Rock Rapids, Iowa — This Friday is the third Friday of June. That means this is Heritage Days Week in Rock Rapids — the next entry on the list of northwest Iowa summer festivals.

As usual, Heritage Days will feature both old favorites and some new and different ideas.

In the old favorites category, a classic activity has made a comeback in recent years and is back again — the Heritage Days medallion hunt, which will be on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Dad’s Belgian Waffles will be coming back for the classic waffle breakfast on Friday morning from 7 to 9 at the Forster Community Center. An activity that may date back to the beginning of Heritage Days is happening again — the Friday Methodist Church Salad Luncheon. It includes a craft sale and runs from 11 to 1. The River Valley Players will again perform a Heritage Days Revue on Friday night at Forster Auditorium at Central Lyon High School. The Road Race will make a repeat appearance on Saturday morning starting at 8. There’s a 10K, a 5K, a 1-mile, and a half-mile kids’ fun run. This year the starting line moves to the Central Lyon High School. The parade will be at 11 downtown, or at 4 if it’s raining at 11. The kids’ activities and inflatables will be in Island Park again from noon to 4. There will be an all-school reunion again from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Forster Community Center. A street dance will again be held Saturday night downtown. And the annual community church service will again be held Sunday morning at 10:30 at Island Park. Plus, there will be racing both Friday and Saturday nights.

Some newer activities include the new incarnation of the Lyon County Relay For Life. It’s a circus theme this year called “Carnival for a Cure.” It’s from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday night at the courthouse square. There will be a movie in the park that night when it gets dark. It’s put on by the Rapids Theatre Preservation Society and will be the Lego Batman Movie. Some other newer activities include karaoke at Sporty’s and a cruise night downtown, both on Friday night. A newer activity on Saturday is popcorn and root beer available at the Rapids Theatre downtown, put on by the Rapids Theatre Preservation Society. The Lyon County Historical Society is doing their Cowpie Bingo fundraiser again at the Depot Museum on Saturday. Also, the firefighters are doing water wars again Saturday on South Story Street. And back once again on Sunday is the Soapbox Derby at the swimming pool parking lot.

These and many other activities are all this weekend at Heritage Days in Rock Rapids.

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