Schedule of Events for the 85th Hopkins Raspberry Festival | July 11-19, 2020
Please note, this schedule is tentative until July 1st
Kids ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 race for a chance to bring home their very own Big Wheel racer. Not only is the event a great way to get kids excited about racing and the Hopkins Cruisers, it is also a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. In addition, food donations are accepted for ICA Food Shelf. For more information visit www.hopkinscruisers.com.
The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band invites you to come to Hopkins to enjoy the many Family Day activities on Mainstreet and to stop in at Downtown Park where you can relax in the shade and enjoy the band music. Additional information can be found here.
Soap Box Derby racing consists of a non-motorized car that is launched from a ramp on top of a hill. Gaining speeds at approximately 35 miles per hour, drivers are timed to determine the winner of each race. Double elimination is used to send a racer from the challenger bracket and off to win the overall heat. The Soap Box Derby is held at 19th Avenue North and 4th Street North. There is a 60 car limit, ages 6 – 16. There is an entry fee of $25 per person. The entry fee includes a car kit and building instructions.
For more information, visit the event page.
Memories of the glory days of cruising Hopkins Mainstreet in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are brought back each Raspberry Festival with a reunion cruise after the Arts and Crafts fair clears out. Come watch the cruisers roll by – or better yet, come cruise with them and be a part of this storied tradition.
Belladiva is a powerhouse with 16 years of experience, talent and artistry. This dynamic 10 piece show band features an accomplished ensemble of singers and musicians who cover a wide variety of music from pop, R&B, rock, country, and disco. Belladiva will keep you entertained until the fireworks show at 10:00pm!
Central Park Mainstage Schedule:
4:00pm – 6:00pm Enjoy a kids dance party thrown by the Pledge Party Team
7:00pm – 10:30pm Belladiva
JCI Hopkins is an organization providing professional and personal growth through training, networking, and community involvement. Membership is open to men and women ages 18-40. Beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.