For the 2009 Water Carnival - the Kiddie Parade will be held on the sidewalk between the Stone Piers on Friday night. The Kiddie Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. Following the Kiddie Parade, a local talent show will take place on the stage near the west Stone Pier. The McDermott Midway and the local food stands will open at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.
Saturday is a big day! Events for the day are the Lion's Club Waffle Feed, the Big Street Parade, a pedal tractor pull, and the Bill Riley Talent show.
The headlining event of the Water Carnival is the Parade of Water Floats held on the waters of Black Hawk Lake at dusk on Saturday. Boats pull decorated pontoons that are lit by using generator power. This awe-inspiring parade on the water draws tens of thousands of spectators each year. The fun-filled weekend concludes with a beautiful fireworks display after dark on Sunday over the waters of Black Hawk Lake.