Kicking off the month of June in Baldwin means June Bug Days has come again on June 5-8. Like every year, this event will hold many activities for young and old including a car show, carnival, parade and much more.
This year’s event begins on June 5 at Western Wisconsin Health for their open house event. The community will be able to enjoy a healthy meal prepared by the WWH Eatery and while listening to live music by Emily and friends. Those attending will also be able to test WWH’s new da Vinci® Surgical Robot, meet with providers and even undergo free memory screenings.
On June 6, the Tri-State Amusements Carnival will be held at the Mill Pond Park including the Hockey Brat Stand at the United Civic Center, Community Dinner at the American Legion. During the Carnival, a live dessert auction will be held as well as a wine tasting and fireman kickball tournament at Mill Pond Fields.
On June 7, the carnival continues along with the Hockey Brat Stand and a few more activities. Pickle Ball will be held at the Mill Pond tennis courts, and attendees will later be able to take helicopter rides! Around that time, the Chamber Burger Stand will be up and running with the annual Car Show on Main Street following shortly after. Tractor pulls, bean bag tournaments, and live music by RHINO will provide an entertaining end to a fun filled Friday night.
June 8 is the Grand Finale of June Bug Days. With the Carnival still up and running, the annual Grand Parade begins at noon with appearances by the Baldwin Royalty, The Baldwin-Woodville high school band, and this year’s yet to be revealed Grand Marshal.
Immediately following the Grand Parade is the June Bug Eating Contest, Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo and kiddie pedal tractor pull followed by the annual Dodgeball Tournament at the Mill Pond Park tennis courts. 7 p.m. at the Baldwin-Woodville high school performing arts center the Miss Baldwin Royalty Coronation will be held followed by live music by Good for Gary under the tent in Mill Pond Park. Ending this year’s June Bug Days with a ‘bang’, the Village of Baldwin and Boot Hill Pyro begin launching fireworks at 10 p.m.
Exact times and locations for this year’s events can be found online at www.junebugdays.com or on the flyer inserted in the Bargain Bulletin.