Schedule of Events
Note: The schedule below was the 2014 event. The new schedule will be posted when events are finalized.
July 25-27, 2014
Chaska Triathlon Saturday, July 19 Fireman’s Park
RCD Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, July 19 -Downs Farm Disc Golf Course
RCD Medallion Hunt Clues Begin Saturday, July 19
City Square Park opens to attendees (Free Admission)
Friday: 4pm to 12 midnite
Saturday: 10 am to 12 midnite
Sunday: 9:30am -4pm (Limited Events/Activities in City Square Park)
(NOTE: INFO WILL BE UPDATED AS INFO IS RECEIVED-LAST UPDATE: 07/15/14)
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
Chaska RCD Medallion Hunt See details below
Friends of the Chaska Community Library-Used Book Sale 9am-8pm
-City Hall Plaza
Walk the Sidewalk -Sidewalk Sales 10am-5pm
Arts Consortium of Carver County – Arts Festival Hours Pending
-City Square Park/4th ST
Chaska Historical Society -Visual version of ChaskAlphabet 9am-5pm
-112 West 4th St
Family Beach Bash 2014 2-4:30pm
Art and Craft Fair, Food Court, Games, Info Booths 4 -End
-City Square Park
Pie & Ice Cream Social 4-8:30pm
RCD Photo Contest Display 4-8:30pm
Performances at Gazebo
-Step By Step Montessori Preschool Singers 5-5:30pm
-Chaska School of Dance 5:30-6pm
-River City Martial Arts Academy 6:15-6:45
Minnesota Valley Community Band 7-8:30pm
JSAW Skateboard Demo 5pm-End
-Wells Fargo Parking Lot
“The Shaw Brothers” Live Entertainment 8:30-12pm
-Main Stage on Walnut-City Square Park
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014
RCD 5K Fun Run for Charity 8am
-City Square Park/Downtown area
Arts Consortium of Carver County Arts Festival 9am-5pm
-City Square Park/4th St
Friends of the Chaska Community Library -Used Book Sale 9am-3pm
-City Hall Plaza
Carver-Scott Humane Society Bake Sale 9am-3pm
-City Square Park
Chaska Historical Society: Visual version of ChaskAlphabet 9am-5pm
-112 West 4th St
Walk the Sidewalk - Downtown Sidewalk Sales 10am-5pm
Flea Market and Produce Sale 9am-3pm
-Cooper’s Market Parking Lot
Art and Craft Fair, Games, Activities, Info Booths, 10am-all day
Food Court -City Square Park
SW Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 10am-3pm
-Main Tent on Walnut at City Square Park
SW Metro Ed. Coop/MBC Blood Drive 10am-3pm
-City Square Park/West side on Hwy41
RCD Photo Contest Display 11am-5:30pm
Pie & Ice Cream Social 11am-5:30pm
Live Performances at City Square Park/Gazebo
“Radio Disney” 11:00am- 1:30pm
River Valley Dance Academy 1:45-2:15pm
National Karate of Chaska 2:30-3pm
“Groupo Kalor” 2:15-3:00 & 3:30-4pm
“Maladika” Music Performance 3:00-3:30pm
Chaska Middle School Band Performances 4:00-6:00pm
(Music selections of Jazz, Movie, Country Bluegrass, Garage, etc.)
Karaoke-RCD Style! 6:00-8:00pm
JSAW Skateboard Demo All Day
-Wells Fargo Parking Lot
Chaska Fire Dept Water Fights 1 pm
-3rd-4th Sts on Walnut
“GRUPO KALOR” (Live Entertainment) 2:15-3pm
CASH BINGO 3:30-5pm
-Under Tent on Walnut St
Chaska Middle School Band Performances 4:00-6pm
Jazz, Garage, Movie, Country Bluegrass, etc.
Rotary Steak and Chicken Fry Dinner 5-8pm
-City Square Park – Walnut St/3rd
“FLYING SIDEWAYS” Live Entertainment 6:15-7:45pm
-Meadow Spring Church (old Rex Theatre)
SOUNDCHECK -Live Entertainment 7:30-9:30
-City Square Plaza
“MAIDEN DIXIE” Live Entertainment 8-12pm
-Main Stage on Walnut at City Square Park
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014
NOTE: Limited activities only. No Food/Beverage, Art and Craft Vendors or any other activities in CitySquare Park other than what is scheduled below.
Couples Golf Scramble 9:30am-4pm
-Chaska Par 30 Golf Course
Breakfast in the Park (Pending for 2014) 9:30am-1pm
-City Square Park (Under the Tent)
RCD Jaycees Parade 1pm
-Downtown Chaska starting at Carver County Courthouse
Chaska’s Got Talent Variety Show 2pm (After the parade)
-Main Stage on Walnut-City Square Park
Chaska Community Choir Concert 4pm
-Chaska HighSchool Auditorium
“The Shaw Brothers” Welcome to the party! 2014 marks the 2nd year appearance at the Chaska River City Days. The Shaw Brothers are a premier midwest band that has been performing for over 17 years in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. They play a wide variety of music that you will enjoy. Sponsored by the Chaska RCD Entertainment Sponsors.
“Maiden Dixie”Band – Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. One would be hard-pressed to find a band that more embodies these qualities than Maiden Dixie. Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock septet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever since. They’ve played every A-list club in MN, opened for several national acts, and are well suited for the bigger outdoor stages at fairs or festivals. Whether composing, recording or performing live, these seven musicians combine their talents, experience, and love of music to form a true bond with their audience. Having been assembled from all corners of the United States, the personal experiences and musical influences of these performers run deep and wide. Comprised of two combat veterans of the Iraq War, six music/composition majors and even a division one basketball player, Maiden Dixie is an eclectic mix of interesting characters. Each member’s life story has followed a unique path that has ultimately led toward the creation of this country rock ensemble. With an inimitable blending of the country, rock, blues and folk genres, Maiden Dixie guarantees an exciting and enthusiastic live performance that is sure to get the audience up on their feet dancing. Sponsored by the Chaska RCD Entertainment Sponsors.
“Flying Sideways”- Flying Sideways music includes cover tunes from mainline and Christian rock industries with the flare of special effects lighting backed up by big screen image and video projections. Sponsored by the Meadow Spring Church. Concert will be performed at the Meadow Spring Church (formerly Chaska Rex Theatre)
MN Valley Community Band Concert goers can expect to hear music of stage and screen, as well as the “Star and Stripes Forever.” This band is made up of 40 plus dedicated members from Chaska and the surrounding communities who enjoy playing for the public. Bring your favorite lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy Chaska’s version of the ‘Boston Pops!’ Barry Fox-Director. Sponsored by the Chaska Park and Rec Dept.
SOUNDCHECK – Located in Chaska, SOUNDCHECK is a performance based music school with a focus on all genres of music. Under the direction of Max Nelson, a National performer/recording artist, his students will be performing at the City Square Plaza (City Hall/Library) on Saturday evening. Come a enjoy the wonderful talent of our young people!
“GRUPO KALOR” – Performing for the first time in Chaska. Grupo Kalor a music band established in 2009 Formed by Marco Pliego, dedicated to touch people’s hearts with the unique flavor of cumbia sonidera. A local band but well known by people in the country of United States and Mexico. Grupo Kalor always leaves a good taste in people’s hearts after each performance in every state of the nation. For booking and information contact us at 952-270-5153 firstname.lastname@example.org also find us on Facebook Grupo Kalor
Chaska Middle School- Jazz Ensemble, Garage Band, Movie Band, Stomp, and Country Bluegrass Bands. Come a listen to a group of dedicated students who wish to entertain you. Under the direction of Eric Songer and co-director Heidi Songer.
“Meladika”- Meladika began as a small music group for a school contest. Since then we have grown immensely and have started a campaign to help others. We play at small venues to raise money for students in third world countries to receive music education. 98% of our profits go to our charity. Music is a large part of our culture no matter where you are from, who you are, or how you look at it. Some countries are more engaged in the arts than other, as well as other areas of interest. Our overall goal is to help those who don’t have the privilege of music education. Enjoy our perfomance at RCD!
“Radio Disney”- Join Radio Disney Twin Cities at Chaska River City Days from 11AM – 1:30PM for music, games, dancing and prizes for all! Radio Disney Twin Cities is proud to partner with Chaska River City Days! We hope to see you there!
Karaoke-Special Edition RCD – So you think you can sing? Come to the RCD Info Booth and sign up. Performances at the Gazebo. Sponsored by Mike Tudor, Chaska Community Television, Chaska Park and Rec Dept. Prize drawings for registered participants.
Chaska’s Got Talent Show 2014-RCD style! Got Talent? ..Sure you do. Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, wild bird calls, magic tricks, stand on your thumbs? ..You got the idea..So let’s have some fun! Sign up and possibly win prizes! Application forms available in the ‘Chaska Got Talent’ Tab. Sunday at 2 pm after the Chaska Area Jaycees Parade. The famous (at least in his own mind) Mr. Bob DeMaris will MC this event. Mr. DeMaris has entertained on the comedy stages around the country. Free refreshments will be provided.
MEDALLION HUNT- The first clue will be posted on Saturday, July 20. The next one starts Monday-Saturday. The following clues will be posted on this web site, www.chaskarivercitydays.com . See the medallion hunt on the events page. Clues will also be posted at the Chaska Community Center, the Chaska Historical Society and on the Kiosk located on 4th and Walnut street at 2pm until the medallion is found. Winner receives $100.00 in Chaska Bucks. This event sponsored by U-Can-Tan Tanning and the RCD committee.
ARTS CONSORTIUM ARTS FESTIVAL The Arts Consortium of Carver County (ACCC) will showcase the talent and diversity of artists in Carver County. The Show is open to ACCC members . Location: City Square Park. For more information contact www.artsofcarvercounty.org
SW METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “BUSINESS & HEALTH EXPO” The Expo will be a one-stop shop for information on all types of things that pertain to Home & Garden, Food, Fitness and Fun! Located under the Big Tent on Walnut. Sponsored by the SW Metro Chamber of Commerce. For more information: www.swmetrochamber.com
RCD PHOTO CONTEST – Got a great photo? Submit your favorite in this contest. Categories are “Capture the Beauty of Chaska”; “People and/or Pets”; “Nature” Photos will be displayed at the Chaska Moravian Church adjacent to the City Square Park. Prizes awarded. Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking photo contest.
RIVER CITY 5 K FUN RUN FOR CHARITY
Saturday, July 26. Race registration and check in starts at 7:00 am. 5K race at 8:00am.
5 K course will start and end at or near the City Square Center. Trophies and Medals awarded. Proceeds to benefit the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Pre-registration is recommended, but also can register on race day. See FUN RUN menu on our website for additional information or stop by any Chaska area chiropractic office for registration forms.
DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT- Sat. July 19, 2014 Located at the tournament quality ‘Downs Farm’ Disc Golf Course. 2 Divisions: Recreational and Advanced. Prizes. For more info and pre-registration go to the link on ‘Disc Golf.
COUPLES GOLF SCRAMBLE – A golf scramble will be held at the Chaska Par 30 on Sunday, July 27, 7am-4pm. Green fees are $12.00 per person. (Pull cart included in fee). NOTE: Play as a foursome and save money! Each team will consist of one man and one woman who play the best of their two shots throughout the round, with 1st and 2nd place trophies awarded. Register the day of the event at Par 30 or book your tee time at http://www.chaskapar30.com Sponsored by the City of Chaska, for more information call the Par 30 at 952-448-7454.
BREAKFAST IN THE PARK - Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:00 PM. Delicious hot breakfast served under the tent at the City Square Park. Proceeds will benefit the “Loaves and Fishes’ Program and the “My Bucket List” fund to benefit veterans at the VA Home in Hastings, MN)
RCD JAYCEES PARADE- downtown Chaska on Sunday at 1:00. Inviting all businesses, service organization, school groups, neighborhood groups, antique cars, trucks, machinery, etc. to participate. Questions, please contact Bob Snyder at email@example.com To register in the parade: Parade Registration and parade route.
CHASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 112 West 4th St. Chaska. This year’s display is a visual version of ChaskAlphabet, our A to Z book of Chaska History. Highlights include Jesse James-era items and run-stop engines. A great vatriety of Chaska history-perfect for introducing your kids or grandkids to the breadth of Chaska history! Copies of the ChaskAlphabet: A Brief Introduction to Chaska’s History will be available for a donation of only $20.00. For more information about the Chaska Historical Society go to www.chaskahistory.org
FAMILY BEACH BASH 2014- On Friday enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Chaska Clayhole Beach/Firemans Park. Admission to the beach is $1 on Friday, July 25. There will be games for all ages including water relays, scavenger hunt, and a variety of group activities. Prizes and treats for everyone. Questions, call 448-5633 ext 7746. In case of inclement weather, all beach activities will be cancelled. Sponsored by the Chaska Park and Recreation Department.
ART IN THE PARK CRAFT FAIR – Offering a wide variety of hand crafted items and art from local and regional artist. City Square Park on Friday 4pm-Dusk. Saturday 10am-Dusk
CHASKA ROTARY STEAK AND CHICKEN FRY DINNER – Prepared and served by the Chaska Rotary Club. Meal includes a choice of Ribeye Steak or Chicken Breast, with corn on the cob, caesar salad and trimmings. Saturday 5-8pm – City Square Park (East Side by the big tent on Walnut.
PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Serving pie and/or ice cream sundaes, Friday 4-8:30pm and Sat. 11am-8:30pm at the Chaska Moravian Church across from the City Square Park. The sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation. Also, stop in and view the photo entries to the RCD Photo Contest.
FREE SLICED WATERMELON - Mr. Gary Cooper of Cooper’s Food Market has generously donated the watermelon and he will cut and serve you a slice of the tasty fruit on Friday from 5pm until it’s gone!
CASH BINGO GAMES – 2013 was our first year of Bingo at RCD and was a huge success. This year St. Nicholas of Carver will be hosting the BINGO games.
“WALK THE SIDEWALK SALE” – Take a break from the activities and stroll about the downtown for old-fashioned bargains and special offers inside and out. Stop at the RCD Booth in City Square Park for flyer with participating businesses and map or visit www.shopdowntownchaska.org for complete information.
FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER FIGHTS – Saturday at 1pm. Area fire fighters will battle for the River City Days Title. This wet and wild exhibition is organized by the Chaska Fire Department.
FRIENDS OF CHASKA COMMUNITY LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE – Used book sale will be held at the City Hall Plaza on Thursday from 3pm to 8pm Friday from 9am-8pm, and Saturday from 9am-3pm. Proceeds are used to enhance the Chaska Library and educational programming.
SW METRO ED.COOP/ MBC BLOOD DRIVE – Sponsored by the SouthWest Metro Educational Coop. Appointments can be done online at http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 3886 or call Julia Beauchanine at 651-332-7164. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.The Memorial Blood Center vehicle will be parked on HWY 41 adjacent to the City Square Park between 3rd and 4th Streets. Saturday 10am- 3pm.
FLEA MARKET -Saturday from 9am-3pm at the Coopers Market parking lot. We will have a variety of vendors from the local area.
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT AND DEMONSTRATIONS:
CHASKA SCHOOL OF DANCE - Presenting a variety of dance routines on our performances on Friday. Join in on Chaska’s community flash mob dance for all ages to the music of “Party Rock Anthem.” We also plan to honor our veterans during our performance.
RIVER VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY – Presenting dance routines.
STEP BY STEP MONTESSORI PRE-SCHOOL SINGERS -Enjoy the little voices of these talented young children.
NATIONAL KARATE SCHOOL – American Hard style Tae Kwon Do. Students ages 4-64 will demonstrate discipline and power whole showing friends and family their fun new moves.
RIVER CITY MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY – Presenting Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and other martial arts and weapons forms. Performance by our demonstration team and students of other varied styles.
ATA AMERICAN – (American Tae Kwon Do) Students will demonstrate hand and foot techniques while emphasizing control, focus and confidence skills.
JSAW SKATEBOARDING DEMO -Our team has performed for thousands, touring with organizations like the Billy Graham Association, Lois Palau and more! We are involved in many events, large and small and can connect you with multiple action sports pros and teams throughout the U.S. JSAW has inspiring speakers, talented riders, mobile parks, ramp builders, coaches, rental gear, and yes we have insurance for it all too! Noah Metzger, JSAW Events Coordinator will be available to answer your questions about hiring the JSAW team , a speaker, pro rider or getting our mobile park for your event.