At 8 a.m. on June 9, the Festival of the Trails Color Run began with an explosion of color at the starting line. Participants ran or walked the the 3.1 mile course through the city’s parks trail system and finished where they started at E. Washington and S. Elm street. Staff photos by Rick Poppitz

LEFT: The Kids Zone at Festival on the Trails on featured many activities for kids including face painting, bounce houses and other kid friendly games and activities. RIGHT: Fire District #1 gave kids a chance to handle a fire hose at Festival on the Trails.

LEFT: There were events for everyone to enjoy, including a car show. RIGHT: A covered wagon gave visitors a ride to and from the Gardner Historical Museum on June 9 at Festival on the Trails.