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The Chicago Spazmatics will bring their humor and 80s New Wave sound to Party in the Park.

The Chicago Spazmatics and the local band Strait Run, along with Upstage (featuring Lori Ferguson) will bring help celebrate the 1980s during the 2014 version of Party in the Park.

This year's event theme is: 80s Rewind.

The three-day event contains all of the traditions: Thursday night at the courthouse lawn (following the Kiddie Parade and free hot dogs at Farmers Savings Bank; Friday and Saturday entertainment, the Riverside's Got Talent show on Saturday, along with a variety of other games and activities all three days.


THURSDAY, JUNE 26 Courthouse Lawn/Downtown

5:00 pm FSB Community Picnic: FREE Hot Dogs, Chips & Drinks provided by FARMERS SAVINGS BANK & TRUST

Farmer's Market: Downtown on 1st Avenue

6:30 pm Kiddie Parade
Kids in fifth grade and under are invited to dress up and decorate bikes, strollers or wagons and join the fun while riding to the courthouse lawn! Activities: Face Painting, Carnival Games with prizes and Inflatables!

6:30 pm StraitRun: A great mix of classic rock and roll music for all ages.

6:30 pm RU Racing: Your chance to drive a race car like the big boys! Open till 8:30 pm

6:55 pm Announcements and Presentations

7:00 pm Big Hair Contest. This event is generously sponsored by New Beginning Salon & Spa in Vinton. If you want a real pro to give you a quick tease up with your hair before the Big Hair Competition on Thursday, give Tammy Fett a call at 472-3685 to arrange a time.

7:00 pm Air Guitar: First Round - Ages 8 & under; Ages 9 & above, Top 5 move to finals on Friday Night!

7:15 pm What's Up Juggling: Doug Sayers & Dean Franzen, don't miss this high-octane, world-class performance!

7:45 pm StraitRun: ENCORE PERFORMANCE! This local favorite plays a second set!

8:15 pm What's Up Juggling: Doug Sayers & Dean Franzen, another chance to see one of the hottest young performing jugglers in the country!


Riverside Park 6:00 pm Party in Pink: 5K Walk/Run - All proceeds of the 5K benefit GIFTS of HOPE, a program created to provide mammograms to women who cannot afford them. Registrations accepted up to race time. Visit Monkeytown or other area Vinton Businesses for registration info. Sponsored by Survivors of Benton County

6:30 pm StraitRun: A great mix of classic rock and roll music for all ages.

6:30 pm Super Sized Soccer Challenge: Kids & Adults

7:30 pm Announcements and Presentations

7:30 pm Air Guitar Finals!

7:45 pm Upstage: Enjoy this local 80's band originally formed in the Cedar Rapids area in 199 and featuring Vinton resident, Lori Ferguson. Plus: Food Booths, Games, Activities & Rides



Riverside Park FREE FOR THE KIDS

11:00 am - 3:00 pm FFA Petting Zoo

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Pony Rides Noon - 3:00 pm Kids Crafts

Noon - 4:30 pm H&H Inflatables

6:30 - 8:00 pm H&H Inflatables


10:00 am Disc Golf Tournament

Noon Dodgeball Tournament

2:00 pm Bags for Burns Memorial Tournament

2:00 pm Horseshoe Tournament

2:00 pm Pickle Ball Tournament

DUNK TANK Noon - 4:00 pm Sponsored by G.o.V.S.

FREE BINGO 1:00 - 3:00 pm Hummel/Veterans Shelter-All ages welcome!

Chloe the Clown 1:00 - 4:00 pm Balloon Animals and lots of smiles!

RU Racing 1:00 - 4:00 pm Drive a race car just like the big boys!

Pizza Eating Contest 2:00 pm Kids & Adults! Sponsored by Pizza Hut


Noon VSMS Jazz Band

12:30 pm Cooling Dancers

1:00 pm Riverside's Got Talent Sr. - ages 14 & over *1st Place~$100, 2nd Place~$50, 3rd Place~$25

2:00 pm Game Show: Name that Tune!

3:00 pm Riverside's Got Talent - ages 13 & under *1st Place~$100, 2nd Place~$50, 3rd Place~$25

PARADE 5:30 pm Parade Theme: '80s Rewind

Grand Marshals: Dwight & Bonnie Sanders

NO REGISTRATION FEES! Line up will begin at the Benton County Fairgrounds at 4:30 pm. The parade will start at the Fairgrounds and continue north down 2nd Ave., turn west on 6th, continue three blocks and turn north on B Ave., continue to 4th St. and will turn going east. Parade is held rain or shine.


6:45 pm Community Band: Enjoy big band sounds from local musicians! 7:20 pm National Anthem, Announcements & Presentations
Riversides's Got Talent Winners

8:00 pm Spazmatics
If you want to be sent back to the '80s the only band to do it with is the Spazmatics. The band lends its geeky charm to the tune of theme songs and hits that shaped the decade of decadence.

*In the event of rain, the fireworks will be held Sunday, June 29

See the Party in the Park page on the Vinton Parks and Rec web site HERE.

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