Summer has arrived in southern Minnesota, which means that so has festival season. Here's your guide to this week's Straight River Days in Medford.

Straight River Days run this Thursday, June 13th through Saturday, June 15th. This year's festival in Medford is packed full of events the whole family can enjoy.

2024 Straight River Days Schedule

Thursday, June 13th

  • Opening Ceremony (6pm-8pm): Flag raising, food, and fun at the Veterans Memorial.
  • Miss Medford Crowned (7pm)
  • Medallion Hunt Begins (7pm)
  • Explore Medford Selfie Scavenger Hunt Begins (7pm)
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Friday, June 14th

  • City Wide Garage Sale
  • 53rd Annual Straight River Days Parade (7pm)
  • Food Vendors: In the park following the parade.
  • 2U Entertainment Gaming Theater (7pm-10pm): In the park
  • Build a Fur-Ever Friend (7pm-10pm): In the park
  • Party in The Park (8pm): Music by the Nathan Hansen Band. Muni beer garden in the park during the band.

Saturday, June 15th

  • City Wide Garage Sale
  • Medallion Hunt Continues
  • Explore Medford Selfie Scavenger Hunt Continues
  • Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament (8am): at Straight River Park
  • Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show (10am-1pm): on Main Street. Food vendors on site.
  • Kids Pedal Tractor Pull (10:30am): at Straight River Park
  • Make & Take Workshop (11am-5pm): Create, make, and take your own craft in the park.
  • Adult Bean Bag Tournament (11am): at the park tennis court
  • Bloody Mary's in The Beer Garden (10am-1pm): in the park
  • NEW! Kids Zone (11am-3pm): $10 gets you in. Inflatables, face painting, games, balloon twister, and more un the park.
  • 2U Entertainment Gaming Theater (11am-3pm): In the park
  • Build a Fur-Ever Friend (11am-3pm): In the park
  • BINGO (1pm): in the large pavilion
  • Dunk Tank at The Muni (1pm): Dunk your favorite Medfordians.
  • Youth Bean Bag Tournament (1pm): on the basketball court
  • Euchre Tournament (1:30pm): at The Muni
  • Rubber Duck Pluck (3pm): at the pool
  • Live Music (3pm-6pm): at The Muni. Food available.
  • Pool Party (5:30pm-8pm): $2 per person. Lots of prizes, hot dogs, chips & water included.
  • Muni Street Dance (8pm-Midnight): 21+, $10 cover charge, The Dad's Band will perform.

Have a great time at Straight River Days. If you're looking for more details on any of the above events, you find additional info on the Straight River Days website.