Dear friends of the Nickle Dickle Day celebration,
After much evaluation and careful consideration by the Nickle Dickle Day committee and the Waconia Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Nickle Dickle Day will look different this year. The celebration will remain alive but the large gathering events that are usually held, will be canceled.
Before there was a car show, arts and crafts fair, run, duck race, activities in the park, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and street dance, Nickle Dickle Day began in 1961 simply as a way for businesses to attract people to town.
Due to COVID-19 and current restrictions by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, it would be difficult to control the spread of the virus through social distancing, masks, and required sanitation. The health and safety of our attendees, vendor participants, event volunteers and law enforcement are of top priority. Therefore, all of those ‘congregating’ events will be canceled.
This year's celebration will be a throwback to the original intent. Along with the Medallion Hunt, our local shops, restaurants, and businesses will offer fun specials to commemorate this great tradition and energize our sense of community.
Details are still being finalized and will be publicized in August. Find the latest updates on our website: www.destinationwaconia.org or by following us @WaconiaEvents on Facebook and @destinationwaconia on Instagram.
We plan to go ‘old school’ for this year only and hope to be back with the full event on September 18, 2021.
Christine Fenner, President
Waconia Chamber of Commerce
209 South Vine Street l Waconia MN 55387
952-442-5812 l www.destinationwaconia.org