Rock Rapids will be celebrating the past and present at their upcoming Heritage Days celebration on June 12-16.
Their annual citywide celebration began in 1981 as a two-day event. Activities in Island Park included horseshoe pitching, canoe races and a flea market.
Today, the events begin midweek with a taco supper, “Thanks with Franks” hot dog supper, waffle breakfast, parade, street dance and numerous activities in Island Park.
Various events throughout the week include a road race, all-school reunion, car show, inflatables, downtown business sales and a burn out contest. The festivities wrap up on Sunday with an outdoor community wide church service.
Other events put on by the community include the United Methodist Women’s Salad Luncheon, Premier Bank Fast Pitch Softball Tournament, Figure 8 Races at Rapid Speedway, River Valley Players Musical Review and more.