Memorial Day has a parade. The 4th of July means fireworks.
Now, Labor Day boasts its own Westport tradition.
The 7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival opened a weekend run today downtown.
With 3 separate events — great music at the Levitt Pavilion; a barbecue competition in the Imperial Avenue parking lot, and kids activities/food trucks/vendors in the library lot — there is something for everyone.
A number of Westporters — and many more from throughout the region — strolled easily around the grounds. The footbridge connecting the Imperial Avenue and library parking lots got more use than maybe ever. Kayakers drifted up the river to see what was up.
The music was awesome. And the smell of barbecue ribs, chicken and steak was everywhere.
(For information on bands, tickets and more, click on http://www.bluesviewsbbq.com or call 203-505-8716. The festival runs through 9:30 tonight. On Sunday the music starts at noon, and goes straight through to 9:30 p.m.)