River City Days offers a little something for everyoneWith River City Days right around the corner, take a sneak peek at the art and entertainment opportunities available for the festive weekend Aug. 4-7.
By: Stacy Bengs, The Republican Eagle
With River City Days right around the corner, take a sneak peek at the art and entertainment opportunities available for the festive weekend Aug. 4-7.
The annual arts and crafts fair will open Saturday Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. at the Levee Park and continue Sunday until 4 p.m. Featuring regional and local vendors with wall-to-wall tents, the event offers everything from eclectic lawn ornaments, handmade jewelry, tie-die clothing, children's toys and savory scents and mouth-watering food items.
Calling all young artists ... to the Kids Kraft Tent at the Bay Point Park. - Children can showcase their skills, talent and creativity from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They may paint figurines or have their faces painted.
Free music will fill the streets with a non-stop lineup of croons over the celebratory weekend.
Check out six area bands when they compete in the annual Loud & Local, sponsored by Red Wing High School Student Council, under the big top tent in Bay Point Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. If you would rather watch dancing, go the high school auditorium where Dancing with the Goodhue County Stars will run from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday Aug. 5's musical events include an afternoon under the big top tent at Bay Point where the Boat House Band will play old-time and pop hits from the 1930s and '40s from 2 to 5 p.m.; Goodhue band Generation Country will play from 5 to 8 p.m. and Canadian country singer Chad Brownlee will perform from 8 to 10 p.m.
Saturday's lineup at Bay Point includes Jason Huneke from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; KCUE karaoke contest from 4 to 7:30 p.m.; and, back from last yea,r the Heartbreakers will end the night with a performance from 8 to midnight.
The final day of celebration, Sunday Aug. 7, will include Ignite from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Van Hogan from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., In Place from 2 to 3 p.m. and Crow from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Torrent will end the night from 7 to 10 p.m.
New this year, the Sheldon Brass Band will play for free at the band shell in Central Park following the annual grand parade.