Maple Grove Days, July 11-15, offers many opportunities for family and friends to join together in individual and team competitions. Registration forms available now.
Start the competition right away by collecting the Medallion Hunt clues and racing to find the medallion. If someone is the first to solve the mystery of where it is hidden, they win the $500 prize. To claim prize people must have purchased a MGD’s Button of Savings, available at the Maple Grove Community Center or from Ambassador candidates.
If anyone is up for a friendly game of bowling, head to the Alley Jamz Bowling Event, all day and cosmic evening bowling at Sundance Golf & Bowl on Friday.
For the creative competitor, parents can help their children create their own “float” from a trike, wagon, bike or themselves as they march along in the Kids Parade. Even the youngest member of the family can join the race in the Diaper Derby. Both events take place at the Town Green on Friday evening.
People can design a Boat to Float a 24-pack of pop down the community center lazy river without getting wet. Or they may enjoy designing a fashion creation for the Duct Tape Contest.
Stretch those legs, on your mark, get set, go. No matter what a person’s age, there is a race for them. The Rice Lake Classic (limited to first 350 pre-registered applicants) and the Kids Fun Run around North Arbor Lake are both Saturday morning.
How about a good game of tennis? Bring a racquet to the eighth Annual Tennis Tournament. Singles and doubles matches, for teens on up, are available at various court locations. Sign up at freewebs.com/maplegrovetennis. Try a racquet at the unofficiate Pickleball (Thursday) and Volleyball (Sunday) tournaments join the competitive schedule. Back is the popular Cornhole (bean bag) Tournament. All competing to claim the title of Maple Grove Day’s Champions.
Put those minds and team together to create a racing bed. That’s right. Those beds race down Main Street in the sixth Annual Bed Race. All funds go to the 40 Winks Foundation to donate bed and bedding to CROSS, St. Anne’s Place and World Relief.
Take the friendly challenge at the Duplicate Bridge Tournament on Thursday. For something even crazier, put a mouth to work at the food eating contests.
Teens, there’s team spirit or individual competition just for them at the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, the Junior Golf Tournament, and Capture the Flag at Weaver Lake Park.
Even the car buff has an opportunity to join the competition on Main Street, as vehicles are judged in the “Top 10” Classic Car Show.
For more information and registration forms for these activities, visit the Maple Grove Days website at maplegrovedays.org. Some events are limited so sign up early.