Rio Dell will be celebrating the 50th year of the Wildwood Days community festival in 2021. It kicks off the evening of Thurs., Aug. 5 downtown with a firemen’s muster. Fri., Aug. 6 features kids’ activities including bouncers, fire truck rides and the soap box derby, and the start of the Dennis Wendt softball tourney, as well as the Ernie Canaday car cruise, barbeque and dance and ends with a street dance featuring the Red Line band from 9 to 11 p.m. at DJ’s Burger Bar.
Saturday, Aug. 7 starts with a bocce tournament at 9 a.m., the continued softball tourney, the opening of the vendors and craft fair at 10 and a book sale at the library. There’s a parade at noon, a music festival in the park at 1 p.m., a Texas Holdem tourney at 7 p.m. and fireworks at the school field at 9:45 p.m. to celebrate the event’s 50th year. You can donate to the fireworks at a gofundme site online.
Sunday, Aug. 8 opens with the car show and shine at 9 a.m. in front of city hall and the duck race and the continuation of the softball tournament, vendor fair, and book sale. The firemen’s Bar-Be-Que will be at noon followed by an auction at 1 p.m.