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Where You Can Watch Fireworks!

Many towns and communities have canceled fireworks this year due to Covid-19 however some towns and communities have decided to proceed while stressing social distancing. Some towns have closed roads or changed venue sites to assist with social distancing guidelines.   Flag and fireworks

Here are just a few:

Chanhassen’s fireworks display is still a go at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at Lake Ann Park. However, Lake Ann Park, Greenwood Shores Park and the trail between the two will be closed this year so spectators will have to find a different place to watch the show.

Chaska: Starting at dusk on July 4 at McKnight Park over Lake Jonathan.

Lakeville: At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be launched at King Park. The display will be able to be seen throughout the city to allow for proper social distancing.

 

If  you are ‘Up North’, fireworks will be shot off over Gull Lake in Nisswa, courtesy of Cragun’s Resort and Madden’s Resort at 10:00 pm on July 4th. In Park Rapids at dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot from Heartland Park;  and in Walker fireworks will be shot off at dusk from the park area for the Fireworks on the Bay in Walker event.

 

Check out Cities websites as some will also be live streaming the fireworks display.

 

Happy BDay USA

May you have a safe and very blessed 4th of July. Happy Birthday USA!!

 

 

 

 

Christmas in the City – Minneapolis MN

In Minnesota we don’t stay indoors when it’s cold and Christmas time is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Minneapolis.

RwyCCcQjSeypSpYTg4jz%w_thumb_2c1eaThe Minneapolis Holidazzle is a wonderful event to visit during the Christmas season. My husband, St Bernard and I hit the opening of this special event and it really was like walking in a postcard.

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There are numerous tents with hand crafted items for sale, Christmas music, a beer garden and an ice skating rink. Grab a hay bale and hot chocolate and watch a movie.

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The night we attended they had Fireworks and it was spectacular.

 

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Check out Holidazzle if you can. If  time allows, stroll down Nicollet Mall to see the vintage Dayton’s windows. Our Saint Bernard loved the Santa Bear display!

 

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The Great Minnesota Get Together! The MN State Fair

If you haven’t been to the MN State Fair , otherwise known as The Great MN Get Together, put it on  your bucket list.   front gate

If you have been there but it’s been awhile you should go check out the changes and new additions. I went to the fair last year after sitting it out for 2-3 years and I couldn’t believe how much had been added!

For starters the North End was new to me and it’s even bigger this year. This neighborhood has specialty merchants, restaurants, craft beer and a music venue.

 

There are over 300 brews and beverages at the fair with 53 New Beverages for 2019. I checked out the lineup for the Grandstand and there are some great acts with Hootie & The Blowfish being on the top of my list!

 

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And of course we go there for the food. Every year we wait to hear what the New Fair Food will be and for 2019 I may try the Mini Donut Latte. May be a great way to start the morning at the fair!  cookies

 

I personally go to the MN State Fair to see all the animals. I wander through the horse barn, the cute pig barn and of course The Miracle of Birth Center. I have been lucky enough to catch actual births of calves and colts and at the very least you will see animals only days or hours old. Just the best!!

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The MN State Fair runs August 22-Sept 2 (Labor Day) in 2019. Plan a date and see you at the fair!