Owatonna’s Gem Days celebration is in full swing from Thursday July 22 to Sunday July 25. The activities started last weekend. A briefing statement from the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and the Owatonna Business Partnership states, “Every summer Owatonna residents dedicate time to celebrate our community and all the treasures that hold us back. surround.
“This celebration has grown over the years to include things like Crazy Days sidewalk sales, children’s parades and concerts in the park. These events themselves have become treasures and we are now celebrating them all. under the name Owatonna GEM DAYS. “
- Sidewalk Sales – Take advantage of great deals at Owatonna businesses Thursday through Saturday.
- Food Vendors / Food Trucks – Those listed as available include the American Dairy Association of Steele County Malt Stand, The Lunch Box, Schem’s Kettlecorn, Big Red, Ole & Lena’s, Kona Ice and Dimitri’s Greek Gyros & Kabobs Thursday through Saturday around Central Park.
- Orphanage Museum Tours – Take a self-guided tour of Owatonna’s Precious Museum in West Hills Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 11-7 Concert: Listen to some great music live in Central Park on Thursday night. Bring your own lawn chair and get comfortable.
- Children’s Mask Parade – Friday at 9:30 am on Broadway. Line up at the Owatonna Education Center, formerly Washington Elementary School. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. A crazy hairdressing competition will follow in Central Park.
- Zumba – Start Friday with a cool 10am workout in Central Park.
- Owatonna Farmer’s Market – Pick up fresh food and other items at the Saturday Farmer’s Market 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Central Park.
- Gus Car Show & Fundraiser – The 7th Annual Car Show takes place at Gus Station in the Old Town of the Steele County Historical Society from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 24 .
- Steele County Historical Society Tours – Tours are scheduled to the Orphanage Museum, Wells Fargo Bank, and downtown Owatonna.
- River Springs Water Park – Cool off with special Sunday admission prices
- Turbo Kick Class – Get another great workout to start your day in Central Park at 12 o’clock.
- Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Owatonna Parks and Recreation Summer Weekend is also celebrated this weekend.
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