Spring Lake Park’s Tower Days weekend schedule packed with fun

Weekend events during the 37th edition of Spring Lake Park Tower Days will feature family fun and entertainment for just about every age group imaginable.

Ten-year-old Nicholas Hendrickson from Spring Lake Park fights off a foe in the Water Wars booth, a popular Tower Days attraction during last year’s Celebration in the Park. File photo by Bill Jones

Ten-year-old Nicholas Hendrickson from Spring Lake Park fights off a foe in the Water Wars booth, a popular Tower Days attraction during last year’s Celebration in the Park. File photo by Bill Jones

The Spring Lake Park Lions, Kraus-Hartig VFW, District 16 Community Services and the Spring Lake Park Recreation Department plan the annual celebration.

Traditionally, Tower Days kicks off with a Thursday night parade followed by a three-day, citywide garage sale, mini-golf, senior card and softball tournaments

Most activities are free with the purchase of a Tower Days participation and commemorative button, said Marian Rygwall, city parks and recreation director.

A $3 button can be purchased at Central Park Liquor, Spring Lake Park Chiropractic, Spring Lake Park City Hall and at any Tower Days event, she said.

“We’ve had good support this year from the community,” Rygwall said. “It’s a good economic boost to the community as well, because a lot of people come.”

Tower Days events kick off early Saturday morning with the Spring Lake Park Lions pancake breakfast, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the high school.

Brothers Nate Greenberg and J.D. Greenberg take each other out during last year’s Sunday afternoon log rolling competition at Spring Lake Park Tower Days. File photo by Bill Jones

Brothers Nate Greenberg and J.D. Greenberg take each other out during last year’s Sunday afternoon log rolling competition at Spring Lake Park Tower Days. File photo by Bill Jones

Breakfast lovers should enter cafeteria Door 33 to access an all-you-can eat breakfast of pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages.

Kraus Hartig VFW Post 6587 motorcycle show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Saturday. Call the post at 763-780-1900 to obtain additional show details.

Tower Days event-ending Celebration in the Park returns Sunday, June 10 with a full schedule at Lakeside Lions Park, 79th Avenue and Pleasant View Drive.

Throughout the day, there will be fishing on the pier, food concessions, face painting, inflatable slides and many different carnival games will be on-site.

All-American Lumberjack Shows will feature three different 30-minute shows throughout the day with 10 different lumberjack events including log rolling, chainsaw wood carvers and a popular interactive event where Tower Days attendees can try their hands at log rolling and cross-cut sawing. Rygwall said.

The Minnesota Street Machine Association (MSMA) is sponsoring its big car show Sunday, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Lions Park.

The final act on the Tower Days Showmobile stage will be the Rockin’ Hollywoods, who will perform their classic brand of rock ‘n’ roll from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

“They’ve been with us about six years. Last year, they had a lot of people dancing,” Rygwall said. “They’re a lot of fun because they are so crowd interactive.”

For Tower Days event information, contact the Spring Lake Park Recreation Department at 763-792-7201 or visit www.towerdays.com for weekend schedules.

Tim Hennagir is at tim.hennagir@ecm-inc.com


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