North Minneapolis: 8th Annual Riverfest and Heritage Day a huge success!


We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate along the river! The 8th Annual Riverfest and Heritage Day on September 15 had its largest crowd ever with 343 visitors meandering trails through the forest, taking hayrides along the restored prairie in the park, and walking along the sandy banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.

There were activities and discoveries galore! The Okee Dokee Brothers sang blue grass songs to a standing room only sold-out crowd at the outdoor Haybale Theatre. Jacques the Voyageur bewildered children of all ages with stories of his fur trading days along the river.

The DNR fish tank served to inspire conversation as well as inspire new fisherfolks to pick up a rod and try their own hand at “landing the big one!”

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