Waite Park’s annual Family Fun Fest is currently underway, with many events planned throughout the week. Today’s events comprise of a variety of activities for the kids including a Kiddie Parade and a movie in the park. Check out today’s full schedule and stop back tomorrow for more!

Plant Sale

You can get your plants and perennials at the small pavilion behind Waite Park City Hall today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The money raised from the plant sale will go toward buying a water fountain for the Healthy Living Trail.

Citywide Garage Sales

It's perhaps one of my favorite things to do in the summer! Waite Park will hold their annual citywide garage sale today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can check out their garage sale map on their website or get one from Waite Park City Hall.

Library Book Sale

In conjunction with the citywide garage sales, Al Ringsmuth Library will be selling gently used and donated books today from 5 p.m. to 8 pm. Al Ringsmuth Library is located at 253 5th Avenue North, Waite Park.

Kids Day Library Program

There's a free 45 minute interactive animal show for kids today at the Community Park Pavilion. If you're planning on taking the kids, the program starts at 11 a.m.

Kids Day Build Project

Home Depot is sponsoring a building project for kids at the Community Park Pavilion today from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Boy Scouts will be on hand selling hot dogs and pop.

Kids Day Caboose Tours

If you've ever had an interest in trains, today is the day where you and the kids can check out the historic caboose! Tours are in the STARail Museum today from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Kids Day Bike Rodeo 

Your kids can get their bikes checked for safety by the Waite Park Police Department today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Bike Rodeo will be held at the Police Department Garage next to City Hall.

Kids Day Cookie Decorating

Kids can decorate a delicious treat at the Community Park Pavilion today from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids Day Craft

Your child can make a dinosaur sun visor at the Community Park Pavilion from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kids Day Kiddie Parade

Kids are encouraged to dress up like a dinosaur or cave boy or girl. The registration deadline to participate is today at 5:15 p.m. with the parade starting at 6 p.m. The route stretches from Waite Park City Hall to Community Park Pavilion.

Kids Day Movie In The Park 

A free showing of "The Good Dinosaur" kicks off right after the kiddie parade in Pavilion Park. Free popcorn will be available thanks to Marcus Parkwood Cinema.

Medallion Hunt

Participants will be searching for a medallion from now until it’s found. Clues are posted everyday on the city’s website, at city hall and on the Waite Park TV channel 181. The winner will receive their prize on Saturday, June 10 in Waite Park Community Park. Today’s clue is;

Medallion Hunt Clue #1

Pick a pole
Before you head out
The wrong decision
Is the longer route

Medallion Hunt Clue #2

A boundary nearby
Is a place to perch
Consider wisely
Then begin your search

Medallion Hunt Clue #3

An old place to begin
Support in its name
With a three foot ending
But avoid just the same

Geocaching contest

The geocaching contest continues today through Friday throughout the City of Waite Park. If you’ve never tried geocaching before, it’s essentially a GPS game of hide and seek! Participants will use their GPS to locate containers called “geocaches”. Once you locate the “geocache” you’ll open it and record the code located inside. The code will correspond with a square on your game card, which you can pick up at City Hall. The goal is to find as many as you can before Friday at 5 p.m. You’re asked to bring your completed cards to Waite Park Community Park on Friday between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to claim your prize. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win a large prize on Saturday, June 10.

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