Community Celebrations: June 2013
First Thursday Fun Fest - June 6
Street fair featuring vendor booths with a variety of merchandise including jewelry, honey, crafts, wine, home-baked goodies, and more, live music, bingo, clowns, face-painting, and concessions. Event held from 5 – 8 pm on Mill Street between 4th Street and the Cannon River Winery in historic downtown Cannon Falls the first Thursday in May, June, August, and September.
Nature Valley Grand Prix - June 13
Five Day Staged professional bike race, which is part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival, draws the top pro racers from all over the country. Day two takes place in Cannon Falls. The race starts and finishes in Cannon Falls. The race culminates with 4 finishing circuit laps around the in-town circuit that passes giving spectators the opportunity to be a part of the action as they cheer the best riders in the world racing just inches away. Along with opportunities to watch the world's best racers, spectators can also enjoy live music, concessions and kid's fun races in the Expo area. Profits from the Nature Valley Grand Prix Bicycle Festival benefit the Children's Lighthouse of Minnesota. Children's Lighthouse of
Minnesota is the first hospice and respite care home in Minnesota exclusively for children.
The festival is a blast for ALL ages! The expo opens at 5 p.m. with booths and displays that include Stunt Riders and Kid's activities. The Men's race starts at 3:45 p.m. and the Women roll out at 4 p.m. At 6:00 the Shimano Kid's Fun Race begins! 2-wheels, 3-wheels, self-propelled or "Parent"-propelled; helmet clad youngsters will all be proud to get a finishing medal after they make their way around a part of the in-town circuit.
Expo Area is located just off Mill Street adjacent to the Cannon
River Winery in Historic Downtown Cannon Falls
Expo Hours: 5 - 9 p.m.
This is a true "hometown" fair and Fourth of July Celebration, culminating with the traditional fireworks. Additional events include a midway, grandstand demolition derbies, harness races, crafts competition and all of the things you would associate with a real American holiday.
2013 Entertainment Schedule: