Bring your best parade watching chair and an appetite because Cold Spring Hometown Pride Days are back for 2021!

The community celebration took a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year it's back to normal for the town, kind of. There's one big difference this year.

Firefest is this weekend already. Typically, the country music festival, which draws in national and local acts, is the same weekend as Cold Spring Hometown Pride Days.

However, this year the festival is running the weekend before.

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Cold Spring Hometown Pride Days gets underway July 29 through July 31. And, there'll be no shortage of fun.

The community wide garage sales will actually start on Wednesday, July 28th. Then, Thursday is the official event kickoff with the 'Friends of the Library Book Sale from noon to 7 p.m.

On Friday during the day there's a community breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., craft sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., an art show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., library sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., medallion hunt, free 40 & 8 train rides from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., free ice cream from the county dairy princess from noon to 3 p.m., and Bingo in the American Legion parking lot from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The beer gardens and food stands open at 10 a.m. and goes until midnight.

You'll also be able to bring the kids to Kid's Zone where there will be inflatables, water slides and a launch pad from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Face painting starts at noon and goes until 2 p.m. There's a kid's pedal tractor pull starting at 5 p.m. in the Cold Spring Country Store parking lot. And, the Kiddie parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. This year's theme is 'Superheroes'.

Friday night you'll be able to get free cotton candy at East Main Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Remote Control Car Derby goes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in front of Winners. The bean bag tourney kicks off at 5 p.m. in the Legion parking lot followed by a street dance from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. with music from Bird Dogs.

Events on Saturday start at 8 a.m. with the Red River Run 5k/10K and 1K Kids Fun Run at ROCORI High School.

Kids Zone reopens at noon and will wrap up at 6 p.m. It'll have the inflatables, water slides and the launch pad on Main Street.

The 44th Annual Car Show at the Rocori DEF Building starts at 8 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. There will also be free shuttle and rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music will start at 11 a.m. in the Legion parking lot. It's also the final day of the library book sale. Belt Sander Races start at 7 p.m. in front of the Legion and live music will kick off at 8 p.m. with Levi Pelzer until 11 p.m.

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