Cassadaga Village Plans Parade, Community Events For Labor Day Weekend

CASSADAGA – With Labor Day weekend soon approaching, the village of Cassadaga has set plans for the weekend with events. On Saturday, Aug. 30, beginning at 4 p.m., the village parade will begin at the Frisbee Road area and continue on Maple Avenue toward the fire hall. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade, and the speaker’s stand will be located about half way through the parade. Jeff Frick, deputy clerk, will be this year’s master of ceremonies for the parade. Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony is sending out invitations to various surrounding towns and organizations inviting them to participate in the parade.

“We want this to be a community parade, and if someone wants to walk with their dog in the parade, or ride their bike, we are going to welcome them,” said Mike Lehnen, trustee.

When the parade concludes at the Cassadaga Fire Hall on Mill Street, hot dogs and pop will be served by the firemen to everyone at no charge. Prior to the parade, the Cassadaga American Legion Post 1280 will hold its annual clam and corn roast at the legion from noon-4 p.m. All are welcome.

Following the parade, the Cassadaga Lakes Association will hold its annual Ducky Derby race at the bridge on Maple Avenue and Mill Street. If one has not purchased their duck for the race prior to this day, it can be done just before the race. All are welcome to participate.

On Sunday, Aug. 31, the annual boat parade will take place beginning at the Dale Drive boat launch. Decorated and non-decorated boats are welcome to participate in the boat parade which begins at 3:30 p.m. Frick said he will be in his kayak. The boat parade will continue toward the Cassadaga beach where there will be a steel band concert. The beach area will be open for those to watch the band concert. A fun time is being planned for all, and all are welcome.