OSSEO LIONS ROAR 2018
A Community Tradition With a Regional Appeal
The Lion's Roar has been bringing together families, businesses, community leaders, and neighbors for over 40 years. This year's 42nd annual Lion's Roar promises to be another big, successful, variety packed event and we can't wait to see you there!
2018 is Bigger & Better with these added events and attractions!
- Game Truck of Minneapolis for the whole family
- Sweet Corn Eating Contest
- Dance Contest
- The Home Depot brings crafts for the kids, and
- RECYCLING of bottles & cans to Help Keep Osseo Green!
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Additional Events & Highlights
Fourth Annual Medallion Hunt -
Presented by the Osseo/Maple Grove Press & Sponsored by Premier Bank – Osseo
The Medallion Hunt begins with the first clue coming out in The Press on August 2nd (in print and on their website). The $250 cash prize is donated by Premier Bank of Osseo.
Seventh Annual Osseo Lions Roar 5K Run/Walk -
Saturday, September 8th - Hosted by the Osseo Senior High cross country team. LEARN MORE
Osseo Parade Begins 12P/Noon on Saturday -
Enjoy over a hundred units including marching bands, floats, antique cars and more!
Classic Car Show -
Immediately following the parade until 6pm along Central Avenue
Kids Corral Back Saturday from 1:30P to 4:30P -
We're calling all kids to enjoy FREE family events like a live petting zoo, ice cream social, kid-friendly demonstrations from The Home Depot, a magician, and appearances by your favorite themed characters.
(Located in the parking lot behind the Osseo Lions food and beer tents)
Beer Garden Featuring Strong Beer & Wine
Friday 4P to 11P / Saturday 11A to 11P -
Craft & Domestic Beers, Selection of Wine, Seltzer and Cider, etc. (ATTENTION: WE WILL CARD EVERYONE - You Must be able to Present Valid Identification to be served any alcholic beverage)
Osseo Lions Food Tent -
Menu includes grilled pork chops, hot dogs, Polish sausage, roast beef sandwiches and pulled pork. Pop and bottled water served by local Boy & Girl Scout troops.
Pull-Tabs and Big Wheel Gaming -
Friday & Saturday (after the parade)
Partner Dance Contest - September 7th -8PM in front of the band trailer
Must be 16 years and older. Register between 6-8 pm on Friday next to the band trailer. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Featured Event Highlights
Locally Grown, Roasted Sweet Corn - Fri & Sat
(Presented by Smith Farms)
Mini Donuts & Walking Tacos – Fri & Sat
(Presented by Hopkins Noon-Time Lions)
Joaneddy’s Ice Cream
Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat 11am-9pm
Inflatable Ride Park & Games
Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm
Craft & Vendor Fair
Friday Noon-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm
Located at Boerboom Park
Bean Bag Toss Tournament
Saturday 2P (1:30 team check-in)
Pizza Pie Eating Contest – Fri 6P
(Sponsored by Red’s Savoy Pizza)
Corn on the Cob Eating Contest – Sat 6P
(Sponsored by Smiths Farms)
Bingo Under the Premier Bank Drive Thru
(Presented by Knights of Columbus)
Senior Center Bingo - Saturday 2pm-4pm
Located in the Osseo Community Center
(Presented by the Osseo Band Boosters)