The Summer Festival season begins “heating up” around the area this weekend, with several communities holding their annual celebrations, including Lake Crystal and it’s Duck Days festivities. Lake Crystal Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julie Reed says that Duck Days kicks off with the Battle of the Bands Parade at 6pm today (FRI) on Main Street in Lake Crystal. Other Duck Days events include a fireworks display tonight, a petting zoo, bed races, inflatable games, turtle races, a pedal pull, live music, food, and more. A schedule of events can be found at www.lakecrystalchamber.com. Other summer festivals around the area this weekend include Arlington Town & Country Days, Morgan City & Country Days, and the Mountain Lake Pow-Wow.