Summer officially arrived this (SAT) morning, and the summer festival season is now underway in southern Minnesota. Friendship Days in the City of Nicollet kicked off Friday evening with food and carnival rides in the city park, as well as the Miss Nicollet Talent Show. Friendship Days continues all weekend, and co-organizer Del Vulcan says that one of the highlights remains the Friendship Days Parade Sunday afternoon. He says this year’s parade will be even bigger and better than last year’s. The parade starts at 1pm Sunday. Today’s Nicollet Friendship Days highlights include a 5K Run/Walk, an antique tractor pull and kiddie tractor pull, a demolition derby, a pork chop fry, the Nicollet Queen Coronation, and much more. For a schedule of Friendship Days events click HERE.