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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer in Saint Paul

The sun is shining and our parks, lakes and pools are filling with people swimming, walking dogs and enjoying the warmer weather - a sure sign that we’ve finally rounded the corner and slid into summer. It’s finally time to get out and enjoy what makes Saint Paul the place to be in the summertime.  

Saint Paul’s official launch into summer started this Sunday, with the Grand Old Day celebration—an iconic event in an iconic part of our city, and one of Minnesota’s best festivals.  Summer is also home to our old staples—Rondo Days, Ordway’s Summer Dance Series, Music In Mears, Irish Fair, food trucks, summer Saints games – which will be played at the Lowertown ballpark—and more. 

This summer will have more live music than ever before with the inaugural Lowertown Blues Festival on June 14. The second annual Guitar Fest will make its appearance in Mears Park, just blocks away from BedlamTheater, which had its grand opening over the weekend. Midway Stadium is hosting the Summer Beer Dabbler in September, not to be overshadowed by the Saint Paul Summer Beer Fest in June.

Summer is the season for taprooms as Saint Paul is experiencing a boom of openings—like Flat Earth, Urban Growler, Summit, Burning Brothers, Bang, Tin Whiskers, and Vine Park.

Festivals, music, good food and good drink, combined with parks, aquatics, walkable shops and vibrant neighborhoods—all reasons why summer in Saint Paul is hard to beat.

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