The Margarita Fest Weekend kicks off today at Patrick Tierney Memorial Park next to Lexington Harbor.
The vibe of Key West., Fla., and the Caribbean take over the small village which is sure to please Jimmy Buffett fans.
Uncle Ray performs Caribbean-style music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. today as boats in the harbor are decorated for daily lighted boat parades.
On Saturday, the three-piece Caribbean Blue Band adds a couple of members to rock out during the festivities.
"We wanted to keep it low-key, but still have something going as boats checked in, and people were decorating them Friday," said Peggy Stencel, event organizer and president of the Lexington Business Association, which sponsors the festival. "It's really a prelude for Saturday," she said.
Lighted boats will parade at 10 p.m. both nights. Prizes are being given to the best-decorated vessels.
Caribbean Blue Band members, all of whom belong to the Detroit Parrothead Club that's devoted to Buffett's music and the tropical spirit, are going for that laid-back feel.
"We try to give people a taste of the island flavor," said guitarist Bill Bellaver of Troy. "It gives people a chance to get out and do some things they did when they were younger. We party with a purpose, and that's what the spirit of being a Parrothead is all about.
"We look forward to entertaining people and giving them a couple of hours to experience what it's like in Key West and other islands for a little while."
T-shirts, glow necklaces and leis will be on sale at the harbor as people gather to enjoy the island lifestyle.原帖地址: Jimmy Buffett Info http://www.buffettinfo.com/michigan-parrotheads/528-tropical-breezes-blow-into-lexington-weekend-second-annual-margarita-fest.html#post625
The event is an extension of the Music at the Harbor series, which ended earlier this month.
"We wanted to have a celebration for the end of the summer," Stencel said. "It has always been one of the most-attended concerts. We filled the park, and we expect to keep that going."
Stencel said she would like to see the event grow to include children's games and other activities,