Local art and music, books, open streets: there’s a lot to love about this weekend’s line up with festivals and activities all over town! As with last weekend, this weekend’s weather forecast seems to call for a bit of rain, but after our winter, what’s a few raindrops?! See this weekend’s vibrant line up below:
Art in the Hollow, the only art fair on Saint Paul’s east side, will feature over 50 visual and performing artists creating art in a variety of forms – murals, mosaics, sculpture and more, with many artists creating on-site. There will be a prize-awarded sculpture installation contest, a teen art poster contest, a teen gallery and much more! Go here for more information.
Swede Hollow Park 720 Payne Ave., Saint Paul
10 am – 5 pm
Come out and celebrate the good things happening in North Minneapolis with the grand opening of Ancestry Books! Enjoy great local music from hip-hop artist Toki Wright, and vocalist Mankwe Ndosi, plus a live painting by Jordan Hamilton and food and drinks.
Lowry & Penn Avenue
Music, food, 12 pm – 2 pm
Bookstore opening 2 pm
Are you interested in learning to garden or make your own green household cleaner? How about gaining a better understanding about the risks of lead paint or composting? If you answered yes to any of the questions, this event is for you. Free food and music from acclaimed Irish musician Tom Dahill will also be on hand.
533 North Dale Street, Saint Paul
11 am – 1:30 pm
The 45th Annual St. Anthony Park Arts Festival gets underway this weekend. The festival, which serves as a fundraiser for programs at the St. Anthony Park Library, will feature art from over 70 artists, a full day of music, Kids Zone with art activities for children and much more. Go here for more information.
From Carter and Como avenues to Luther Seminary lawn at Como Avenue and Seminary Place
10 am – 5pm
West By West Bank #WXWB Music Festival in Minneapolis offers another great opportunity to get out in the community and explore great local music in a fun outdoor, family-friendly environment! In addition to the two stages of music, attendees will also enjoy local craft beer and food vendors. Go here to see the musical line up and info about free MTC passes.
Parking lot behind Acadia Cafe and KFAI Radio on the corner of Cedar and Riverside Minneapolis
$10 in advance; $18 at the door
11 am Gates open
Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis is the place to be this weekend! Between the LynLake Street Festival, which offers a great line up of local music, art and delicious food, and Open Streets, Lyndale will be bustling with activity and community spirit. Go here for details about the musical line up and more:
Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis (behind Jungle Theater)
12 pm – 8 pm
The second Open Streets of the season visits Lyndale Avenue, marking the first time Open Streets Lyndale will occur at the same time as the Lyn Lake Street Festival. Get your skateboard, bike, roller skates or walking shoes and come on out and explore the streets free from automobiles on Lyndale Avenue between 22nd and 42nd. Go here for more info, including free MTC bus passes info.
Lyndale Avenue between 22nd & 42nd
10 am – 4 pm
The 25th annual National Transportation Roadeo kicks off this weekend at Minnesota State Fairgrounds, giving the public a chance to come out and show support for transit drivers competing and proving their driving safety skills. Sponsored by the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA), the event celebrates rural and urban transportation operators and their contribution to the community and public transportation industry. Go here for more information
Robin Lot of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul
Free and open to the public; Concessions will be sold
8:30 am – 2:30 pm
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