Have fun with the community at Bass Fest | Iron River Publications, Inc.


CRYSTAL FALLS – The 57th Annual Bass Festival will once again be hosted by the Crystal Falls Lions Club. This long-running event is scheduled for this weekend of July 8-10.
This is one community event you won’t want to miss, as it’s packed with fun activities like kids’ games, delicious food, and live music.
Friday, July 8 Kick off with shopping and dining promotions in the area. And it’s time to get together with family and renew old friendships.
On Saturday, July 9, the Bass Festival Parade will take place on Superior Avenue at 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at Forest Park School. This year’s theme is “American Heroes Who Serve”.
The Paint River Canoe Race will take place after the parade, with registration beginning at 11 a.m.
The rest of the weekend’s events take place at Runkle Lake Park.
Bring the family to the community picnic for the famous chicken BBQ dinner starting at noon. Concessions with food and refreshments will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Beginning of the volleyball tournament at 1 p.m. with registration at the Fosse du Lion from 12:30 p.m.
There will be live Lovin’ Country music from 1pm to 6.30pm and the traditional WOPS vs SWEDES softball game will start at 7.30pm.
On Sunday, July 10, VFW Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon at 108 Superior Ave.
The Run your Bass off starts at 9am at Runkle Lake Park, 10k/Half Bass/2 Mile Walk/Kids Run.
At noon, giveaways continue at Runkle Lake Park along with the baby contest.
1 p.m. the volleyball tournament continues and the horseshoe tournament begins with registration at 12:30 p.m.
From 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., enjoy live music from Sons of Legend.
Children’s games start at 2 p.m. at the edge of the beach.
At 3:00 p.m., the winners of the Fishing Tournament will be announced at the Runkle Lake Pavilion. And, at 6 p.m., the raffle winners will be announced.
For more information, check out the Crystal Falls Lions Club on Facebook.

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