Events & Registration

What a WaterDays!  Our 2021 Festival was a great success! This is a listing of the past events of 2021, for your reference.   Yes, we have an amazing community festival that runs every Third Week in July!  Join us for 2022!


**All registrations currently closed**

Tuesday, July 12 – Sunday, July 18 2021 (PAST Festival Events!)

Monday July 12-Sunday July 18

Medallion Hunt

Find clues on Facebook Page and at United Minnesota Bank & Lake Region Bank.  Sponsored by UMB, Lake Region Bank, and Chappell Central.  $200 Cash Prize!

Medallion provided by MN Promotional Supply

Tuesday, July 13 7:00 PM

NL-S Community Band Concert & Ice Cream Social

At the Bill Gossman Memorial Stage.  

Donation Jar for ice cream and entertainment.  Greatly appreciated!

In case of rain, held Wed, July 14 7:00 PM

Thursday, July 15 6:30-8:30

Outdoor Summer Concert

1060 West Addison Blues at Glacial Ridge Winery.  Pass the Hat Donation.

Friday, July 16

Sidewalk Sales

Area Shops will fill the sidewalks with deals and items to shop.
Friday, July 16 12:00-7:00
Saturday, July 17 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Tennis Tournament

At the High School Courts

Thursday, July 15 7:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Friday, July 16 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Book Sale

Peace Church
100 4th Ave. SW
New London, MN

Friday, July 16 7:30 PM

Little Crow Water Ski Show

Neer Park
311 Second Ave.
New London MN


Friday, July 16 8:30-Midnight

Street Dance with Dam Jammers

By the Fire Hall
Must be 21+
$15 Admission, Pay at Event

Saturday, July 17 8:00-10:00 AM

Lions Breakfast
Pancake Feed

At the New London Legion
21 Ash St. SE
New London, MN

Saturday, July 17
7:30-8:00 am registration
8:15 am Race

Mill Pond Mile

By the Mill Pond Beach

Saturday, July 17 11:00 AM

Grand Day Parade!

Route Down Main Street

10:00 Lineup at residential streets behind bus barn.  

Saturday, July 17 After Parade

Fire Department’s Hog Roast

At the Fire Hall after the parade. 

Saturday, July 17 Noon- 5:00

WaterDays Carnival


In the City Parking Lot:
Inflatables, Carnival Games, Waterslides. Face Painting.

$15 At the Gate

Saturday, July 17 After Parade

Lion’s Bingo

Inside the New London Legion
21 Ash St. NE
New London MN

Saturday, July 17
1:00-4:00 by appt.

Kayak Rentals

Free kayak rentals at the Boat Launch in Neer Park brought to you by PWELC.
We will run 3 kayak sessions. You must CALL TO REGISTER BY NOON FRIDAY for one of the 45 minute time slots:
• 1:15-2pm,
• 2:15-3pm,
• 3:15-4pm.
Made possible through Bernicks Family Foundation Grant.
Call 320-354-5894 to register.
Saturday, July 17
Judging at 1:00 PM

Doggie Costume Contest

Sponsored by and held at Groom Zone
14 First AVe. SE
New London, MN
Saturday, July 17 2:00-3:30

Kid’s Fishing Tournament

At the Queen’s Dock. Bring your fishing pole!

Saturday, July 17 2:00 PM

Bean Bag Tournament

At Holm Park.  

Saturday, July 17
3:30 PM Registration
4:00 PM Event

Kid’s Tractor Pull

At the City Parking Lot, show up and participate!

Sponsored by Timmy’s Water Well Service & Hanson’s Tire n Lube.

Saturday, July 17 4:00 PM

Ambassador Coronation

At the Performing Arts Center
101 4th Ave. SW
New London, MN

Saturday, July 17 6:00 PM

Little Crow Water Ski Show

Neer Park
311 Second Ave.
New London MN


Saturday, July 17 10:00 PM


Launched over the Mill Pond.  Sponsored by Chapell Central

Sunday, July 18 8:00 – Noon

Omelet Breakfast

New London Legion
21 Ash St. SE
New London, MN

Sunday, july 18 8:00 AM

Church on the Pond

Queen’s Dock (Inclement weather, Peace Church)