Happy June! Although our weather will be a bit erratic for the first week, this is typically the time of year when we can finally count on being able to get outside without 50 layers of clothing and the events calendar reflects that. There are several upcoming events in and around Blaine that we think you might be interested in attending.
Spring Lake Park Tower Days
Bring the fam to Spring Lake Park’s Lakeside Lions Park for this always-a-blast community event. Enjoy a softball tournament, music in the park, an ice cream social, car show, parade and more. The kids will love the All American Lumberjack Show and you might want to get in on the pie-eating contest. The parade is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and kicks off the next three days of summer fun. Fireworks? Of course! Get details online.
June 16-August 21
Performance in the Park
Here in Blaine we know it’s finally summer when the Performance in the Park outdoor concert series kicks into gear. This summer brings a wide variety of performances and they start on June 16. The series begins with music from The Castaways at 7 p.m. at Town Square Park. Everett Simpson will take the Town Square Park Stage on June 23rd at 7 p.m. and the Backyard Band on June 30th. See the entire schedule of performances online here.
June 24-July 22
Puppet Shows in the Park
This is a free event brought to you by Lino Lakes Parks and Recreation. Shows start at 7:00 p.m. and include refreshments. The puppet shows will be held at three different parks. The first, on June 24, is being held at Birch Park. Then, on July 8, head to Highland Meadows Park and, finally, on July 22, the puppet show will be held at Clearwater Creek Park.
Tune up your bag toss arm, bathe that ugly dog and get ready for a weekend of crazy fun at the annual Blaine Festival, at Aquatore Park. The weekend includes a parade, carnival, bag tournament, ugly dog contest, karaoke contest, car show, medallion hunt, softball tournament and more. There’ll be lots of fun stuff for the kids as well, including an Oreo stacking contest, storytelling by Ms. Catherine, carpet bowling, mini golf, mini basketball and more. Pick your day (or attend the entire weekend’s events), by checking the online schedule of events at blainefestival.org.
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