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legacy logoThis activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Additional Festival sponsors:

lions club logoAmboy Lions Club, Amboy Area Community Club, Arts 'n More Committee

About the Community Parade Weekend

The Amboy Community Parade Weekend took place on September 8, 9 and 10. The schedule of activities lists all the events.

The Weekend kicked off at the First Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, September 8th, 7:00pm - 9:00pm with a chamber music concert in featuring AGT Alumni, Perry Scherer and friends from New York City. Click here to see a video of part of the concert.

Saturday, September 9th, Amboy Maine Street was filled with music, a parade, good food and opportunities to participate or just watch from the sidelines.

The Information Booth was open at 11:00am on Maine Street in front of the Fire Hall. All visitors and vendors should check in at the Information Booth to obtain a schedule of activities including a map showing where all activities will take place. Buttons and Memorabilia will be available for sale at the booth.

At 11:00am , The Amboy Fire Department sponsored a Bean bag tournament across the street east of the Fire Hall and served lunch featuring hot dogs and pork patties at the Fire Hall. All proceeds from these food sales benefitted our local Volunteer Fire Department.

From 12 noon to 2:30m. The Amboy Fire Department sponsored Bingo for all ages inside the Fire Hall.

From 12 noon to 3:00pm, classic cars were shown just north of the Grain Elevation on 1st Ave.

At 12 noon, the Jamboyz, a band composed of alumin from Amboy-Good Thunder High School, played a one hour concert at the Amboy City Park.

At 1:00pm, Kristopher Hoehn demonstrated and taught Crystal Stix juggling at the Amboy City Park.

The Festival Parade took place from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. This year the parade featured some new and return attractions, includingArnie Lillo'smetal artworks, the Hobo Band, Kristopher Hoehn's Crystal Stix juggling and many others including the Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli Aztec Dance Troupe, who will also perform on Maine Street after the parade.

At 4:30pm, the drawing for the winning button numbers took place at the Information Booth on Maine St. There were 11 prizes awarded in all, worth over $950. (click here to see winners)

AT THE FIRE HALL: After the parade, food was served at the Fire Hall from 5:00 - 8:00pm. The Jim Lawrence Orchestra played from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

Special Festival events will continue Sunday morning, September 10th with the Community Worship Service at 10:30am in the City Park. After the worship service there will be a Picnic Luncheon, sponsored by The Lions Club. Root Beer Floats will be provided by LUMPY Youth Group and there will be music by Johny Hoy and friends.