Special Events

The City of Owatonna’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department is planning several fun activities for Summer Weekend Out July 22 through July 24. These activities will supplement the Gem Days events being hosted by the Owatonna Business Partnership. 

 Plan now to attend any or all of the following events: 

  • Movie in the Park Friday, July 22 8 p.m. at Lincoln Pavilion, screening of Up. Sponsored by the Southeastern Minnesota Realtors Association. 
  • Sunrise Yoga in the Park, July 23 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. in the grassy area by the beach at Lake Kohlmier. Sponsored by Sollid Yoga. 
  • Cardboard Boat Regatta, Saturday, July 23 10 a.m. at River Springs Water Park. A challenge for amateur boat builders of all ages to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. A variety of trophies will be awarded. Spectators are welcome to cheer on crews and watch the competition. Competitors must register at Owatonna.gov. 
  • Lake Kohlmier Rental Specials, July 22 through July 24 get $1 off all one-hour equipment rentals. Fishing poles and corn bait will be provided at no cost in the boat house. 
  • Super Splash Special, July 24 at River Springs Water Park offering reduced admission of just $3 per person all day. 

 For additional information about fun summer events in Owatonna, visit Special Events | Owatonna, MN

 Summer Weekend Out is being planned in celebration of the national Parks and Recreation Month in July. Since 1985, July has been celebrated as Park and Recreation Month by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) with a goal of raising awareness about the positive impacts of parks and recreation on communities across the U.S. This year’s theme is ‘We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation!’ 

The mission of the City of Owatonna’s Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich the quality of life for the community and visitors by providing a variety of green spaces, trails, facilities, programs and services to promote health, wellness, learning and having fun. The department contributes to the City of Owatonna’s mission to providing a community where residents and businesses can thrive. Known for its strong community, education and business culture, Owatonna provides a high quality of life for its residents. For additional information about the City of Owatonna, please visit owatonna.gov or follow the City of Owatonna on Facebook.