Lake City Celebrates 150th Anniversary, 100 Years of Water Skiing

LAKE CITY, Minn. (KTTC) – Lake City, also known as the “Birthplace of Waterskiing,” celebrates the city’s 150th anniversary and 100 years since a Lake City resident invented waterskiing.

The town celebrates Water Skiing Days every year and this year the festivities begin on Thursday June 23 and continue until Sunday June 26.

The program of the water ski days can be found below:

Thursday 06/23:

  • Water Ski 100 Exhibit (Lake City Area Arts) 2-5 p.m.
  • Wild Wings Tent Sale (2101 Hwy 61 S) 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Beverage Garden (Ohuta Beach Park) 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Carnival (throughout the city center) 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Lakeside Market (Ohuta Beach Park) 5-8 p.m.
  • Knight Barry WSD Volunteer Appreciation Party (Ohuta Beach Park) 5-7 p.m.
  • Concert: The Jorgensens (Ohuta Beach Park) 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday 24/06:

  • Wild Wings Tent Sale (2101 Hwy 61 S) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Water Ski 100 Exhibit (Lake City Area Arts) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Carnival (throughout the city center) 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Beverage Garden (Ohuta Beach Park) 12 p.m. to midnight
  • USA Water Ski and Wake Sports Foundation “Get on the Water” (Ohuta Beach Park) 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Lake Hits 95 Karaoke Contest Finals (Ohuta Beach Park) 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Concert: Hitchville (Ohuta Beach Park) 7:30 p.m. – Midnight

Saturday 25/06:

  • Rotary Club 5k/10k/Half Marathon/Kids Fun Run (Underwood Park) 7:00 a.m.
  • Lion’s Club Classic Car Show (Lincoln High School Football Field) 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast (St. Mary’s) 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Arts and Crafts Fair (Patton Park) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wild Wings Tent Sale (2101 Hwy 61 S) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Beverage Garden (Ohuta Beach Park) 10 a.m. – midnight
  • Children’s Penny Hunt (St. John’s) 10 a.m.
  • Bean Bag Tournament (Ohuta Beach Park) 10 a.m. – ?
  • Historic Walking Tour (City Hall) 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Live stream with Lake Hits 95 (Patton Park) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Water Ski Show Team Performances presented by Hearth and Home Technologies (Ohuta Beach Park) 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • World record attempt by Jay Mercill (Ohuta Beach Park) 12:30 p.m.
  • Water Ski 100 Exhibit (Lake City Area Arts) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Carnival (throughout the city center) 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Lake City Area Art BINGO! (Ohuta Beach Park) 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Concert: Chase Matthews with The 4 on the Floor (Ohuta Beach Park) 7:30 p.m. – Midnight
  • Parade of Venetian Boats (Ohuta Beach Park) 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 26/06:

  • Arts and Crafts Show (Patton Park) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wild Wings Tent Sale (2101 Hwy 61 S) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Beverage Garden (Ohuta Beach Park) 11:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Water Ski 100 Exhibit (Lake City Area Arts) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Carnival (throughout the city center) 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Grand Parade (Garden and Main Streets) 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Water Ski Show Team Performance presented by Hearth and Home Technologies (Ohuta Beach Park) 4:00 p.m.
  • Concert: Junk FM (Ohuta Beach Park) from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

More information can be found on the Lake City Camber of Commerce website here and on the Lake City MN 150th Celebration Facebook page here.

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