By Amy Berg, Staff Writer
Mark your calendars folks! Gibbon Fun Fest is just around the corner, running July 17 to July 20.
Old and young alike will find something they like.
Find a treasure at the citywide Gibbon Garage Sales. The sales run July 17-19. Individual listings will be available in the July 16 edition of the Standard-Gazette & Messenger.
Thursday kicks the weekend off with a Business Appreciation Meet & Greet on Main Street, from 3-6 p.m.
The Freaky Friday 5K run/walk is the main event on July 18 at 8 p.m. New this year is a Kids 1-Mile Fun Run that takes place before the 5K run/walk, at 7:30 p.m. Come down early to register, starting at 6 p.m., and enjoy music in the City Park starting at 7:15 p.m.
After the 5K run/walk, everyone gets a chance to boogey down to “The Other DJ” in the Gibbon City Park.
Food will be available on Friday and the Beer Garden will also be open.
Sports fun begins on Saturday with a Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament and Softball Tournament, both beginning at 9 a.m.
If you prefer “sweets” to “sweats” then you are in luck. A bake sale in the City Library takes place from 8:30-1 p.m.
There is a lot for the kids to do, too. T-ball, arts and crafts, face painting, balloons, and the Kids Medallion Hunt all start at 11 a.m. in the City Park.
The Hair Base of Gibbon is doing Hip Hop Hairdos at the Lions Shelter from 1-3 p.m.
The Fire Department has a lot to offer on Saturday with fire truck rides and a FireDog Bouncy House both running 1-5 p.m.
Saturday finishes off with the street dance on Main Street with the Eagle River band playing until 12:30 a.m. They play classic rock, country, rock, and pop covers.
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