Chaska River City Days
July 26-28, 2013
Last update: 07/26/13
NOTE: LIMITED ACTIVITIES ON SUNDAY
See below for specific information
2013 Pre-Event Activities:
|Chaska RCD Triathlon||Sat. July 20|
|Medallion Hunt||Begins Sat. July 20|
|RCD Family Bowling Week||July 20-27|
We are looking for volunteers to assist with planning /assisting of this years events. Please call Tim Sebenaler, Event Coordinator at 952-448-9908 if you can assist!
City Square Park opens to attendees:
Friday at 4PM to 12 midnite.
Saturday from 10am to 12 midnite.
Sunday 9:30am-4pm (Limited Events/Activities in City Square Park)
Note: The following Information below will change as information is forwarded.
FRIDAY, JULY 26 2013
|Chaska RCD Medallion Hunt||see details below|
|Friends of the Chaska Community Library-Used Book Sale City Hall Plaza||9am-8pm|
|“Walk the Sidewalk Sale”
|Clay Hole Arts Festival (NEW FOR 2013)- Fireman’s Park||9am-7pm|
Chaska Historical Society -”Before and After 1965: Chaska Businesses in Times a Changin” 112 West 4th St
|Family Beach Bash 2013
|Art and Craft Fair, Food Court, Games, Info
City Square Park
Free Sliced Watermelon by Coopers County Market
(Fri. only until gone)
|Pie/Ice Cream Social
|RCD Photo Contest Display
|Performances at Gazebo:
Step By Step Montessori Preschool Singers 5-5:30
Chaska School of Dance 5:30- 6
River City Martial Arts Academy 6:15-6:45
|Minnesota Valley Community Band
|JSAW Skateboard Demo (Wells Fargo Parking Lot)||5-|
|“The Shaw Brothers” Entertainment Band
Main stage on Walnut
Saturday, July 27 2013
|RCD 5K Fun Run -City Square Park
|Clay Hole Arts Festival (New for 2013) - Fireman’s Park||9am-5pm|
|Friends of the Chaska Community Library-Used Book Sale City Hall Plaza||9am-3pm|
|Carver-Scott Humane Society Bake Sale
City Square Park
|Walk the Sidewalk Sale
Flea Market and Produce Sale
Cooper’s Market Parking Lot (See Below for info)
|Chaska Historical Society-”Before and After 1965: Chaska Businesses in Times a-Changin’
112 W 4th St
|Art/Craft Fair, Games, Activities, Info Booths, Food Court||10am-all day|
|Business and Health Expo
Main tent on Walnut
|RCD Photo Contest Display
|Pie & Ice Cream Social
|Co-Ed 6′s Sand Volley Ball Tournament
Cuzzy’s Brickhouse in Chaska
|Disc Golf Tournament
Down’s Farm Disc Golf Course
|Performances - City Square Park/Gazebo:
Martial Arts America 11-11:30
Dance Esteem 12:30-1
ATA Marshal Arts of Chanhassen 1:15-1:45
River Valley Dance Academy 1:45- 2:15
National Karate of Chaska 2:30-3
JSAW Skateboard Demo Open
|Radio Disney for KIDS! – City Square Park||10am-1pm|
|Chaska Fire Dept Water Fights- Near City Square Park||1pm|
|CARVER SCOTT EDU CO-OP BLOOD DRIVE- City Square Park-West Side (See below to sign-up)||10:00am – 3:00pm|
|BINGO (New For 2013)
Cash Bingo (Tent on Walnut)
|Chaska Middle School Bands
Chaska HS-Country Bluegrass Band -Gazebo
|Rotary Steak and Chicken Fry
-City Square Park- Walnut & 3rd St
|“Paul Christian” Entertainment- Gazebo||6:15-7:45|
|“Tim Sigler Band” Live Band Entertainment
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
|Couples Golf Scramble -
Chaska Par 30 Golf Course 7am-4pm
Breakfast and Praise Festival - City Square Park under the big tent.
|Chaska Area Jaycees RCD Parade
near downtown – 4th Sts.
|Chaska’s Got Talent Variety Show (Main Stage on Walnut)||2:00pm after parade|
|Chaska Community Choir Concert-
Chaska High School Auditorium
“Rain or Shine”
All Entertainment Events are Free
Events and Time Schedule subject to change.
Note: City Square Park Rules: No pets, bicycles, skateboards allowed in the park during activities.
(Last update 07/23/13)
“The Shaw Brothers” Welcome to the party! The Shaw Brothers are a premier midwest band that has been performing for over 16 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.
“Tim Sigler Band” - The Tim Sigler band is one of the top country bands available in the Midwest playing to thousands of people with roughly 200 shows per year and a massive play list. Whether it’s George Strait, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash or Keith Urban, The Tim Sigler Band plays all your favorite country songs. In addition to country music, they also perform a wide variety of Rock n’ Roll songs, including favorites by Tom Petty, Bob Segar, Springsteen, Mellencamp, Buffet, Elvis and many more. Bring your friends to the City Square Park on Saturday night and enjoy the great music, your favorite beverage and wide choice of food vendors.
Sponsored by the Chaska RCD Entertainment Sponsors.
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.
“Paul Christian” - Paul is a solid songwriter and outstanding vocalist..reminiscent of Chris Isaak…..Paul’s ability to capture the audience is effortless! Performing at the Gazebo
Sponsored by the Chaska Park and Rec Dept.
Chaska Community Choir - A perfect way to top off a great week-end of activities of River City Days. 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.
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.
Chaska’s Got Talent Show 2013-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.
CLAY HOLE ARTS FESTIVAL (New for 2013)
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 . Awards including Best of Show. Artworks will be for sale. Location: At the beautiful Fireman’s Park in downtown Chaska. July 26-27 For more information contact Sara L. Hanlon, ACCC Visual Arts Liaison. Ph. 952-556-8726. 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
FAMILY BOWLING WEEK -
Beginning on Sat. July 20 through Sat. July 27 9AM – 9PM each day. Bring the whole family to Louisville Lanes at 3020 133rd St (Shakopee) 2 games and shoe rental for only $5.00/family. PH. 952-445-8112
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.
DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT- Sat. July 27, 2013 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.
BREAKFAST AND PRAISE FESTIVAL - Sunday from 9:30 am to 1:00 PM. Delicious hot breakfast served under the tent at the City Square Park.
Also enjoy Christian bands from area churches performing on stage. Event is organized and sponsored by LOVE. INC. All proceeds to benefit LOVE INC.
CHASKA AREA JAYCEES RCD CITY PARADE - downtown Chaska on Sunday at 1:00. Sponsored by the Chaska Area Jaycees. 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. The year 1965 marked a turning point in the history of Chaska. From the destruction wrought by the flooded river, a tornado to the birth pangs of Jonathan and a new form of city government, Chaska would never be the same.
View the new exhibit at the Chaska Historical Society to learn more about how Chaska’s economic landscape evolved as local businesses met the needs of a small town and adapted to a suburban futurer. For more information about the Chaska Historical Society go to www.chaskahistory.org
FAMILY BEACH BASH 2013- On Friday enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Chaska Clayhole Beach/Firemans Park. Admission to the beach is $1 on Friday, July 26. 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
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 - (New for 2013) The Chaska Youth Wrestling Club will be hosting cash bingo (licensed) games. All proceeds are to support the Chaska Youth Wrestling Club. For more information contact: Chris Goodman at 612-812-9991.
“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.
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT AND DEMONSTRATIONS:
RADIO DISNEY KIDS ENTERTAINMENT – Sponsored by Step By Step Montessori. The Radio Disney Live Entertainment Van will be entertaining with music and games for the young ones.
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.
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.
MARTIAL ARTS AMERICA - The family club will be demonstrating many facets of the martial arts, including: Tae Kwon Do (Korean Karate), Jujitsu (a throwing/wrestling art), and Eskrima (Philippino stick fighting).
ATA AMERICAN - (American Tae Kwon Do) Students will demonstrate hand and foot techniques while emphasizing control, focus and confidence skills.
TEAM ESTEEM -Our team will be performing their routines.
CHASKA ROTARY STEAK AND CHICKEN FRY - Prepared and served by the Chaska Rotary Club. Meal includes a choice of Ribeye Steak or Chicken Breast, with corn on the cob, potato salad and trimmings. Saturday 5-8pm – City Square Park (East Side by the big tent on Walnut.
RIVER CITY RUN 2013
5 K RUN – Saturday, July 27. 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.
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.
CARVER SCOTT EDU CO-OP BLOOD DRIVE -
Sponsored by the Carver-Scott Educational Co-op. 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.