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.
There was all kinds of headgear worn at Harborfest 2013.
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.
No matter which park you were in, there was always some great music to dance to.
Harborfest 2013 offered a huge variety of foods.
Van Halen Nation performs opening night. In the middle is Oswego native Kevin Lupa on bass.
One young lady danced with her hula hoop in front of the Jazz and Blues Stage.
Members of Our Friends Band put on a good show for the crowd at the Jazz Stage.
Saturday’s pesky rain showers didn’t extinguish the Grucci Fireworks Spectacular.
A group of friends spend part of their lunch hour at Harborfest sampling food with “Large Larry.”
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.
The Devonshires kept things rocking Thursday night.
The Neil Diamond tribute band – Real Diamond played to a packed Breitbeck Park on Sunday to close out the 2013 festival.
A youngster has her face painted in West Park (Novelis Family Park).
Mayor Tom Gillen pauses to answer questions from some youngsters in Breitbeck Park.
Harborfest’s midway shines at night.
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.
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.
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.
A singer with the 42nd Infantry Band belts out a song on Thursday afternoon.
The Can Man was on hand to greet youngsters following the Children’s Parade.
Sarah Funt crouches as one of her dogs leaps over her should to catch a flying disc.
Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen officially declares Harborfest 2013 open!
Typhoon Tommy’s Jet Ski Show wows the crowd along the River Walk West.
This little guy and his friend have the best seat in the house to watch the “Show of Love” pre-parade activities.
Oswego Health’s sun patrol kicks off the the 2013 Harborfest Children’s Parade.