2018 Party in the Park Program

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Join us for a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun. The 18th Annual "Party in the Park" is Rein in Sarcoma's' signature event, supporting our mission to educate medical professionals and the public about sarcomas, support sarcoma patients and their loved ones, and fund research toward developing new treatments and finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.

Sarcoma Family Picnic
Sarcoma Family Picnic  4:30 - 6:00 pm - featuring D'Amico Catering  Damico_Catering_Logo-2

Just prior to main event, RIS will host a free picnic for sarcoma patients, survivors, loved ones and for those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma. Advanced registration is required.

Location: Como Park - East Picnic Pavilions

Rein in Sarcoma 2018 Party in the Park Program 6:00 - 9:30 pm

Coming soon: Party in the Park Program pdf for download.

Entertainment on Two Stages

Dirty Shorts Brass Band

DIRTY SHORTS BRASS BAND is a six piece, New Orleans style brass band, playing everything from rock n' roll to swing. They will lead the Sarcoma Family picnic-goers to the Party in the Park and play on the main stage.

Sarah Morris and her band

Sarah Morris
Local singer-songwriter who blends folk-rock and country influences, will perform during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on the main stage.

Wendy's Wiggle Jiggle and Jam

Wendy's Wiggle Jiggle and Jam
Join the fun, dance and sing along! Wendy will perform on the Family Stage, inside the Como Visitor Center - 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Rein in Sarcoma Official Welcome Festivities - On the Main Stage - 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hear announcements and greetings from RIS leadership and physicians. Learn about the Rein In Sarcoma's mission and impact, hear a Sarcoma survivor tell their story. Join us in welcoming the new Sarcoma Scholars.

Free Family Activities - near the carousel 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Children's Arcade

Child on Carousel

Moon Walk
Mr. Fun
Golf Putting
Arcade Games
Glitter Ink Tattos
Face Painting

Children's Arcade

Wellness Center - Therapeutic Massage
Take a break and relax with a massage or even get a haircut! (all proceeds benefit RIS)

Food Concessions
Enjoy ice cream, soda, water, D'Amico sandwiches, chips and more at the RIS Food Concession Stand.

Sun Flower Shoppes
Featuring Rein in Sarcoma merchandise: T-Shirts, polos, tank tops, cards and Willow Creek Angels. New this year -kid's capes and masks.

Rein in Sarcoma Photo Booth
Have fun getting your photo with friends and family. There will be a variety of props to spur your imagination.

Eric Skogman Ring Toss - Visitor Center Porch
Test your skill at throwing rings and claim your prize at this fun event for people 21 or older.

Party in the Park Silent Auction

Rein In Sarcoma Silent Auction - Visitor Center Porch

Many eclectic and wonderful items to bid on in our best ever RIS Silent Auction, located in the air conditioned Visitor Center Porch. Online viewing of auction items and bidding will be available a few days prior to the event for all who are pre-registered.

Sarcoma Corner
Sarcoma Corner - Main Sidewalk in front of Visitor Center
See powerful storyboards of people from all walks of life affected by sarcoma. Medical professionals and our "Red Flags of Sarcoma" Committee will be on hand to answer your questions. Spend time with the Canine Sarcoma Survivors, and University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Science staff.

Sarcoma Garden of Hope

Sarcoma Garden of Hope 
Build a bird feeder with Elpis Enterprises! Create Sunflowers. Make paper sunflower hats. The Sunflower is the national symbol for finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.

Carousel Rider

Cafesjian's Carousel 6:55 pm - 9:00 pm
The evening's first ride will be a tribute ride reserved for sarcoma patients and survivors, followed by unlimited rides for all. Handicapped accessible.

Ergodyne LogoGrand Prize Raffle Drawing - Main Stage 8:20 pm

Raffle Tickets are $5.00 per ticket over $3,500 in prizes, including a week at a Big Sky Montana condo, $1,000 in cash, and a Nintendo Switch(TM). Winner need not be present to win. Learn more.

Closing Ceremony - Main Stage 8:20 pm - 9:15 pm
A time of remembrance and celebration. New RIS Named Tribute and Memorial Funds will be honored and all named funds recognized, followed by lighting of the luminaries and a reading of sarcoma survivors, patients, and those lost to sarcoma, with special music by Sarah Morris


Party in the Park is Presented by

Walser Subaru

Co-Sponsored by


Mayo Clinic

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Minnesota Oncology logo



HealthPartners logo

Click on logos above to learn more about our wonderful 2018 Sponsors!

We thank our 2018 Party in the Park In-Kind Sponsors

Cafesjian's Carousel logo

Custom Business Forms logo

Stagetime Productions logo

Walgreens logo

AAgesen logo

AV for You logo

Presbyterian Church of the Way logo