Lansing Fish Days festivities Aug 11-13

Lansing Fish days returns for a weekend of fishing and fun along the river in Lansing. This Lion’s Club event has a wide variety of events, loads of fishing on Saturday, and so much activity for the whole family, they needed three days to get it all done.

Friday starts with a fish fry at the Lansing VFW, and spills out onto the Festival Grounds for family-friendly entertainment from 4 to 8 p.m. Main Street also offers a mural presentation and music starting at 5 p.m. That evening concludes with a mechanical bull at the Festival Grounds, then moves to the Lansing Fire department at 8 p.m. for the JR Brink Band.

Saturday’s Fishing Tournaments for adults and youth start early, and run through 1 p.m. For all the attendees not casting a line, there’s a bevy of activities, events, shows and food at the Festival Grounds, Fire Station, VFW building, and more. For those looking to be active, there’s an 8K and 5K walk/run, a co-ed softball tournament, mechanical bull throughout the morning and afternoon.  In between, there’s magic shows, music, balloons, face painting, a children’s carnival, and many educational demonstrations and presentations on the birds and river life found nearby.  

Don’t forget the Dunk Tank from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring notable officials from New Albin, Lansing and the school district, raising money for the elementary school. The crowds will determine who gets dunked the most and raises the most money for a great cause. Alumni welcome.

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday will be the Lansing Fish Days Pageant, more contests and competitions, ending with Hillbilly Rocketship at the fire station and fireworks at the Festival Grounds.  

Sunday brings more competitions, food and fun with a soap box derby, food, face painting and the 1 p.m. Fish Days Parade down Main Street. Many family-friendly activities and music Sunday is a great way to wind down this three-day festival in Lansing. For the full schedule of events, visit the LansingFishDays Facebook page.  

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