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Our theme for the 2019 Fete des Lacs festival is "Tribute to the Troops". Congratulations to our Centennial Middle School logo design winner:
"Cadence Dempsey, a student in Ms. Herrick’s Centennial Middle School art class, will see her logo featured on posters for the 2019 Fête des Lacs festival as well as the 5K/8K T-shirt. Fête des Lacs, or “Festival of Lakes,” is a weeklong community event that honors the city’s Native American and French-Canadian history and promotes residents’ enjoyment of the city’s parks, lakes and trails."
Read more in the Quad Press.
Fete des Lacs or "Festival of Lakes" is a week-long community festival in Centerville, MN. This event honors our history and takes advantage of the beautiful parks, lakes and trails that surround us.
It is an annual tradition that reminds us of our French-Canadian beginnings. Our ancestors followed the Dakota Indians to this area who already knew it was rich with wild rice, wildlife, and fish.
A bit of history:
The city of Centerville was first platted and laid-out in 1854 by French settlers Peltier, LaMotte, and LaValle. The name was chosen because of its central location - halfway between Stillwater, Anoka, and St. Paul - and because it was a very popular rest stop for pioneers traveling through the area in the earliest days of the Minnesota Territory. It was officially established in 1857 before Minnesota became a state. Its rich French and Canadian heritage is celebrated during the annual Fete Des Lacs Festival.
Centerville is a small, quiet, historic town with two very popular lakes - Peltier Lake and Centerville Lake. The adjacent Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve provides many outdoor activities and is connected to the regional county trail system.
Come celebrate 161 years of history with us! Proceeds from the festival go to Centerville Lions and Centerville Parks and Trails which help us with park improvements, amenities, maintenance and more.