Prairie Family Days to test new location this summer
This July, the grounds will move lakeside along the west side of RecPlex.
“We’re excited to test our new location between RecPlex and Lake Andrea,” explained Carol Willke, a lead on the Prairie Family Days Committee. “We’re thinking that the new locale will create an even more festive community dynamic for the families that attend.”
Family entertainment planned includes: a kickoff parade; the acrobatic comedian Circus Boy; pontoon boat rides; a craft fair; bingo; live music; food vendors; an open skate in the ice arena followed by a skating exhibition; raffle drawings; and a nighttime fireworks display.
Activities requiring advance registration include: a youth fishing derby; the Family Days 5K Walk/Run; the Princess Promenade (formerly known as the Princess Parade); and the Miss Pleasant Prairie scholarship pageant.
Visitors are also invited to meet a handful of Pleasant Prairie’s businesses in the “Made in Pleasant Prairie” tent. Visitors can interact with the businesses to learn more about their corporate philosophy, company history, and to learn what they make or do in Pleasant Prairie.
The live music lineup for 2012 includes Creason Studios’ Signature Strings, the Affordables, and Untrained Laymen.
Food vendors will be on hand offering specialty menu items, such as funnel cakes, fried cheese curds, barbeque, and more.
Admission and several activities are free, though certain activities are fee- based. A $5 parking fee will be charged inside the park after 4 p.m.
The Prairie Family Days Committee is still seeking craft vendors and sponsors for this year’s event. To learn more about the craft fair or becoming an event sponsor, please contact the village at [email protected].
The committee would like to thank all of our generous community sponsors for making Prairie Family Days possible. Visit PrairieFamilyDays.com throughout the summer to help you plan your trip to Prairie Family Days.
Prairie Family Days is held inside Prairie Springs Park in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, at 9900 Terwall Terrace.