NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Talent show part of Lake Hiawatha festival Wednesday


See the talents of your neighbors during the Wednesday, Aug. 7 talent show at Lake Hiawatha Park.

The talent show will be held during the Lake Hiawatha Festival that runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the park. The talent show will begin at 6:15 p.m.
There are cash prizes: 1st place $50, 2nd $30 and 3rd $20. Preregistration required. Email and include your talent.

• Minnesota Lynx – The Minnesota Lynx WNBA team will have a booth at the festival. They will be bringing their inflatable basketball pop-a-shot, have giveaways for kids, and entries to win free tickets, and other fun prizes.    

• Water Feature  — The wading pool will be open during the festival. There will be an inflatable water slide.

• Canoe Rides – enjoy a canoe ride on Lake Hiawatha from 5:00-8:00 p.m. FREE

• Miniature Golf – enjoy 9 holes of mini golf provided by Party Putt LLC from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

• Caricaturist – Get a humerous drawing of yourself from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

• Family Fitness Challenge – compete with other families. If you want to participate in the family fitness challenge, please preregister. Email and in the body of the email list what fitness challenge your family will be participating in. Trophies will be awarded to the top three winners in the challenge.
• Pony Rides – for children 10 years old and younger. The location of the pony rides will be in the playing area near 28th Avenue.

• Other fun includes kids games, face painting, hair painting, fitness expo and the sports 5-in-1 moonwalk. Tickets cost 25¢ each.  

•  For every $5 of tickets purchased receive one entry into the raffle. Raffle drawing at 7 p.m.

This event is sponsored and supported by the Lake Hiawatha Recreation Council, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The festival first started in August 1996.

28th Avenue is currently undergoing construction starting at 40th St. Due to the construction do not use 28th Ave. to get to the festival. Instead, take Nokomis Ave. south to 44nd St. Turn west and follow 44th St. to the park.

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