We're nearing small town USA festival season! Every small town in central Minnesota puts on a huge party. Here are just a few of our favorite towns that are doing things up pretty big this summer. There's really no reason to ever be bored this summer!

St. Cloud
St. Cloud's Granite City Days festival kicks off on Thursday, June 21 with the Lemonade Art Fair at St. Cloud State University. The festival includes the Granite City Days Parade, Sing! St. Cloud karaoke contest, family movie night at the Paramount Theater and more.

Sartell
Sartell Summerfest kicks off on Saturday, June 9 with Libertyville Kids activities, music and inflatables at Pine Meadow Elementry. Other events include a parade, street dance and fireworks.

Sauk Rapids
The Rapids River Days three day festival gets underway on Thursday, June 21 with the announcement of Sauk Rapids' Community Ambassadors. The Rapids River Days parade is scheduled for Friday, June 22rd. Things will conclude on Saturday night with the annual Rapids River Food Fest.

Cold Spring
Cold Spring's Hometown Pride Days gets underway July 26th through July 28th. The festival will include a community garage sale, train rides, bingo, food competitions, live music, Firefest and more.

St. Joseph
The annual Joetown Rocks event kicks off on Tuesday, July 3rd with food, live music, a cake walk, games and more. The annual Fourth of July parade gets underway at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4.

Waite Park
Waite Park's Family Fun Fest is set for June 11 through June 16. Events include a citywide garage sale, car show, food, book sale, parade and more.

Foley
Foley Fun Days' three day festival kicks off on Monday, June 18. There will be a midway with rides and games, a parade, live music, food and more!

Rice 
The 27th annual Rice Family Fun Days is set for Saturday, August 18. Festivities include a parade, kids activities, fire fighter water fights, a street dance and more.

Richmond
Richmond's River Lake Days is set for Friday, July 19. The two day festival will feature live music from Diamond Back and Levi Pelzer, car show, parade, food, games and more!

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