There is no excuse for anyone in the area to utter the words, “I’m bored, there is nothing to do,” this upcoming weekend. Three local villages are providing a variety of activities during their annual celebrations.

Clear Lake, Deer Park and Wanderoos each are having a party - and you are invited!

Clear Lake is hosting Heritage Days June 27-30. The festivities kick off Thursday with the film ‘Cheeseheads’ being presented at 2:30 p.m. at the Clear Lake Museum. There will be an Open House hosted at Jarchow Law and Industrial Safety from 4-7p.m. and a wristband special at the carnival from 5-8p.m. The Covenant Church Worship Band will preform a free live concert at 6p.m. in the Heritage Days tent.

June Dairy Month activities begin at 11 a.m. Friday. The wristband special will run at the carnival from 1-5p.m. The Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo will be open from 5-8p.m. and a balloon artist will preform at 5p.m. Registration for the Pedal Tractor Pull begins at 5:30 p.m. Local favorites, The Git Backs will take the stage in the Heritage Days Tent at 7p.m.

Saturday starts off with the Fastbreak 5K Run/Walk at 8a.m. Clear Lake’s Grand Parade featuring a 1950’s theme will begin at 11 a.m. The 46th Annual Demolition Derby starts at 2p.m. and the Clear Lake Football Big Cup 9 Hole Fundraiser will begin at 4p.m. That evening be sure to watch the crowning of “Miss Clear Lake” at the 7p.m. Coronation, followed by the music of The Compromise at the Heritage Days Tent at 8p.m.

Sunday the 14th Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV/UTV and Tractor Show will start taking registrants at 10a.m. The show will run from 11a.m.-2p.m.

All weekend long, the Clear Lake Museum will be open for spectators; a Village Medallion Hunt will take place with clues available at Nilssen’s and Associated Bank. The Beer Garden and Food Stands will be available throughout the celebration as well.

Deer Park is hosting festivities June 28th and 29th. Friday’s activities include a Grilled Chicken Dinner at 5p.m. and a “Luck of the Draw” bean bag tournament with sign-up from 4-5p.m. There will be a fireworks display at dusk with music and food until Midnight.

Saturday the 4th Annual Deer Park Antique Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. 4H root beer floats and deep fried handmade cheese curds are a bonus to visiting the village that day.

Wanderoos is observing their 52nd Annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday June 29. The bash begins with their 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk. The Queen’s Tea starts at 9 a.m. in the Fire Hall. The Kiddie Parade kicks off at 10:45 with the Grand Parade at 11a.m. Following the parades; kid games and a sawdust pile will be featured. The day also includes food and refreshments at the park, with fast pitch games, horseshoe and bean bag tournaments. Fireworks will light up the sky after dusk and music by Sunday’s Regret will keep celebrators dancing from 8 p.m.-12 a.m.


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