Riverside Days plans shaping up
Plans for Springfield’s Riverside Days are shaping up for next week’s celebration with some new events as well as some scheduling changes for a few of the traditional events.
The celebration will get underway Thursday evening with a kiddy parade, band concert and an ice cream social in Brown’s Park. Springfield Community Theatre is bringing the Minnesota Over 60s Band to town for a 7 o’clock free concert. The kiddy parade and an ice cream social are other events in Brown’s Park the evening of June 25.
A major change during 2015 Riverside Days is the time for the grand parade. The grand parade will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday this year rather than Sunday afternoon as in the past. There will be music and a street dance on O’Connell Avenue in front of the Legion Hall after the parade until midnight.
Saturday’s events will include a 5K Fun Run/ Walk and Kids’ Fishing Derby during the morning. The Springfield Fire Department will host a bean bag tournament in Riverside Park starting at noon. The firemen’s pork chop feed will be from 4:30 to 8:00 at the fire station. Music by HickTown Mafia will also be at the fire station from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. Sunday.
New this year is Springfield Sings, a talent contest for amateur singers, ages 15-25, at LeBon Studio on Central Street. That will be held Saturday evening, June 27, starting at 7 p.m. For registration or information, call Stacey Watje, LeBon Entertainment, 507-430-5368.
Pancakes will be served in Riverside Park Sunday, June 28, from 7:30 until noon by the FFA Alumni Boosters.
Yes, there will be a midway on Central Street. The Springfield Rotary Club is sponsor for the carnival.
Watch for schedule of events and complete information about those events in next week’s Advance-Press.