On New Year’s Eve downtown Port Clinton will rock with the 16th annual Walleye Madness.
“The Walleye Madness committee is very excited with the many changes and features of the Drop this year,” according to Maria Smith of the committee. “ Some of those changes include professional entertainment, a new stage, a new descent of how Wylie is dropped, a new venue for the kid's activities and many additional guests. We have also added a section of bleachers that will be placed in the parking lot beside The Fishermen's Wharf to assist the disabled and elderly.”
Events will kick off at 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall with the kids’ festivities and Touch-A-Truck. The Wanna Bees will be performing for the kids from 5- 6 p.m. followed by the kids’ Walleye Drop.
DJ Jeff of Rock & Roll Express will begin music on the Main Stage at 6 p.m. There will be contests, dance offs and other surprises all throughout the evening. Vendors will line Madison Street and be in the Port Clinton Fisheries building. Dennis Hale, author of "Shipwrecked - Reflections of the Sole Survivor" of a Great Lakes Freighter accident will be available.
At 11:30 p.m. Mike Willis, Mickey Kelley, Matt Rogers and Forest Miller, Nashville songwriters and recording artists, will be performing on the main stage and later at The Listening Room.
At midnight there will be a grand fireworks display.
Check the website at www.walleyemadness.com for more information and times of events, or visit the facebook page at "Walleye Madness at Midnight” (official site for the NYE Walleye Drop) for up to the minute information or changes.