City Council 4-16-19 - April 10, 2019

Dawson City Council will meet on April 16, 2019, at 5:30 pm in the council chambers. [more...]



Join the fun in Gnometown June 26th – June 30th, 2019!


Check out the events from 2018.

Wednesday, June 20

Baseball Merchant’s Night
DB 3rd & 4th grade play at 5:30pm. Dawson Drakes vs Minneota Mudhens at 7:30pm on Nelson Field


Thursday, June 21

Meal at Tim’s Food Pride
11:00am-1:00pm serving Hotdog, Chips, Watermelon & Beverage for $3. Bounce House from 11am-1pm.      

5K Fun Run & 2 Mile Trail Walk
7pm start. Registration at 5pm in City Building. Cost is $5/person or $17 for Race & T-shirt. Fundraiser for Cross Country Program, Contact Jon or Kristi Kvaal at 320-769-2949.

Agape Service
7:30 pm at Grace Lutheran

Friday, June 22

Youth Trap Shoot
9–11am.  Must have passed gun safety to shoot. Parents Welcome. Prizes. Contact Damian Coyour 320-815-1761. Sponsored by Pheasants Forever.

Dawson Co-op Credit Union 18-hole Golf Tourney
1pm. Tee off, 3-draw scramble, cost $25/person. Must register with Josh, 769-2908.

The Dawson Bank Musuem
Will be open from 1-4pm on Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday. For private tours throughout the weekend call Janet at 320-269-1443

Canoe Races
3:30pm. 2-person teams. Registration fee is the $5 price of a Riverfest button.  Prizes.  Meet at the walking bridge dock.  Canoes provided.  Lifejackets required. Coordinated by Greg Wyum, 320-226-0229. Come down to watch the Dawson Police Dept challenge the Dawson Fire Dept!

Gnome Unveiling Ceremony

6:30pm at Riverside Park, $5 Admission Riverfest button.

  •    Music by Dr. G’s Bowtie Brass starting at 5:45pm
  •    Flag Raising by American Legion and VFW
  •    The unveiling of 2018 Gnome honoring Charlie Prestholdt with memories shared
       Gnome Style. Click here to read his story.
  •    Scout Feed 5-7pm.
  •    Gnome Donuts and Coffee During unveiling ceremonies. Sold by Gnome Committee.

Riverfest Talent Show
Riverside Park following Gnome Unveiling Ceremony. Prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. For entry info contact Deb Breberg at Breberg Agency.

Slow-pitch Softball Tournaments
6pm at Prestholdt Fields. DJ & Beer Garden.

Baseball Game
Dawson Drakes vs. Madison Mallards. 8pm on Nelson Field

Garage Dwellers Street Dance
 9 pm-1 am Dawson VFW. $8 cover charge.

Movie in the Park
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy a free outdoor movie at Veterans Park.  Begins after sunset (Approximately 9:45pm). Sponsored by JMHS & Minnwest Bank.

Featuring: Moana



Saturday, June 23

Slow-pitch Softball Tournaments
9am start at Prestholdt Fields. DJ & Beer Garden

Fishing Contest
8am–2pm.Register with Dean @320-226-1356.  Registration fee is a Riverfest button. Fish on LQP River and bring in your catch at 2pm Saturday to Riverside Park to be weighed.  Prizes awarded in Dawson Bonus Bucks.  

Riverfest Flea Market
8am–1pm along Main Street.  Outdoor spaces only. Please register with John Nevins @ 320-250-4193. 

9am-12pm. Senior Citizen Center

Disc Golf Tournament
9am registration. Tee off 9:30am at Veterans Memorial Park. Free and open to all. Beginner & experienced divisions. Food and refreshments provided after tourney.

Kid’s Bounce Houses & Inflatables
9:30am-1pm in Swimming Pool Park sponsored by JMHS.

Dawson Block Party
Shop Dawson for great deals, sales and prizes!

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament
9am at Sand Volleyball Court by the Swimming Pool Park. $75 per team. 4 people min. per team; 1 girl on each team required/playing at all times. Double Elimination; Max of 8 teams in tournament.  Prizes.  Contact Ashley Bothun at 320-226-6287.

Tim Lee 3 on 3 Basketball
10am at Swimming Pool Park Basketball Court. Divisions by grades: 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, 9-12, & adults. Register at 9:30am. Hosted by Jack Attack Booster Club. 

Kid’s Pedal Pull
10am by swimming pool. Ages 4-11. Registration begins at 9:30am. In case of rain, event will be held at Dawson Fire Hall. Sponsored by Minnwest Bank.

1pm-8pm at Aquatic Center. Sponsored by Dawson Co-op Credit Union & The City of Dawson. 

Kids Water Fights
1pm at Veterans Park.  Ages 5+. All are Welcome!

Kid’s Water Bounce Houses & Inflatables
1:30pm at Veterans Park.

Fire Fighter Water Fights
3pm at Veterans Park.  Area fire departments competing. 

Fast-pitch Softball
Tournament starting at 6pm. Prestholdt Fields. DJ & Beer Gardens

A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline
Featuring Colleen Raye. 7:00pm, Memorial Auditorium. $15 Adults $5 Students. or Phone: 320-312-2311

Rusty Duck Dance
8pm – 12am featuring Rock-n-Roll Farmer at The Rusty Duck. $5 cover.  CASH RAFFLE drawing at 11pm. Tickets available from local firefighters.


Sunday, June 24

Fast-pitch Softball
Tournament starting at 10am at Prestholdt Fields.

Antique Tractor, Car, & Motorcycle Display
10am at Veterans Park. Stop by before and after the church service. Exhibitors welcome. Contact Paul Strand, 320-855-2394. Concessions provided by the Boy Scouts from 10am-1pm.

Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed
10am–1pm. Dawson VFW Post. Served by American Legion. Advance tickets $7.50, same day $8.00, children under age 5 free.

Ecumenical Church Service in the Park
11am at Veterans Park. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy fellowship in the park. Offering to go to the Dawson Area Food Shelf. Coordinated by Dawson-Boyd Ministerial.

Riverfest Grand Parade
2pm. Line up starts at 1pm in Golf Course parking lot. No registration required. 


Show your support for Riverfest and help keep our activity list full by purchasing:

Riverfest Buttons available for $5 at participating businesses and from Riverfest Committee Members. Buttons are used for admittance to some events and registration for the Riverfest Drawing.

Riverfest insulated glass with straw available for $10 at Dawson Co-op Credit Union and from Riverfest Committee Members Minnwest Johnson Memorial

Dawson Gnome T-shirts available for $15 at Dawson Co-op Credit Union.