City of Newport, MN

 

City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

PIONEER DAY

Once again, it’s time for the City’s annual get-together celebration! This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday, August 10th, at Pioneer Memorial Park and is jam-packed with fun! Below is a schedule of events for the day:

  • Parade at 11:00 a.m. - The fun will kick off with a parade beginning at 1st Avenue and 17th Street. The parade will make its way down to 4th Avenue to Pioneer Park where Pioneer Day will take place.
  • Live Music from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. -  Lolo’s Ghost will be performing from 12:00 to 2:10 p.m. and plays soulful rock. Saint Anyway will be performing from 2:40 to 5:00 p.m. and plays a mix of folk rock and bluegrass.
  • Balloon Artist from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. - A balloon artist will walk around Pioneer Day making balloon animals for free!
  • Raffle Drawing at 5:00 p.m. - The raffle drawing will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Bingo Pavilion. See below for information on how to enter the raffle.
  • Elvis Impersonator at 5:30 p.m. - Chris Olson's Memories of Elvis Show is back by popular demand and will close out the celebration at 5:30 p.m.

 

As usual, there will be food, vendors, games, bingo, inflatables, a car show and the St. Paul Park-Newport Lions Club's beer and wine tent. All you can eat corn on the cob will be available with the purchase of a Pioneer Day button, which are now available at City Hall, the Library and Community Center, North Pole Restaurant, Newport Drug, South Suburban Rental, and John Bartl Hardware. You may purchase a button for $3, or 4 for $10. The buttons are also used for the raffle drawing that will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Bingo Pavilion. Individuals do not need to be present for the raffle drawing, winning numbers will be placed on the City's website, Facebook page, and Channels 16 and 18. Below are the raffle prizes for the drawing:

  • $50 Cash Prize from John Bartl Hardware
  • $50 Cash Prize from John Bartl Hardware
  • 4 Tickets to the August 21, 2014 Twins Game from Newport St. Paul Cold Storage
  • 4 Tickets to the September 2, 2014 Twins Game from Resource Recovery
  • 4 Tickets to the September 7, 2014 Twins Game from Ten-E Packaging
  • 2 Free Small Combo Meals from Burger King
  • 3 Free Small Combo Meals from Burger King
  • $15 Gift Card to North Pole Restaurant
  • $15 Gift Card to North Pole Restaurant
  • $15 Gift Card to North Pole Restaurant
  • $15 Gift Card to North Pole Restaurant
  • 1 Free Party Platter from Subway
  • 1 Free Party Platter from Subway
  • $20 Gift Card to Tinucci’s
  • $20 Gift Card to Tinucci’s
  • $30 Gift Card to Tinucci’s
  • $30 Gift Card to Tinucci’s

The City would also like to thank the following sponsors of Pioneer Day: Amerect Inc., Anchor Bank, Burger King, Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, Diversified Manufacturing, John Bartl Hardware, Kaiser Manufacturing, Newport Drug, Newport St. Paul Cold Storage, North Pole Restaurant, Northern Tier Energy, Red Rock Lodge, Resource Recovery Technologies, Roscher Dental, RSI Agency, South Suburban Rental, St. Paul Park Newport Lions, Subway, Ten-E Packaging, Tinucci's, and Xcel Energy.

If you have any questions about Pioneer Day, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz, Executive Analyst, at (651) 556-4601 / reisenbeisz@newportmn.com.