For the 111th year, the city of Oskaloosa will celebrate the city’s annual Old Settlers festival.
Events are scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the town square and courthouse lawn, 300 Jefferson St.
Matt Miller, a member of the committee that organizes the annual event, said the theme for this year’s festival is “Embracing Traditions and New Beginnings.”
“We’re trying to incorporate new activities and musical groups that appeal to a younger crowd” while still including activities for a wider age range, too, Miller said.
A carnival and food vendors will be present each night at the festival, and events begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.
The Riverbend Promenaders, a square-dancing act, will perform at 8:15 p.m. Thursday. At 9 p.m. Friday, the Lawrence cover band Sell Out is scheduled to perform, covering songs from a wide variety of acts from Johnny Cash to Lady Gaga.
The festival’s annual parade is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission to all festival events is free. Wristbands for unlimited carnival rides are $18 on Thursday, and $20 on Friday and Saturday.