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After the huge success of Giant Days last year, this year is once again billed as the biggest and best party in town.

Giant Days 2022 will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, and you won’t want to miss a thing.

The Giant’s Celebration begins Friday night, July 8 with a party at Giant Park from 5-9 p.m. It will include a giant fundraising dinner, super hero training from 5-6 p.m. and meet the super heroes from 6-7 p.m.

KBEW Dance DJs will provide music and games from 7-9 p.m. at Giant Park.

Meanwhile, there will also be a party on Friday night in downtown Blue Earth. There will be a Beer Garden downtown, with musical entertainment on the Main Street stage from 5 p.m. to midnight. It will be Steele Prairie from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Lunatics Anonymous from 9:00 p.m. to noon, both on the main street stage.

There will also be bouncy houses, food vendors and food trucks nearby.

And, of course, like every year, fireworks will be set off at dusk, east of BEA High School, and will be visible from Giant Park and other nearby areas. The fireworks are sponsored by Bevcomm and First Bank Blue Earth.

On Saturday, July 9, there will be events at the fairgrounds and downtown.

At the Faribault County Fairgrounds on Saturday there will be the annual giant classic car show which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Trinity Lutheran Church Fair Booth will also be open from 8 a.m., and the Faribault County Historical Society will hold its annual Pie & Ice Cream Party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building. at the exhibition center.

The big event on Saturday is the Giant Days Parade and it’s at a brand new time this year – starting at 10am. The route will be similar to last year, but please note the time change.

Another new special event Saturday will take place at the Blue Earth Community Library and Fossil Discovery Center, when the new mural art will be dedicated at 12:30 p.m., featuring special guest Minnesota author William Kent Krueger.

Other Saturday events scheduled for downtown include an 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. petting zoo sponsored by the Business Improvement Committee (BIC). There will be pony rides and laser tag from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. sponsored by Thrivent. The inflatable structures will be open all day.

There will also be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament downtown from 4-8 p.m. Also check out the garden tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours begin at the first garden stop at 204 S. Circle Drive.

There will be plenty of entertainment on the main street stage on Saturday, starting at noon with ‘The Real Forest Gump’. American war hero and Medal of Honor recipient Sammy L. Davis will speak about his acts of bravery and heroism during the Vietnam War.

Davis’ visit is sponsored by the Rural Renaissance Project.

At 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., a magician will perform on stage.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Brett Feist is performing, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sawyer’s Dream takes the stage and from 8:30 p.m. to 12 p.m., it will be Weekend Rockstar.

Additionally, various food vendors and food trucks will be located downtown during the day and evening, as well as the open Beer Garden.


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