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Pelican Fest is this weekend [UPDATED]

Published 9:40am Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Updated 11:48am Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Two full days of parades, turkey barbecues, bingo, a street dance, car show and many other fun activities are planned for Pelican Fest July 12-13 in Pelican Rapids.

The festival kicks off Friday with a Naturalization Ceremony in E.L. Peterson Park at 1 p.m., with a back up location in the Pelican Rapids high school fine arts auditorium in case of bad weather, and turkey races at West Mill from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Jaycee’s karoke contest following also at West Mill.

Saturday gets started with the Pelican Pete 5K stampede run/walk. Registration is open from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. with the run starting at 7:30 a.m., at Lake Region Electric.


• 1 p.m. Naturalization Ceremony in E.L. Peterson Park

• 1 to 4 p.m. Arvig summer bash customer appreciation event in the downtown parking lot next to mercantile on main

• Beginning at 1 p.m., Helicopter Rides at Carr Field

• 2 to 4 p.m. Kids games in the Sherin park pool $2 pre swimmer

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ice cream social at Pelican Valley Health Center

• 6 p.m. Little miss Pelican pageant at Trinity Lutheran Church; and Old-fashioned bingo next to the ice cream social at Pelican Valley Health Center

• Opening at 6 p.m. Jaycee’s beer garden at West Mill

• 6 to 8 p.m. Turkey races at West Mill

• 8 p.m. Jaycee’s karaoke contest at West Mill. Participants must be 21 or older; first prize is four Minnesota Twins Tickets with a one night hotel stay



• 7:30 a.m. Pelican Pete 5K stampede run/walk registration 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. at Lake Region Electric

• 7:30 to 10 a.m. Pancake and sausage breakfast at Pelican Valley Health Center

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Used book sale at Trinity Lutheran parking lot

• Farmers Market downtown

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 15th annual classic car show in Sherin Park

• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flea market by the city pool

• 9:45 a.m. sign up for the kiddy parade

• 10:15 a.m. Parade start on Main Street

• 10 a.m. Helicopter Rides at Carr Field

• 11 a.m. Grand parade on Main street

• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rotary turkey barbecue

• Opens at noon Jaycee’s beer garden at West Mill

• 1 p.m. Pelican Rapids Fire Department water wars by the old fire hall

• 1 p.m. Registration for the Jaycee’s Bean Bag Tournament with a 3 p.m. start at West Mill

• 3 p.m. VFW bingo at the VFW

• 6 to 9 p.m. Teen swim fun night at the Sherin park pool

• 9 p.m. start for the Jaycee’s street dance, dance to “Shirts and Skins”

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