‘There’s No Place Like Home’ for RF Days

Posted 7/5/22

Staff report RIVER FALLS – River Falls Days will celebrate its 2022 iteration with the theme “There’s No Place Like Home” July 7-10 with live music, food trucks, family friendly activities, …

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‘There’s No Place Like Home’ for RF Days

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Staff report

RIVER FALLS – River Falls Days will celebrate its 2022 iteration with the theme “There’s No Place Like Home” July 7-10 with live music, food trucks, family friendly activities, art, and more. And, due to popular demand, the grand parade is back in-person on Friday night.

Thursday, July 7 CVTC campus tour and application event, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to explore the campus and learn more about the 119+ programs offered. If you apply for admission, the $30 application fee will be waived.

UWRF Surplus Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, 123 Hagestad Hall. Open to the public, featuring desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, mini refrigerators, miscellaneous furniture and more.

Chalkfest Tips and Tricks, 11 a.m. to noon, River Falls City Hall (222 Lewis St.). Join Waystone Coffee Co. artist Olivia to learn how to take your chalk art to the next level!

Taste of River Falls, 5-8 p.m., Forestville Vines (W8101 690th Ave.) 70+ RF businesses, restaurants, music and nonprofits.

Live Music and Food Truck, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Garage Bikes + Brews. Kyla Kohila and Tequeria Los Paisanos.

Live Music, 5-8 p.m., Heritage Park – Food Court Stage. Allison Dyg, a singer/ songwriter from New Richmond, will play soulful renditions of your favorites.

Rush River Brewery Farmers Market,

5-8 p.m., 990 Antler Court; 20+ local farmers, bakers and artisans, along with live music and Got Rice food truck.

RF Days Kick Ou, 5 p.m., Heritage Park. Kick ou RF Days with Pet Mayor Gordy!

Live Music, 7-9 p.m., Junior’s (414 S. Main St.)

RF Ambassadors Coronation, 7 p.m., River Falls High School (818 Cemetery Road).

Chimney Fish, 8-11 p.m., Johnnie’s (116 N. Main St.) back patio.

Xpedition, 8-10 p.m., Heritage Park main stage, the premier Journey tribute band.

Glen Everhart, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., Tarnation Tavern (128 N. Main St.)

Karaoke, 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m., Shooter’s Pub (107 E. Elm St.)

Friday, July 8 UWRF Surplus Sale, 7-11 a.m., 123 Hagestad Hall. Open to the public, featuring desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, mini refrigerators, miscellaneous furniture and more.

CVTC campus tour and application event, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to explore the campus and learn more about the 119+ programs offered. If you apply for admission, the $30 application fee will be waived.

Free Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moose Family Center (620 Clark St.) Free parking, food available for purchase.

Medallion Hunt Clues posted, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Heritage Bell. The winner receives $200 or $250 with an RF Days button. Sponsored by Royal Credit Union.

Pulled Pork Dinner, 4 p.m., American Legion Post 121 (701 N. Main St.)

West Wind Curbside Parade Watch Party, 4-8 p.m., front parking area (709 N. Main St.)

RF Days Pre-Parade Party, 4:30 p.m., Wellhaven (119 Union St.) Enjoy the RF Days parade for free with live music, food, Pickles the Clown, bounce house and Soak n’ Wet Splash Tower.

Pre-Parade Party, 4:30-6 p.m., RF State Bank (124 S. Second St.) Kid-friendly activities, inflatables, treats and more.

Free Walking Tacos, 4:30-6 p.m., from First Covenant Church (315 N. Second St.)

Matt Yetter, 5-7 p.m., Heritage Park Food Court Stage. An old-school, slide-guitar playing, harmonica-tooting country blues artist.

JoJo Green, 8-11 p.m., Garage Bikes + Brews, plus food truck Taqueria Los Paisanos.

Nick Hensley, 5-8 p.m., Belle Vinez Winery.

RF Days Parade, 6 p.m., Second Street.

Tommy Bentz Band, 7-10 p.m., Junior’s patio (414 S. Main St.)

Hitchville, 8-10:30 p.m., Heritage Park Main Stage. Premiere Midwest country act.

Shalo Lee Band, 8 p.m., Johnnie’s patio (414 S. Main St.)

Foodtruck Friday, 8 p.m. to midnight, Rush River Brewery (990 Antler Court). Up in Smoke, Brisket & Beer.

Varsity Rejects, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tarnation Tavern (128 N. Main St.)

Bad Habits Brass Band, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Shooter’s Pub (107 E. Elm St.)

Saturday, July 9 10K, 7:30 a.m.; 2-mile, 8 a.m.; Kids Fun Run, 9:15 a.m., City Hall Plaza, sponsored by Allina Health.

Junk in the Trunk Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moose Lodge Family Center (620 Clark St.)

Scavenger Hunt & Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Recharge Chiropractic (224 S. Main St.), hunt for prizes, raffles and fun.

Historic River Falls in Pictures Slideshow, 10 a.m. to noon, City Hall Training Room. Slideshow of early RF photos followed by a walking tour near City Hall.

Family Yoga by Boho Energy, 10 a.m., Heritage Park.

Yoga & a Pint, 10:30 a.m., lawn of Rush River Brewery (990 Antler Court) with Paula Klein from PurposeFit!

Children’s Water Fight, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Street in front of Fire Hall. Cool off with a water fight, for ages 5-13.

Merry Magpie Face Painting, 11 a.m. Heritage Park.

Serenity Roots Drum Circle, 11 a.m., Inspiring Actions Yoga (128B S. Main St.) Pre-register at inspiringactions.com/events, limit 10 people, $10.

Chalkfest Art Competition, noon, City Hall Plaza. Watch local artists as they compete and showcase chalk art skills, virtual voting.

Emery Express Choo Choo Train, noon to 6 p.m., Heritage Park.

Food Trucks & Live Music, noon to 9 p.m., Garage Bikes + Brews

Jim Stairs & Squishy Mud, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Heritage Park Main Stage, rockin’ blues.

Inflatable Fun for Kids, 1-6 p.m., City Hall Plaza, inflatable obstacle course.

Meet River Falls, 1-3 p.m., City Hall Plaza/ Maple Street. Meet local businesses and organizations while walking through booths. Info, treats, and tastings.

Garrett McPhae, 1-4 p.m., Belle Vinez Winery.

Art Fair, 1-5 p.m., Rush River Brewery (990 Antler Court). Local artisan goods and art inspirations.

Zeb Sears, 2:30-4 p.m., Heritage Park Food Court Stage, acoustic version from the great American songbook.

Cole Allen, 4-6 p.m., Heritage Park Main Stage, contemporary rock and blues.

Free Screening of “Stories From the Water,” 5 p.m., Falls Theater. A short film by Mike Wurm, free appetizers and drinks.

Tim Fast!, 6-7:30 p.m., Heritage Park Food Court Stage.

Bingo! 7 p.m., RF American Legion (701 N. Main St.), $3,500 jackpot.

Trent Romens Band, 7-10 p.m., Junior’s (414 S. Main St.) Blues, rock and funk.

Them Pesky Kids, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Heritage Park Main Stage, a real rock party.

Blue Moon Drive Honky Tonk, 8 p.m., Johnnie’s Bar back patio (116 N. Main St.), country with attitude!

Drop Tailgate, 8 p.m. to midnight, Mel’s Midtowner.

Nick Anderson & The Skinny, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tarnation Tavern (128 N. Main St.)

Apollos Beacon, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Shooter’s Pub (107 E. Elm St.)

Sunday, July 10 Car Cruze, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown River Falls.

Merry Magpie Face Painting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heritage Park.

Scenic Sunday Cribbage Tournament,

1:30-3 p.m., Rush River Brewery (990 Antler Court). Winner takes home a $25 gift card.

Cornhole Tournament, noon, City Hall Plaza.

Triad, noon to 3 p.m., Mel’s Midtowner. Emery Express Choo Choo Train, noon to 4 p.m., Heritage Park.

Seventh Annual RF Lions Great Duck Race, 1 p.m., $20 per duck, Heritage Park. First prize is $1,000; second is $500, third is $250, fourth is $150 and fifth is $50. Proceeds will support increased access to children’s mental health services.

Sage Leary, 1-4 p.m., Belle Vinez Winery. Food Truck & Live Music, 1-5 p.m., Garage Bikes + Brews.

Live Pro Wrestling, 1:30 p.m., Heritage Park. Midwest All Star Wrestling Show.

High & Rising, 2-6 p.m., Tattersall Event Center & Distillery (1777 Paulson Road).

Boston HAAS, 3-6 p.m., Mel’s Midtowner.

Chris Silver + Craig Evans “Old Time Conversations,” 3-6 p.m., Junior’s (414 S. Main St.)

Fireworks, dusk. Show can be viewed from Hoffman Park and Greenwood Elementary School fields. Sponsored by First National Bank of River Falls.