Festival at the park: Fourth of July fest returns to Roosevelt Park

After the Fourth of July Festival at Roosevelt Park, visitors can watch or compete in the “Rubber Duck River Race,” a popular event with proceeds supporting local non-profit organizations. Allan Blanks/MDN

Live music and family friendly entertainment will grace the lawns of Roosevelt Park, during its annual Fourth of July Festival on Tuesday, starting at 10 a.m.

Two of the main attractions include a live performance from award-winning country performer Lexi Wyman and the famous “Rubber Duck River Race” to be held directly after the festival.

At 1 p.m., Wyman will take the stage followed by the “Rubber Duck River Race” at 3 p.m.

Admission to the event is $5 for adults and free for children between the ages of 3-12.

Before enjoying the highly anticipated race, audiences will have an exciting opportunity to see Wyman, a 2017 North Dakota Music Award winning performer.

Currently, the country singer and songwriter is enjoying the success of her latest hit titled “Lipstick,” which can be heard online at www.lexiwyman.com.

From opening concerts for Travis Tritt to Montgomery Gentry, Wyman is a welcomed addition to the Fourth of July Festival.

“Lexi is an exciting performer and an up and coming talent,” said Elly DesLauriers, the director of marketing & development at the Minot Park District. “We feel great to showcase the talents of our local artists.”

As Wyman headlines the Fourth of July Festival, audiences can experience the multi-talented singer, songwriters and musicians Melissa Spelchen and Drew Hanson.

“Melissa and Drew are excellent artists who can sing and perform a variety of music,” DesLauriers said. “Audiences will have an exciting time.”

Recently, Spelchen was the lead vocalist of a 30-piece orchestra during Community Rocks and is currently touring venues throughout the Magic City.

After experiencing a series of concerts, visitors can watch a competition that raises money for a charitable cause.

During this event, dozens of rubber ducks will be floated down the Souris River, the winners earning prize money for lucky raffle ticket holders.

First place wins $500, second place earns $300 and third place is awarded $200.

Along with bringing joy to raffle ticket holders, proceeds from the “Rubber Duck River Race” support non-profit organizations across Minot.

To adopt a duck or learn more about the “Rubber Duck River Race,” visit online at www.minotrubberduckrace.com.

For more information about the Fourth of July Festival at Roosevelt Park, visit online at www.minotparks.com.