Evart holds activities for Fourth of July, sesquicentennial

Events include a cornhole tournament, pie-eating contest, bird house painting

Evart's Fourth of July parade will start at 11 a.m. (File photo)

Evart's Fourth of July parade will start at 11 a.m. (File photo)

EVART — Evart is holding several community activities this weekend in celebration of the Fourth of July, as well as the city's 150th birthday.

"I'm excited about it. Hopefully the community will come together and have a good time celebrating the 4th and the sesquicentennial. I think it's going to be a fun family day. I think there's a lot of activities that will be fun for the whole family," said Todd Bruggema, director of the Downtown Development Authority.

Saturday's events include a cornhole tournament, pie-eating contest, birdhouse painting, and a vintage car show, among others. 

A car, truck, and motorcycle show will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Main St. by Guyton Park. Community members are encouraged to bring their vehicle and join the fun.

The pie eating contest will be at 2 p.m. in the vacant lot at the southwest corner of Fifth and Main streets. 

A historical tour of Evart will be departing from Guyton Park at 3 p.m. and will go until 5 p.m.

The cornhole tournament will be at 3 p.m., and people can sign up online. The entry fee is $30 per team. Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the open space across from the 6th and Main Bar and Grill, at 202 N. Main St. Any questions should be directed to Robert Watts at robert.watts1985@gmail.com. The tournament will be limited to 40 teams.

There will be kids games from 4-6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.

Bob Marshall Band will be playing from 7-9 p.m. at the Depot.

Fireworks will take place at dark Sunday, July 3.

Monday, July 4, will have a 5K Poker Run starting at 8:30 a.m. from Evart Elementary.

There will also be a Fourth of July Parade at 11 a.m., and activities and food at the Osceola County Fairgrounds starting at 11:30 a.m.