Willmar Fests

This annual festival promotes Willmar Area Attractions, pride in the community and the quality of life through family participation featuring events for citizens of all ages. The purpose of Willmar Fests is to encourage the imagination, talents, interests and creativity of the residents of the Willmar Area. Willmar Fests is the combination of four Festivals rolled into one big summer city wide celebration; International Fest which honors Willmar's sister city of Frameries, Belgium, Aqua Fest featuring water events, Frameries Fest which is a Fine Arts Celebration and Kaffee Fests honoring the coffee tradition of Willmar's Scandinavian roots.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20th 8:00 am – Flag Raising Ceremony at Selvig Park in Downtown Willmar 8:30 am – Coffee with the Candidates at The Goodness Coffee House 2:00 pm – Senior Ambassador Coronation at Willmar Community Center 4:00 pm –


Willmar Fests features two parades as part of our annual celebration. Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade The Willmar Fests’ Kiddie Parade takes part during the Block Party Celebration on Thursday evening in Downtown Willmar – find out more on the Kiddie


We are excited to be celebrating Willmar Fests’ 73rd year in 2018, as you may know, this five-day event includes a wide array of family activities including; a Willmar Stingers Baseball game, the Grande Day Parade, Queen’s Coronation, Little Crow

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