White River is bustling with excitement, as the Winnie's Hometown Festival is back.
Featuring a theme of "Flashback on Winnipeg Street", the 30th annual event officially kicked off Thursday with events including a performance by award-winning comedian Pete Zedlacher, who is originally from Wawa.
Festival Coordinator Devan Lavallee emphasizes things truly get going today, with many more events.
Lavallee notes there will also be the usual fireworks tonight, with events through the weekend including the mixed slow pitch baseball tournament, Winnie-the-Pooh Parade, "Winnie's Funland and Trade Fair", riding lawnmower races, and an adult dance on Saturday, as well as the annual fish derby and the bingo on Sunday.
Schedule information can be found on the White River website or the Winnie's 30th Annual Hometown Festival Facebook page.
Kids weekend passes are available at the Township Office - or at the door - though adults will need to pay at the door for some events.