Mark your Calendars
Celebrate the Start of Summer
Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 13, 2021
We’re looking forward to putting on a great festival for you! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all of the information on our website is tentative and subject to change. Please check back in late May for current info. —The Friendly City Days Committee
Kick off summer with 5 days of fun! Thousands of people gather in Albertville each year to enjoy some Summer fun. There’s something for all ages at Friendly City Days. The City Wide Garage Sale kicks off the festival on Wednesday morning. For the sports fanatic there’s Softball, Soccer, a Bean Bag Toss Tournament and a 5K Run. For the kids there will be a Carnival, Clowns, and for the whole family — Fireworks!
Thursday night there will be live local music during the popular crafts beer night. Friday and Saturday night music features IV Play and Dirty Word as the headliners, with at least 5 other bands playing a variety of great music throughout the weekend.
The Albertville Royalty Program’s “Beyond The Crown” initiative works hard during the year extending the volunteerism of our program beyond our friendly city of Albertville. Beyond The Crown will be hosting a lemonade stand on Thursday from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Main Street in front of the Lions Shelter supporting “Alex’s Lemonade Stand Week” which benefits childhood cancer research. While Alex bravely fought her own cancer, she set up a lemonade stand every year raising money for Childhood Cancer research and in her memory, alongside thousands of others around the US, we honor her as we raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. All money raised during our stand goes directly to this cause.
Saturday activities include a Classic Car Show, the Fire Department Open House, Pedal Tractor Pull, Craft & Vendor Fair, Kiddie Parade, Toddler Town, and Bingo.
In addition to the popular Grande Day Parade on Sunday, be sure to check out the softball tournament championship game, wristband day at the carnival, live music, and the Albertville Royalty Coronation.
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Friendly City Days is a great way to start the Summer. Thousands of people are expected to come to Albertville for Friendly City Days. Albertville is a great place to meet your neighbors and reunite with old friends.
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Midwest Rides brings in over 30 Carnival rides and games starting Thursday afternoon. Saturday is filled with entertainment for the kids. Some of the kids activities will include a Kiddie Parade, a Pedal Tractor Pull, Face painting, Root beer floats with the candidates, and the KRWC Radio Fun show and the Craft and Vendor Fair.
A bean bag tournament takes place near the softball fields on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Throughout the weekend, a 22-team Men’s Slowpitch Softball Tournament will showcase some of the state’s top teams. There is Youth Soccer Tournaments featuring the area teams. Saturday, the annual 5K Run & Race attracts over 250 participants of all ages.
Food and Entertainment
No great weekend is complete without Food. There will be a Pork Chop Dinner, a Spaghetti Dinner, Chinese, and plenty of grilled food to choose from, including all that fabulous fair food.
Friendly City Days is also packed with entertainment for all ages. The event features Fireworks on Friday evening and top name performers providing a variety of live music throughout the event. Be sure to stop by the Central Park baseball field for the Albertville Villains baseball on Friday night and Saturday night.
Craft Beer Tasting
The Craft Beer Tasting will take place on Thursday from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Central Park Beer Gardens during the Garage Band performances.
Patrons will be able to sample 12 different Craft Beers brewed in the Minnesota region. Tickets will be sold from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for a Commemorative Glass and 6 Sampling Tickets. Additional tickets will be available for purchase. The Tasting will be sponsored by the Albertville Fire Relief Association.
Friendly City Days is a great time to get out and meet your friends and neighbors. The Craft Beer Tasting will be a great time to do just that. Mark your calendars and come join in on the fun!