Events Around Town

Check out all the RTD sanctioned events happening around town!

Bubble Park

Sponsored By: Branchline Church
Location: Levee Park, 20 Ramsey St.
Date: Saturday, July 16th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kids can enjoy playing with lots large bubble toys and pools.

Creator Market

Sponsored By: Quaint & Quirky Gifts
Location: 2nd Street E & Ramsey St.
Date: Saturday, July 16th 1 – 8 p.m.
Quaint & Quirky is excited to sponsor a Creator Market on Second and Ramsey Streets during Rivertown Days 2022. Join us Saturday, July 16, from 1:00 – 8:00pm where we will be featuring over 15 artists, authors and creators. Most of these creators are featured in Quaint & Quirky and many have an extensive following of customers. Highlighted art will include laser cut metal and fire pits, jewelry, wood home goods and furniture, wellness products, greeting cards, mixed media and fiber art, several authors and SO much more.

Duck Race

Sponsored By: Hastings YMCA
Location: Vermillion River near intersection of Cty Rd 46 & 31st St.
Date: Sunday, July 17th 3 – 4 p.m.
Watch community leaders race giant inflatable ducks down the Vermillion River.
Free to attend.

Duggies Tent Dance

Sponsored By: Dugarel’s Bar & Grill
Location: 3475 Vermillion St
Live music by Tim Siegler on Friday, July 15th starting at 9 p.m.
Bodhi Yoga & Pint at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16th followed by live music from Junk FM at 9 p.m. There is a cover charge to attend these events.  A Rivertown Days button does not grant access. Please check with Dugarel’s for more details.

Grill Your ACE Off Contest

Sponsored By: Hometown ACE Hardware
Location: Westview Mall Parking Lot, 1355 S Frontage Rd.
Date: Saturday, June 16th Grilling starts at 8 a.m., judging happens at 3 p.m.
$30 Entry Fee To Grill – call 651.346.1664 for details

Hastings Raider Marching Band Performance & Percussion Playground

Sponsored By: Hastings Band Boosters
Location: Todd Field – 101 10th St W
Date: Sunday, July 17th
Percussion/Color Guard Playground 10 – 11 a.m.
Marching Band Performance 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Drum up some fun at our Percussion/Color Guard Playground and try out some of the marching bands percussion instruments! Stay and watch the marching band’s performance at 11:30.  Concessions and Percussion Playground/Colorguard proceeds support the Hastings Marching Band and the middle and high school band programs.  Performance attendance is free, but free will donations accepted.

Heavy Metal Dine-In

Sponsored By: Extreme Sandbox
Location: Extreme Sandbox – 1901 Glendale Road
Date: Saturday, July 16th 4 – 9 p.m.
Family-friendly event with food trucks, drinks & heavy equipment. Free to attend, but there is a fee to operate equipment.

High School Sand Volleyball Tournament

Sponsored By: The City of Hastings
Location: Pioneer Park, 801 15th W
Date: Saturday, June 16th – 9 a.m. start time
Co-ed 6’s tournament for 9th – 12th graders.  Register at www.hastingsmn.gov/athletics

Machinery Hill

Sponsored By:  City of Hastings
Date: Saturday, July 16th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Under the Hwy 61 bridge – north parking lot.
Interactive exhibit featuring several pieces of Public Work & Parks heavy equipment.

Medallion Hunt

Sponsored by: Edina Realty
Location: City of Hastings public land & places
Date: Clues begin Monday, June 11 

Search for the RTD medallion throughout Hastings.  Winner receives $500 (with button), $300 (without button) Free to participate.

Party In The Park

Sponsored By: City of Hastings
Location: Rotary Pavilion – 20 Ramsey Street
Date: Tuesday, July 12th 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with a live animal show, cyr wheel acrobatics, HebbaJebba rock and roll band, activity booths, inflatables and food trucks! All ages welcome. Free to attend.

Premier Bank Petting Zoo

Sponsored By: Premier Bank
Location: Premier Bank, 101 10th Street East
Date: Saturday, July 16th 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Outdoor petting zoo with mini horses, donkeys, goats, sheep & more.  Free to attend.

River of Life Kids Carnival

Sponsored By: River Of Live Church
Location: River Of Life Church, 800 Vermillion St
Date: Saturday, July 16th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kids carnival where all games are $0.10.

Riverwalk Chalk Art

Sponsored By: Hope Lutheran Church
Location: Hastings Riverwalk & Levee Park

Date: Saturday, July 16th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Create art with sidewalk chalk on the Hastings Riverwalk. Free to attend.

Sidewalk Sale

Location: Downtown Hastings
Date: Saturday, July 16th
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Button Required: No during the hours of 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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