Parade of Flags highlight of Summerfest in Hendricks

The Hendricks Summerfest is back once more as a part of the summer celebrations here is southwest Minnesota.

Summerfest runs through Sunday.

“This year we have a car show, which is a new event. Hendricks has had car shows in the past but never as a part of Summerfest. We are hoping more people will be able to attend the event this way,” said David Blees, city administrator.

The Hendricks Car Club car show begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

One interesting difference in Hendricks’ celebration in comparison to others is its appeal to the teen crowd.

“We try to keep the teens in the area here for Summerfest. There are always things for kids and adults, but many times the teenagers are overlooked. On Wednesday night, there (was) a teen dance, and there are tournaments for that age group throughout the weekend,” Blees said.

Another special event Hendricks has to offer is the Parade of Flags.

“This was started a couple years back, and we already have a couple hundred flags. People can purchase a flag in memory of someone. Then, the flags are risen for the weekend,” Blees said.

“After the parade, we have a Community Spirit Award ceremony. Two people are chosen for this award – one who has passed away and one who is still with us. The people who are given these awards are people who have had a positive impact on our community,” Blees said.

The Community Spirit Award started three years ago and is said to be a favorite among community members.



8-10:30 a.m. – Pancakes in the park

10:30 a.m. – Parade of Flags

11 a.m. – Community Spirit Award ceremony

Noon – Community picnic, free meal

2 p.m. – Boat parade, beach

3-5 p.m. – Pontoon boat rides, beach area dock

3-5 p.m. – Kiwanis bingo

4:30-7 p.m. – Taco feed

6:30 p.m. – Community band concert


9 a.m.-noon – 3 on 3 basketball

10 a.m. – Adult co-ed softball tournament

Noon – Teen volleyball

3-5 p.m. – Kiwanis bingo

5 p.m. – Whopper feed

9 p.m. – Hendricks Fire Department street dance, Black Water Band


8 a.m. – Fun run

9:30 a.m. – Adult co-ed volleyball

10 a.m. – Hendricks Car Club car show

11 a.m. – Parade

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Hendricks Community Club food booth, West Lincoln off Main

Noon-3 p.m. – Kiddie carnival and children’s author

Noon – Teen tourneys

1-4 p.m. – Grizzly Golf fundraiser

1-3 p.m. – Kiwanis bingo

1 p.m. – Soap box derby

3-4 p.m. – Kiddie Olympics

4:30-9 p.m. – Kickball

6 p.m. – Eating contest

7 p.m. – Hendricks Idol contest

9 p.m. – Movie


9 a.m. – Community church service

10 a.m.-noon – Brunch