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Summer Fun 2022

Latest Summer Fun coverage from the West Central Tribune:
Follow the latest Summer Fun preview and events from west central Minnesota.
Granite Falls hosted its second SquidFest/RibFest celebration over the weekend, marking the start of the fall season with food, art and fun.


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Art for Summer Fun
Art events planned and scheduled in west central Minnesota.
The Barn Theatre presents “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” for two-week showing Aug. 11-19. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.
For the 16th year, quilters from across the state and even further afield are traveling across Minnesota for Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop 2022. Quilt stores, including five in the west central region, are welcoming visitors with special fabrics, patterns and deals.
The Willmar Community Center hosted an evening of root beer floats and painting to precede the third Rockin' Robbins event on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Music for Summer Fun
Music events planned and scheduled in west central Minnesota.
Rockin' Robbins put on a show for its fourth and final concert of the summer Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
Despite a storm rolling through and a nearly hour-long rain delay, the third Rockin' Robbins concert of 2022 was a big night for dancing, music and fried food at Robbins Island Regional Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
For seven months, the Little Theatre in New London, Minnesota, has been dipping its toes into a new way to bring people into its space — monthly dance events, including square dancing on Saturday, July 23.

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Events for Summer Fun
Events planned and scheduled in west central Minnesota.
Following two-year hiatus, Spider-Man escape room comes to Willmar Public Library for a family-friendly Saturday adventure.
The 39th annual Prairie Pothole Day is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, near New London.
The Willmar Community Center played host Tuesday afternoon to bingo with prizes of fresh farm produce.
Outdoor Recreation for Summer Fun
Available outdoor recreation in west central Minnesota.
Prairie Woods is a nonprofit environmental learning center, committed to providing outstanding environmental education and outdoor experiences to people of all ages.
West central Minnesota abounds with natural areas that showcase the region’s lakes, prairies and examples of native plant and animal life. Listed below are some of those areas worth a visit.
The Appleton OHV park includes 10 miles of truck trails, 15 miles of ATV/OHM trails, a 1.5-mile OHM practice track and three enduro tracks.


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