This is 17th in a series of 50 posts we are putting out throughout the years in anticipation of the celebration of our 50th Anniversary in 2015. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for the top things YOU love about Minnesota as well!
There festivals of all shapes and sizes, packed with all kinds of different events. We have Bob Dylan days in Hibbing, Pipestone’s Watertower Festival, Zimmerman’s Wild West Days, Sauerkraut Days in Henderson, the Minneapolis Aquatennial, Harvest Festival in Apple Valley, and many more. What’s not to love about a local event that brings communities together, usually centered on a local theme and food! You can read more about these festivals at Minnesota’s travel website, exploreminnesota.com
We recently had our local festival here in Wayzata, James J Hill Days. This festival is a 3 day extravaganza that includes a carnival, street dance, concerts, an art show, street market, parade, fireworks, dachshund races, derby car races, motorsports show, boat races, steamboat tours, treasure hunt, and of course the River Rats Water Ski Show!
Small plug for Roger Fazendin as the River Rates Ski Show is a great part of James J Hill days AND something we are proud to sponsor every year! We have been a member of this community for almost 50 years and are proud to be a part of this great local event!
Which local festival is your favorite?