The Weekender is ready for another great weekend! Independence Day Holiday or not, there’s lots going on this weekend! From a World War II-era dance, to a country concert, and an off-road bike race, get out and enjoy the weekend! There’s something for everyone!

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    The WWII Experience - At War and At Home

    Stearns History Museum

    Join us for our 4th annual World War II Living History Experience!

    On July 8th and 9th, the grounds of the museum will be filled with authentic World War II military vehicles, live reenactors, weapons demonstrations, and more!

    We will also have activities for the whole family,  including trivia, scavenger hunts, and art projects, along with a focus on the liberation of Europe in 1945.

    You won’t want to miss it!

    Sarah Mueller, WJON
    Sarah Mueller, WJON
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    John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery

    Rollies Rednecks and Longnecks

    Outdoors, Gates open @ 5pm - John Michael Montgomery is an American country music singer. Montgomery began singing with his brother Eddie, who will also be playing at this fantastic show. Get your tickets early.

    Cesare Ferrari/ThinkStock
    Cesare Ferrari/ThinkStock
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    Tour of Saints Bike Ride

    College of St. Benedict's - St. Joseph

    Each summer in Central Minnesota, more than 1,000 bicyclists wend their way through a rich green and rolling landscape, along quiet roads on Tour of Saints. Now, in its 40+ years, this celebration of bicycling draws riders from all around Minnesota and beyond to St. Joseph for Tour of Saints..."a heavenly little ride." This ride is a fundraiser for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, the state’s biggest bicycle education and advocacy nonprofit.
    Enjoy 18, 35 or 50-mile route options : The tour starts and ends at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. Check-in opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 8:30 a.m. so that all riders are underway by 9 a.m. Three courses are designed to offer the most scenic and pleasant routes. Riders enjoy food and drink at rest stops on each course.
    Helmets are required: Protect your melon! Safe cycling to all Tour of Saints riders!
    Disclaimer: Tour of Saints is a fundraiser for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. All fees are non-refundable. Registration transfers are not available. This ride is a rain-or-shine event.
    Apparel: 2023 Tour of Saints T-shirts will be available
    Make a weekend of it!: Very affordable and convenient lodging is available right at St. Ben's!

    Polka Dot Images
    Polka Dot Images
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    Bluegrass Picker's Festival

    Pioneer Park - Annandale
    10th Annual Bluegrass Picker's Festival
    Saturday July 8, 2023
    & 3rd Annual Collector Car Show
    Collector Cars $10.00 per car donations go to The Big Woods
    Call Ron Blade at 612-889-2004, Our MBOTMA Member
    Jam Sessions throughout the day
    Bluegrass Picker's Show in the Barn 5:30 - 8:00 pm
    Bring your own Chair
    Food Items Available
    PICKERS-$5.00 per day
    GATE General Admission:
    ADULTS: $10.00
    Seniors & Veterans: $8.00
    Students 1st-12th grade: $5.00
    5 & under: FREE. MN Pioneer Park
    Photo by Gina Santangelo on Unsplash
    Photo by Gina Santangelo on Unsplash
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    Bertram Blast Off Road Triathlon, Duathlon, and Bike Race

    Bertram Lake

    Annual offroad triathlon, duathlon, and mountainbike race.

    Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash
    Photo by Jan Kopřiva on Unsplash

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