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North Iowa Summer Events Keep Returning After Year-Off Due to COVID

Traditional summer events across north Iowa are making comebacks this summer after COVID-19 forced cancellations last year.

Tuesday (06.08) and Wednesday (06.09) marked the return of “Dairy Days” in Fredericksburg. “Party in the Park” hosted by the Charles City Chamber of Commerce is back from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight (06.11) in Central Park and features an “Old Timey” theme with live music by The Tony Rook Band, a bluegrass band from Minneapolis. Admission is free, but Chuck Chips are required to purchase food, beverage and carnival games.

Heartland Days also returns this weekend in New Hampton starting tonight (06.11) with a parade at 6 p.m., plus live music by The Dweebs from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.  Festivities tomorrow (06.12) start at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day with The Vic Ferrari Band live from 8 to 11:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

Also back tomorrow (06.11) is the Floyd Puller’s Association Truck and Tractor Pull and Fun Day in Floyd. Organizer Dave Sargent says pullers can enter up until start time at 1 p.m. 

Sargent says last-minute participants in the Fun Day parade are also welcome with line-up at 9:30 a.m. and start time of 10 a.m. there will also be games and activities for the kids at the community center. He adds it’s all free and made possible by sponsor donations. See their Facebook page for more @FloydTruckandTractorPull

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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