Free VetsFest music festival returns to Walton Park

Using the power of music to support veterans and their families, VetsFest is coming to Oakdale’s Walton Park for a day of music, aircraft flyovers, a vintage car show and a helicopter landing. Activities for children will last throughout the day.

This free festival intends to honor the nation’s veterans, running 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Throughout the day, food and beverages will be sold, people can have a photo taken inside an F4 cockpit and enjoy three band performances. 

The opening ceremony is at 11:45 a.m., with the Craig Clark Band, Pat McLaughlin Band, and Crow playing between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The closing ceremony is at 6 p.m.

Walton Park is located at 1584 Hadley Ave. and volunteers can sign up at www.vetsfest.org.

VetsFest is sponsored by Vets for Music, the City of Oakdale, the Met Arts Council, the Minnesota Vietnam Vets Charity, and the MN Air Commemorative National Guard Museum.

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