A hot summer day morphed into a perfect summer evening for a lakefront wine festival and by several accounts, up to 1,500 people showed up for the city's first wine festival at Veterans Memorial Park.
The event, which featured five Lorain County wineries and numerous local restaurants, was so popular, several food vendors ran out of food.
The occasion also marked a first for the city, allowing alcohol sales and use in a park. The city received a one-day only permit to allow spirits in Veterans Memorial Park, which has since returned to "dry" status.
The wine festival is the second of three city-supported festivals held this summer to highlight the city and spur economic development.
Were you at the event? Avon Lake glass artist Judy Kean snapped the photos accompanying this article. If you have photos from Friday night, upload them above.