Saturday, July 15th 2023

2023 Appreciation Days Schedule of Events


Check back often, as we will be adding more events, and any changes that arise will be updated here.


Wednesday, July 12th

  • Free Root Beer Floats at Viking Bank, 3:00-5:00pm.
  • Red, White, and Blue Kiddie Parade, 6pm.  Set up/start at Fire Hall at 5:30pm.  Cash prizes for 1st-2nd-3rd place Patriotic Costume and for 1st-2nd-3rd place General Costume.  FREE.  Sponsored by the RWB/ALF. 
  • Supper in the park, 5pm-7pm (or until gone).   Free will donations fundraiser for playground equipment.
  • Kids Activity & Craft Booths in the Park, 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Free.  Sponsored by ALF and Roots.
  • Family BINGO in the Park, 7:30pm-9:00pm.  FREE.  Sponsored by ALF and Roots.
  • Movie in the Park featuring "A Goofy Movie", showtime at dusk.  Sponsored by Park Region Telephone.  Concessions will be served by the Junior Garden Club.


Thursday, July 13th

  • PRBA Championship Games, approx 5pm-9pm at the Ashby School ball fields. Concessions will be served by K6 Arrows.

Friday, July 14th

  • ALF Legacy Awards, 5pm in the City Park.
  • Ashby 5K/10K Registration and Packet Pick-Up, 4:30-6:30pm under the First Presbyterian Church Awning (next to City Park).
  • Steak Fry at the Legion, 5pm-8pm
  • Ashby Fire and EMS Open House, 6pm-8pm.  Fire hall tours and equipment demos.  Kids can explore the trucks and cool off in the drop tank!
  • Fireworks, 10pm.  View from Ashby School ball fields.


Saturday, July 15th

  • Family 1km Fun Run and 1.5 Mile Roots Youth Run, start 8:00am (register 7:00-7:45am) at Central Lakes Trail. Fundraiser for the Ashby Legacy Fund.
  • 5K/10K, start 8:45am (register 7:00-8:00am) at Central Lakes Trail. Fundraiser for the Ashby Legacy Fund.
  • Food Shelf Breakfast at the Legion, 7:30am-10:30am. Bring a free will donation or non-perishable food item for the Grant County Food Shelf. Sponsored by the Ashby Equity, TFC Poultry, & Ashby Legion.
  • Annual Ashby A's Golf Scramble at Tipsinah Mounds, 8am tee off. Contact Jordan Lillemon 218-731-1985 to register a team.
  • Horseshoe Tournament, 9am at Memorial Park. Contact Janet Larson to sign up (
  • Craft, Vendor, and Farmers' Market Street Fair around the park, 10am-3pm. Vendor fees benefit the Ashby Legacy Fund. Contact with questions. FREE admission. See current listing of booths at bottom of page.  Download booth registration form here.
  • Music in the park. FREE. Sponsored by the ALF Community Team.
    • 12:30pm-2:30pm Connie Lee Stich
    • 3:30pm-5:30pm Balgaard Brothers
  • Free lunch in the park, 11:00am-1:00pm. Sponsored by TFC Poultry, WCMCA, & the ALF.
  • Kids activities near the park.  FREE. Sponsored by the ALF.
    • 11am-4pm Large inflatables
    • 11am-4pm Petting Zoo
    • 11am-2pm LAA Kids Archery Fun Shoot.
  • Dunk-a-Teacher, 11am-2pm.  FREE chances to dunk an Ashby Public School Teacher.  On Larson Ave in front of Peace Church.
  • Pie & Ice Cream Social in the park, 2:00-4:00pm.  Hosted by Destiny Church
  • Arrow Bots Robotics demonstration in the park (basketball court), time TBA
  • Pulled Pork Supper in the Park, 4:30-5:30pm. Fundraiser for the ArrowBots Robotics Team.
  • Evening parade, 6:00PM.  Line up at school.  Contact Dallas or Anita at 218-747-2742 or email with questions. Download a parade entry form here.
  • Parking Lot Dance at the Legion featuring "Blonde and the Bohunk", gate opens 6:30pm.  18+, must show ID. Sponsored by Sons of the Legion. 


Sunday, July 16th

  • Community Worship in the Park, 10:30am. Hosted by Peace Lutheran Church.
  • Lions Club Pancake Breakfast in the Park, 8am-1pm, free will donation.



  • Free Root Beer Floats at Viking Bank, Weds 7/12 from 3:00-5:00pm.



  • Class of 1963 Saturday at 2pm, City Park
  • ALF Alumni Challenge - Class Reunion Party for AHS Classes of 1978 and 1983, Saturday at 3:00pm at the Legion


STREET FAIR BOOTHS registered as of 7/10/23:

  • Color Street by Julie Hendrickson
  • The Painted Turtle (face painting & glitter tattoos)
  • Norwex - Jenerations GO GREEN by Jennifer Hamling
  • Jewelry, Acrylic Pour Paintings, & Gifts by Ronald & Charlotte Mauro
  • Tastefully Simple by Mel Lucas
  • Tupperware by Kathy Lehn
  • Paper Pie (formerly Usborne Books) by Shawn Fitzgerald
  • Grue Church Youth homemade baked and canned goods
  • Tina Norenberg homemade crafts
  • Cloud 9 Boutique by Rachel Baus
  • Viking Bank
  • City of Ashby
  • BeYoutiful Lady Boutique by Monica Metz
  • Ashby Lions Club
  • Baked with Love by Amanda
  • Otter Tail & Grant County Gideons
  • Twisted Dyes by Cori Hart
  • Ice Cream by Hannah Piehl
  • Designs by Jae