Schedule of Events
Note: The schedule below is tentative and is updated when information becomes available.
Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, July 18 at Downs Farm Disc Golf Course
(see events tab for more information)
RCD Medallion Hunt Clues Begin Saturday, July 18
New! for 2015: FREE Family Movie Night!! Thursday, July 23!!
Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and his friend Hiro, team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes in this animated, action-packed comedy adventure. Two showings: 5:00 & 7:00 PM at Meadow Spring Church (located at former Chaska REX Movie Theater) 511 North Walnut, just one block north of City Square Park on Walnut Street. More info by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triathlon 2015 Cancelled for 2015 due to Fireman’s Park reconstruction
project. Event will return in 2016!
City Square Park opens to attendees (Free Admission)
Friday: 4pm to 12 midnite
Saturday: 10 am to 12 midnite
Sunday: 9:30am -5pm (Limited Events/Activities in City Square Park)
(NOTE: INFO WILL BE UPDATED AS INFO IS RECEIVED-LAST UPDATE: 06/22/15)
FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
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
Chaska Historical Society – “Telling the Story of Chaska:
The Chaska Historical Society Celebbrates 35 Years! 9am-5pm
-112 West 4th St
Art and Craft Fair, Food Court, Games, Info Booths 4pm -End
-City Square Park
Arts Consortium of Carver County – Arts Festival 4pm-End
-City Square Park
SW Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 4:30-7:30 pm
–Main Tent on Walnut at City Square Park
Pie & Ice Cream Social/Fundraiser 4-8:30pm
RCD Photo Contest Display 4-8:30pm
Performances at Gazebo (To Be Determined)
-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
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 7:30pm
-Chaska Valley Family Theatre production
at Chanhassen High School Auditorium
“The Shaw Brothers” Live Entertainment 8:30-12pm
-Main Stage on Walnut-City Square Park
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
RCD 5K Fun Run for Charity 8am
-City Square Park/Downtown area
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: “Telling the story of Chaska:
The Chaska Historical Soiety Celebrates 35 Years! 9am-5pm
–112 West 4th St
Walk the Sidewalk – Downtown Sidewalk Sales 10am-5pm
Flea Market 9am-3pm
-Cooper’s Market Parking Lot
Art and Craft Fair, Games, Activities, Info Booths, 10am-all day
Food Court –City Square Park
Arts Consortium of Carver County Arts Festival 10am-5pm
-City Square Park/4th St
SW Metro Ed. Coop/MBC Blood Drive 11am-4pm
-City Square Park/West side on Hwy41
RCD Photo Contest Display 11am-5:30pm
Pie & Ice Cream Social/Fundraiser 11am-5:30pm
Chaska’s Got Talent Variety Show 1:00-3:00pm
-Main Stage on Walnut-City Square Park
Chaska Fire Dept Water Fights 1:00 pm
-3rd-4th Sts on Walnut
Live Performances at City Square Park/Gazebo
River Valley Dance Academy 1:45-2:15pm
Chaska National Karate Academy of Martial Arts 2:30-3pm
“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.)
CASH BINGO 3:30-5pm
-Under Tent on Walnut St
Rotary Steak and Chicken Fry Dinner 5:00-8pm
-City Square Park – Walnut St/3rd
SOUNDCHECK MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE-CHASKA
-Live Entertainment -City Square Plaza 5:45-9pm
“Emma Nelson” 5:45
“District Edge” 6:15
“Soundcheck Public Relations” 7:30
Karaoke-RCD Style! 6:00-8:00pm
“FLYING SIDEWAYS” / “SWEET SURREDER”
Live Entertainment 6:30-8pm
–MeadowSpring Church (old Rex Theatre)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 7:30pm
-Chaska Valley Family Theatre production
at Chanhassen High School Auditorium
“MAIDEN DIXIE” Band Live Entertainment 8-12pm
-Main Stage on Walnut at City Square Park
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Couples Golf Scramble 9:30am-4pm
–Chaska Par 30 Golf Course
RCD Footgolf Tournment (New for 2015) 9:30am-4pm
-Chaska Par 30 Footgolf Course
Breakfast in the Park 9:30am-12:30 pm
and Live Music provided by Chaska Music Studios students
-City Square Park -Walnut St (Under the Tent) Proceeds to benefit Love INC
RCD Community Parade
Kid’s Mini Parade (line up at 12:30) 12:45pm
Main Parade (Downtown Chaska starting at Carver County Courthouse 1:00pm
LATINO DAY AT CHASKA RCD (New for 2015)
Celebration of Culture- Entertainment, Music, Ethnic Food 2:00pm-5pm
and activities -City Square Park
–Nacho Torres and his Mariachi Band – 2pm
– Despertar De La Cumbia –3pm
-“Mexico Lindo ” -4pm
The River City Singers -Choir Concert 4:00pm
(formerly Chaska Community Choir)
Performing at the Chaska High School Auditorium
“The Shaw Brothers” With Special Guest-Janine Taft – Welcome to the party! 2015 marks the 3rd year appearance at the Chaska River City Days. The Shaw Brothers are a premier midwest band that has been performing for over 18 years in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. They play a wide variety of music that you will enjoy. Special guest Janine Taft will bring her unique vocal talent and fun to the stage.
Sponsored by the Chaska RCD Entertainment Sponsors.
“Maiden Dixie”Band – Due to public demand, we have invited the Maiden Dixie Band back to RCD for 2015 because of their energy, passion and exuberance of their music. We 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)
“Sweet Surrender”- Sweet Surrender is a vocals-driven acoustic duo from the Twin Cities area. Their music reflects a diverse range of musical tastes – from the most current pop and country tunes on the radio today, to some great older tunes done with a twist. Sponsor/Host by Meadow Spring Church with performance at Meadow Spring Church.
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 MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE SCHOOL– 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!
The River City Singers- (Formerly the Chaska Community Choir) A perfect way to top off a great week-end of activities at Chaska River City Days. Under the direction of Caroline Swanson, the choir will be performing their annual concert at the Chaska High School auditorium.
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!
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. Prize drawings for registered participants sponsored by the Chaska Park and Rec Dept.
Chaska’s Got Talent Show 2015-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. 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.
MEDALLION HUNT– The first clue will be posted on Saturday, July 19. 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 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
CHASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Telling the Story of Chaska: The Chaska Historical Society Celebrates 35 years! Here is your chance to see items never before exhibited at the center! In addition, see some favorites while learning how the History Center came into being! This display will trace the activities of the past while anticipating the society’s future. For more information about the Chaska Historical Society go to www.chaskahistory.org
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 25. 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 18, 2015 : 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 26, 2015, 7am-4pm. Green fees are $12.00 per person. (Pull cart included in fee). 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 www.chaskapar30.com Sponsored by the City of Chaska.
For more information call the Par 30 at 952-448-7454.
New Event for 2015! RCD FOOTGOLF TOURNAMENT: Footgolf, a cross between soccer and golf, is a new game at the Chaska Par 30 golf course. A soccer ball and participants’s kicking replace a golf ball and club, with a separate, larger cup in the rough around the green as the hole.
The 1st RCD Footgolf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Chaska Par 30 from 7am-4pm. Special tournament fee: $8.00 per person. Register the day of event or book your tee time at www.chaskapar30.com.
3 Divisions: Kids (age 8-12); Teen (age 13-19) and Adult (age 20+)
Awards in each division.
For more information call the Par 30 at 952-448-7454
BREAKFAST IN THE PARK – Sunday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Join us for a delicious hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, real fruit toppings, orange drink/coffee prepared by Chef Bob DeMaris and crew. Prepared and served under the tent on Walnut Street at the City Square Park. Proceeds will benefit Love INC. Love INC of Eastern Carver County provides a means for local area churches and other organizations of our community to work together to serve those among us who are in need of assistance. We work in partnership with CAP, Carver County, PROP and other local agencies.
Chaska Music Studios under the direction of Leslie Rieser, students will be performing musical selections for your intertainment from 10am-12pm at the Breakfast in the Park.
New for 2015! RCD KIDDIE PARADE- Inviting all kids to walk, bike, wagon or other mini-transportation. Decorate or wear costumes.
RCD COMMUNITY 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 VALLEY FAMILY THEATRE- Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original MGM film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentlemen and to turn desire into romance.
Set in Oregon in 1850, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850′s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
All performances at the Chanhassen High School Auditorium
2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen
Adults 18 & up $17; Youth 17 & Under $12 (ticket fees included)
This production runs approx 2 hrs & 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Evening performances July 24, 25, 29, 31 & August 1 – 7:30 pm
Matinee performances July 26 & August 2 – 2:00 pm
SPECIAL senior matinee July 31st – 1:00 pm (All seats $14 this show only)
For more information: www.cvft.org
FAMILY BEACH BASH 2015– Cancelled for 2015 due to Fireman’s Park reconstruction project. Look for us in 2016! 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 & FUNDRAISER-Chaska Moravian Church – Join us for food, fun and fellowship, while supporting the church at our annual fundraiser! Serving Sloppy Joes, Chips, Ice Cream Sundaes, Pie and Beverages, all enjoyed in climate-controlled comfort! 4-8:30pm and Sat. 11am-5:30pm 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. Also available a nursing station for moms and babies.
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.
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 11am- 4pm.
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 with us on Chaska’s Community Flash Mob Dance (all ages invited to join in on the dance) to the music of “HAPPY” By Pharell Williams.” 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.
CHASKA NATIONAL KARATE ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS – 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.
CHASKA MUSIC STUDIOS- Will be performing during the Breakfast in the Park on Sunday, July 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm. Enjoy the music from these talented students under the direction of Leslie Rieser for your listening enjoyment while having a delicious breakfast!