Events – Community Calendar

Frisbee at Brackett
Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Brackett Park
2728 S. 39th Ave.
It’s purposely a low-barrier-to-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some light jogging, this game is for you! Feel free to come and go as you need anytime between 5:30pm and dusk, and come out as often as you want. Just show up or contact Mike via email to get on the list for weekly invites and reminders.

Lake & Minnehaha Open Streets
Sunday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
People choose to experience it in different ways.
Whether biking, strolling or rolling, Lake Street and Minnehaha Open Streets will offer visitors a chance to explore the many offerings of this part of Minneapolis without any vehicle traffic.
The Lake and Minnehaha Open Streets will run from Chicago to Minnehaha Ave. and then from Lake down Minnehaha to Minnehaha Falls Park, just south of 46th St.

Share the River Gorge 2018!
Wednesday, July 25, 6 to 8 p.m.
35th & W. River Pkwy.
A family event with free ice cream, free canoe rides and rowing experiences, walking tours of the oak savanna restoration area and much more. Canoe rides provided by Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service, and rowing experiences with the Minneapolis Rowing Club (new this year!) will be staged from the sand flats below the stone steps at 34th & W. River Pkwy. The event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) and its River Gorge Committee. Ice cream is provided by East Lake Dairy Queen. Expect to see lots of friends and neighbors celebrating the river and enjoying the national park in our neighborhood! For further information contact Ashleigh at LCC at 612-722-4529 or

Greenway Glow
Saturday, July 28, 6 p.m. to July 29 6 p.m.
The arts festival is free, but they invite you to join them for an organized Bike Ride during the festival to help support the Greenway!
Fundraising for the bike ride is optional, but if you choose to raise funds for the Greenway, you can get a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt, gift certificates to Taco Cat and Eastlake Brewery and more!  The top fundraiser will win a Surly Cross Check Flat Bar bike!
Early-bird registration for the Bike Ride is just $49 for adults and $29 for youth, with no additional fundraising required.  But you can only win the new bike and other great prizes by raising funds for the Greenway.  All donations are tax-deductible.
To register and for more info go online to

Loring Park Art Festival
July 28 & 29
Loring Park
Oak Grove & Hennepin Ave.
For the nineteenth year, festival goers can view and take home art pieces from 140 local and national artists. A rich variety of styles and art forms are presented each year, including jewelry, printmaking, glass, fiber, photography, clay, painting, drawing, sculpture, wood working and mixed media. A variety of artistic pieces will be available at a wide range of prices—making it possible to own one-of-a-kind artwork. With beautiful ponds and formal gardens, Loring Park makes an idyllic spot to celebrate art, music, food, play and friends for two days each summer in downtown Minneapolis.

Planting Crops for a Fall Harvest
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1to 2:30 p.m.
Community Garden Site
2003 James Ave. N., Mpls. 55411
Even if you missed your chance in the spring, you can still plant your garden for a fall harvest! Join North Country Food Alliance at our to learn about late season crops. We will focus on cold-hardy plants such as kale, collards, and beets. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted. Space is limited! Please register by emailing with your name, phone number, and the number of participants.

Powderhron Art Fair
August 4 & 5
Powderhorn Park, 821 E. 35th St.
The best regionally juried art fair for nearly three decades takes place right in South Minneapolis in picture-perfect Powderhorn Park. It attracts artists from twenty-six states and 216 cities making it a local and regional favorite.
The success of the fair comes from PPNA’s long-standing collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board; and a portion of proceeds support youth programming at Powderhorn Park.
Over 18,000 people attend annually and PPNA welcomes the opportunity to make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities. Submit requests at least three days prior to fair at or by phone at 612-722-4817.

Dowling Community Garden Celebrates 75th anniversary
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garden area
3901 46th Ave. S.
Many of the almost 300 gardeners will attend, the public is invited, and admission is free. There will be a short program and refreshments at noon. Everyone is welcome. There will be exhibits featuring the 75-year history of the Garden. Also featured will be exhibits of vegetables grown in the Garden, tastings of heirloom vegetables and garden tours.

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