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Wed, Oct. 16

Lots of fun on tap for weekend World Arts Fest

The Sixth Annual World Arts Festival starts with a roar Saturday with a jet flyby with pilot Chuck McCoy at the controls of a Russian L-39 Albatross Vodychody.

It ends with a display of ground-level fireworks commemorating Prescott Valley's 30th anniversary of the town's 1978 incorporation.

In between, festival attendees have much to chose from in the way of entertainment, fun and food.

The third annual Kinetic Sculpture Race starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lake Valley Road in "Fain Flats."

Because of the construction of the new library building, the course relocated to an empty field where town workers scraped out a course and created obstacles such as hills, bumps and a mud pit.

Persephone and her Bicycle Boogie Band entertain the KSR entrants and crowd at the 30th Anniversary Stage near the starting point.

More music, dance, magic, and a martial arts demonstration follows on three stages with the Beatles tribute band, Apple, finishing Saturday at 5:30 p.m. on the festival stage. Tia's Royal Islanders are the final group to perform Sunday on the Civic Circle Stage at 7:30 p.m. leading into the fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.

WAF celebrates a variety of cultural arts and includes vendors, food booths, community group demonstrations, and youth activities.

This year, an antique and custom car show lines Lake Valley Road, and Galpin Ford will display vehicles for sale along Lakeshore Drive.

Admittance to the Festival and all entertainment is free.

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