MIDDLEBURY — Quassy Amusement and Water Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd., announced its entertainment schedule for the upcoming season, which will start Saturday, April 25.
“We’ll be doing a new show with a circus theme this year,” said Jim Sisti, the park’s resident magician.
He and his wife, Sandy, are preparing the production to mark their 18th consecutive season at the lakeside property with a five-act show that incorporates audience participation with children.
“We’ll be using a palanquin illusion, which is pretty spectacular, as the opening act,” he said.
There will also be a vanishing elephant act and a grand finale titled the Mismade Lady Illusion.
Quassy’s 3D fireworks will start at 10:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4, when special viewing glasses will be sold to benefit Give Kids the World Village, where children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to cost-free vacations in Kissimmee, Fla.
Presenting partners in the community service event are Price Chopper supermarkets, TD Bank, Shaker Auto Group, Pepsi and Prime Publishers.
Quassy President Eric Anderson said, “We have long supported Give Kids the World and their incredible initiative, so this year the park decided to make them the beneficiary of our fireworks show.”
There will be a Yacht Rock Quassy After Dark Beach Party on Friday, July 31, featuring the band Anchor Management.
From the mid 1970s to the mid ‘80s, popular music had a definitive sound. Memorable lyrics, smooth harmonies and pure musicianship dominated the airwaves with artists like Christopher Cross, Boz Skaggs, Hall and Oates and Michael McDonald, to name a few. This smooth, infectious sound has now become known as Yacht Rock.
Anchor Management’s ticketed evening show will include costumes, prize giveaways and sing-alongs with music from that genre.
The season will start with a $45 Carload Weekend on April 25 and 26 so up to 10 people safely seated in one car can receive all-day wrist bands and enjoy the park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual egg hunt for prizes will start at 3 p.m. April 26 on the park’s great lawn.
A full schedule, detailing additional carload weekends, Dance Day at the Carousel Theater Stage, Qpon Day, Preschoolers Day, Family Day with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Martial Arts Day, the Ironman Triathlon, Homeschool Day, the annual School Music Festival and more is available at www.quassy.com.
Season passes are on sale now at the park office and at www.quassy.com.
Company picnics and other catered events are also being scheduled through the park office at 203-758-2913.