Water Ski Days June 25-27, 2021

Lake City is the Birthplace of Water Skiing

49th annual Water Ski Days

June 25 – 27, 2021

Water skiing was invented in Lake City in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson. Each year Lake City celebrates the man and the sport. 

2020 busted our plans for this annual event, but WE ARE BACK in 2021! Visit Lake City June 25-27, and be treated to live concerts, an arts and crafts fair, a gravity defying water-ski show, a grande parade, a classic car show, and much, much, much more. We’ll have a full program up soon, but for now, mark your calendars, because Lake City is back, baby! We cannot wait to see your smiling faces!

Water Ski Days – Lake City, Minnesota

PICK UP YOUR CARNIVAL RIDE ADVANCE TICKETS AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE, FIESTA FOODS, AND KENNEDY DRUG BY STERLING

Covid-19

While nearly all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in Minnesota, the Water Ski Days organizers recognize that the virus is still an active threat. If you are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19, do not have Covid-19 antibodies, or are otherwise or especially vulnerable to Covid-19, we recommend mask wearing, social distancing whenever you are in the proximity of others, or not attending the event.

Following state rules, at this time we are not requiring masks, However, we still recommend wearing a face covering and social distancing. We ask that you practice frequent hand washing and sanitizing when possible.

***PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND WATER SKI DAYS IF YOU CAN ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT*** 

  • Do you have any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 that you cannot attribute to another health condition? Symptoms include: Fever or feeling feverish, chills, a new cough, shortness of breath, a new sore throat, new muscle aches, new loss of smell or taste? https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facilityhlthscreen.pdf
  • Have you or anyone in your household been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or symptoms of it?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

View our updated Covid-19 preparedness plan here

WATER SKI DAYS PHOTOS

Presenting Sponsors

Admiral Sponsors

Commodore Sponsors

Commander Sponsors

LT Commander Sponsors

Deck Hand Sponsors

Anne Marie Kjelland    Lake City Appliance & Video    Lake City Food Shelf    Burfeind Storage

2022 Water Ski Days Sponsorship 

If you are interested in sponsoring in 2022,
please Contact the Chamber of Commerce

chamberevents@lakecity.org

Arts & Crafts Show

Thank you for your interest in the Water Ski Days Arts & Crafts Show.  If you would like to participate as a vendor, you’ll find the necessary paperwork here.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  Returning vendors have until Monday March 22, 2021 to return this form and reserve your same space from 2019.  All other assignments will be given out in the order in which application materials are received.  We will do our best to accommodate your special requests.

The following must be filled out and returned to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce:

  • Arts & Crafts Fair Application
  • Operator Certificate of Compliance  (ST19 Form)
  • Rules & Regulations Form – signed & dated
  • Check payable to: Lake City Chamber of Commerce

Arts & Crafts Application – 2021

ST19 Form

Grand Parade

Thank you for your interest in the Water Ski Days Parade.  If you would like to participate, you’ll find the necessary paperwork here.  The registration deadline is May 28, 2021.  Your timely response is appreciated and is necessary to guarantee a place in the parade, as the number of units are limited.

The following must be filled out and returned to the Lake City Chamber of Commerce:

  • Parade Application
  • Certificate of Insurance (Participants must present a certificate of insurance for their vehicle along with the application.)

WSD Parade Application 2021


Carnival Street Closures

The following streets will be closed to accommodate the carnival:

South Franklin Street (near Lake City Federal Bank) to the intersection of North Franklin Street & East Chestnut Street.

The East Lyon Avenue block between South Washington Street and South Franklin Street.

The East Center Street block between South Washington Street and South Franklin Street.