Wednesdays from 5PM to 9PM
Summertime by George! is a free concert and festival put on by the Rotary Club of St. Cloud at the local and beautiful Lake George Park in downtown, St. Cloud! The area is transformed into a fun and active place every Wednesday with free live music from local and regional bands, local vendors, artisans, and a kid’s zone for the entire family to enjoy!
Sponsored by St. Cloud Rotary Club, this free 11-week event will be held every Wednesday starting in June and running through August. The event occurs from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each Wednesday night, with the featured artist starting at 6:30 p.m.
Next up... August 11th featuring Collective Unconscious
Middle Town Market
Each week through the summer, an area near Lake George in St. Cloud, MN called Middle Town Market comes to life. The Middle Town Market has grown to become an unforgettable experience of local food and vendors. From smoky BBQ, fresh sandwiches, super sweet sweets, to hand-crafted artistry and one-of-a-kind merchandise, you can spend hours walking through the aisles.
The atmosphere inside the Eastman Tavern ‘beer garden’ area is always lively. It’s nestled up just to the west of the performance stage and once inside, you can enjoy Coors Light, an assortment of craft beers, wine, and snacks.
The weekly activities in the Little George Town area are very well organized and staffed so your little ones can have a blast! Let the kids burn off some energy by participating in physical activities or arts and crafts each week during Summertime by George!
These sponsors help us deliver the best summertime experience for you and your family at Lake George! Let’s thank them!
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Every year, the festival draws more and more people to the event. Some nights, the crowds reach nearly 20,000 people.
This year’s event set-up will be similar to past years and there plenty of space for people to spread out in the park.
The main mission of Summertime by George! is to bring the community together for fellowship, food, and fun.
“Rotary’s overall mission is to bring service to mankind, locally, nationally, and internationally,” said Rotarian Tim Wensman. “By providing this free event with entertainment where all diverse people can gather and enjoy the same event and intermingle, we felt it was enhancing the quality of life for the whole community.”
When the Rotary Club of St. Cloud started a free weekly summer music festival in 2011, everyone thought it would be a great event that promoted community. Still, no one expected it to be as successful as it has been. After postponing the concert series for a year due to the global pandemic, this summer marks the 10th anniversary of Summertime by George!
Thanks to these amazing sponsors who help us bring live music to you!