Willmar Fests – Cancelled

June 23, 2020 - June 28, 2020  


Date(s) - June 23, 2020 - June 28, 2020
All Day


Willmar Fests


  • Community Event,  
  • Entertainment,  
  • Family Fun,  
  • Festivals,  
  • Kids,  
  • Outdoors,  

Willmar Fests will be June 23-28, 2020 – Cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here’s the 2019 Schedule for Reference

5:30 pm – Willmar Fests Wing Eating Contest at Ruff’s Wings and Sports Bar
-Three different divisions: Local Businesses, Local Organizations and General Public. Contact Ruff’s to sign up 320-214-7833 – Space is limited!

8:00 am – Flag Raising Ceremony at Selvig Park in Downtown Willmar
8:30 am – Coffee with the Candidates at The Goodness Coffee House
2:00 pm – Senior Ambassador Coronation at Willmar Community Center
4:00 pm – Queen’s Splash at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center
5:30 pm – Pie & Ice Cream Social at Robbins Island
7:00 pm – West Central Connection Chorus
7:30 pm – Prairie Winds Summer Band Concert at Robbins Island

9:30 am & 10:30 am – Royal Storytime at the Willmar Public Library
4:15 pm – Jaycee’s Block Party Kickoff at 5th & Becker Ave
Food trucks, various vendors, kids activities and more
– Kick Off with 100.1 Big Country
– Meet the Willmar Fests Queen Candidates
– Crowning of the Willmar Fests Junior Royalty
5:00 pm – Willmar FIRST Robotics Program
5:30 pm – Little Foot 1/2K – Kids Run
6:00 pm – Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade
6:30 pm – Fireman’s Challenge
7:00 pm – Jaycees Minute 2 Win It Games

Willmar Fests Tennis Tournament
7:30 am Willmar Fests Chamber Connection at Heritage Bank
9:00 am – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Community Christian School in Willmar
1:00 pm – Appreciation Day Dance at the Willmar Community Center
7:05 pm – Willmar Stingers Baseball Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium
8:00 pm Movies in the Park at Robbins Island featuring Spiderman: Into Spiderverse

Willmar Fests Tennis Tournament
7:00 am – 1:00 pm Willmar Fire Department Pancake Feed-Willmar Fire Station
8:00 am – Rice Memorial Hospital Foot Lake Four Run/Walk – Downtown
10:30 am – Grande Day Parade – Downtown
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Willmar Fests Ambassador Coronation-WEAC
5:00 pm – Beach Party at Robbins Island-Food Vendors, Beer Garden, Music, and Fireworks
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Jennie-O Turkey Store Kids Carnival at Robbins Island- Inflatables and more…
7:30 pm – “The Little Crow Ski Show”
8:30 pm -11:00 pm – Beach Party Concert with Jonah and the Whales
10:00 pm – Q102 Lakeland Broadcasting’s “Works Over Water” Fireworks Show

Willmar Fests Tennis Tournament
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.

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Questions? Contact the CVB