Linden Hills Festival
Thanks to EVERYONE who helped make the 2016 Festival GREAT! We will be back next year on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for more fun in the neighborhood!
2016 Linden Hills Festival
Join your neighbors Sunday, May 22, 2016 for the annual Linden Hills Festival! From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. we will have fun at Linden Hills Park. Activities include a parade of wheels, silent auction, art fair, live music, games, jump houses, pony rides and chess. And once again, the food options this year feature some of the best of Linden Hills! Look for your favorites at the Festival!
Expect to see all your favorites this year, as well as a few surprises. Download the 1-page Festival flyer.
Festival activities will include:
- Art fair & marketplace
- Bounce houses
- Chess challenge (starts at noon)
- Food! Food! Food!
- Parade (11:00 a.m.)
- Pony rides (noon to 3:00 p.m.)
- Silent auction (11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.)
- Yoga in the park (11:30 a.m.)
We love our volunteers! The annual Linden Hills Festival requires the help and participation of nearly 150 volunteers! Consider volunteering at this great neighborhood event. Grab a friend and sign up together! Sign up here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun and get involved. Volunteer opportunities abound!
Join the dozens of artists and businesses and register for booth space. It’s a great way to reach over 3,000 Festival-goers.
Funds raised at the Festival go right back to the neighborhood in the form of grants and scholarships. Recent recipients of LHiNC funds include Southwest High School students, Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, Linden Hills Park, the Southwest High School Community Education Green Team, Christopher Watson Dance Company, and youth organizations like Boy Scout Troops, tutoring programs, and music education programs.
Click here to donate to the Silent Auction.
Don’t forget the Neighborhood Garage Sale Saturday, May 21!
The annual neighborhood garage sale has become a special community tradition. Download the map here.
Zero waste at the Festival
SCHEDULED EVENTS AT THE FESTIVAL
Decorate your Wheels
10:30 to 11:00 am Decorate your wheels for the parade. Supplies provided by at the Park.
Parade of Wheels and Pets
11:00 am Gather at 43rd & York for the Parade led by the Southwest High School marching band. Bikes, trikes, big wheels, skateboards, wagons, rollerblades, scooters or trailers welcome. Leashed pets are also welcome.
Yoga in the Park with YogaFit
11:30 am near 43rd & Zenith
Cool Planet Family Frisbee Playshop
12:30 to 2:30 pm Learn lifetime skills and games with the magical flying disc. Combine frisbee fun with the principles of yoga, and learn about opportunities to link fun with sustainable living for a healthy planet.
Lake Harriet Trolley Rides
12:30 pm to dusk. Board at 42nd & Queen. $2.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
11:00 to 3:00 pm Don’t miss this great opportunity to bid on merchandise donated by area merchants while raising funds for our community.
12:00 to 3:00 pm on the north side of the Park.
Wendy Watershed and Billy Bass
1:00 to 3:00 pm Learn about the important role everyone plays in keeping Minneapolis’ waters clean.
Linden Hills Used Book Sale
11:00 to 3:00 pm inside the Park building Browse for books of all kinds for a great cause. Sales benefit the collections and programs at the Linden Hills Library.
Minneapolis Fire Truck
Sometime between 12:00 and 3:00 pm Come and meet our firefighters and see how their trucks operate.
Noon to 4:00 pm in the Games area. Always a favorite!
All Day Events
FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!
Look for your favorites from Linden Hills.
Clancey’s Meats –brats and hot dogs
Drew’s Donuts –mini donuts and lemonade
Tru Pizza – you know it, pizza~!
Porchetteria at Terzo – porchetta sandwiches
Tilia – fish taco tortas
… and roasted corn, Sebastian Joe’s ice cream, coffee from Coffee & Tea, Ltd., cotton candy, and more!
Art Fair & Marketplace
Local artists, craftspeople and businesses will display and sell their art and wares. Don’t miss the Boy Scouts’ extensive and informative display and bring your bike to receive a free safety diagnostic exam.
Inflatables & Games
Check out the bounce houses for small kids and big kids. Play games all afternoon, sponsored by Southwest High School
Linden Hills History Study Group
Talk to our history specialists and buy local history books.
Learn about the exciting programs in our neighborhood, buy Linden Hills t-shirts and water bottles, and get a free LH decal!
Thanks to Linden Hills Co-op for sponsoring “Zero Waste” at the Festival. Look for signs on bins to help us minimize trash.
Thanks to Linden Hills Power & Light for again supplying free compost! Bring your buckets! Compost is available starting at noon (no sooner!).
Free Water Fill Ups
We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle and fill up for free!