Have A Great Weekend At Colona Memorial Day Fest
Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and no other town in the Quad Cities Area celebrates quite like this one. That’s right, it is time for the Colona Memorial Day Festival!
The Colona Memorial Day celebration started as a small-town parade forty-eight years ago and has now exploded into a four-day festival of fun! People come from all over to enjoy the carnival rides and games, food vendors, beer garden concerts, horseshoe tournament and parade.
Here is this year’s schedule of events:
Thursday, May 24
Carnival Hours: 5-9pm ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 5-9pm)
Friday, May 25
Carnival Hours: 5 p.m.-Midnight ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 6-10 p.m.)
8 p.m. Beer Garden Concert: Electric Shock – the AC/DC Show and TOMB (Free admission, drink tickets $3 each or 7 for $20)
Saturday, May 26
Carnival Hours: 12 p.m.-Midnight ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.)
9 a.m. Colona Memorial Day Festival Horseshoe Tournament
8 p.m. Beer Garden Concert: Dirt Road Rockers (Free admission, drink tickets $3 each or 7 for $20)
Sunday, May 27
Carnival Hours: 12 p.m.-8 p.m. ($20 armbands for unlimited rides 12-5 p.m.)
2 p.m. 48th Annual Colona Memorial Day Parade (Parade route begins at 2nd Avenue, continues onto Route 84 and turns off at Colona City Hall)
The theme for the 48th Annual Colona Memorial Day Parade is “Remember When…” Keeping with this theme, the Grand Marshals for this year’s parade are both former mayors of Green Rock and Colona, Art Ash and Terry VanKlavern!
The Parade Award Ceremony will be held in the Colona Veteran’s Pavilion on the Hennepin Parkway next to the Colona Fire Department immediately following the parade.
The Colona Memorial Day Festival is like none other and should not be missed! Make sure to check out their Facebook page for updates and next year’s information at: https://www.facebook.com/ColonaMemorialDayFestival/.