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Sunday is Family Day at Northwest Water Carnival

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The 79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival is in full swing in and around Detroit Lakes this weekend. Today (Sunday) is Family Day, with a wide range of family-friendly activities planned.

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A Young Life non-denominational worship service kicks off the day at 10:30 a.m. in the Pavilion. This precedes a family picnic at the 11:30 a.m. in the city park.

Ahoy Mateys! A ship building contest hits the beach near the pavilion at high noon. A sand treasure dig for coins and candy begins at 1 p.m.

Think you can walk on water…in a big ball? This family-friendly exercising event goes from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the City Park. Face painting and trolley rides will get the kids dressed up and pumped up, with both happening from 1-3 p.m. at the City Park.

Kids 15 and under can catch a big one at the Fishing Extravaganza from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the City Beach Fishing Pier.

Always a kid-favorite is the Frog Jump and Turtle Race, kicking off at 1:30 p.m. at the City Park. Bring your own turtle or frog. Not into slow-moving amphibians? Also at 1:30 p.m. are the Sand Castle Contest and a Pup Plunge at the pavilion beach.

What’s even cuter than puppies? Babies. The Toddler Trot will have babies crawling and “running” for champion-ship honors, with races that begin at 2 p.m. at the City Park. Hula Hoopers get your swivel on for a 2:15 p.m. competition at the park, before a Water Bal-loon Toss competition at 2:45 p.m. Old Fashioned Kids’ Games begin at 3 p.m., followed by a watermelon feed at 3:15 p.m. and a kids’ music show at 3:30 p.m.

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