Water Ski Days

A wetter Water Ski Days

Jun 28, 2023
Another Water Ski Days is in the books. Sporadic rainshowers interrupted beverage tent performances and caused Water Ski Days grand parade goers to seek shelter under umbrellas, pop-up tents, and trees, but crowds were undeterred and organizers reported another successful event. “What a fabulous...

Tom Heffernan named parade grand marshal

Jun 21, 2023
A familiar face in the Water Ski Days grand parade will be the event’s grand marshal this year. Heidi Schwer, the parade coordinator, said Tom Heffernan, who owns Tom Heffernan Ford in Lake City, was chosen for his long history of support for Water Ski Days and the community as a whole. He...

Downtown transforms for Water Ski Days

Jun 21, 2023
Signs of something afoot were apparent around downtown Lake City Tuesday morning as preparations for the annual Water Ski Days festival continued. Outhouses could be seen in Patton Park—site of the craft fair—and at Ohuta Beach—soon to be a main hub of activity with the beer tent, live music stage...

Water Ski Days entertainers include national and local talent

Jun 14, 2023
Lake City Minnesota is gearing up for its signature summer event, Water Ski Days. From June 22 to June 25, featuring lakeside concerts, water skiing events, and many more family friendly activities to celebrate 101 years as the birthplace of Water Skiing. Sony recording artist and rising country...

Rotary grateful to all in rainiest run yet

Jul 20, 2022
Your Lake City Rotary would like to thank everyone who participated in our 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Run on June 25. We’re so proud of all the runners who showed up for the rainiest run we have ever had. Young and old came and they were wonderful. They showed up, ran and finished. They were all great...

Water Ski Days parade marching band results

Jul 6, 2022
By reader request, here are the marching band competition results from the Water Ski Days grand parade on June 26, according to Parade Coordinator Heidi Schwer. First place was Litchfield, second place was Buffalo, third place was Bemidji, and in fourth place was Benson.

Car show cancelation was ‘blip in the road’, show will return in 2023

Jul 6, 2022
As you know, the fun and frolic created by the 2022 Lake City Water Ski Days has come and gone. And yes, it was a great festival as usual with much to celebrate and enjoy. One of Saturday’s events, the Lake City Lions and Lake City Lakesters Car Show, was unfortunately, rained out. Of major...

Flags of Valor organizers grateful and looking forward to 2023

Jul 6, 2022
The American Legion Post 110 and Legion Auxiliary wish to thank the community for supporting an amazing display of patriotism. There were 770 flags for the sixth year, and $8,000 donated in honor of or in remembrance. Monies raised stay in the community to support veteran programs, scholarships,...

Days of water and skis

Jun 29, 2022
Sights from the 50th Water Ski Days.

Former royals ride again in Water Ski Days parade

Jun 29, 2022
Pageant queens, princesses, and Miss Congenialitys from years past appeared in the Water Ski Days grand parade as the festival celebrated 50 years since the first Water Ski Days in 1972. They were, in chronological order:1966 Queen Charlyne Wold Foss, 1991 Queen and Miss Congeniality Melissa...


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