North Bend is set to host its annual summer celebration.
The 90th Annual Dodge County Old Settlers Days will begin Friday and continue through Sunday. A majority of events are held in North Bend City Park.
Friday’s festivities kick off with children’s activities from 5-6 p.m. at North Bend Library. North Bend Sharks will host a swim meet at 5:30 p.m.
A welcome home barbecue sponsored by North Bend Optimists will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday at Seventh and Mulberry streets in downtown North Bend. The barbecue will feature live music.
The Dylan Bloom Band and Collasus will provide music for the downtown street dance from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
There will be several sporting events on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. with a 5K road run, one-mile run/walk and North Bend Alumni Golf Tournament. A kickball tournament will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the high school fields.
North Bend will take on Fremont in a 14-and-under baseball game at 3 p.m. North Bend’s junior Legion baseball team will play Logan View at 5 p.m. while the seniors will face the Raiders at 7 p.m.
Arts in the Park – a craft fair with more than 50 vendors – will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. If it is raining, the craft show will move to North Bend City Auditorium. A health fair sponsored by Birchwood Manor and Fremont Area Medical Center is set for 9-11 a.m. at North Bend Senior Center.
A car show will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seventh and Maple streets. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.
Children ages 2-12 may take part in games at 2 p.m. A carnival by D.C. Lynch also will start at 2 p.m. – on both Saturday and Sunday.
A kiddie parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and children’s water fights will start at 4 p.m. at the city park tennis courts.
North Bend Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a barbecue from 5:30-8 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at dusk.
An Eastern Star waffle feed featuring the Waffle Man will begin Sunday’s events from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. It will be followed by a community worship service at 11:15 a.m. and the Loving Cup presentation at noon.
The parade is set for 2 p.m. A duck raffle drawing will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the city pool.
Live music by Linda Wilmot will begin at 1 p.m. at Arlie’s Bar while Collasus will begin playing at 9 p.m. at RJ’s Sports Bar and Grill.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8223 will be sponsoring bingo from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 3-9 p.m. Sunday. Material Girls Quilt Guild is planning a quilt show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Charles Parish Center.
The “Pride of the Platte” photography display may be viewed from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday and after the parade until 6 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Lodge.
The festival’s beer garden will be open from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday and 3-9 p.m. Sunday.