It’s in the park, in the pool at Livermore

LIVERMORE – Organizers of Livermore Daze say the number of people in town could more than quadruple when the festival begins this weekend.

Team Livermore President Ron Trauger said he’s hoping for more than 1,500 people at the Vic Ferrari concert, which will be Saturday night.

He said the concert is usually the biggest part of Livermore Daze.

“That’s what we have our revenue off of so we can do things for the community,” Trauger said.

The concert has a $15 admission fee and will feature the Livermore Fire Department grilling starting at 7 p.m.

But the concert won’t be the only event at Livermore Daze.

The festival, which starts Friday night and lasts through Sunday, will feature a variety of different events and activities.

“On Friday night we have the Clark Brothers co-ed softball tournament,” Trauger said. “On Saturday morning we’ll have a parade and games at the park.”

The Livermore Municipal Pool will also be open for free swimming on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

Trauger said this year will feature a new event from the Livermore Public Library.

“The library will be putting on games for all ages,” he said. “Normally we just had kids games, but this year they’re going to be open to adults.”

Among the activities will be a watermelon-eating contest.

“We are having a horseshoe tournament and we’ll also have a volleyball tournament,” Trauger said. “They will be starting at about 11 a.m. on Saturday.”

There will also be a chicken dinner provided by the Sons of the American Legion of Livermore from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Livermore Daze will conclude Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with an Ecumenical service at Lotts Creek Park, which will be followed by a potluck.

The festival is sponsored by Team Livermore, which Trauger said is a nonprofit that raises money for the town.

“There’s about 14 of us that got started about seven or eight years ago,” he said. “We try to help out all the organizations if they need something.”

Right now Team Livermore is looking at making some improvements to the park.

“We’re talking about putting up some more kids events at the pool park,” Trauger said. “We’ll put a roof over the sandbox so it’s not so hot for the mothers and children while they’re playing in the sandbox.”

He added that he hopes to “have everybody come” to Livermore Daze.