Summer Time Fun

I would definitely say I’m a self proclaimed “social butterfly” and wouldn’t miss a chance to chat with friends or for that matter meet and make new friends! I’m the type of person you will most likely find chatting in places like the line at the super market, the pickup/drop off line at school, definitely while I’m getting my hair cut or even when out for a walk around the neighborhood! I love to spread happiness and share ideas or fun things I have learned – but with that said, I also know my boundaries 🙂 Summer time is the perfect time to congregate with family and friends and enjoy the season; for we all know to well that our winters can be long and brutal!

The great thing about living in Minnesota, is we know how to take advantage and embrace the weather and celebrate the outdoors! The city of Forest Lake does a fantastic job promoting and celebrating our community all season long! We kick it off with Lake Fest in May and continue through August with “Arts in the Park” which features a different band performing every Tuesday night along with a craft fair and farmers market. Forest Lake also has its annual 4th of July celebration that dates back to 1924 – celebrating its 90th year since it’s inception this summer! The celebration includes a parade, food venders, carnival, live bands and the big attraction is the 4th of July fireworks show that are shot across the lake! And to think, this is just our little city!

Events like these can found across the state all summer long including the larger events like; The Minnesota State Fair or Taste of Minnesota that take place in St. Paul. The Basilica Block party featuring hot-current artists and bands in Minneapolis. You also can find the local county fairs in Washington, Anoka, Ramsey and Chisago Counties that typically run in late July and August!

Getting back to our community, you don’t need to go far to find sun, fun, family and friends! Here is a list of of local events coming up throughout the summer:

Forest Lake Fourth of July Celebration
Lindstrom’s Karl Oskar Days
Center City Days
Chisago City Ki-Saga-Days
Scandia Taco Dazes
Linwood Family Fun Day
Wyoming Stagecoach Days
Columbus Fall Fest
Shafer Days

To find more information on these local events you can look up the local chambers of commerce:

http://www.flacc.org
http://www.chisagolakeschamber.com
http://www.northbranchchamber.com
http://www.rushcitychamber.com
http://www.fallschamber.org

Get out and enjoy the summer!!

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