The 10th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference. Join us on Saturday, September 8th at beautiful Lake Nokomis! More info: http://monarchfestival.org/
Get ready for this year’s Monarch Festival!
Work with artists from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre to make your own set of monarch wings. This activity is free for participants.
Wear your wings in the Children’s Costume Parade! Wear your wings to show you love monarch butterflies!
Two days to choose from:
Thursday, August 30 from 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, September 6 from 6pm to 8pm
Lake Nokomis Community Center
2401 E Minnehaha Parkway, Mpls
Children must be accompanied by an adult.Participants should wear clothes and shoes that may be enhanced by paint . Or bring a paint shirt!
Enjoy a last splash!
On Monday, August 27, students head back to class for first day of the school year for the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) district.
That means Sunday, August 26 is the last day to visit wading pools located on or near 22 MPS properties. See below for the full list of these wading pool locations.
Other MPRB wading pools will stay open to the public through Labor Day (Monday, September 3) and are also listed below.
Wading pools that will be closed as of Monday, August 27
Armatage Park - 2500 57th St. W
Bethune Park - 1301 10th Ave. N
Bohanon Park - 4917 Bryant Ave. N
Bottineau Field Park - 2000 2nd St. NE
Cleveland Park - 3232 Queen Ave. N
Hall Park - 1524 Aldrich Ave. N
Harrison Park - 503 Irving Ave. N
Hiawatha School Park - 4305 42nd St. E
Holmes Park - 301 4th St. SE
Jordan Park - 2927 Irving Ave. N
Keewaydin Park - 3030 53rd St. E
Kenny Park - 1328 58th St. W
Lyndale School - West 34th St. and Pillsbury Ave. So.
Matthews Park - 2318 29th Ave. S
Peavey Field Park - 730 22nd St. E
Shingle Creek Park - 2010 50th Ave. N
Stewart Park - 2700 12th Ave. S
Victory Park - 4414 Upton Ave. N
Waite Park - 1810 34th Ave. NE
Whittier Park - 425 W 26th St.
Willard Park - 1626 Queen Ave. N
Windom Northeast Park - 1810 34th Ave. NE
Wading pools open through Monday, September 3
Audubon Park - 1320 29th Ave. NE
Beltrami Park - 1111 Summer St. NE
Bossen Field Park - 5601 28th Ave. S
Brackett Field Park - 2728 39th Ave. S
Bryant Square Park - 3101 Bryant Ave. S
Bryn Mawr Meadows Park - 601 Morgan Ave. S
Corcoran Park - 3334 20th Ave. S
Dickman Park - 636 2nd St. NE
East Phillips Park - 2307 17th Ave. S
Elliot Park - N 1000 14th St. E
Farview Park - 621 N 29th Ave.
Fuller Park - 4800 Grand Ave. S
Hi-View Park - 3474 2nd St. NE
Jackson Square Park - 2212 Jackson St. NE
Lake Hiawatha Park - 2701 E. 44th St.
Linden Hills Park - 3100 43rd St.
Longfellow Park - 3435 36th Ave. S
Loring Park - 1382 Willow St.
Luxton Park - 112 Williams Ave. SE
Lynnhurst Park - 1345 Minnehaha Pkwy. W
Marshall Terrace Park - 2740 Marshall St. NE
McRae Park - 906 47th St. E
Minnehaha Park (Wabun Area) - 4655 46th Avenue S
Morris Park - 5531 39th Ave. S
Mueller Park - 2509 Colfax Ave. S
North Commons Park - 1801 James Ave. N
North Mississippi Regional Park - 5114 North Mississippi Dr.
Pearl Park - 414 Diamond Lake Rd. E
Pershing Field Park - 3523 48th St. W
Phelps Field Park - 701 39th St. E
Powderhorn Park - 3400 15th Ave. S
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park - 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Riverside Park - 2700 8th St. S
Sibley Park - 1900 E 40th St.
Van Cleve Park- 901 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis Bike Tour
|Come experience the beautiful parkways that make Minneapolis the best place to bike in the country by participating in the 2018 Minneapolis Bike Tour! Spanning the Grand rounds Scenic Byway System, the Minneapolis Bike Tour is a family-oriented, recreational tour that is great for all ages and abilities.
Check out our tour video on our Minneapolis Bike Tour Facebook page and sign up to ride today!
|The tour will take place on Sunday, September 16, at 8 am, with a picturesque start and finish line area at Boom Island Park (724 Sibley St. NE). There are two routes to choose from; 16-mile and 32-mile, both of which are closed to motorized traffic. All routes include stops with refreshments and bike mechanics.
Stick around after the ride to enjoy live music, beer for participants 21+ (must show ID), courtesy of local Utepils Brewing, food from local vendors, exhibitor booths and bike tour merchandise for sale.