Tour a Tow Boat at Levee Park—August 4—5PM—7:30PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host an open house onboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in Red Wing, August 4 from 5-7:30PM at Levee Park. The vessel will be in the region as part of the Mississippi River Commission’s Low Water Inspection trip. The open house will provide information about the importance of the Mississippi River System and the diversity of uses and users along the waterway. Tours of the Motor Vessel Mississippi will also be available.
The Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI was built in 1993 by Halter Marine and is the fifth Corps of Engineers towboat to bear the name. The towboat is 241 feet long and 58 feet wide with three diesel engines providing 6,300 horsepower. The vessel spends more than 90 percent of its time as a working towboat for Memphis District moving barges, equipment and supplies on the river. It is also used by the presidentially appointed Mississippi River Commission for making its inspections of the Mississippi River and to host public hearings and events. For more information, visit: http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Article/857200/corps-to-host-open-house-in-red-wing-onboard-the-motor-vessel-mississippi/
AM Expresso—Friday, August 5—Red Wing Ignite—7:30-9AM
Join us at Red Wing Ignite, located at 419 Bush Street on Friday, August 5, for AM Expresso. Don’t miss this unique chance to learn more about Red Wing Ignite including their classes, business development, partnerships, office space and collaborative activities and tour their beautiful facility. Come for all or part of the morning, bring a guest or fellow employee and introduce them to the Chamber! Network with other Chamber members and share your business news and get connected with others, plus it’s great way to kick start your Friday! If your company has a door prize you would like to donate, please bring it with you. We hope to see YOU there!
Levee Road and New Red Wing Riverfront Trail Dedication Ceremony—August 5—11:30AM—Levee Park
The completion of the Levee Road construction project and the NEW Red Wing Riverfront Trail will be celebrated on August 5 at 11:30AM at Levee Park. As part of the ceremony, Mayor Dan Bender and Brian Peterson and Jay Owens will highlight the construction project. The Chamber Staff and Ambassadors will do a Ribbon Cutting and then everyone will be encouraged to join in a community walk on the new trail.
34th Annual River City Days is Coming Up Fast! August 5-7, 2016
River City Days will be even bigger and better than last year and it’s almost here! This year’s festival will be held August 5-7, 2016 and features great FREE ENTERTAINMENT all weekend, delicious food, fun tournaments, kids activities, an awesome parade, vendors, arts & crafts, fun for all ages, plus MUCH MORE! For more information, visit www.rivercitydays.org and like our Facebook page to be kept on the latest schedules www.facebook.com/RedWingChamber
FREE Live Entertainment ALL Weekend!
The Polka Dots—Polka & Old Time Music
A Hard Day’s Night—Beatles Tribute Band
Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders
Fabulous Armadillos—GREAT Rock & Roll Band
River City Ramble 5K Run/Walk
FREE Car Show
Bean Bag, Basketball, Disc Golf and Human Foosball Tournaments
Antique Wooden Boat Show at Bay Point Harbor
Strolling Musician Paul Imholte
Mad Scientist Show
Universal Music Center Student Artists
Swamp Kings-Blues Band
Twisted Humor—Rock Music
MN Brass Band Drum & Bugle Corps
Sheldon Brass Band
Minnesota Sings—Vocal Competition for Ages 15-25
Mr. Kite—Kite Flying Demonstration
Red Wing Royal Ambassador Pageant
Arts & Crafts Fair
Taste of Red Wing
Kids Activities, Games & Entertainment
Child Safety Identification
Plus Much More!
Register Your Teams for Tournaments SOON—Time is running out!
Whether you like to play Bean Bags, Disc Golf, Basketball or Human Foosball, this year’s River City Days has it all! Register for your favorite tournament at www.rivercitydays.org under the Participate tab.
River City Days Parade
2016 will feature the biggest River City Days Parade we’ve had in many years! Nearly 100 units will be participating this year. The Parade starts at 1PM on Sunday. To see the parade route, check the map on www.rivercitydays.org or http://www.redwingrotary.org/#!river-city-days-parade/nhzyh.
Minnesota Sings Competition!—Sunday, August 7—3-5PM—Bay Point Park—Entertainment Tent
Minnesota Sings is a competition between approximately 60 cities throughout Minnesota, designed for 15 to 25 year old amateur vocalists. The finalist at River City Days will compete in St. Paul on Sunday, September 25, 2016 for the Minnesota title. Get your voices ready and come compete!! More information can be found at www.rivercitydays.org and then click on Links to Events.
For more information on River City Days, watch these live interviews on YouTube: General interview https://youtu.be/aFZHWSwmuss August 5th Events https://youtu.be/5X9-wKrHTOI August 6th Events https://youtu.be/txnlCa5-q0I August 7th Events https://youtu.be/HMtG3zXtxgE
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