Crystal Frolics: Celebrating and Strengthening Community Bonds
Crystal Frolics, known for its fun-filled, family-focused celebrations, has become a platform for uplifting the community and supporting local causes. The event is set to kick off on Thursday, July 27 and run through Sunday, July 30 at Becker Park and Welcome Park.
“We’ll have tons and tons of activities going on at both parks,” said Deb Daberkow-Wright, Crystal Frolics President.
Four-day Fun Fest
Crystal Frolics will begin at Welcome Park on July 27 at 6 p.m. and will feature a youth kickball game, softball tournament, and offer a variety of food vendors.
On July 28, the celebrations will continue at both Welcome and Becker Park.
A shuttle service will be available for transportation between the two parks, with shuttle buses running every 15 minutes and a handicap shuttle running every 30 minutes.
Visitors can enjoy bingo, pull-tabs, live music, and a pickleball tournament. There will also be food trucks and a beer tent featuring Pryes Brewing.
Family Friendly Fireworks
The evening will culminate with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.
“We’re having that quiet, lower fireworks this year and everybody in the neighborhood likes that because then they can sit in their front yards and be able to watch,” stated Daberkow-Wright.
July 29 will begin with the 5K for Sustainable Change event at Basset Creek Park. Participants can choose to run or walk the flat 5K course, with medals and prizes awarded to top finishers and in various age categories.
Also on July 29, Welcome Park will be abuzz with activities such as bingo, pull-tabs, a softball tournament, and an array of food vendors.
Visitors can also head over to Becker Park to enjoy a family festival, llama interactions, live music, inflatables, food trucks and a beer tent. Saturday night will end with the final fireworks show.
As Crystal Frolics draws to a close on July 30, Welcome Park will be the focal point of the action. Guests can enjoy bingo, pull-tabs, and take in the softball tournament. Food vendors and a beer tent will also be present.
One of the highlights of Crystal Frolics is the “Search for the Crystal Ball” scavenger hunt that’s designed to encourage residents to explore the city’s parks.
Food Shelf Drive
Another highlight is the Crystal Frolics Community Food Drive which will run throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items, which will be distributed to local food shelves and organizations.
“What I like most about Frolics is that it’s a community get-together,” stated Daberkow-Wright. “People have good memories, I have good memories of when our kids… were little and we’d come to the Frolics and make a day of it.”