Fun for everyone at 18th Platte River Day in Royalton

Scott Zehowski walked with the Dewey Drywall float during last year’s Platte River Day parade in Royalton. Hosted by the Royalton Lions Club, this year’s event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4.

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.