A large crowd showed up for the Gesa Carousel of Dreams ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday in Kennewick.
City officials, board members, donors and volunteers spoke and took rides.
The carousel will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Southridge Sports and Events Complex.
The carousel has been open since September, giving Tri-Citians a chance to ride on the restored 1910 horses carved by Charles Carmel. It once was an outdoor carousel at the Silver Beach Amusement Park in St. Joseph, Mich.
The celebration will have an early 1900s theme and will feature carousel rides, a clown, jugglers and cloggers, face painting, antique cars, a barbershop quartet and more.
Concessions also will be available.
Tokens — each worth a 2.5-minute ride — cost $3 for one, $10 for four and $20 for 10.
For more information or to donate, go to www.carouselofdreams.net or call 509-585-8800.