For decades, Westport kids have marked the end of the school year by an event having nothing to do with teachers or books.
The Yankee Doodle Fair roars into town either days before, or days after, the final bell rings. It’s as reliable a start to summer as any tradition could be.
The last 2 years have been different. COVID canceled the event in 2020; last year, it was pushed from June to September.
But now the Yankee Doodle Fair is back. It opened last night; it continues tonight (Friday, 6 to 10 p.m.), tomorrow (Saturday, 1 to 10 p.m.), and Sunday (1 to 5 p.m.), on the Westport Woman Club’s Imperial Avenue grounds
As always, it’s a major fundraiser for the WWC.
And — as these photos from Yankee Doodle Fairs past show — it’s major fun.
BONUS RIDE: In the final season of “I Love Lucy” — after the Ricardos and Mertzes moved to Westport — Lucy and Ethel celebrated a fanciful “Yankee Doodle Day.” The poster about the Yankee Doodle celebration read: “Statue Dedication at Jessup (sic) Green.”