This year, River Falls Days will be held July 15-18 and host various, family-friendly events. From live music to the Lions Club duck race, the strongman competition to the kids obstacle course, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Here are five things to know about heading into the 2021 River Falls Days.
1. Reverse Parade
On Friday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m., check out this year’s reverse parade on Second Street. To meet COVID-19 safety recommendations, spectators will be invited to walk by each float, as opposed to having the floats pass by spectators.
This way, viewers will have more time to check out each float, including marching bands and royalty.
New to River Falls Days, check out the Strongman Competition. Watch athletes compete in events such as the car deadlift, tire flip, max log press and more at the lower parking lot at City Hall on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Saturday, July 17, participate in the annual 5k run/walk and kids obstacle course or cheer on a friend or family member. The race starts at 8 a.m., followed by the obstacle course at 9 a.m.
Barre at the Brewery from 10-10:45 a.m. Saturday, July 17, is being hosted at Swinging Bridge Brewery and taught by Inspiring Actions. Variations of poses will be offered, so all experience levels are welcome to join. The price for this event includes the 45 minute class and a 16 ounce tap.
Pound & Pour will also be happening Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at The Garage Bikes + Brews.
Throughout the weekend support various teams in the softball tournament at Hoffman Park. Cash prizes and awards will be handed out and concessions will be available. All proceeds benefit the River Falls Youth Hockey Association.
3. Live Music
Enjoy live music around town all weekend from various artists.
Thursday, July 15
5-6:30 p.m. Xibaba
5-8 p.m. Scott Erickschen, The Garage Bikes + Brew
6:30-9 p.m. Brian Naughton, Heritage Park main stage
Friday, July 16
4:30-5:30 p.m, Loud Mouth Brass, Heritage Park’s main stage
5-8 p.m. Bryan Anderson will be at The Garage Bikes + Brews
5:30-7 p.m. Howard ‘Guitar’ Luedtke and Blue Max, City Hall Plaza
7:30-10 p.m. Hitchville, Heritage Park Main Stage
Saturday, July 17
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. House Boats, City Hall Plaza
12:30-2 p.m. Tommy Bentz Band, Heritage Park main stage
2-4 p.m. Dan Israel, Veteran’s Park
2:30-4:30 p.m. Lisa Wegner band, City Hall Plaza
4:30-6:30 p.m. Trent Romens & Calico Tango, Heritage Park Main Stage
5-9 p.m. Irie Minds, The Garage Bikes + Brews
6:30-8 p.m. High & Rising, City Hall Plaza
8-10 p.m. Freebird, Heritage Park Main Stage
Sunday, July 18
Noon to 2 p.m. Mike Munson, City Hall Plaza
2-4 p.m. Them Coulee Boys, Heritage Park main stage
2-5 p.m. Zeb Sears, The Garage Bikes + Brews
2-5 p.m. Tommy Bentz Band, Rush River Brewery
4. The hunts are on
Take part in the medallion hunt. Clues will be posted at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. If the medallion is not found on Friday, clues will be posted every two hours on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. The winner will receive $200 or $250 with a 2021 River Falls Days button. Clues will be posted at the bell located at Heritage Park.
Partake in the scavenger hunt at Recharge Chiropractic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17. There will be prizes and games for all ages.
5. Ambassador Coronation
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, join in celebrating the outgoing River Falls Ambassadors and the coronation of the incoming royalty. This event will be held at the River Falls High School Auditorium.
For more information regarding these River Falls Days events and countless others, visit tourism.rfchamber.com/events.