Linden Hills Festival

The great annual Festival will return on Sunday, May 21, 2017 for more fun in the neighborhood!

Mark your calendar and join us! Activities will include a parade of wheels, silent auction, art fair, live music, games, jump houses, chess, and more! And once again, the food options this year feature some of the best of Linden Hills! Look for your favorites at the Festival!

Festival activities will include:

  • Art fair & marketplaceLinden Hills Festival
  • Bounce houses
  • Chess challenge (starts at noon)
  • Food! Food! Food!
  • Games
  • Music
  • 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.)

Volunteer sign up

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 Have fun and get involved. Volunteer opportunities abound!

Register for the Art Fair / Marketplace

Join the dozens of artists and businesses and register for booth space. It’s a great way to reach over 3,000 Festival-goers.

Donate to the Silent Auction 

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 20!

The annual neighborhood garage sale has become a special community tradition. Download the map here.

Zero waste at the Festival

face painting at the festival

Our Festival is Zero WasteThank you for helping keep Linden Hills green and waste free! The Festival has been ‘zero waste’ since 2008! Click to review our Zero Waste Policy.



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.

Live Music!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Silent Auction
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.

Pony Rides
12:00 to 3:00 pm on the north side of the Park.

Chess Challenge
Starts at noon near the chess tables. Pre-registration is suggested (not required); sign up at the Park or email Zach AdamsChess registration form

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.

 Face Painting
Noon to 4:00 pm in the Games area. Always a favorite!

All Day Events

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.

LHiNC Booth
Learn about the exciting programs in our neighborhood, buy Linden Hills t-shirts and water bottles, and get a free LH decal!

Zero Waste
Thanks to Linden Hills Co-op for sponsoring “Zero Waste” at the Festival. Look for signs on bins to help us minimize trash.

Free Compost
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!