Folks looking for entertainment flood Royalton during its Platte River Day celebration, always held the first Saturday in August — Aug. 4 this year.
Sponsored by the Royalton Lions Club for 18 years, the day is filled with food and activities for everyone who attends.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with a 5K fun run.
At 10:30 a.m., a parade will wind through Royalton, followed by a unique auction at noon, exotic petting zoo program at 12:30 p.m. The zoo will be open for children to visit the animals from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m..
The ever-popular turtle races begin at 1 p.m. and a kids’ tractor pull starts at 2 p.m. Firefighters will keep the crowds cool beginning at 3 p.m. and an old-fashioned egg toss begins at 5 p.m.
A local band will provide entertainment during a supper special served from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Lions food stand on Centre Street.
In the evening, a street dance featuring the band “Curto Mojo” will entertain crowds from 8 p.m. – midnight.
All day long, food and beverage booths will be open, while kids can enjoy games, inflatables, a petting zoo, Kinship cart rides and more.
For information on Platte River Day, call Royalton City Hall at (320) 584-5900 or Jerry Goedderz at (320) 584-5834.