It’s the official start to summer celebrations next week, as Albertville Friendly City Days kicks off Wednesday with a citywide garage sale for the ages, and wraps up Sunday afternoon with the Grand Day Parade and a host of other activities.
Also coming June 11 through 15 is a full slate of entertainment for both Mom, Dad and the kids, more food than you can shake a stick at and a bunch of citywide shopping deals away from the main venue to keep everyone happy.
New events this year include Classic Car Show, the Mega Jump BMX Show, Crazy Cute Pet Costume Contest, REMAX Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, Wright County Canine Demo, Central Lakes Search & Rescue, and a Historical Display at City Hall.
The week will also have live music featuring Country, Rock n Roll, Bluegrass and Old Time.
For the kids there will be a Carnival, lots of shows and activities, a parade, and, of course, fireworks. No great weekend is complete without food. There will be plenty to choose from including all that fabulous fair food and various specials from the spots on Main Avenue.
Midwest Rides will bring in over 30 Carnival rides and games starting Thursday afternoon. Saturday will be filled with entertainment for the including a Kiddie Parade, a Pedal Tractor Pull, Face painting, Root beer floats with the Queen candidates, a kids entertainer, and the KRWC Radio Road Show. There also will be a Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Albertville City Hall.
A beanbag tournament will take place near the softball fields, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The diamonds will be packed with the 22-team Men’s Slowpitch Softball Tournament featuring some of the state’s top teams. There will also be Co-Ed, Mens, and Women’s Volleyball Tournaments featuring the areas top teams. Saturday the annual 5K run will attract over 250 participants of all ages.
Food and Entertainment
There will be Fireworks, a Pork chop dinner and corn on the cob in the park, as well as a Spaghetti Dinner, and plenty of food stands. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening there will be live music.
From 9 to noon Saturday the Albertville Fire Department will host an open house featuring their entire department on display along with plenty of activities for the whole family. Check out the Kitchen Fire Safety trailer, donate at the blood mobile, and the kids will be able to spray a fire hose at a house. Be sure to watch for the North Memorial Air Care helicopter around noon.