Located just 5 miles away across the St Croix River and the Mississippi River is the town of Hastings. This cute river town is having a celebration this weekend. We thought we would list what we found for their schedule of events. Our bed and breakfast is conveniently located close to the action yet off the beaten path in a quiet cul-de-sac in Prescott, WI
As always, times and events are subject to change.RIVERTOWN DAYS FESTIVAL2008 RIVERTOWN DAYS JULY 18 - 20, 2008 MUSIC STAGE
Location: Jaycee Park (West of Bridge)Friday, July 18, 2008
Brat Pack Radio, 6:30 - 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Keystone featuring Brittany Lee, 4:30 -7:30 PM Lamont Cranston, 8:00 - 10:00 PMKICK-OFF
EDINA REALTY'S MEDALLION HUNT Sponsor: Edina Realty Clues begin on Monday, July 14th. Clues are available at the Edina Realty office (1640 South Frontage Rd. Suite 101) and on KDWA Radio. Anyone 12 years or older can participate to find the Medallion hidden on public property within the city limits. Must have a 2008 RTD Button to claim the $500 prize. No button $250 prize. For more information on the hunt & parade visit hastings.edinarealty.com
.THURSDAY, JULY 17
TEEN NIGHT - HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY 7 - 10:30 PM Entertainment Sponsor: Smead Manufacturing Co.Organized by Hastings Family Aquatic Center & Youth First901 Maple Street Ages 13 - 17. No entry fee or RTD button needed. DJ, games, swimming, and prize giveaways. Celebrate our 10th season with cake & ice cream. For more information call the Aquatic Center at (651) 480-6179.RTD PHOTO CONTEST RT Days Photo Contest 08.pdf
Sponsor: Mac McGoon Portrait Design Studio The RTD Photo Contest is open to Hastings residents of all ages. There are three categories, people, animals and landscapes. Photos must be submitted by July 11 by 5:30 p.m. Entries will be displayed at the LeDuc Historic Estate in the Carriage Barn July 18 - 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. First place winners in each category will be awarded an 11 x 14 wall portrait (an enlargement of the winning image). There will also be a People's Choice Award given to the entry that receives the most votes. FRIDAY, JULY 18
TENNIS TOURNAMENT 3 - 10 PM Tennis Registration Form 08.pdf
Sponsor: Hastings Women's Tennis League Roadside & Sr. High Tennis Courts (In case of rain, Middle School Courts)Three day tournament. Events for the entire family. All levels of players are welcome to enter. Deadline to register, July 1st - late entries may be accepted. 10 game pro-set. 2 matches guaranteed. To register for the tournament contact Missy at (651) 437-3947.
DOCK DOGS COMPETITION 3 PM Sponsor: Rivertown Days Jaycee Park3:00 PM Registration 4:00 PM Big Air Wave 1 Pre-registration for competition can be done on-line at www.dockdogsnorthernstars.com
On site registrations will be taken, space is limited.
VOYAGEUR CANOE TOURS 5 - 8 PM Sponsors: Sierra Club & Hastings Environmental Protectors H.E.P. Nature & history tour of Lake Rebecca in a Voyageur canoe (30 min. tour, every hour).
SCHOOLHOUSE SQUARE ROCKS 5 PM - 12 AM Sponsor: The Green Mill Restaurant 909 Vermillion Street Live music. Drink specials. Music by Midlife Chryslers, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
SUNSET HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT 6 - 9 PM Sponsor: Re/Max Metro Partners Real Estate, LLC Site to be determined Come and watch as the Re/Max balloon is inflated and begins its free flight above the City during Rivertown Days.
POLICE K-9 DEMONSTRATION 6:30 PM Sponsor: Hastings Police Department Jaycee Park Officer Mike Schmitz and his German Shepherd, Eis (Ice) demonstrate techniques in canine criminal apprehension.
BRAT PACK RADIO 6:30 - 10:30 PM Jaycee Music Stage Come and rock to the unmistakable beats and sounds of the 80's. Complete with costumes, visual effects and audience interaction, the Brat Pack Supershow will transport you back in time.
KISS A PIG 7:15 PM Music Stage The candidate who raises the most money has the honor of kissing the famous St. Paul Saint's pig, "Boarack Ohama". Come cheer on your favorite candidate!
DUGAREL'S 4TH ANNUAL TENT DANCE 9 PM - 1 AM Sponsor: Dugarel's Burgers & Wings 3475 Vermillion Street Live music featuring the Johnny Holm Band.
LIVE MUSIC AT TUBBY'S BAR & GRILL 9 PM - 1 AM Sponsor: Spiral Pizza 412 Vermillion Street Live outdoor music.SATURDAY, JULY 19
PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7 - 11:30 AM Sponsor: United Methodist Church 615 West 15th St. Includes French toast, pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT 7:45 AM - 8 PM Sponsor: Hastings Women's Tennis League Roadside & Sr. High Tennis Courts (See Friday's listing for details)
RTD FAMILY FUN RUN 8 AM - 11 AM Family Fun Run Registration Form.pdf
Sponsor: Regina Medical Center Coordinated by: Hastings United Way & Hastings Area YMCA Hastings Area YMCA, 85 Pleasant Dr. 7:00 AM - Registration8:00 AM - 8K Run9:00 AM - 2K Walk/Run9:00 - 11:00 AM - Family fun events: moonwalk, water balloon activities, face painting, family group fitness sampler classes.
EAGLES' AUXILIARY BREAKFAST 8 AM - 1 PM Sponsor: Hastings Eagles' Aux. Aeries #2212 1220 Vermillion Street Homemade biscuits and gravy. Made from scratch corned beef hash w/choice of eggs & toast. Famous "big breakfast". Come see if you can eat it all.
RTD FLEA MARKET 8 AM - 5 PM Sponsor: First National Bank Bank Parking Lot119 West 2nd St.Antique & Collectibles sale.
DOCK DOGS COMPETITION 9 AM Sponsor: Rivertown Days Jaycee Park 9:00 AM - Registration10:00 AM - Big Air Wave 212:30 PM - Big Air Wave 3 3:00 PM - Extreme Vertical 4:30 PM - Big Air Wave 4
DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE 9 AM - 4 PM Sponsor: Downtown Business Association Downtown Mainstreet (2nd Street East)
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR 9 AM - 5 PMArts & Crafts Application Form 2008.pdf
and Certificate of Compliance st19.pdf
Sponsor: Rivertown Days Committee Pioneer Park - 15th & Pine Streets Over 130 crafters, food.
INFLATABLE FAMILY FUN 9 AM - 5 PM Pioneer Park - 15th & Pine Streets Inflatable rides for all ages!
RTD CO-ED KITTENBALL TOURNAMENT 9 AM - 9 PMKittenball Tournament Registration.pdfKittenball Registration Form Page 2.pdf
Sponsor: City of Hastings Parks & Recreation Dept. Veteran's Park Athletic Complex Kittenball is a form of traditional softball with slight rule changes and teams play with a 16" softball instead of the usual 11" or 12". Also, players do not wear gloves. Teams will play in a double elimination format tournament. Contact Jared at 651-480-6181 for more information.
SCHOOLHOUSE SQUARE ROCKS 9 AM - 12 AM 909 Vermillion Street (back parking lot)9 a.m. Kids 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Premier Bank Petting Zoo12 Noon - 4 p.m. Spelling Bee (Ages: 5 - 8, 9 - 11, 12 - 14)1 p.m. Adult 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament1:30 p.m. Banana Split Eating Contest 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. Music by The Stalls - outdoor tent
Register in advance at Green Mill, Premier Bank, Anytime Fitness or Dunn Bros.
KIDS KARNIVAL 10 AM - 2 PM Sponsor: River of Life Church 800 Vermillion Street Low cost kids games. All proceeds go to Hastings Family Service.
RTD PEDAL PULL 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Jaycee Park Boat Launch Parking Lot Pedal Tractor Pull contest for kids (4-11); Teens (12 - 16);Men & Women. Each group competes to see who can pull the furthest distance. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.
VOYAGEUR CANOE TOURS 11 AM - 5 PM Sponsors: Sierra Club & Hastings Environmental Protectors H.E.P. Nature & history tour of Lake Rebecca in a Voyageur canoe (30 min. tour, every hour).
WATER SKI SHOW 12 NOON SHAKOPEE - PRIOR LAKE WATER SKI ASSOCIATION
POLICE CANINE DEMONSTRATION 12 NOON Sponsor: Hastings Police Department Jaycee Park Officer Mike Schmitz and his German Shepherd, Eis (Ice) demonstrate techniques in canine criminal apprehension.
EAGLES GRILL & WASHER TOSS TOURNAMENT Sponsor: Hastings Eagles Aeries #2212 1220 Vermillion Street $1.00 Burgers; $.50 Hot Dogs & other specials.1 PM - Washer Toss - Plays like horseshoes, only more fun!
SPLATTER SISTERS 1 - 2 PM Jaycee Park Music Stage Upbeat songs for moving and shaking! A very lively concert of classic kids songs with lots of audience participation. Quality family time!
RTD BINGO 1 - 2:30 PM Sponsor: Hastings Area Senior Center 213 Ramsey Street Bingo for the entire community. Children 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Three cards for $.25/game, one card for $.10/game.
POLICE CANINE DEMONSTRATION 2 PM Sponsor: Hastings Police Department Jaycee Park Officer Mike Schmitz and his German Shepherd, Eis (Ice) demonstrate techniques in canine criminal apprehension.
WATER SKI SHOW 3:30 PM SHAKOPEE - PRIOR LAKE WATER SKI ASSOCIATION
MONSTER TRUCK SHOW 4:30 - 7 PM Sponsor: Stepping Stone Child Development Center210 17th Street East Fun for all ages. Xtreme Eagle Monster Truck on site - get autographed photos. Fun events: moonjumpers, face painting, water activities, concessions. Tours given upon request. Come join us for some family fun!
KEYSTONE WITH BRITTANY LEE 4:30 - 7:30 PM Jaycee Park KeyStone began in 1995 with a great female lead vocalist and 4 part vocal harmonies. A kicking progressive country band with smoking guitar licks and hot fiddle solos. KeyStone has performed in concert with Black Hawk, Diamond Rio, Joe Diffe, Brad Paisley, and Charlie Daniels to name a few.
LIVE MUSIC AT TUBBY'S BAR & GRILL 5 PM - 1 AM Sponsor: Spiral Pizza 412 Vermillion Street Live outdoor music.
KIDDIE PARADE 5:30 PM Sponsor: Hastings Area Jaycees Organized by M.O.M.S. Club of Hastings Kids come dressed in costumes, and walk, ride or bike, down the street prior to the Twilight parade. All kids are welcome to participate. Line up begins at 5 PM at Lion's Park, 5th and State Streets. Contact Julie (651) 437-8009 or Amy (651) 480-3247 for further information.
HASTINGS RTD TWILIGHT PARADE 6
PMParade info letter 2008 w logo.pdfParade Entry Form 2008.pdf
Sponsor: Treasure Island Resort & Casino Route: 4th & Pleasant to Wilson Park.
TETHERED HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES 6 - 9 PM Sponsor: Re/Max Metro Partners Real Estate, LLC Levee Park Tethered balloon rides. (Depending on weather)Proceeds to benefit Hastings Public School Foundation.
LAMONT CRANSTON 8 - 10 PM Jaycee Park Music Stage This legendary Minneapolis based blues band has been going strong since 1969 led by Pat "Lamont" Hayes. The band has won just about every award possible throughout the years at the Minnesota Music Awards for both band and individual achievements. They have shared the stage with Muddy Waters, Wilson Pickett, Bonnie Raitt, the Blues Brothers, The Rolling Stones and many more.
DUGAREL'S 4TH ANNUAL TENT DANCE 8 PM - 1 AM Sponsor: Dugarel's Burgers & Wings 3475 Vermillion Street Live music featuring the Kooky Uncle Tony.
EAGLES' CLUB MUSIC NIGHT 8:30 - 12:30 PM Sponsor: Hastings Eagles Aeries #2212 1220 Vermillion Street Music featuring Neck Werk Karoke.
FIREWORKS DISPLAY 10 PM Proceeds from button sales support the Rivertown Days Fireworks Display at the Riverfront.SUNDAY, JULY 20
PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7 - 11:30 AM Sponsor: United Methodist Church615 West 15th St.Includes French toast, pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT 7:45 AM - 5 PM Sponsor: Hastings Women's Tennis League Roadside & Sr. High Tennis Courts (See Friday's listing for details)
DOCK DOGS COMPETITION 9 AM Sponsor: Rivertown Days Jaycee Park 9:00 AM - Registration10:00 AM - Speed Retrieve11:30 AM - Big Air Wave 5 1:30 PM - Big Air Divisional Finals 2:30 PM - MN vs. WI Border Battle
RTD CO-ED KITTENBALL TOURNAMENT 9 AM - 3 PM Sponsor: City of Hastings Parks & Recreation Dept. Veteran's Park Athletic Complex Kittenball is a form of traditional softball with slight rule changes and teams play with a 16" softball instead of the usual 11" or 12". Also, players do not wear gloves. Teams will play in a double elimination format tournament. Contact Jared at 651-480-6181 for more information.
RTD FLEA MARKET 9 AM - 4 PM Sponsor: First National Bank Bank Parking Lot, 119 West 2nd St. Antiques & Collectibles.
BARBARY COAST DIXIELAND BAND 9:15 & 10:35 AM WORSHIP SERVICE Sponsor: Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church400 W. 9th Street Dixieland band providing music and participating in worship services.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR 10 AM - 4 PM Sponsor: Rivertown Days Committee Pioneer Park - 15th & Pine St. (See Saturday's listing for details)
INFLATABLE FAMILY FUN 10 AM - 4 PM Pioneer Park - 15th & Pine Streets Inflatable rides for all ages!
TWIN CITIES POWER BOAT RACES 11 AM - 4 PM Sponsor: Rivertown Days Jaycee Park Time trials begin at 8:00 AM; Break from 1 - 2 p.m.
VOYAGEUR CANOE TOURS 11 AM - 4 PM Sponsors: Sierra Club & Hastings Environmental Protectors H.E.P. Nature & history tour of Lake Rebecca in a Voyageur canoe (30 min. tour, every hour).
RICH VALLEY RADIO CONTROL 1 AM - 4 PM
AIRPLANES FLYING DEMONSTRATION Sponsor: Ace Trailer Sales Directions: From Hwy. 61 take County Road 47/46 (160th Street) west about 3 miles, where County Road 47 turns south. The field is approximately 1 1/2 miles south on County Road 47. Flying and static display of many types of radio controlled model aircraft and helicopters. www.richvalleyrc.com
DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK SALE 12 NOON - 4 PM Sponsor: Downtown Business Association Downtown Mainstreet (2nd Street East)
GUIDED BOAT CRUISES 12 NOON - 4 THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER Sponsor: Mississippi River Fund Join National Park Service Rangers on a boat cruise of the Mississippi River. Discover the history and natural wonders of the Mississippi River and the National Park. Tours depart from the Hastings public dock. Tours are approx. 45 minutes in length. Suggested donation $5.
EAGLES GRILL & KARAOKE CONTEST 12 - 6 PM Sponsor: Hastings Eagles Aeries #2212 1220 Vermillion Street$1.00 Burgers; $.50 Hot Dogs & other specials. Karaoke featuring Neck Werk from 1 - 6 p.m. Cash prizes.
TRISHA & THE TOONIES 1 - 2 PM Jaycee Music Stage The Toonies is a unique mixture of music, puppets, skits and laughter, which has made it one of the most talked about family stage shows. Young and the young-at-heart highly acclaim this exciting, interactive and fun-filled musical adventure. You'll hear powerful, uplifting messages of teamwork, respect, responsibility, acceptance and the importance of education and our environment. RIVER ACTIVITIES CARNIVAL
Location: Jaycee Park FRIDAY* 4:30 PM - 10:30 PMSATURDAY
11 AM - 10:30 PM SUNDAY 11 AM - 4 PM
*Unlimited rides with the purchase of a $15 wristband. Friday 6:30 - 10:30 PM*Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM*
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