New event planned for annual 4th of July celebration

Coon Rapids’ annual 4th of July celebration at Sand Creek Park will have a new event this year.

The first annual bean bag tournament will take place Wednesday, July 4 at Sand Creek Park.

The 4th of July celebration begins a five-day run at the park Saturday, June 30.

The bean bag tournament is scheduled the morning of July 4 with team check-in at 9:30 a.m.

Pool play with single elimination brackets starts at 10 a.m.

Regular bean bag rules, which are set by the World Bean Bag Association, the governing body of the activity, will apply.

Teams will comprise two to four players of any gender, but participants must be 18 years of age or older.

The tournament will be limited to the first 16 paid teams and there is a $25 per team entry fee.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams plus a consolation bracket winner.

There will also be a prize for the team with the best uniform.

Food and beverages will be available.

Deadline to enter is Wednesday, June 27 at 3:30 p.m. Contact Ryan Gunderson, tournament director, at 763-767-6513 or e-mail RGunderson@coonrapidsmn.gov.

Full schedule for the 4th of July celebration is:

Saturday, June 30

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Crafts at the Creek.

• Noon: Midway, bingo and pull tabs open.

• Noon to 5 p.m.: Unlimited ride wristbands $20; regular admission after 5 p.m.

• 6 to 11 p.m.: Car show.

• 7 to 9 p.m.: Skate jam.

• 7 p.m.: Band, TC Cats.

Sunday, July 1

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Crafts at the Creek.

• Noon: Midway, bingo and pull tabs open.

• Noon to 5 p.m.: Unlimited ride wristbands $20; regular admission after 5 p.m.

• 7 p.m.: Band, Kill a Brew.

Monday, July 2

• 4 p.m.: Midway opens.

• 4 to 10 p.m.: Unlimited ride wristbands $20.

• 5 p.m.: Bingo and pull tabs.

• 6 p.m.: Parade.

• 7 p.m. Band, Splatter Sisters

Tuesday, July 3

• 4 p.m.: Midway opens.

• 4 to 10 p.m.: Unlimited ride wristbands $20.

• 5 p.m.: Bingo and pull tabs.

• 7 p.m.: Band, Zed Leppelin.

Wednesday, July 4

• 9:30 a.m.: Team check-in for bean bag tournament

• Noon: Midway, bingo and pull tabs open.

• Noon to 5 p.m.: Unlimited ride wristbands $20; regular admission after 5 p..m.

• 6 to 10 p.m.: DJ K-Fult Productions.

• 10 p.m.: Fireworks.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com


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