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April 21, 2018
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Light decorations stand outside a garage at the Koosman family home in northeast Willmar Wednesday in preparation for the big move. The annual holiday display has grown to include more than 600,000 bulbs, featuring dancing trees, leaping arches, shooting stars, a sky-high cross, candy canes, reindeer and more. The light festival was open six weeks over the holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Year's.
'Celebrate the Lights' on the move
April 21, 2018 - 5:29am
June 20, 2013
Charlie Koch of Minneapolis, left, paints a colorful pattern Thursday on Diana Rodriguez’s cheek during the annual downtown Willmar Fests Block Party.  Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Willmar Fests 2013: Wisconsin couple wins Willmar Amazing Race
June 20, 2013 - 11:24pm
June 19, 2013
Donna Evenson, left, and her husband, Don, are introduced Wednesday to a group during a meeting of the Willmar Senior Citizens. The Evensons will serve as the 2013 Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Evensons crowned as Willmar Fests' ambassadors
June 19, 2013 - 11:53pm
July 10, 2012
Letter: This school still has a band
July 10, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Letter: This school still has a band
July 3, 2012 - 12:00am
June 25, 2012
At the coronation Saturday Kaitlan Bloomquist, from left, was crowned International Princess; Marie Nilles-Melchert, Queen of Festivals; and Sarah Rodelius, Aqua Princess. Tribune photo by Ron Adamsplay button
Coronation crowns Willmar Fests weekend
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am
June 22, 2012
Allison Bruhn, 8, left, and Jesus Castellano, 8, this year's junior royalty, acknowledge the crowd from a Mustang during the annual block party. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Junior royalty center stage at Willmar, Minn., annual block party
June 22, 2012 - 12:00am
June 21, 2012
Myron and Elaine Frank are crowned Wednesday as this year's Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors at Willmar Community Center. The coronation was held in conjunction with Willmar Fests. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Seniors crowned as ambassadors during Willmar Fests ceremony
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Willmar Fests Schedule
June 21, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Run, hit or serve at Willmar Fests
June 20, 2012 - 8:28am
Willmar Fests Schedule
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Finalists named for this year's Willmar Fests Junior Royalty
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
May 19, 2011
International Princess Ashley Bach, from left, Queen of Festivals Megan Michaelis and Aqua Princess Shelby Morton were crowned Willmar Fests royalty during 2010 festivities. They will reign over this year's celebration in June.
Willmar Fests gala is Saturday: Meet reigning royalty and 2011 candidates
May 19, 2011 - 10:46am
June 28, 2010
Crowned during the ceremony were International Princess Ashley Bach, from left, Queen of Festivals Megan Michaelis, and Aqua Princess Shelby Morton. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
New Willmar Fests Queen of Festivals crowned; 'It means more than I can say'
June 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Kiddie parade, block party highlight festival
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am