The expected weather is supposed to cool down this weekend, making it the perfect time to go outside while it’s nice. Here are a few fun events happening in Pulaski County this weekend.
Summer Surge Kids Fest and Charity Car Show
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 21 at the RetroPlex, you can take your family and children to Summer Surge Kids Fest and Charity Car Show. To give back to the community, general admissions is free. The skating rink will cost five dollars from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price is the same for laser tag. Also inside the RetroPlex will be a Remote Control Truck and Tractor Pull where you can watch them pull like their big brothers. Kids can also participate in a Kids Karaoke, games and other contests. The Wood’s Motorsports Charity Car Show starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The St. Robert Fire Department, the Rolla Rockets Roller Derby Team and even G.I Joe will make an appearance. So for families looking to keep their kids entertained should check out Summer Surge on July 21.
On July 20 and 21, you can chill, camp and rock out to music classics like the Beatles, the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Performed by cover bands, Schwagstock will cost $40 dollars in advance for the weekend, $25 dollars a ticket for Saturday only and $50 dollars at the gate. All the tickets cover the fees for camping. Children under the age of ten get into the concert for free. The overnight concert will take place at the Shrine Club’s campgrounds that include a shaded camping area and shower house along with other Shrine Club amenities like the full bar and performance stage. Schwagstock also encourages attendees to their own supplies, including colorful decorations for their tents. A few fundraising events will also take place throughout the weekend to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children.
69th Annual Dixon Horse Show
Horse lovers and enthusiasts have a special event this July 20 and 21 at the Dixon Saddle Club. The 69th Annual Dixon Horse Show is this weekend with the first show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The second show starts at 7 p.m. on July 21. Concessions are available for attendees, including food, drinks and homemade pies. The event is for all ages so be sure to come out and support your local saddle club.