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August 15, 2019, Thursday - Free Water Ski Show with the Twin Cities River Rats!

Time: Pre-show begins at 6:30pm, main show starts at 7pm. 

Location: 1758 West River Road N between the Broadway and Plymouth Avenue Bridges (

The Twin Cities River Rats present Ratty Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

Join the River Rats as they travel through Mr. Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! The nationally ranked Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team puts on an exciting blend of water skiing, acrobatics and high speed thrills! Join Mr. Wonka, Charlie Bucket, the Oompa Loompas and the lucky golden ticket winners as they take on the adventures of the factory.

Will their high flying jumps, careful balancing acts and barefoot tricks be enough to win the chocolate factory? Join us for a free family show to find out! 

Street parking only along West River Road (arrive early for easier parking). Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Concessions are available.