Businesses go all out to make shopping fun for Crazy Days in Downtown Park Rapids Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29.
On Thursday free kids entertainment and activities in Pioneer Park will add to the festivities as a bonus to bargains shoppers will find both days.
Donna Anderson, University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed Educator, will offer chalk art, water coloring, coloring, planting and an obstacle course starting at 8 a.m. in Pioneer Park. Anderson has brought the Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies! curriculum to Park Rapids 4th grade students for several years and this winter expanded the program to arts in health. This new component promotes the health benefits of arts engagement to children by developing popular fruit, vegetable and activity-loving animal characters, like Derek Deer, Riley Raccoon and Becky Bear, as artists.
The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Park Rapids Area Library and Friends of the Library will sponsor Mixed Nuts starting at 10:30 a.m. in Pioneer Park. This free show for kids promises lots of laughs and audience participation.
Shop local like Crazy on sidewalks and inside stores both days.
In addition to the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, Arvig is a sponsor of Crazy Days this year.
The 2nd Street Stage Smokey Hills Tap Castle will open at 5 p.m. with a social hour from 5 to 6 p.m. and the free concert featuring The Limns from 6 to 8 p.m.