August Minneapolis Community Events
Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., 612-370-4929 • Loring Park Art Festival; Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 100 exhibitors from all over the country showcase their artistic creativity and skill as part of Minneapolis Arts Weekend. Artists include painting, photography, wood, sculpture, jewelry, digital, fiber, printmaking, clay, paper, glass, leather and mixed media. Free bus service between Loring, the Powderhorn Park Art Fair and the Uptown Art Fair.
National Night Out, Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m. Music, popcorn, arts and crafts, garden tours, neighborhood resources; free.
Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave. SE, 612-370-4925 – National Night Out & Movie; Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m. Refreshments, entertainment, games, movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks;” free.
Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 E. 44th St., 612-370-4930 – Neighborhood Festival, Aug. 6, 5-8:30 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves basketball shooting contest, pony rides for kids under the age of 10, talent contest & family fitness challenge (pre-register for both at email@example.com), pre-schooler sandcastle contest, hair painting, face painting, moonwalk, games, business displays; fees. Co-sponsored by Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association.
Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave. S, 612-370-4957 – 35th Annual Cornfeed & Movie; Aug. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. Slide, moonwalk, music, face painting, art projects, storytelling, Underwater Adventures, 3-on-3 basketball, community fair, movie “Field of Dreams;” fees.
Lynnhurst Park, 1345 W. Minnehaha Pkwy., 612-370-4914 – Summer Fest, Aug. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Food, games, music; free.
Kenny Park, 1328 W. 58th St., 612-370-4901 – Kenny Summerfest, Aug. 9, 5-10 p.m. New and improved festival featuring food, family games, entertainment and live music on the Borton Volvo Stage. Co-sponsored by the Kenny Neighborhood Association and Borton Volvo.
North Commons Park, 1801 James Ave. N, 612-370-4921 – Minnesota Festival for Fathers & Families, Aug. 9, 12-4 p.m. Celebrate fatherhood with a day of free activities for families; food, music, entertainment, a petting zoo, pony rides, a moon bounce and prize drawings.
Painter Park, 620 W. 34th St., 612-370-4911 – Ice Cream Social; Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m.; food, games, moonwalk, entertainment; fees.
Linden Hills, 3100 W. 43rd St., 612-370-4913 – The Big Cornfeed, Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m. Roasted corn, music, games, kids activities; fees for food.
Elliot Park, 1000 E. 14th St., 612-370-4772 • All Peoples Gathering, Aug. 16, noon-5 p.m. Music, games, food, info booths; free.