Linden Hills Festival – May 20, 2018
Come join us for the 44th Annual Linden Hills Festival on Sunday, May 20 from 11am to 4pm at Linden Hills Park.
The festival will feature the traditional Bike Parade kick-off (11am), the bandstand featuring local musicians, delicious local food vendors, the new Beer Garden, amazing Silent Auction prizes, the arts and vendor marketplace, kids games, crafts & face painting, bounce houses/inflatables, used book sale, yoga and more.
The Linden Hills Farmers Market will also be joining the festivities again this year. The Farmers Market featuring 50 vendors will be set up at Linden Hills Park from 9am-1pm on Festival Day. It will then return to Settergren’s parking lot on 43rd Street for the rest of the season.
There are many ways to get involved in the festival:
- We need LOTS of volunteers!
This is a great and fun way to give back to your neighborhood. Shifts are two-hours long, and you can work in any part of the festival.
- Register for a booth in our Art Fair/Marketplace.
Businesses and organizations can share their message, promote their business, and/or sell their wares for just $50! ($10 for non-profits)
- Donate to our Silent Auction.
Help raise money for this community, while promoting your business.
- Sign up for our Neighborhood Garage Sale on May 19!
The Linden Hills Festival is organized by the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC), a non-governmental, non-profit organization that serves the Linden Hills community. Funds raised through the festival are invested in building community through neighborhood events, as well as print and online communications; protecting the local environment through projects like a solar garden, tree planting, local park beautification, and education; and supporting neighborhood arts and education through the council’s grants program that has funded college scholarships, tutoring programs, school and community music and theater programs and more.
2018 Festival Event Listing
- Art fair & marketplace
- Bounce houses
- Food! Food! Food!
- Parade (11:00 a.m.)
- Red Wagon Beer Garden
- Silent auction (11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m.)
- Yoga in the park
The MPLS Tap water system will be available.
Bring your water bottles for free fill-ups!
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!
Dozens of artists and businesses join the Festival – check them out!
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.
The annual neighborhood garage sale has become a special community tradition.
Zero waste at the Festival – Sponsored by Xcel Energy
SCHEDULED EVENTS AT THE FESTIVAL
Linden Hills Farmers’ Market
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Set up in the park near 43rd & Xerxes.
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.
12:00 pm to 5:00 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. Outside in the big tent.
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
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.
Red Wagon Pizza
Porchetteria at Terzo
… and 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. 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. New this year: wristbands for unlimited turns at the bounce houses and games!
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! Find us near the ticket sale tables in the parkinglot.
Thanks to Xcel Energy for sponsoring “Zero Waste” at the Festival. Look for signs on bins to help us minimize trash.
Thanks to Minneapolis Climate Action 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, thanks to TapMpls.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AMAZING SPONSORS