SAUK RAPIDS - The Rapids River Days Parade is tonight (Friday) in Sauk Rapids.

It begins at 6:00 p.m. One of the highlights is the 15 marching bands that are scheduled to be in the line-up.

The parade runs along Sixth Avenue from Pleasantview Elementary to the Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School.

New this year, Rapids Rock Fest is featuring the Fabulous Armadillos at the Benton County Fairgrounds.  Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $25 at the gate.  Proceeds will fund the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm Hockey.