs leaps over her should to catch a flying disc.
Saturday’s pesky rain showers didn’t extinguish the Grucci Fireworks Spectacular.
A singer with the 42nd Infantry Band belts out a song on Thursday afternoon.
Cameron Wildridge shows off his Red Sox jersey (and Spiderman face paint) prior to Friday afternoon’s Children’s Parade. He’s joined by Avery, left, and Addison.
There was all kinds of headgear worn at Harborfest 2013.
The Can Man was on hand to greet youngsters following the Children’s Parade.
Van Halen Nation performs opening night. In the middle is Oswego native Kevin Lupa on bass.
A youngster has her face painted in West Park (Novelis Family Park).
One young lady danced with her hula hoop in front of the Jazz and Blues Stage.
The Neil Diamond tribute band – Real Diamond played to a packed Breitbeck Park on Sunday to close out the 2013 festival.
M. Faigh and R. Faigh show their hands Saturday night in East Park. The brothers were having a friendly card game as they waited for the SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Oswego Jazz Band to take the stage.
A group of friends spend part of their lunch hour at Harborfest sampling food with “Large Larry.”
Harborfest’s midway shines at night.
The Devonshires kept things rocking Thursday night.
Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen officially declares Harborfest 2013 open!
At the Children’s Museum of Oswego booth, youngsters could send balls flying through a series of hoops. There were other hand-on things for the children to do as well.