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Community Events

A number of much-anticipated annual events occur throughout the year in the I-94 West area. From parades, county fairs, seasonal farmers’ markets, movies in the park, classic car shows and holiday festivities, there’s something for everyone here.

ALBERTVILLE FRIENDLY CITY DAYS

Hosted by numerous local organizations, Friendly City Days is a celebration of Albertville’s rich roots in the area. The four day event, held each June, features a brunch, parade and coronation ceremony, where the Junior and Senior Royal Court are presented. Learn more at www.albertvilleroyalty.org.

ANNUAL ROCKIN’ ROGERS DAYS

The Annual Rockin’ Rogers Days has been a staple in the community since its inaugural year in 2000. The four day event, hosted by the Rogers Area Lions Club, includes a carnival, parade, talent show, softball tournament, 3-on-3 hockey tournament, classic car show, 5K run, motorcycle ride and plenty of live entertainment. Learn more at www.rogersmnlions.org/rockinrogersdays.html.

CLASSIC CAR SHOWS at Ellingson Car Museum

Car enthusiasts revel in the multiple annual car shows held at Rogers’ Ellingson Car Museum. Some of the notable shows hosted here include the Annual UMRCCCA Car Show & Swap Meet, Father’s Day Antique Truck & Farm Tractor Show, MDRA’s Annual Car Show & Swap Meet, All-British Car Show & Swap Meet and others.

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While on site, make sure to take a peek inside the Ellingson Car Museum. It features 100 cars, trucks and motorcycles from the early 1920s through the 1970s, as well as related historic photographs, videos and memorabilia. A unique doll collection is also on display, and an on-site gift shop offers automotive enthusiasts hundreds of books, reference manuals, magazines and other gift items. Learn more at ellingsoncarmuseum.com.

CORCORAN COUNTRY DAZE

Held in August, Corcoran Country Daze is an exciting community event complete with an outdoor Country Store & Market, softball and volleyball tournaments, a classic car show, food, live music and many more family and kids’ activities. Country Daze is hosted by the Northwest Area Jaycees and is held at the Corcoran Ball Fields. Learn more at countrydaze.org.

HAMEL RODEO

Hamel Rodeo

The 32nd Annual Hamel Rodeo comes to town this July! Grab your cowboy hat and don your favorite boots, saddle up and head on over to the rodeo. Hamel Rodeo is the largest rodeo in Minnesota, offering five performances running July 5th through the 8th, with two big shows on July 7th.

All five performances will include Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing and the Bull Ridin’ Bonanza, PLUS The Wild Thing Tim Lepard and the Ghost Riders cowboy monkeys. Thursday night is the Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer. And, as always, there are free pony rides for the kids.

It’s no wonder professional cowboys come from both the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, all hoping to stake a claim to the Bull Ridin’ Bonanza grand prize of approximately $7,500. The cowboys will take home approximately $120,000 to show for their expert riding skills.

ST. MICHAEL DAZE & KNIGHTS COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

A number of special events comprise the annual St. Michael Daze & Knights, a three-day community event organized by local residents, business and organizations. Held in August, St. Michael Daze & Knights is packed with fun family activities, including live entertainment, a business expo and craft fair, a softball tournament, a parade, the Inline Half Marathon, a carnival and a classic car show. Learn more at www.stmichaelfestival.com.

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