It may not seem like it but summer is right around the corner and the St. Louis Park events calendar is kicking into high gear.
Park the Street 2!
Park the Street 1 was such a smashing success organizers have decided to present an encore. This time around it happens from noon to 4 p.m. on Texas Avenue between 28th Street and Minnetonka Boulevard. During the event, the road will be closed to automobile traffic but wide open for those on foot, bikes, skateboards and scooters. Come on down and hop or get involved in the various events that will be presented.
Fire Department Open House
Bring the kids to an evening of fun at Fire Station One. The kids will enjoy “kid-sized” fire gear, a jumper, squirt house and Sparky the fire dog. Moms and Dads can attend demonstrations and displays on topics such as kitchen safety, car seats, emergency preparedness, the safe escape house and more. There will be hot dogs, chips, popcorn and beverages available. This event will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 3750 Wooddale Ave. S.
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Make plans to attend St. Louis Park’s annual city celebration during Father’s Day weekend. Some of this year’s highlights include Friday night’s Parktacular Rock the Block 2015 with The R Factor, the Back to the 80s night on Saturday and the Grand Day parade on Saturday at noon. Kids can enjoy pony rides, the petting zoo and more. Events are held at a number of locations, including FWolfe Park, Marriott Hotel Minneapolis West and the SLP Rec Center Banquet Room. For the full schedule of events, visit Parktacular 2015’s website.
Summer Skateboard Series
The skateboarder in your family will love this free event being held at The Skate Park. This is the seventh annual Summer Skateboard Series where skateboarders challenge one another to make it to the Midwest Melee held at 3rd Lair. Participants are divided into three levels, depending on their ability. The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Register at the event beginning at 4 p.m. at 3700 Monterey Drive.
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