PORT WASHINGTON - Though it's traditional to have a fish fry on Friday, the largest single-day fish fry in the world will happen in Port Washington on Saturday, July 15.

The event will last from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature live music and — of course — a lot of fish at the Port Washington harbor/marina, 106 N. Lake St.

A parade begins when the grounds open at 10 a.m. That's also when the fish and chips stands open and a classic car show and arts and crafts show are available for attendees.

A carnival, helicopter rides, and soccer water fights at 1 p.m. will also be featured.

Bands performing at Fish Day include Vinyl Groove from 12:30 to 3 p.m., the Rocky Mountain Oyster Band from 3:30 to 7 p.m., and Hotel California from 7:45 to 9:30 p.m. — when the fireworks start.

Fish Day provides an opportunity for area civic organizations such as the Port Washington Yacht Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and Lions Club raise needed funds.

The event was first held in 1964 and, according to the official event website, is dedicated to the city to "celebrate with ceremony, entertainment and festivity its citizens, history, business, culture and traditions."

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