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Holliston Lions Gear Up for 55th Annual Summer Carnival

by Steve Apesos

Summer time in Holliston would not be complete without the annual Lions Carnival, and for the 55th year, the highly successful local club is planning Carnival Week, July 26-29, with another Fireworks Night scheduled for Saturday evening to conclude the festivities.  In 2017, Lions International celebrates its Centennial Year.

The Carnival will be held on the grounds of Holliston High School all four days with the Midway featuring Mark Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park Inc.  Special wristband nights on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday will offer unlimited ride options.  Check the conclusion of this article for special ride nights.  The Holliston Lions will again be manning their food tent offering hot dogs, burgers, nachos, chili, fries, chicken nuggets, drinks and candy. 

All Proceeds Go to the Local Club’s Charity Work

“Plans behind our 55th annual Carnival are coming together nicely,” explains Lions Carnival Chairman and incoming President, Ged Gove.  “This event not only means a lot of fun and entertainment in our community, but the proceeds help drive the more than $50,000 a year that our Holliston Lions Club gives to local community groups, high school scholarships, charity organizations and initiatives, and of course, our annual Club donation dedicated to Lions International Eye Research,” Gove said.

Atlas Fireworks will again be featuring the Carnival’s Fireworks Night scheduled to start at 9:30 Saturday evening, July 29th.  “Weather permitting, it has recently helped us celebrate successful Carnival Weeks,” Gove added.  “It’s tradition to come out to the Lions Carnival, help celebrate the summer with us and know it all goes to a good cause.”

Carnival Hours


July 26th



July 27th



July 28th

5 pm-11pm


July 29th

1 pm-11pm


 Special Ride Nights

Wednesday,  July 26

Wristband Night

Ride All Night for $25


Friday, July  28

Wristband Night

Unlimited Rides $15


Saturday, July 29

Wristband Special

Unlimited Rides $25