For Immediate Release – July 18, 2023
Hermantown Set for Return of SummerFest
Hermantown, Minn. – After a several-year hiatus, the City of Hermantown is excited about the return of SummerFest. The event, long-coordinated by dedicated volunteers spearheaded by Bob Swanstrom, has become a homecoming of sorts for Hermantown residents, graduates of Hermantown Community Schools, friends, and families. Highlighted by the Fran Hubert Memorial Parade, several daily community lunches, and a series of other family-friendly activities, the last official SummerFest was able to be held in 2019.
“The pandemic and its trailing impact haven’t made it possible for the passionate, dedicated volunteers to pull off a full-scale SummerFest since canceling in 2020,” said Joe Wicklund, Communications Director for the City of Hermantown. “While there have been a handful of events in the past few years, it is exciting to have the full scope of events back on the calendar.”
SummerFest kicks off Wednesday, July 19, with a 9 a.m. event at the Hermantown Community Learning Center, as Proctor-Hermantown Community Education will lead participants of all ages in a bubble-fun experience. The event continues through a musical worship event at Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, July 23, at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact: Joe Wicklund, Communications Director, City of Hermantown, at [email protected] or 218.729.3614.