Woodbury Days 2012 is upon us.
It’s a weekend filled with food, rides, games, runs, bike rides, booths, parade, car show, live music, sports, animals… Whew.
So, here’s a rundown of some of the major events and a few details you probably want to know before you head out to Ojibway Park today through Sunday. Firstly, it’s free to attend.
What and When
Woodbury Days starts with a tennis tournament at 3 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 24. Events continue into the evening, with highlights including martial arts demonstrations, Taste of Woodbury, the petting zoo and bingo tent, along with other attractions.
Saturday, Aug. 25, is packed with events—from the 3M Rod & Custom Car Club Car Show to the bike rides (register at Colby Lake Park at 7:30 a.m.) to the nighttime fireworks.
Also note that the registration for the Woodbury Days Challenge is set for 3 p.m. And there’s still time to spot all the Woodbury Days cars to win a gift card to a local business. (See: Patch Partners With Woodbury Days: Spot the Cars, Win a Card)
The morning of Sunday, Aug. 25, features the Woodbury Country Mile. Check out the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Most weekend activities continue on Sunday, with the parade set for 1:30 p.m. (see below).
Note: The Little Miss/Miss Woodbury Coronation is set for 7 p.m. Monday at King of Kings Lutheran Church.
GB Leighton is performing from 7-10 p.m. tonight.
People can park in the surrounding neighborhoods and at the high school. (There is no parking at WHS on Sunday because of the parade.)
Visit the Woodbury Days website for directions and information about handicap parking.
The parade is on Sunday, set to step off at 1:30 p.m. and reach Ojibway Park at about 2:30 p.m.
The parade will be broadcast by the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission, and Patch editor Kris Janisch and Woodbury Community Foundation Executive Director Alisa Rabin Bell will call it live.
There could be a bit of rain this year. The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly sunny skies today (high of 86), with a 20 percent chance of rain tonight. Saturday also has a 20 percent chance of rain during the day, and a 40 percent chance that night (high of 81). Sunday's forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of rain during the day (high of 81).