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Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of summer at Breaks Park.

Splash in the Park will open Friday, May 23 and the Jubilee in the Breaks Gospel Event is planned for Saturday, May 24 through Monday, May 26. Pedal boats and canoes will be available for rental, and interpretive programming is planned throughout the weekend.

Splash in the Park will be open daily from the Friday prior to Memorial Day through Labor Day. It will be open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Wednesday, and 10 am to 8 pm on Thursday through Sunday, said Superintendent Austin Bradley. Beginning with Memorial Day weekend, the Rhododendron Restaurant will also be open daily, from 7 am to 9 pm through Labor Day.

“Our staff is looking forward to the kick-off of the summer season and we welcome everyone to come experience the improvements we’ve been working on during the winter,” Bradley said.

Jubilee in the Breaks will run Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday 10 am to 8 pm; and Monday 10 am to 2 pm.

Scheduled to perform on Saturday are the Principles; Sounds of Salvation; His Way; Dee Dee and Faith Singers; Gospel Grass Trio; Jim Sheldon; Anthony Phillips; Betty Tilley; Glimpse of Grace; Alonzo Amburgy; Mountain Grace; Moore Family; Savior’s Call; Carico Family; Trinity Heirs; Strings of Hope; Jubalaires Quartet; New Hearts; Blanton Sisters; New Harvest Brothers; Crystal Ripkoski; and Curtis Moneyhum and Ever Present.

On Sunday, the following are set to perform: the Knight Family; Gospel Lights; Jubalaires Quartet; Gospel Redeemers; Moore Family; Strings of Hope; Trinity Heirs; Martha Wright; Carico Family; Anointed; Anthony Phillips; Jim Sheldon; Dee Dee and Faith Singers; Sounds of Salvation; New Hearts; His Way; Mountain Grace; Glimpse of Grace; and Curtis Moneyhum and Ever Present.

Scheduled performers for Monday are: Sounds of Salvation; Gospel Redeemers; Jim Sheldon; His Way; Anthony Phillips; Trinity Heirs; and the Moore Family.

The performers don’t necessarily perform in the order listed. Admission to the gospel event is free, however, a love offering is taken daily.

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky - Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visitwww.BreaksPark.com.

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