When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.
For 33 years, the annual Rondo Days festival has celebrated the legacy and continuing vitality of the Rondo neighborhood, a predominantly African-American community that was largely displaced by the construction of Interstate 94 in the late 1950s.
This popular annual event, benefiting the programs and services of United Hospital, was held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in September.
Grand Old Day, Saint Paul’s unofficial kickoff to summer, is now “Grand Old Days.” The largest one-day festival in the Midwest is expanding to two days this year, with added events and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
The lake’s annual North American Pond Hockey Championship was a little damp this year, with most on-ice games canceled due to warm weather. But there was plenty of fun to be had with other activities and gatherings.
Wine on Wayzata Bay is an annual fundraiser hosted by the Wayzata Yacht Club to benefit the nonprofit Wayzata Community Sailing Center (read more about the center on page 24).
Whether you love hitting the dance floor or haven’t learned a new move since the macarena, Cinema Ballroom has dance classes to help you move like a pro (or at least with the confidence of one).
The crowd enjoyed a lively performance during the annual Circus Juventas Gala in November.
At the inaugural Lowertown Pop market at the Union Depot, attendees can enjoy a leisurely afternoon of shopping while supporting local businesses and a Saint Paul charity.