& All School Reunion 2021
2021 marks the 51st anniversary of the "new" school and we're celebrating by welcoming ALL past Melrose Area School Alumni (Re-scheduled from 2020)! Please help us spread the word. 2021 Riverfest & All School Reunion will be held June 25th-27th. We'll kick off with the Miss Melrose Coronation, reunion registration, school tours, live music by Melrose alumni in the downtown area and more. Saturday will bring tons of family fun including the parade, fireworks, The Fabulous Armadillos (no cover!) and tons of fun. (Planning is still in the works!).
Sidewalk Sales & Vendor Show
We're looking forward to the summer and enjoying Riverfest! Parade entries are now OPEN! The
Melrose Riverfest 2021 parade is Saturday, June 26th and the parade is at 6pm. Looking for floats with the theme "Through the Years" - pick a year, generation or event to celebrate the past, present and future to celebrate with the All School Reunion. Bands, marching bands, alumni bands, families, classes, royalty, classic cars, tractors, business and organization entries all welcome!
Who do you know that sells crafts or goods? Make sure they know about this! Friday, June 25th, we're inviting vendors to set up downtown Melrose from 10-2pm in conjunction with our downtown Crazy Days & Sidewalk Sales. Vendors are also invited back on Saturday, June 26th to set up at Sauk River Park from 1-5pm. There will be a baseball tournament, food booths, kids games, Pig Races, music and more.
Melrose Royalty Program
The 2021 Royalty Program will be held on Thursday, June 24th at the Marit Elliot Performing Arts Center at the Melrose High School. This year, we will be combining the Little Miss Program WITH the Miss Melrose program!
The Melrose Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its 2021 Melrose Royalty pageant! Crowned will be one Little Miss Melrose along with two Little Miss Melrose Princesses at the pageant on Thursday, June 24th, 2021.
Girls age 6, 7 or 8 by September 1, 2021 and live within or be enrolled in the Melrose Area School District.
Little Miss Melrose and Little Miss Melrose Princesses will represent Melrose as junior royalty and represent Melrose in the Mini Dazzle parade, Melrose Riverfest and other surrounding community events.
Please Share with a Mom or Dad with a potential candidate!
FRIDAY, June 25th
8 AM-5PM – Crazy Days in Melrose Businesses
10 AM -2 PM – Sidewalk Vendor Sales
12 PM – 5 PM – Art Crawl Downtown
11AM -1 PM- CMCU Member Open House (?)
2-6 PM – All School Reunion Registration behind JD’s Taphouse
TBD – Kids Activities at the Library
3:00 PM All School Reunion Alumni School Tours
4:00 Museum Tours
7:00 PM – Social & Live music from Bob Show behind JD’s
Saturday, June 26th
8 AM - Medallion Hunt
8-11 AM- Pancake Breakfast
8 AM- Riverfest Baseball Tournament
9 AM – Current & Past School Staff Breakfast at True North
9 AM - School Tours for Alumni
9 AM – 1 PM – Registration open at the School (Door 13)
10 AM- Museum Tours
9 AM- NOON – Art Crawl Open
10 AM – 1 PM Melrose Implement Train Rides
10 AM – 6PM – DJ with Announcements & Music
10 AM – Cake Walk Open
10 AM – 2 PM Kids Games Open
TBD – Car Show at Diamond Hand Car Wash
11 AM -10 PM – Chamber Lunch Booth Open
11 AM-5 PM – Bounce Houses & Launcher – 321 Bounce
1 PM – School Tours for Alumni
1 PM – Pig Races
1 PM – 5 PM Vendors in the Park
2 PM – Museum Tours
2 PM – Kids Pedal Pull
3 PM – Trivia with Prizes at SR Park
4 PM- St.Mary’s Polka Mass
6:00 PM – Parade
7:00 PM – Donnie Brang Opening for the Fabulous Armadillos
8 PM – The Fabulous Armadillo’s
10 PM - Fireworks
Sunday, June 27th
Worship at the Park with Birch Hills Community Church
Donuts & Coffee at the Park
All School Reunion Gatherings