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Willmar Fests 2024

June 20

2024 Willmar Fests is taking place June 19-23

2023 Schedule for Reference
10:00 am – Coffee with the Candidates at The Goodness Coffee House
Kiwanis Kids Day at Rice Park
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Kids Activities, Inflatables, read with the Royalty and Willmar Fests Candidates, crafts with Mainstreet Willmar, free food while supplies last with Cash Wise and the Kandiyohi County Dairy Association.
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 Junior Coronation
6:30 pm – Kiddie Parade around Rice Park
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

10:00 am – Royal Storytime at Miller Park
5:00 pm – Willmar Fests Block Party – Kickoff at 5th & Becker Ave with Q102
Food Trucks, Various Vendors, Kids Activities and More
– Meet the Willmar Fests Queen Candidates
– Home Depot Kids Workshop
– Bean Bag Toss and Games
– NinjaAnywhere from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
– Dunk Tank benefiting Hope for Our City starting at 5:00 pm
– Kids Fun Run with Miles 4 Mentors at 5:30 pm
– Fireman’s Challenge starting at 6:30 pm
– The Dam Jammers on the Block Party Stage at 6:00 pm

7:30 am – Willmar Fests Chamber Connection at Heritage Bank
1:00 pm – Appreciation Day Dance at the Willmar Community Center
7:05 pm – Willmar Stingers Baseball Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium

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
3:00 pm – 5:00 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
10:00 pm – Q102 Lakeland Broadcasting’s “Works Over Water” Fireworks Show
More music after the Fireworks with Radio Nation

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 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.