Apple Valley Freedom Days Schedule of Events 2017

Tuesday, June 27

Fishing Derby, Lac Lavon Fishing Pier off Gardenview Drive, Apple Valley, 6-8 p.m. (registration starts at 5:30 p.m.). Participants should bring a fishing pole; bait will be provided. Spectators should bring a lawn chair and/or blanket. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. at the site. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota In-Valley Fishermen.

Friday, June 30

J & K Amusements Carnival, opening night, 5-10 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East: 5800 140th St. W., Apple Valley. $15 wristband special 6-10 p.m.

Saturday, July 1

Car and Motorcycle Show, Dancin’ & Cruisin’, Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 4-9 p.m. Entry fee is $15 which goes toward Freedom Days fundraising efforts. Registration for the car show includes dash plaque and first 100 vehicles receive a goodie bag. Music by DJ Sounds. Food for purchase. Awards will be presented.

Vendor Fair, Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 4-9 p.m., booth space fee $85

J & K Amusements Carnival, 5-10 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St, W., Apple Valley. $15 wristband special 6-10 p.m.

Sunday, July 2

Kite Night, new this year, check avfreedomdays.com for more information.

Music in the Park, Freedom Days celebrates its 51st anniversary with music by Saddle Sores, featuring classic country music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 6-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Dick’s Valley Service.

J & K Amusements Carnival, 5-9 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St. W., Apple Valley, $10 wristband special 6-9 p.m.

Monday, July 3

Valleywood’s Annual Freedom Days Junior Golf Classic, ages 8-16 years old, registration due by June 30 at 6 p.m. Register in person at Valleywood or mail entry to 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Cash or check only, Valleywood Junior season pass holders $5, non-pass holders $20. Includes 9 holes of golf, entrance into tournament games, and lunch. Tee times will begin at 9 a.m. off Hole 1. Two-person best ball, sign up with a partner or they can be assigned, three flights, 10 and under, 11-13, and 14-16. There will also be hole events and prizes. For questions contact Jordan Johnson at [email protected] or at 952-953-2325.

Cub Foods Family Fun Night, 5-9 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St. W., Apple Valley. Petting zoo $3 per child (parents admitted free), pony rides $3 per child sponsored by Culver’s, petting zoo sponsored by Dairy Queen, food, kids dance, games, Apple Valley police and fire units on site for tours.
Bike rodeo, sponsored by the Apple Valley Police Department, 4:30-6:30 p.m., bring bike helmet and bike, Johnny Cake Ridge Park, main parking lot (off 140th Street).  Check avfreedomdays.com for more information.

Patriotic Pet Contest, new event, 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Dog Day Getaway, at Johnny Cake Ridge Park East. Register by June 30 at avfreedomdays.com.

J & K Amusements Carnival, 4-9 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St. W., Apple Valley, $10 wristband special 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4

Parks and Recreation Fun Run – 2-mile and 5-mile races both begin at 8 a.m. “Half-Pint Half-Mile” to follow at approximately 9:45 a.m., Hayes Park Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. Fourth leg of the Groundpounders Grand Prix Series Race.

Apple Valley Freedom Days Parade, 1 p.m., parade starts at Fireside Lane and Pennock Avenue. Remember – 24-hour ordinance for chairs and blankets. High school bands, drum and bugle, clowns, horses, carriages and much more.

J & K Amusements Carnival, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St. W.

Pre-Fireworks Party, 6-10 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St. W., Apple Valley. Music, dancing, games, food vendors and playground for the kids.

Fireworks Show, 10 p.m., Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, 5800 140th St. W., Apple Valley