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.

Big Lakeside Concerts! Check back for Announcements!

Printed schedules will be available at the Chamber office and local retailers.

Water Ski Birthplace 

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, including 82-years-young stilt skier Glen Sperry. 

*Returning in 2024 – USA Water Ski and Wake Sports ‘Get on the Water’ event.
Barefoot water skier Betsy Anderson Gilman will hold a free youth clinic on Friday June 28. Spaces will be limited. 

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!

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 2023 Water Ski Days Sponsors

Concert Stage Presented by

Admiral Sponsors

Commodore Sponsors

Captain Sponsors

Post #1802 Zumbro Falls, MN

Commander Sponsor

Lt. Commander

The Barn
(Rand & Bonnie Conway)

Edward Jones – Steve Lang and John Lang

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 2023 Opportunities!
Email: chamberevents@lakecity.org
Phone: (651) 345-4123

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