City of Newport, MN


City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

PIONEER DAY - Sunday, August 12, 2018


The City’s annual get-together celebration, Pioneer Day, will be held on on Sunday, August 12th, at Pioneer Memorial Park.  The festivities will begin with a parade at 11:00 a.m. and will be jam-packed with fun!

  • Parade at 11:00 a.m. - The fun will kick off with a parade beginning at Newport Fire Hall, 155 20th Street. The parade will make its way down 2nd Avenue to 17th Street where it will go to 4th Avenue and make its way to Pioneer Park.
  • Live Music from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m:
    • The Bad Companions, a rockabilly band, 12:00-2:10 p.m.
    • Mercy Wildfire, a classic rock band, 2:50-5:00 p.m.
    • Chris Olson, memories of Elvis Show, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Raffle Drawing at 2:30 p.m. - The raffle drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m.

There will be food, vendors, games, bingo,k-9 demonstration,inflatables, a car show, and the St. Paul Park-Newport Lions Club's beer and wine tent! All you can eat corn on the cob will be available with the purchase of a Pioneer Day button, which will be available at Newport City Hall, the Library and Community Center and at various local businesses in July. You may purchase a button for $3, or 4 for $10. The buttons are also used for the raffle drawing. Individuals do not need to be present for the raffle drawing as winning numbers will be placed on the City's website and Facebook page.


Looking for Volunteers - The City is looking for volunteers to help out on Pioneer Day. The City and Old National Bank will be co-sponsoring the corn tent once again and is seeking volunteers to help prepare the corn between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering at the corn tent, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.

Parade Application- To be in the parade, please download the application here and return the form to City Hall by July 16, 2018.

Vendor Application- To be a vendor at Pioneer Day, please download the application here and return the form and payment to City Hall by July 16, 2018.

Special Event Vendor Application- All food vendors need to be licensed through the MN Department of Health or Agriculture. If you do not have a license through them, you will need to obtain a special event license through Washington County.

If you have any questions about Pioneer Day, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.