Lake Park Quasquicentennial

From August 1-6, 2017, Lake Park celebrated its Quasquicentennial.

Quasquicentennial Photos

The Dickinson County News has created a photo gallery of the Quasquicentennial. View it here.

Quasquicentennial Events

Tuesday, August 1st

  • 7:00 p.m.: Giants in the Sky - A Middle School Production - HS Auditorium

Wednesday, August 2nd

  • 7:00 p.m.: Giants in the Sky - A Middle School Production - HS Auditorium

Thursday, August 3rd

  • Brad Morgan - Silver Lake Country Club - 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Friday, August 4th

  • 5:00 p.m.: Golf Fun Night at Silver Lake Country Club
  • Tent in City Park
    • 5:00 p.m.: Opening Ceremony - Mayor John Engel
      • Welcome Message - City Administrator Marie Matthiesen
      • Pledge of Allegiance - Lake Park American Legion
    • 5:00 p.m.: 300 burgers (plus chips and water) served by the Cattlemen's Association - free will donation
    • 5:00 p.m.: 125 Cupcakes for Sale - Prizes inside three!
    • 6:00 p.m.: Historical Society Beard Contest
    • 6:00 p.m.: A History of Lake Park - a paper by H-LP history student Brittney Allard
    • 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Itty Bitty Boji Band - Bill Carpenter
  • 7:00 p.m.: Neo Johnson's Band - Johnny's Pub

Saturday, August 5th

  • 8:00 a.m.: Emersombiguns Run/Walk - Main Street
  • 8:00 a.m.: Chainsaw Carver in front of the water plant
  • 8:00 a.m.: Kayak around Silver Lake - Lee Nelson
  • 8:00 a.m.: Youth Coloring - Blossoms and Blooms, Main Street - Pictures available after July 31 for early pickup
  • 8:00 a.m.: Farmer's Market - Tent in City Park
  • 10:30 a.m.: Parade
  • 12:00 p.m.: 5th Annual Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament - Little League Fields [FORM]
  • 12:00 p.m.: Coed Mud Volleyball Tournament - East of Little League Fields [FORM]
  • 12:00-4:30 p.m.: Inflatables - City Park
  • 12:00-4:30 p.m.: Tractor & Machinery Display - South of CFE Lumber
  • 12:00-4:30 p.m.: Play Pen/Corn - City Park
  • 1:00 p.m.: Watermelon Feed - South of CFE Lumber - Sponsored by ARCO Dehydrating
  • 1:00 p.m.: Quilt Show - Methodist Church - Everyone bring your quilts!
  • 1:00 p.m.: Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull - City Park
  • 1:00 p.m.: Dinner for Shriner's - Community Center
  • 1:00 p.m.: LP Legion Auxiliary Bean Bag (Corn Hole) Tournament - City Park
    • Also serving Root Beer Floats
  • 1:00 p.m.: Neo Johnson's Band - Johnny's Pub - Forbes brats all day
  • 1:25 p.m.: 125-minute Art & Craft Display - Methodist Church
  • 1:25 p.m.: Author Meet & Greet - Lake Park Library
    • Authors include Mary Goodell, Amy Krout Horn, Teresa Jones, Bill Zahren, Judy Taber, Nancy Taylor, and Cyndee Dather
  • 3:00 p.m.: Corn Shelling - Across from CFE Lumber Yard
  • 3:00 p.m.: Amazing/Amusing Style Show - High School Auditorium
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m.: Casey Muessigmann - Main Street
  • 5:30 p.m.: Pork Loin Dinner with potato salad, dessert and drink - Community Center
  • 6:30 p.m.: Bingo - Legion Auxiliary & Lake Park Rescue - Community Center
  • 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.: Street Dance - Tripwire - Main Street
  • 10:00 p.m.: Fireworks
  • 11:30 p.m.: Breakfast Buffet - Cap'n Ken's - $10 per person - Proceeds go to Lake Park Rescue

Sunday, August 6th

  • 8:00-11:00 a.m.: Chris's Cakes - City Park sponsored by Savings Bank
  • 9:00 a.m.: Hymn Sing - Choirs from all Lake Park Churches
  • 12:30 p.m.: Line up for Tractor Ride
  • 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Gnome Hunt - Citywide
  • 2:00-6:00 p.m.: Lawn & Garden Tractor Ride and Show
  • 3:00 p.m.: Cruise-In - City Park
  • 3:00-6:00 p.m.: Old Fashion Engine Cranked Homemade Ice Cream - City Park - Sponsored by United Community Bank
  • 4:00 p.m.: Kids Triathlon - Lake Park Municipal Pool
  • 5:00 p.m.: Flag Burning Ceremony - Lake Park American Legion
  • 5:00 p.m.: Fireman's Supper - City Park
  • 5:00 p.m.: Auction Drawing
    • 28x36 Print of Heritage Square
    • 4 Wood Carvings
    • Certificate Holder/End Table
    • Implement Toys from Corn Toy Box