Park City Days, Summer Fair and more this weekend

By: 
Mikaela Koski
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Folks in Stillwater County will have plenty of opportunities to have some fun in the sun this weekend, with four events taking place around the area on Saturday and Sunday.

PARK CITY DAYS

The Park City Volunteer Fire Department will host Park City Days on Saturday, Aug. 4. An all-day event, Park City Days gets kicked-off with the 3rd annual Fireman’s Run. Check-in for the free event takes place at 7 a.m. at the fire hall, and the race begins from that point at 7:30 a.m. There are two race options – a 2-mile course and a 4-mile course. Both are fun runs and are not timed events. To sign up for the race, go to imathlete.com under “Park City Days Fun Run” or call Ben at 855-6220. The first 200 people to sign up received free t-shirts. A free pancake breakfast will be held at the fire hall, as well as a car show. In addition to a parade, a kids carnival and vendor show will take place at the football field. The afternoon wraps up with some BINGO and the Lil’ Wrangler Spurs and Spills Rodeo. While most of the events are free, donations will be accepted. Park City Days is a fundraiser for the Park City Volunteer Fire Department. The following is the schedule of events:

•7 a.m. – Fireman’s Run check-in at the fire hall

•7:30 a.m. – Fireman’s Run begins

•7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. – Pancake breakfast at the fire hall

•8 a.m.-1 p.m. – Car show at the fire hall (Judging at 9:30 a.m.)

•10 a.m. – Parade

•10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Kids carnival and vendor show at the football field

•1 p.m. – BINGO at the fire hall

•2 p.m. – Lil’ Wrangler Spurs and Spills Rodeo registration

•3 p.m. – Lil’ Wrangler Spurs and Spills Rodeo

SUMMER FAIR

In Columbus on Saturday, The Compassionate Friends of Stillwater Valley is hosting a Summer Fair. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Granite Peak Park complex. Summer Fair will feature crafts and vendors, as well as a barbeque and bake sale.

Proceeds will go toward funding a statue in The Compassionate Friends’ “Forever Loved Garden” in Columbus’ Heritage Park.

LET IT RIDE SOFTBALL TOURNEY

Summer Fair will be held alongside the Let It Ride coed softball tournament.

The tourney takes place both Saturday and Sunday at Granite Peak Park in Columbus.

Funds raised at the tournament go toward the Columbus Area Trails Fund “so we can have a safe place to walk, bike, and run,” according to the event’s Facebook page.

MADE ALIVE FESTIVAL

The weekend’s activities will come to a close on Sunday at the Made Alive Festival in Columbus at Heritage Park.

The free “family fun day” will begin with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m.

The highlight of the day is a concert by contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Jason Gray, kicking off at 10:30 a.m. He will be available for meet-and-greets at his merchandise table from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Rise Up, a local praise band, will perform from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Concert-goers are urged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Throughout the festival, a craft show will take place. There will be balloon twisting, face painting, a rock wall, and inflatables for the younger visitors. For those wishing to play on the inflatables, event coordinators suggest bringing a swimsuit or a change of clothes.

Concessions will be available, and a free lunch will be provided.

A kids circus-style variety show will be presented by Premier Entertainment at 12:15 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m.

Contact Nicole Fisher for more information at (406)207-8047.

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