2019 Party in the Park Program

2019 Party in the Park Graphic

Join us for a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun. The 19th 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 2019 Party in the Park Program 6:00 - 9:00 pm

All Party in the Park activities will be held at the East Picnic Pavilions (same location as the Picnic). The Dirty Shorts Brass Band will again lead us up to the Cafesjian's Carousel at 6:00 p.m. for the sarcoma survivor tribute ride. The carousel will then be open to event attendees for unlimited rides all evening.


Rachael Kroog and Ann Michels
Twin Cities performers Rachael Kroog and Ann Michels will perform for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Rachael Kroog

Rachael Kroog

Ann Michels

Ann Michels

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 Rein In Sarcoma's mission and impact.

Free Family Activities - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Children's Arcade

Child on Carousel

Moon Walk
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Mr. Fun
Super Hero and Princess Characters
Arcade Games
Face Painting

Children's Arcade

Wellness Center - Therapeutic Massage - Hair Cut
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.

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
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
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Many eclectic and wonderful items to bid on in our best ever RIS Silent Auction. 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

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.

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

The evening's first ride will be a 6:15 pm tribute ride reserved for sarcoma patients and survivors, followed by unlimited rides for all. Handicapped accessible.

Ergodyne LogoGrand Prize Raffle Drawing - Main Stage 8:25 pm

Raffle Tickets are $5.00 per ticket with over $3,500 in prizes, including a week at a Big Sky Montana condo, $1,000 in cash, and a Ryze Tech - Tello Boost Combo Quadcopter. Winner need not be present to win. Learn more.

Closing Ceremony
The Raffle winners are announced and we welcome the new RIS Maudlin Sarcoma Scholars. The remainder of the closing ceremony is a time of remembrance and celebration. New RIS Named 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.


Party in the Park is Presented by

Walser Subaru

Co-Sponsored by

Mayo Clinic

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University of Minnesota Health logo

CBRE logo

Unitech Medical logo


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Minnesota Oncology logo

Click on logos above to learn more about our wonderful 2019 Sponsors!

We thank our 2019 Party in the Park In-Kind Sponsors

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