Woonsocket Water Festival-City of Woonsocket, SD - "The Town with the Beautiful Lake"

Water Festival 2022

Woonsocket Water Festival 2022

“Reality TV Shows"

“Keepin' It Real in 2022!”

Fourth of July Weekend Schedule of Events

Friday, July 1st

"Gold Rush" Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt - Return to Dakotaland by 3 pm
5:00 pm                        Alumni Social Hour - Community Center
6:00 pm                        All School Alumni Banquet - Community Center
Contact Leora Christian or get tickets at Express Stop for $15 each


Saturday, July 2nd


8:00 am                        "Amazing Race" 5K Run for Fun

 Contact Rex Schlicht to pre-register for T-shirts (354-0498)

       9:00 am - Noon        "Deadliest Catch" Fishing Derby for Kids - Lake Prior
Ages 0 to 14. Age divisions are 0 to 5, 6 to 9, 11 to 14
                                                   Several categories—biggest fish, smallest fish, most unique, catch of the day
                                                   Contact Shelley Schlicht 605.354.4231    
       Noon - 4:00 pm         Water Golf - sponsored by St. Wilfrid's KC's
       1:00 pm                       "Dual Survivor" Bean Bag Tourney - Information!
Sponsored by Legion Post 29 
Contact Paula Linke 605.350.2813
Registration Link!

       1:00-6:00 pm          Open Swimming - Music by the Pool
                                          Teno Taco Food Vendor   

                                          Class Reunions throught the day

       3:00 pm                    "Kings of Crash" Kids Power Wheels Derby - Rules & Guidelines

  • Power wheels demo derby  
  • There will be prizes and it's guaranteed to be lots of fun! More details to come.
  • Contact Casey Hjelm at 203-1377 or Cassie Lindsey at 933-0402

6:00 pm                    Survivor Game: Drawing/1st Round Games - Swimming Pool
**Note this has been cancelled due to lack of participants
                                                   Survivor Game Information or search for info on Facebook page
       9:00 pm                     "Dancing with the Stars" Street Dance 
                                                 Sponsored by Skeeters & Fire Department

Sunday, July 3rd


8:30-9:30 am            St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Church Mass
9:00 am                      Spirit of Faith Worship Service on Island

9:00-11:30 am         St. Wilfrid's Church Pancake Feed - St. Wilfrid's Church Basement
Noon - 4:00 pm        Water Golf sponsored by St. Wilfrid's KC's
1:00-3:00 pm            "Big Brother" Firemen's Challenge - West Side of Lake
3:00-5:00 pm             Legion Auxilary BINGO @ Community Center

5:00-6:00 pm             Calcutta Auction - Bidding of the 4-man Pig Wrestling Teams - West Side of Tennis Courts
6:00-8:00 pm             "Dirty Jobs" Pig Wrestling Contest - May search for info on Facebook page 
**Note that all divisions are full - no more registrations will be taken
Contact Steve Larson 605.770.9818

  • Location - just west of the tennis courts along the RR tracks
  • Cost this year is $40/team and you can pay the day of the event.
  • Each team member will have to sign a liability release waiver form
  • All team registrations are due to Steve by July 2nd at 3 p.m.
  • Send a text to Steve @ 605-770-9818 with your team name, team members with the age of each person
  • Divisions are kids 8-12 , 14-17, 18-39, and 40 and over and a womens division (will separate women's teams if needed)
    • To make it fair for the calcutta auction, if your group has 3 over 40 age and 1 that is 18-39 age then you will be put in the 18-
      39 division
  • All proceeds from the registration fees will go to the fireworks
  • The calcutta will start at 5 pm on the July 3rd at the pig wrestling site by the tennis courts.
  • 50% of the calcutta money will be paid back to the winning bidder and 50% will go to the Water Festival Committee for
    4th of July festivity expenses
    • This will make it easier to know how many pigs we need to have prior to wrestling day and help to have the divisions figured out for the calcutta
  • Shoes are highly recommended!

8:00 pm                       Survivor Game: Semi-Finals by the Bridge - 3 Finalists Stay on the Island Overnight **Note this has been cancelled due to lack of participants

Monday, July 4th


       9:00 am                      Survivor Game: Finals for last 3 Survivors: Kayak Race - Winner receives $500 **Note this has been cancelled due to lack of participants
       11:00 am                    Parade (Reality TV Shows) - Registration 9:00 - 10:55 am by city office (Sarah Senska 605.350.0100)

12:00 pm                    FFA BBQ Fundraiser - Community Center
12:00 - 6:00 pm        Open Swimming - Music by the Pool                              
1:00 pm                       "Minute to Win It" Turtle Races
Wagon Train around the lake / Teno Taco Food Vendor
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm    "Wipeout" Rock Climbing & Power Bungee Jumping - located by the Depot
1:30 pm                       "Nailed It" Volleyball Tourney 
                                                 Contact Tricia Boschee (605.661.5917) - please text your team name in advance or use registration link below

                                                Sponsored by Santel Communications
Registration Link! 

  • 6 players- 3 females 3 males. No blocking the serve. Blocking is allowed-no hitting the net.
  • A player can return the ball with one hit; if not returned in one hit the ball must be hit by each gender.
  • Two or three sets played per match.
  • We will be doing set 1 and 2 to 15 and 3rd set to 10. Double elimination depending on amount of teams. Might be single depending on teams.
  • You can only play for one team.
  • Coin toss to determine side of court before each match.

2:00-4:00 pm             "Shark Tank" Kayak/Canoe Races
Sponsored by CreativeWEB Apparel
3:30 pm 
                     "Top Shot" 3 on 3 Jamball Tourney
Sponsored by DakPak
5:00-6:00 pm             "BBQ Pitmasters" Cook-Off Finals and Feed - 1st place wins $200 - Information
                                               Contact Jeff Hotchkiss (350-7276)

10:00 pm or Dark      "Too Hot to Handle" Fireworks Display on the Lake

                                                     Sponsored by Woonsocket Water Festival

                                                     Detonated by Wide Awake Hose Co

Saturday, July 30th

       1:00 pm                    "Fast & Loud" Woonsocket Mud Run Races

Thank you to our many sponsors!!!