Summer spotlight

The “Summer Spotlight” section runs weekly and features upcoming festivals going on around the area.

Today: Coming Home Days.

Coming Home Days begins friday

COTTONWOOD – Coming Home Days returns to Cottonwood on Friday.

Some of the many activities include tournaments, a musical and street dances.

There is also a 5K Fun Run where all proceeds will benefit local food shelves. Food will be provided throughout the weekend, including a BBQ pork supper, with the collection going toward a UTV for fighting grass fires.

For more information, call 507-423-6488 or visit


7 p.m. Kids obstacle course and snowcones, CW Reishus Park

7:30 p.m. American Legion #503 Musical “Music Colors Your World,” Lakeview School Theater (adults $8/kids $5)

8-9 p.m. Greased pig contest, CW Reishus Park

8:30 p.m.-midnight Street dance, Roxbury, Leroy’s

10 p.m. Fireworks over Lake Cottonwood


7:30 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk registration, school parking lot, begins at 8:30 a.m.

9 a.m. Medallion hunt

10 a.m. Bean bag tournament, CW Reishus Park

11 a.m. Kiddie tractor pull, north side of Cottonwood Co-op C-Store parking lot (ages 5-11)

10 a.m. 2nd annual Cottonwood auto show, Front Street

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cottonwood Ambulance Service food stand, Auto Show

Noon Cottonwood Legion baseball game vs. Minneota, Lakeview School ball field

Noon-4 p.m. Radio controlled planes, golf course driving range

2-4 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church pie social

1-2:30 p.m. Splash dance, corner of West 1st and Front Street near Christ Lutheran

4 p.m. Grand parade

4:30 p.m. Louba’s Lunch Wagon, W 1st Street South

4:30-8:30 p.m. BBQ pork supper, Cottonwood Fire Hall

8:30 p.m.-midnight Street dance, Honey Badgers, Leroy’s