New London WaterDays

JULY 11-17, 2022
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Our Community

New London, Minnesota is the oldest town in Kandiyohi County. Its pioneer beginnings started in 1850, when Louis Larson discovered a waterfall while out on a trapping expedition and visualized a mill. In 1861, he took homestead on a large piece of land, which includes most of present day New London. Larson later named the place for his old home town – New London, Wisconsin.  New London continued to grow in size and population and became an official city in 1889. 

New London WaterDays is the town’s celebration that takes place the third weekend in July.  With activities spanning Tuesday-Sunday, the goal is to celebrate as a community and invite all to join in on the fun!

WaterDays 2022

Monday, July 11- Sunday, July 17

Come and celebrate with us!   Friday Night Street Dance, Saturday Parade,  Sunday Beanbag Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hog Roast, and much more.  See Events Info for all details and to register!

Contact: Email the WaterDays Committee

New London Ambassador Program

Coronation Saturday, July 16 4:00 PM

Performing Arts Center, NL-S High School
101 4th Ave SW
New London, Minnesota 56273

Email the Ambassador Committee

Become a Volunteer!

Whether you join the WaterDays Committee or you volunteer for a few hours, we can always use more help!  

Please reach out to us here to learn of the opportunities: 

Family Friendly Festival on the Pond

New London is located on the scenic Crow River, which pools direct in the heart of town to form the Mill Pond.  
Our quaint Main Street PLUS is the perfect place to shop hop, grab a coffee, lunch, or ice cream.  
To see more about the businesses you can patronize in New London, click here: 

Become a Volunteer!

Whether you join the WaterDays Committee or you volunteer for a few hours, we can always use more help!  

Please reach out to us here to learn of the opportunities: 

Family Friendly Festival on the Pond

New London is located on the scenic Crow River, which pools direct in the heart of town to form the Mill Pond.  
Our quaint Main Street PLUS is the perfect place to shop hop, grab a coffee, lunch, or ice cream.  
To see more about the businesses you can patronize in New London, click here: 

Event Registrations:

Saturday July 16, 2021 11:00 AM
Lineup 10:00 AM

Parade Registration

Register and Pay for the Grand Day Parade Here.  Or, download the form and send a check:

Bean Bag Tournament

To be Announced!

July 12-18, 2021

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A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors (2021)

One Blonde's Salon

City of New London; Hope Presbyterian Church; HMD Photography; Seth Arvila; Becky Arvila; Georgia Wachtler; Amanda Gales; Jerry & Karen Bents; Emri Werder; Alison & Wade Werder; Michele & Brian Okuly; Chad Schmiesing and the tennis tournament crew; Mill Pond Mile crew; to those who gave to the parade fundraiser on Facebook; and to anyone we may have inadvertently forgotten!

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