Second-Annual Beach Bash Set for Saturday

Cole Park will be transformed this Saturday, August 26th, for the second annual Broome County’s Beach Bash. This free event will begin at 2:00 PM with swimming, boating, beach games, bounce houses, DJ, band, and Cornell Cooperative Extension offering guided walk and pond study.

Live music begins at 6:00, featuring A Country Mile. Additional entertainment will include illusionist David Black and Flo in Motion Hula Hoop Performance. At dusk, Parks staff will light fire pits across the beach where visitors can relax and roast marshmallows for s’mores. When the stars come out, Cole Park will be lit up with fireworks show over the water!

Food vendors will be on site serving bbq, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, funnel cakes, ice cream, Italian ice, kettle korn and lemonade; vendors will include Pinkies BBQ, Downtown Danny’s, Here’s the Twist Ice Cream, Sammy’s Italian Ice and Ma & Pa’s Kettle Korn. We also encouraged you to take advantage of the park’s 70 grills by bringing their own charcoal, lighters, and food to cook. Additionally, Beer Tree will host a beer garden where anyone over the age of 21 can purchase and enjoy drinks from 3-7pm.

On-site parking is free, and BC Transit is offering free rides to Beach Bash from the Visions Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. For those arriving with their own vehicle, drivers should be prepared for heavy traffic exiting the park; Broome Security will be on hand to direct vehicles in and out. Dogs are permitted, on a leash, in all areas of the park except the beach; owners must clean up after their pets. All Broome County parks are smoke-free, except in designated areas; drones as well as remote controlled boats and cars are also prohibited.

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Publish Date
August 23, 2023