RICE - Explore the Mississippi River this Saturday. The 6th annual "Take A Day Off On The Mississippi River" event will be held at the Stearns County Mississippi River Park on County Road 1 in Rice from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Spokeswoman Katie Winkelman says there's several family friendly events planned on the water, like: paddlesports, canoeing, fishing, fly fish casting, and more.

Winkelman says they also have several events on land, like: nature hikes, birdhouse building, and geocaching. The event is free, and all of the equipment is provided.