Eagan Funfest drives new events
Annual festival to span from July 3 to 9
Due to popular demand, organizers of the Eagan July Fourth Funfest have brought back a show that is bound to get area gearheads’ motors running.
“We brought the car show back due to interest by enthusiasts,” said Andy Gardner, communications director for Eagan July 4th Funfest.
The car show, which will be from 1 to 5 p.m. July 4 at the Eagan Community Center, won’t be a run-of-the-mill show, Gardner said.
As in most car shows, the list of 30 vehicles includes classic cars, but Eagan’s show will have hot rods, mudders and souped up lawn mowers.
Other new events include a Healthy Hour, an ambassador program and BINGO.
Organizers of the Healthy Hour hope to encourage event-goers to pick up healthy habits by introducing them to yoga and kick-boxing, among other forms of exercise between 4 and 6 p.m. July 3 at the Eagan Festival Grounds. All Healthy Hour activities are free and open to people ages 10 and older.
An Eagan Ambassador coronation will be held Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in the Eagan Community Center Oaks Room. Tickets are available at the door.
The Red Cross will be at Funfest Tuesday, July 3. collecting blood donations between 2 and 7 p.m.
Eagan’s annual parade has featured a patriotic theme for the past few years, and this year is no exception. The parade, which will start at 10 a.m. July 4, will be dedicated to Eagan’s new status as a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon City. Several area military veterans will serve as grand marshals in the parade.
After watching the children’s bike parade or trying a hand at a Texas Hold-em game, festival-goers can listen to The Dweebs on July 3 or The Under Achievers on July 4.
An estimated 200,000 people attended Eagan Funfest last year, Gardner said, adding that he expects the festival will exceed that next week.
“Our goal is to provide a fun time for families to enjoy the holidays together,” Gardner said. “It’s good to see so many people come to the event.”
A complete event schedule and carnival tickets can be found at www.eaganfunfest.org. Those who ‘Like” Eagan Funfest on Facebook will received a chance to win special prizes.
The annual coupon book with discounts from local companies can be purchased at Eagan City Hall and at the Eagan Community Center. Advance tickets for the carnival can also be purchased at the Eagan city hall.