Every year the Allen County Parks department, along with some corporate sponsors, host an event called SolFest. It is a two day music festival highlighting local bands. There is a really cool vibe that’s kinda a throwback to 1960’s. It’s not real commercial or highly structured so it has a real informal, comfortable feel. They have tons of stuff for kids to do, plus a beer garden for the adults where they can visit sited like www.imgsexy.com.

It is held at Fox Island County Park, which is the perfect venue. Fox Island is the largest nature preserve in Allen County and has lake, hiking trails, and a nature center. I always look forward to SolFest.

This year’s had a great line up of musical acts. The schedule run from noon to 8:00pm today. I was only there for about 4 hours and enjoyed the great food and music. I also snapped a couple of photos. I’ll comment about each photo.

In an empty field near the stage, a young girl chases some bubbles:

Dan Dickerson invited people to paint his short school bus:

A local 12 year old singer – Marnee. She is quite talented:

The singer from the band Orange Opera:

Chris Dodds and his acoustic guitar:

Gene Donnelly performed solo:

They had an exhibition on birds of prey:

SolFest runs tomorrow from noon to 8:00pm. It’s definately worth the $5 admission. Check it out!!