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  • Willmar Fests 2024

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  • Location:

    Willmar
    Willmar, MN 56201

  • Dates:

    Jun 20

    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Jun 23, 2024

2024 Willmar Fests is taking place June 19-23

2024 Schedule
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
9:00 am – Coffee with the Candidates
Kiwanis Kids Day at Rice Park
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Kids Activities, Inflatables, free food while supplies last.
5:00 pm – LIVE Music with the Jolly Pops
6:00 pm – Pie & Ice Cream Social at Rice Park, sponsored by Mills Automotive Group
6:00 pm – Willmar Fests Senior & Junior Coronation
7:00 pm – Prairie Winds Summer Band Concert at Rice Park
– West Central Connection Chorus at 7:00 pm
– Prairie Winds Summer Band at 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
10:00 am – Royal Storytime at Miller Park
5:00 pm – Willmar Fests Block Party – Kickoff at 5th & Becker Ave
Food Trucks, Various Vendors, Kids Activities and More
– Meet the Willmar Fests Queen Candidates
– Home Depot Kids Workshop
– PWELC Climbing Wall from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
– NinjaAnywhere from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
– Kids Fun Run with Miles 4 Mentors at 5:30 pm
– The Dam Jammers on the Block Party Stage at 6:00 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 21
7:30 am – Willmar Fests Chamber Connection at Heritage Bank
1:00 pm – Appreciation Day Dance at the Willmar Community Center
6:35 pm – Willmar Stingers Baseball Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium

SATURDAY, JUNE 22
7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Willmar Fire Department Pancake Feed-Willmar Fire Station
8:00 am – Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run – On The Run MN
10:30 am – Grande Day Parade – Downtown
12:00 pm – Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad Car Show at Robbins Island
3:00 pm – Willmar Fests Ambassador Coronation at Willmar Education and Arts Center
7:30 pm – “The Little Crow Ski Show”
8:30 pm – Beach Party Concert with Radio Nation
Willmar Fests Beach Party at Robbins Island Regional Park
Food Trucks and the Willmar Rotary Club Beer Garden

10:00 pm – Q102 Lakeland Broadcasting’s “Works Over Water” Fireworks Show
More music after the Fireworks with Radio Nation

SUNDAY, JUNE 23
Willmar Firefighters Association Water Ball Fight
11:00 am Registration
12:00 pm Water Ball Fights at Robbins Island
RAIN Backup Plan – 7:30 pm “The Little Crow Ski Show”-Robbins Island
RAIN Backup Plan – 10:00 pm “Works Over Water” Fireworks Show-Foot Lake

Schedule subject to change – check willmarfests.com for the latest

This annual festival promotes Willmar Area Attractions, pride in the community and the quality of life through family participation featuring events for citizens of all ages. The purpose of Willmar Fests is to encourage the imagination, talents, interests and creativity of the residents of the Willmar Area. Willmar Fests is the combination of four Festivals rolled into one big summer city wide celebration; International Fest which honors Willmar’s sister city of Frameries, Belgium, Aqua Fest featuring water events, Frameries Fest which is a Fine Arts Celebration and Kaffee Fests honoring the coffee tradition of Willmar’s Scandinavian roots.