64th Annual Glenwood Waterama - Glenwood, Minn.         July 26, 27, 28, 2019

Event Schedule

2019 Waterama Schedule of Events

Friday, July 19

  • 7:30 a.m. Rise and Shine breakfast with Flag Raising Ceremony at City Park

Tuesday, July 23

Wednesday, July 24

Thursday, July 25

  • 9 am Medallion Hunt – 3rd clue released on KMGK 107.1 and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce
  • 9 am-3 pm Historical Exhibit by Pope County Museum at Eagle Bank Lobby
  • 9 am-4:30 pm Senior Citizen Craft Shack at Pope County Fairgrounds
  • 9 am-5 pm Crazy Days at local businesses
  • 10 am-4 pm The Box Office (Central Square Gallery) in downtown Glenwood Open House
  • 7 pm Basketball Shootout at City Park (Registration at 6:45 p.m.)
  • 7 pm Minnewaska Showstoppers, 41th Anniversary, performing Footloose
  • 8-11 pm Teen Street Dance at City Park. music by Music On Demand. FREE giveaways
  • 6-9 pm Laser Tag at City Park

Friday, July 26

  • 9 am Medallion Hunt - 4th clue released on KMGK 107.1 and Glenwoood Chamber of Commerce
  • 9 am-3 pm Historical Exhibit by Pope County Museum at Eagle Bank Lobby
  • 9 am-4:30 pm Senior Citizen Craft Shack at Pope County Fairgrounds
  • 9 am-5 pm Crazy Days at local businesses
  • 10 am-4 pm The Box Office (Central Square Gallery) in downtown Glenwood, book signing by author Arthur Norby (11-2)
  • 10 am-5 pm City Park Boardwalk Sales at City Park
  • 10-11 am Traveling Tree House Wonderful Waterama event at Barsness Park
  • 11:30 am Pie Eating Contest—Central Minnesota Credit Union
  • 12 pm Tennis Tournament at MAHS/City Park tennis courts 
  • 5-8 pm Packet pickup and registration for Rotary 5K/10K/Magic Mile at Pope County Museum
  • 5-9 pm Laser Tag at City Park
  • 6 pm Inflatables/Waterwars  in City Park
  • 6 pm Senior & Junior Queen Revue at City Park Bandshell
  • 7 pm Minnewaska Showstoppers, 41th Anniversary Performance, performing Footloose
  • 9 pm-12:30 am Street Dance featuring Johnny Holm Band in front of Lakeside Ballroom  ($10 in advance at Screen Prints Plus until 3 pm Fri. July 26th. $15 at gate)

Saturday, July 27

  • 6:30-11:30 am tee times  Waterama Golf Tournament at Minnewaska Golf Course
  • 8 am - 2 pm Glenwood Public Library Used Book Sale, Glenwood Public Library
  • 8 am 43rd Annual Rotary 5k, 10k Run/Walk & Glenwood State Bank Magic Mile. 
  • 8:30 am Tennis Tournament at MAHS/City Park tennis courts
  • 8:30-11:30 am Pope County Farmers' Market at Barsness Park
  • 9 am Medallion Hunt 5th clue released, KMGK 107.1 and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce
  • 9 am Sand Sculpture Contest, south side City Beach
  • 9 am Sand Volleyball Tournament at Barsness Park (6 person co-ed) 
  • 9 am 41st Annual Waterama Softball Tournament at Barsness Park 
  • 9 am-12 pm Car, Tractor & Motorcycle Show at Barsness Park
  • 9 am-3 pm Crazy Days at local businesses
  • 9 am-4:30 pm Senior Citizen Craft Shack at the Pope County Fairgrounds
  • 9:30 am Yoga on the City Beach sponsored by Minnewaska Wellness & Fitness
  • 9:30 am Warm up for Bean Bag Tournament at Barsness Park (tournament begins at 10 a.m.)
  • 10 am-4 pm The Box Office (Central Square Gallery) in downtown Glenwood open house - Interactive Art Exhibit with artist Joanna Hallstrom
  • 10 am Log Rolling Demo and Open Rolling at Lakeshore by City Park Photo
  • 10 am Men's Alumni Soccer game at Museum Fields
  • 10 am-5 pm City Park Boardwalk Sales at City Park
  • 10 am-9 pm Inflatables/Waterwars in City Park
  • 10 am-9 pm Laser Tag at City Park
  • 11 am  Swim Races at City Beach for youth 18 & under 
  • 11 am - 2 pm Ann Bickle Heritage House Open House
  • 12 pm Log Rolling Demo and Open Rolling at lakeshore by City Park
  • 1:30 pm  64th Annual Kiddie Parade    
  • 2 pm Waterama Junior Royalty Coronation at Bandshell in City Park
  • 2:30 Balloon Art and Face Painting FREE at City Park
  • 2:45 pm Registration ends for Kids' Prize Giveaway
  • 3 pm Waterama Kids' Prize Giveaway at City Park
  • 3:30 pm Kids' Tractor Pull at City Park sponsored by Midwest Machinery
  • 3:30 p.m. Log Rolling Demo and Open Rolling at lakeshore by City Park
  • 5 pm Minnewaska Showstoppers, 41st Anniversary, performing Footloose
  • 5 pm-7:30 pm Central Square Gallery open house, meet the artists reception
  • 6:30 pm Bald Eagle Water Ski Show at lake shore by City Park 
  • 9:15 pm Midwest's only lighted Pontoon/Boat Parade- Lake Minnewaska starting at City Beach 
  • 9:30 pm-1am Street Dance featuring Arch Allies in front of Lakeside Ballroom  ($10 at the gate)
  • 10 pm Fireworks Display over Lake Minnewaska (rain date Sunday, July 28th)

Sunday, July 28

  • 8 am-12 pm Annual Rotary Pancake & Sausage Feed at City Park
  • 8:30 am Tennis Tournament at MAHS/City Park tennis courts
  • 8:30 am-11:30 am Pope County Farmers Market at Barsness Park
  • 9 am Softball Tournament continues at Barsness Park
  • 9-11 am Explore an Airplane at Glenwood Municipal Airport , hosted by Pope County Flyers
  • 9:30 am Community Church Service at Bandshell in City Park (rain site Central Square)
  • 10 am Log Rolling Demo and Open Rolling at lakeshore by City Park
  • 10 am-5 pm City Park Boardwalk Sales at City Park
  • 10 am-6 pm Inflatables/Waterwars in City Park
  • 10:30 am Visiting Queens Welcome Lunch (by invite only) at Glenwood Lutheran Church
  • 12 pm Log Rolling Demo and Open Rolling at lakeshore by City Park
  • 1 pm Waterama Grande Day Parade 
  • 3-5:30 Cimarron in City Park
  • 3:30 pm Bald Eagle Water Ski Show at lakeshore by City Park   
  • 6 pm Waterama Senior Royalty Coronation at Bandshell in City Park (rain site Central Square)
  • 7 pm Flag lowering closing ceremony at City Park following Queen Coronation

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