Midsummer Celebration 2019

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Midsummer Celebration 2019

July 12 - July 14

Don’t miss the St. Urho run/walk, parade, fireworks and more!

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Want to join us in the Saturday parade?

We’re gearing up for another exciting Midsummer Celebration.

Greetings from the Menahga C & C!

The Menahga Civic & Commerce Association is busy making plans for the 2019 Menahga Midsummer Celebration, which will be held Friday through Sunday, July 12, 13 and 14th

One of the highlights of the Midsummer Celebration each year, is the Grand Parade on Saturday evening. You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s parade on Saturday, July 13th, 2019, which will begin at 7:00 p.m., from the east end of Main Street. The parade runs east to west on Main Street for nine blocks from Fern Avenue to Fir Avenue.  THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR OUR PARADE!

If you are no longer in charge of your organization’s parade entry, please pass this message on to the person who now has that responsibility.

All entries must enter the enter the line-up area from the street east of the VFW Post on or before 6:30 p.m. This is one block north of the Menahga Public School. Parade officials will be able to direct you to your spot in the line-up from that area. This is a change due to the construction at the School.

The deadline for all entries will be Friday June 14th, 2019, but your earliest attention to this matter will be greatly appreciated to get started on the line-up. If you have any questions, call Liz Olson, at 218-564-4909, or evenings 218-329-5645. In anticipation of your positive reply, the Menahga Civic and Commerce Association would like to thank you for helping make our parade a successful event. We look forward to seeing you in July!


The Menahga C & C Parade Committee

Click the Download link below each form and fill it out.

Mail the form to:
Midsummer Parade
c/o Liz Olson
528 2nd St SE
Menahga, MN 56464



Late entries will be added to the end of line-up in the order received.

For more parade information contact Liz Olson
by email or by phone 218-329-5645

We look forward to seeing your entry in the parade!

crown or tiara isolated on a white backgroundRepresent Menahga in the Pageant

Miss Menahga and Little Miss are still open to contestants. If you are interested in representing Menahga as Miss Menahga – or you are a parent interesting in entering your daughter in the Little Miss pageant please call, text, or email Kelly Shepersky at 218-255-2312 or email her.

Practice will start June 10.

The Pageant will be held on Friday, July 12 at 7 pm at the Menahga School Gym.

Prices are $3 adults, $2 students, pre-k is free and there is a $10 family cap.

Midsummer Craft Fair

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – 9:00 A.M. To 4:00 P.M.

This year the craft fair will be held at the St. Urho park, right off Highway 71 on the south edge of Menahga. High visibility to passing traffic!

To better promote the Craft Show, we have posted an Page on Facebook. To help get the word out, invite all you know who may be interested in participating as a Vendor/Crafter/Artisan.

Crafters/Vendors will be able to set up between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM. You will be instructed on where to set up and park. Like in past years, it will be very informal and you will be placed as you arrive.

We only allow one (1) representative from each company, so get your name in to me ASAP. Food Vendors will not be allowed, other than our local Dairy and Church groups.

RATE: $25.00 per 10′ X 10′ Space. You provide your own tables/canopy.

Registration deadline is June 30, 2019

Kris Norman
(507) 626-0200

Make Checks Payable to:
Menahga Civic & Commerce Assn.

menahga midsummer st urho 5K and 10K runRun to the “Finn-ish” Line in the St. Urho 5K Walk/Run or 10K Run!

Pre-Register at Shell Sport & Bait in Menahga or online at getmeregistered.com by noon Friday, July 12. (If you search for the Saint Urho run on this site, search for Menahga with a capital M.)

Registration ends at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13th.

Contact: Wayne Isaacson

UTV and Bike Raffle

A boy’s and girl’s bike will be raffled off prior to the UTV raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and are available at most Menahga businesses.

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(Events listed in Blue are
Menahga Civic & Commerce Events.)

Friday, July 12

  • Noon – 1:00am Beer Garden and Food at the VFW
  • Noon – 1:00am Beer Garden at Northbound Spirits
  • 6:00pm Burgers & Brats by Gateway Lions at Northbound Spirits
  • 6:30pm Meat Raffle at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association7:00pm Miss Menahga/Little Miss Pageant
at the Menahga School Gym

  • 8:30pm Live Music: Nate’s Fish at Northbound Spirits
  • 8:30pm Juke Box at the VFW

Saturday, July 13

  • 8:00am – Dusk Redeemer Lutheran Church Food Booth
    8:00am-10:00am Coffee & cookies
    10:00am – Dusk Burgers, Brats & Hotdogs.
    Next to Lakes Area Coop Hardware Store

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association9:00am St Urho 5 Walk/Run & 10K Run
Pre-Register at Shell Sport or getmeregistered.com by noon Friday, July 12.
Registration ends at 8:30am Saturday, July 12th.

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association9:00am – 4:00pm Arts and Crafts Fair
St. Urho Park near the Museum

  • 9:00am Doubles Horseshoe Tournament
    at the Park
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm Blueberry Ice Cream Social
    at the Museum

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association9:30am – 10:30am Kid’s Events
at the School Football Field

  • 10:00am Bloody Mary bar at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association10:30am – 11:30am Water Bottle Rockets
at the School Football Field

  • 11:00am Senior Men’s Baseball Tournament
    at High School Baseball Fields
  • 11:00am – 9:00pm Assumption of Our Lady Church Food Court
  • Noon – 1:00pm VFW Auxiliary Kid’s Fishing Derby
    at the Fishing Pier. Bring your own poles!
  • Noon – 1:00am Beer Garden and Food at the VFW
  • 1:00pm Singles Horseshoe Tournament at the Park
  • 1:00pm Firemen’s Water Fight Downtown Menahga  CANCELED
    Registration ends at 12:30pm. Teams MUST be registered.

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association2:00pm – 6:00pm Ottertail Inflatables
at the lake

  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm Bingo at Assumption of our Lady
  • 3:00pm – 6:30pm Antique Car Show at Shell Sport and Bait
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm First English Lutheran Church Supper
  • 5:00pm Menahga Gateway Lions Burgers & Brats at Northbound Spirits

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association7:00pm Midsummer
Grand Parade

  • 8:00pm Live Music: Centerville All Starts at the VFW
  • 8:30pm Live Music: Junk FM at Northbound Spirits

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce AssociationAt Dusk Fireworks at Spirit Lake
Fireworks will be launched from barges at the lake again this year. Sit on the beach and enjoy!

Sunday, July 14

  • 9:30am Non-Denominational Church Service at Spirit Lake
  • Noon – Close Beer Garden and Food at the VFW

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association1:30pm—3:00pm Bald Eagle Water Ski Show
at Spirit Lake

logo image for Menahga Civic and Commerce Association3:00pm Raffle Drawing
at Spirit Lake Boat Access

  • 3:30pm – 7:30pm DJ & Karaoke “Music Doctor” at the VFW


July 12
July 14
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