Members of Celebrate Redwood Falls have been busy once again as they prepare to put on the next scheduled event in the community. That event is known as NightFalls, and it is set to take place in Ramsey Park this coming weekend (May 2-4).

According to Cindy LaBrie of Celebrate Redwood Falls, this is the sixth annual NightFalls celebration, adding the event continues to be a success. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended, but those from Celebrate Redwood Falls believe that number is actually much bigger. 

This year’s event will be bigger and brighter, said LaBrie.

It will also feature an entirely new event, which is actually being held Thursday night. A dinner is being offered May 2 from 7-10 p.m. That night a meal will be served to those who attend with a show to follow.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person, with the proceeds from this fundraising event used to enhance the Celebrate Redwood Falls activities throughout the year. Tickets may be purchased at Tersteeg’s in Redwood Falls or from Celebrate Redwood Falls members.

LaBrie said this is an adults only event for those 18 and older. The dinner will be held in the area near the falls lookout. In case of rain, the event will then be moved to the Redwood Area Community Center.

For those who are looking for a place to take their kids that night, the local Just For Kix dancers will be providing childcare from 6:30-10:30 p.m. for $10. This is a fundraiser for the dancers who are traveling to dance in Florida at the Outback Bowl.

To learn more about the childcare fundraiser contact Jess Huhnerkoch at (507) 430-3050 or Corrine Gertsema at (507) 627-2313.

The events Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m., with the light show starting at 9 p.m. The public is reminded that the park road will be closed late in the afternoon of both May 3 and 4, with shuttle service available from the downtown city lot at East Bridge and Second streets. There will not be a shuttle from the park’s lower shelter this year to ensure those who choose to walk in from that direction are safe.

LaBrie said even more of the park is going to be lit up this year.

Volunteers are needed starting April 29 and continuing through the week with set-up. Event support is needed May 2-4 and with clean-up May 5. Call (507) 640-0209 to help.

Learn more about the event by visiting the Celebrate Redwood Falls Web site at celebrateredwoodfalls.com.