We know it’s time for summer because it’s time for Sartell SummerFest.
The annual summer event takes place Friday and Saturday, June 7-8.
The fun kicks off on Friday, June 7, when the Sartell Senior Connection and Sartell Historical Society host Historical Tours of Sartell. Tours begin at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. from the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. The tours are free but space is limited. Call Ann at 320-253-4036, ext. 4, to reserve a spot. Short, vintage children’s movies will be shown at the Community Center.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, the Granite Logistics Parade will travel up Riverside Avenue from Sartell Street to Seventh Street North and end at the Sartell Middle School. Eight marching bands are expected to compete along with as many as 80 parade entries.
Judges will be on Riverside Avenue near DeZurik. Handicapped parking will be available in the DeZurik parking lot.
At noon Saturday, June 8, head to Bernick’s Arena, 1109 First St. S., for the VoigtJohnson Barbecue serving free hot dogs, chips and pop until 3 p.m. while supplies last.
Liberty Bank Minnesota hosts Libertyville from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Bernick’s Arena. The free event offers games, prizes, inflatables, crazy hair, airbrush tattoos and music.
The Great River Bowl & Partners Pub Street Dance starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at 202 Second St. S., when gates open for the beer garden and food court. Music by Radio Nation featuring Dave Lumley starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by Diamondback at 8:30 p.m. The free event ends at 12:30 a.m.
Fireworks, sponsored by Blue Line Bar & Grill, end the day at 10 p.m. Fireworks are best viewed from the street dance.