All of Friday's events begin in the afternoon or later, so we can unwind after a long hard week at work.

For just $10, you can take a serene and enlightening afternoon canoe trip down the Mississippi River with the experts from Clear Waters Outfitting Company. You do need reservations for this excursion. For more click here.

If you haven't checked out the St. Cloud Skate Plaza yet, you're missing out on one of the premier and unique skate parks in the nation. During Granite City Days, The St. Cloud Optimist Club and The Youth Shelter Supply will sponsor a classic game of S.K.A.T.E. The event runs from 4 until 8pm. Skaters of all abilities are encouraged to attend and compete as the comp includes a 14 and under class, as well as a 15 and up class. Entry is $5.

At 5pm, you can bring the family over to Whitney Park for the Block Party, featuring live music from America.