Dawson Riverfest 2021 is On!!
Wed. June 23-June 27th
Dawson's 32nd Annual Riverfest Celebration
Check out the events for 2021.
Wednesday, June 23
Baseball Merchant’s Night
DB 7th & 8th grade BB Game at 5:30pm. Dawson vs Canby, Dawson Drakes vs Hancock Orphans at 7:30pm. Both Games played on Nelson Field
Thursday, June 24
Riverfest Kickball Tourney
Games begin at 6 pm at Prestholdt Fields. Entry is $50 per team. 1st place $150 - 2nd place $75 - 3rd place $50. Must be 21 years or older to play. Contact Chris Schacherer 507-829-1101 to register
Agape Singers Worship Service
7 pm Grace Lutheran Church
Friday, June 25
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
12:30pm. Tee off, 4 person team, cost $25/person. Must register with Josh, 769-2908.
Meet "Governor Ted's Wife" Friday at 10 am & 1 pm and again 10 am on Saturday at the Dawson Bank Museum. For private tours throughout the weekend call Janet at 320-269-1443.
3:30pm. 2-person teams. Registration fee is the $5 price of a Riverfest button. Three Divisions: Grade 5-8; Grade 9-12; 18 and older. Prizes. Meet at the walking bridge dock. Canoes provided. Lifejackets required. Coordinated by Greg Wyum, 320-226-0229.
Slow-pitch Softball Tournaments - Men's & Co-ed Tourney at 7 pm at Prestholdt Fields. Contact Jordan Bothun 320-226-4072
Baseball Game - Jr. Legion vs Cottonwood at 5 pm. Dawson Drakes vs Madison Mallards at 8 pm on Nelson Field
Troll Unveiling Ceremony
6:00pm 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 the A Troll representing 2020-2021 A Celebration of how the community came together. Honoring those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Scout Feed 5-7pm. Hamburger/Chips/Beverage
Moe Memorial Dedication - Colonel Wayne & Audrey (Solblom) Moe Memorial Dedication in Vetran's Park. Dedication of waterfall, bench, and carving. Keynote speaker Brigadier Lowel E Kruse. *JMHS Golf Cart available for transportation from Riversied Park to Vetran's Park.
Riverfest Talent Show 7:30 p.m.
Riverside Park following Troll Following Park Dedication. Prize for 1st, 2nd, 3rd. $200 top prize For entry info contact Deb Breberg at Breberg Agency @ 320-769-2088 or 320-979-6141.
Hilltop Bar & Grill Dance - Hicktown Mafia
9 pm-1 am $10 cover charge. Advance tickets available at the Hilltop for just $7 each. Chamber Extravaganza Raffle Drawing for a chance to win 1/4 Beef, a 1/2 Hog and a Traeger Pellet Grill. Tickets $10 ea. Need not be present to win. Tickets available at the Hilltop.
Saturday, June 26
5K Fun Run & 2 Mile Trail Walk
8:00 am start. Registration 5-6 pm Friday, June 25th at Riverside Park or at 7:30 am Saturday Morning June 26th @ 7:00 a.m. at the Dawson City Building. Cost is $5/person or $17 for Race & T-Shirt. Fundraiser for LQPV/DB Cross Country Program. For More Info Contact Jesi Martinson @ 320-841-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register @ 8am-2pm at Riverside Park, Registration fee is a Riverfest Button. Fish on th LQP River and bring your catch to Riverside Park by 2 pm to be weighed.
Prizes - $25 Bonus Bucks (1 prize per winner)
Largest Walleye, Largest Northern and Largest Catfish
Coordinators: Jeri and Terry Popma 320-226-9735 and Terry Overlander
Slow-pitch Softball Tournaments - starting at 9 am.
Kid’s Bounce Houses & Rock Climbing Wall - from 9:30am-Noon in Swimming Pool Park, Rock Climbing Wall Provided by the Minnesota National Guard.
Riverfest 3 on 3 Boys & Girls Basketball Tourney
10am at Swimming Pool Park Basketball Court. $30 per team. Divisions by grades: 3&4, 5&6, 7&8, 9-12, & adults. Register at 9:30am. Hosted by Jack Attack Booster Club.
The Dollipops! - 12 Noon-Riverside Park. The Dollipops Interactive Children's Music Show - Free! Presented by the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association. Sponsor is the Dawson Coop Credit Union.
Riverfest Mobile Sign Shop will be set up in the parking lot between the library and the city building. Get it routered and painted and keep it. Free event. Sponsored by Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. Sign up ahead of time with the library to secure a spot from 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 or stop by to see if there are openings that day.
Where's the Gnome Game - 10:30 am to Noon. Find Dawson Gnomes in participating businesses. Prizes awarded. Get playing cards at the Dawson Bank Museum.
Dawson Trivia Bingo - 11 am outside of the Dawson Bank Museum.
1pm-8pm at Aquatic Center. Sponsored by Dawson Co-op Credit Union & The City of Dawson.
Riverfest Skeet Shoot
2pm @ Dawson Shooting Range. $25 Entry Fee. Bring your gun and shells. 100% Payout. Must have completed firearm safety course to participate. Contact Darin Plessner @ 507-829-6058 or Dale Breberg @ 320-979-6146 with questions.
Divas Through the Decades - 2pm Riverside Park.
Divas Through the Decades Musical Tribute Show. Free! Presented by Dawson-Boyd Arts Association. Sponsored by the Dawson Coop Credit Union.
Fire Fighter Water Fights
3pm at Veterans Park. Area fire departments competing.
- Movie in the Park
- Grab a blanket or a lawn chair and come and enjoy a free movie in Vetran's Park. Begins after sunset (aproximately 9:30-9:45 p.m.). JMHS will be serving popcorn and beverages.
- Featuring "The Croods: A New Age https://www.dreamworks.com/croods
Rusty Duck Dance
8pm – 12am at The Rusty Duck Featuring the Canyon Cowboys. $5 cover. Firemen's CASH RAFFLE drawing at 11pm. Tickets available from local firefighters.
Sunday, June 27
Softball Tournament - starting at 10am at Prestholdt Fields
RIVERFEST CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT- 10:00 a.m. at the sand volleyball court-swimming pool park. Entry $20 per team 4 person team (subs are allowed) at least one member of the opposite sex must be playing at all times. 3 game matches, best 2 of 3 Double elimination Tournament. 1st Prize $60 2nd Prize $40 3rd Prize $20 to sign up contact Hailey Gritmacker 507-829-2237
Antique Tractor, Car, & Motorcycle Display
10am at Veterans Park. Stop by before and after the church service. Exhibitors welcome. Contact Merle Malecek, Rick Stulz or Jim Heinrich. Concessions provided by the Boy Scouts from 10am-1pm.
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. Coordinated by the Dawson-Boyd Police Department
Please follow all CDC and MDH COVID-19 guidelines while attending events and businesses
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.
All events are subject to change. For up-to-date information or weather related changes, check out our Facebook page, website or follow us on Twitter. http://dawsonmn.com https://www.facebook.com/DawsonRiverfest KLQP Q92 92.1 FM KDMA/KMGM/KKRC Shop Dawson for great deals, sales and prizes.
Foodstands available all weekend in ball parks and swimming pool park area.
Beer Garden available all weekend at Prestholdt Fields sponsored by Dawson Fire Department