Chris Kroeze Aquafest

Chris Kroeze performs at Rice Lake Aquafest in 2019. Last year's festival was was cancelled. 

Rice Lake Aquafest is now in full swing, with a number of events happening as the festival enters its second weekend.

Barron native Chris Kroeze leads off the music lineup Thursday night, starting at 7 p.m. Opening is another local son, DJ Reece Schnacky. Tickets are $15.

The food court also opens Thursday at 11 a.m. next to Dairy State Bank.

Friday’s performer is classic rocker Lita Ford, preceded by The Compromise. Show is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Saturday’s events include:

• Shoreline Market at Veterans City Park, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Back the Blue Car Show, 2-6 p.m. on Marshall Street.

• Wine Walk on Main Street, 2:30-6 p.m., starting at Northern Star Theatre.

• Country music chart-topper Lonestar performs that night. Opening is local country singer Dawn Marie. Tickets are $25.

Sunday’s events include:

• Pancake breakfast, 8-11:30 a.m., next to the Chamber of Commerce.

• Art In The Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Veterans City Park.

• Grand Parade starts at 12:30 p.m., preceded by a flyover of three vintage war planes. A Chetek Hydroflites Water Ski Show follows on Rice Lake.

• Craft show, 1-6 p.m., in front of Bush & Gilles Furniture’s new location at 2500 Pioneer Ave., formerly Office Max.

• Rice Lake Family Car Show, 2-6 p.m.

• Rotary Duck Raffle at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Rotary Club members, at the Chamber of Commerce and select businesses.

Aquafest also includes a carnival each day at Cedar Mall and Dawn ’Til Dusk Movies at Stardust Drive-In near Chetek.

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