Events originally meant to close out the school year will be welcoming the start of classes this month, now that the weather has cleared up.

Events originally meant to close out the school year will be welcoming the start of classes this month, now that the weather has cleared up.

The third annual Lindsborg Water Fight was cancelled twice already this summer, due to weather, so hopefully Saturday’s event will stay on to kick off the USD 400 school year.

“At this point, if it gets rescheduled again, we’ll make it a snowball fight,” coordinator Mike Dreier laughed. “The first one was too cold, the second had thunderstorms. This one looks like it will be OK, so we’re keeping it for this weekend.”

The event is at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Swensson Park, in the 400 block of N. Main St. in Lindsborg. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the designated dry zones, and water guns. Sponsor Fuqua Insurance Group will give away water guns as well, and the Lindsborg Fire Department will add to the fun with a fire truck and giant refill tank.

“We had so much fun at the first one, and the fire department made us look really cool really fast, so we’re glad to bring it back,” Dreier said. “It’s a fun place to go and hang out while the kids run around for a while.”

Hot dogs, watermelon and beverages will also be available, with donations going to the Lindsborg Boy Scout troop.

The night before, residents can take a break after the first few days of school with “The Incredibles” on Main Street.

The family-friendly film will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in the USD 400 parking lot on South Main Street in Lindsborg. Residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the film on the big screen outside, sponsored by the Lindsborg Community Hospital.

Events this weekend are part of the Lindsborg Front Porch Friday series, which are city-wide, family-oriented events between May and September that bring neighbors together in their hometown.

Next week, the community will host a backyard barbecue competition and frisbee feed before the annual street dance on Aug. 27. The competition starts at 8 a.m. on Aug. 27 and will fund the Smoky Valley After Prom Party, and the meal begins at 6 p.m. for $7 per plate. The street dance, featuring King Midas and the Mufflers on Main Street, will start at 8 p.m.

For more information, call the Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 785-227-8687 or http://visitlindsborg.com