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Street Dance to be at fairgrounds

By Staff | Jul 3, 2016

Giant Days has always had plenty to offer the city of Blue Earth, and now, there is even more this year.

Though Blue Earth is going through some giant changes, that does not stop the town from celebrating its Giant Days in style.

This year, due to road construction, the Giant Days parade, scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, will be taking a bit of a detour. The detour will begin on Eighth Street and travel down Nicollet Street. Nothing can stop this town from its good time traditions.

And, as another change in the scenery, what usually would be a downtown street dance has turned into a Giant Days Street Dance at the fairgrounds.

For just two dollars as a cover charge (no cover charge for children 10 and under), visitors, friends, and family can come to the Faribault County Fairgrounds to hear Switch Road Band play, thanks in part to the Blue Earth Eagles Aerie #4486.

For the entire evening, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., plenty of conversation and dancing is sure to be had. And, at the end of the night, the city of Blue Earth takes the safety of its citizens very seriously.

That is why Party in Motion has generously provided a free bus route for the evening to truly get the party in motion. These buses will be taking people out to the fairgrounds and bringing them back to town starting at 7 p.m.

These bus stops, which will be clearly marked with signs and cones, include in order: the corners of Fourth and East Street, Seventh and Rice Street, Fourteenth and Rice Street, Fourteenth and Main Street, Eighth and Main Street, Second and Main Street, Second and Gorman Street, with the last stop being the fairgrounds. A round trip is estimated to be about 40 minutes.

So although the streets may be changing, the dancing and good times certainly will not.