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Photos: Heritage Days celebrates old and new events

The St. Paul Park Fire Department hosted a number of young guests in the trucks during the parade Saturday morning. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia 1 / 10
From left: Grey Christianson, Dwane Christianson and Chet Affolter chat on a fire truck bumper during Heritage Days. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 10
Parade-goers were treated to hundreds of floats and warm weather Saturday morning. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 10
Lillian Kachel, 11, slides down the "Sir Laughs a Lot" inflatable in Veterans Park. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 10
Mud volleyball was a Heritage Days favorite as usual. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 10
Mud was flying everywhere during the volleyball tournament Saturday, Aug. 18 as players dove for the ball. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 10
The Mayor's Award for best parade float went to the Legion Post 98 that was "decorated to the hill," Mayor Sandi Dingle said. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 10
Vintage buttons were available for Heritage Days-goers that dated back to the first festival in 1985. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 10
Lukas Brown, 8, peeks through the "Kidepillar" inflatable during the Heritage Days festival. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 10
Over a dozen cars lined Broadway Avenue during the Heritage Days Car Show. Katie Nelson / RiverTown Multimedia10 / 10

ST. PAUL PARK — The 34th-annual Heritage Days — themed "And the beat goes on" — celebrated many of the mainstay attractions that makes the festival what it is Aug. 17-19.

Mud volleyball stretched through dozens of teams and dozens of hours, kinds enjoyed inflatables and the exotic petting zoo, and the fireworks prompted "oohs" and "ahs."

New events also added to the heartbeat of the celebration, including the Northern Lights Wrestling Club and extravaganza kids karaoke performances on Sunday.