Sara Swanson

3rd Annual Manchester Street Festival

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SUMMER FESTIVAL POSTER rszd copy 6The Manchester Street Festival, which is in its third year, will be held Saturday, August 6th from 10 am to 6 pm.

The 8th Annual Run Manchester Race will kick off the Street Festival at 10 am, with awards presented at 11:30am. Run Manchester features a 1 mile fun run that is FREE and open to all ages. The 5K and 10K will start together following the Fun Run. Register online here.

IMG_3323-1024x693In addition to the race, events for the Street Festival include a vintage car show, bed races, a kids’ bike race, a climbing wall, dunk tank, a market & craft show, a kids korner, and live music all day. The rubber duck race is returning as well, sponsored by the Manchester Co-Op Preschool, and will start at Dairy Queen at 2 pm. Race on over to Andrews Family Chiropractic to purchase your lucky number for the Duck Race before it’s gone! Duck Race tickets are $5 each and will be sold right up until 1:30 pm the day of the race. Winners will receive cash prizes.


Photo courtesy of Dexter Summer Fitness Festival Facebook page.

Looking for some new exercise moves? Curious about what the Manchester Wellness Center has to offer? Wondering what this Exhale Yoga is all about? Have you been told by a doctor that you need to reduce your stress or increase you activity level? The Street Festival’s “Block of Health” will feature 3 free exercise classes appropriate for all ability levels, sponsored by the Manchester Wellness Center and Exhale Yoga.

photo courtesy of Exhale Yoga

photo courtesy of Exhale Yoga

The Manchester Wellness Center will sponsor two 30-minute Fitness Jam classes (noon & 12:30 pm) that will include a warm up, cool down, and a high-intensity interval training or H.I.I.T. style work out in between. Fitness Jam classes are appropriate for all ability levels. You are welcome to bring your own mat or a towel to use during class. Check out the Dexter Summer Fitness Festival Facebook page here for a better idea of what this class may include.

Exhale Yoga will also offer a 45 minute Beginner Yoga class (1:15 pm) that will be appropriate for adults and youth as young as 8 years old. Youth are required to have an adult with them during class. This class is also appropriate for all ability levels. Check out the Exhale Yoga website to learn more about what they have to offer.

When you are all done burning those calories, you can replenish them with tasty treats from Ollies, Frank’s Place, the Tap, and more. The Tap will also feature a Beer Tent right next to the Live Music!

Previous Pics1Schedule of events:

10 am – Run Manchester
11:30 am – Run Manchester Awards
noon – FREE Fitness Jam – Wellness Center Class
12:30 pm – FREE Fitness Jam – Wellness Center Class
1 pm – Kids Bike Race
1:15 pm – FREE Exhale Yoga Beginner Class
2 pm – Duck Race
3 pm – Bed Races
6 pm – END


10 am to 3 pm 

  • Vintage Car Show
  • Kids Korner
  • Dunk Tank

10 am to 4 pm

  • Marketplace
  • Robotics Demonstrations
  • Robotics Raffle Fundraiser
  • SRSLY Wheel of Silliness
  • SRSLY Limeade & Planter Fundraiser
  • Car Seat Screening
  • Meet Sugar the Therapy Horse from Bridgewater Support Services

10 am to 6 pm

  • Beer Tent
  • Climbing Wall

noon to 6 pm 

  • live music

Contact Information

  • Website:
  • Facebook:
  • Run Manchester:     Amelia Woods (
  • Marketplace Booths:     Jill Corwin (
  • General Information:     Amelia Woods ( & Jill Corwin (
  • Non-Profit & Health Org. Booths:     Lindsay Hannah (
  • Kids Korner:     Carl Curtis
  • Bed Races:     Ron Milkey
  • Kids Bike Race:      Sandra Wiitala
  • Vintage Car Show:     The Manchester Men’s Club – Karl Racenis
  • Duck Races:     MCP – Amber Burkhardt-Sidebottom (
  • Event Publicity:     Lindsay Hannah (

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