SAUK RAPIDS - Great food, fun and entertainment is coming to Sauk Rapids for their 13th annual Rapids River Days festival.

The festivities begin Thursday at 7:00 p.m. with the Sauk Rapids Community Ambassador Pageant. You're invited to come meet the 2016 Sauk Rapids Ambassador Candidates and say thank you and farewell to the 2015 Ambassadors: Nikki Bukowski, Tana Hendrickson, and Kelsey Christensen.

Candidates participate in a nine week program throughout the spring, which focuses on building confident young women through community involvement.

The Rapids River Days Parade will be 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Marla Elness with River Days says the parade is always a huge event.

"You're going to be joining about eight to ten thousand people that line our streets. I have to put a big thank you out to the County because they left 6th Avenue open even with all the road construction. So we still have our parade route free and clear."

Saturday will have the Tanner's Team Foundation 5K and 1K Run Registration is open at 7:30 a.m. The 1k race is 8:30 a.m. and 5k race is at 9:00 a.m. The Rapids River Food Fest will run from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Municipal Park.

There will also be a girls fast pitch softball tournament at noon on Saturday.

For more information, you can visit the Rapid River Days website.