by Russ Lowthian, HaveFunBiking.com
If you are in the Twin Cities Gateway, north of Minneapolis and looking for fun this summer? Blaine offers several events that includes a festival, this weekend, that you may want to consider jumping on your bike and riding too.
The Blaine Festival is family fun!
Fun for the whole family, the 2018 Blaine Festival (June 22 -23) is a community event now celebrating its 49th year. The fun kicks off on Friday at Noon, with a medallion hunt and
festivities that runs through Sunday, at 6 p.m. for a weekend of fun.
Pig races and a “Not So” ugly contest are just a few of the fun events
Events throughout the three-days includes: carnival rides, crafter/business fair, civic tent, petting zoo, magician, recreational activities, food and live bands. Along with the traditional parade scheduled at Noon on Saturday event other highlights include: pig races, a pedal tractor pull, an Oreo stacking contest and the “Not So” Ugly do contest!
Join the fun, the festival is located in Blaine at Aquatore Park (northwest of Highway 65 & 10). With free admission and parking there is a wide variety of entertainment with something for everyone.
The Blaine Farmers Market
One of the many joys of summer is to savor the fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. However, not all of us have the time and space to raise our favorite produce. That’s where farmers’ markets come into play and the Twin Cities Gateway (TCG)has you covered. Along with the Blaine Market, TCG offers six other farmers’ markets, on different days and locations to choose from. A great place to pick up the couple things you want for a healthy snack on that next bike outing.
In Blaine, each Wednesday in the city hall parking lot stop in at the farmers’ market, throughout the summer.
Visit the Blaine Market, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday’s at: 10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Don’t forget two-wheel racing in Blaine
Every Thursday and some weekend offers you the option to participate or watch racing at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine – see more here!
Need lodging for your visit to Blaine?
You can find a complete listing of lodging opportunities in Blaine and neighboring communities Twin Cities Gateway communities here.