Festival continues: Parade Thursday night

Princeton’s Rum River Festival continues this week with the annual Rum River Festival Parade starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, on Rum River Drive next to the Holiday station. The parade is scheduled to have 14 marching bands and many other units.
The parade route goes north from Holiday to the signal lights at First Street and then west on First Street to just past the Caley House assisted living apartments before turning south to terminate at South Elementary.
A cast of wrestling characters will perform in the Princeton ice arena on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. The American Wrestling Federation is putting on the Tiger Takedown pro wrestling event, with tickets at $10, but free for children under 14 if accompanied by an adult. Proceeds are to go to the Princeton Youth Hockey Association. Speedway races are also scheduled Friday evening. One more event Friday will be a classic country music concert by Alan Godage and Sundown in Riverside Park, 6-10 p.m. Proceeds of donations will go toward building a planned amphitheater in the park.
Festival events on Saturday will include a 5K run, with start time at 8:30 a.m. in front of the library. The farmers market in the south mall lot is another attraction to take in Saturday morning.
The festival street fair will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday in the north mall lot and in a blocked off section of Rum River Drive. The fair will have children’s games and craft and food vendors.
The place to be on Saturday evening will be the Princeton High School performing arts center when a group of Princeton High School  alumni will perform in a musical show called “There’s No Place Like Home.” The show, which begins at 8 p.m., has close to 10 PHS graduates in the show that is being sponsored by the Princeton Music Education Association as a fundraiser. Advance tickets are at Marv’s True Value for $25 each. The tickets will be $30 at the door, unless wearing a festival button to get a $5 discount.
The action on Sunday will be in the hangar area of the airport where besides the Lions Club brunch fundraiser, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a classic car show and display of radio controlled scale-model planes will be run.
Festival buttons featuring this year’s festival theme, Take Me to the River, are being sold at various businesses to help offset the festival costs.