Water Ski Days

June 27-30, 2024

Water Ski Days Returns to Lake City!

The 52nd Annual Water Ski Days is going to be another big celebration! Come to Lake City for our annual summer party, June 27th-30th, and be treated to live concerts, an arts and crafts fair, a gravity-defying water-ski show, a grand parade, a classic car show, and much, much, much more.

Because of the volatile situation concerning the high water on the Mississippi that we are experiencing this year, there may be last minute changes to the programming and layout of the festival. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these rapidly changing circumstances.

Big Lakeside Concerts!

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*New in 2024! No buttons required for concerts, ski shows, or beverage tent!

Fundraising Buttons will be sold prior to the event. Wearing a button to Water Ski Days concerts = $5 off admission purchased at the gate!

Learn to Water Ski

Water skiing was invented in Lake City in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson. 102 years later Lake City celebrates the man and the sport with incredible shows on Saturday and Sunday featuring top regional and national talent.

USA Water Ski and Wake Sports ‘Get on the Water’ event on Friday, June 28th is postponed due to high water.
The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation and the Big Pine Lake Water Ski Team are once again hosting a free event for people to learn to water ski in Lake City, Minnesota. 
Spaces are limited. Sign up today! 

More Water Ski Days Fun!

Lake Hits 95 Water Ski Days Karaoke Contest Qualifying Events

It’s officially time to announce the Lake Hits 95 and Pure Country WPVW Karaoke Contest Qualifier tour! Karaoke hopefuls have a chance to compete for $1000 worth of prizes, but must first qualify at one of these 6 locations to perform on the Water Ski Days stage on June 28th!
⛵️ Go to our website to learn more, and start warming up those vocal chords!

Lake City Rotary Club 5k/10k and Half-Marathon

Enjoy a Half-Marathon, 10K or 5K in beautiful Lake City, MN on Saturday, June 29th! This incredible route truly features the best of nature featuring breathtaking bluff views.
Runners and walkers will take off from Underwood Park in Lake City on 10th Street.
Proceeds from this community event will support a Rotary exchange student program as well as other community focused initiatives! Sign up here

Arts and Crafts Fair

100+ arts and craft vendors and food trucks gather in beautiful Patton Park on Saturday and Sunday to share their wares and delectables with fair goers!

You'll find treasures at this fun event!

Grand Parade

On Sunday, experience one of the biggest small town parades in Minnesota! Be treated to bands, floats, dancing horses and much more as the Water Ski Days Grand Parade weaves through beautiful Lake City!

Rides and More!

Gold Star Amusements brings the fun to downtown with rides, games, food vendors, and more!

The Lake City Lions Club puts on an amazing car show at the Lincoln High Football Field

The Lake City Rotary Club Presents a fun filled 5k, 10k, Half Marathon

And so much more!

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Our 2024 Water Ski Days Sponsors

There’s still time to sponsor Water Ski Days in 2024! Send us and email here to get started!

Concert Stage Presented by

Admiral Sponsors

Commodore Sponsors

Captain Sponsors

Commander Sponsor

Lt. Commander

Marching Band Sponsors

A Very Special Thank You

All of our amazing Water Ski Days Volunteers

The City of Lake City Public Works, Police, Fire, and Ambulance Departments

Ski Dox Water Ski Team, Glen Sperry, and Betsy Anderson Gilman

And all our awesome festival goers, like you!

Contact Us for Sponsorship 2024 Opportunities!
Email: chamberevents@lakecity.org
Phone: (651) 345-4123

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