So, what are your plans for this weekend? Although we’re looking at possible rain today and Saturday, Friday and Sunday weather, so far, looks ideal for getting outdoors and enjoying everything on tap in St. Paul. We picked out a couple events that we think you’ll enjoy.
Ramsey County Fair
The annual Ramsey County Fair opened yesterday and it runs through Sunday. There is so much going on here that you really need to visit the website to decide which day or days you’ll attend. You can check out the 4-H exhibits, carnival rides, pet show, fireworks and more. Admission is free and parking is only $3.00. The fair is open today 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon until midnight and on Sunday from noon until 9:30 p.m.
Tomorrow is the opening day for St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood’s very own summer festival, being held this year at Cleveland Avenue and Ford Parkway. Come on by and meet the neighbors and enjoy a community picnic, a beer tent, live music, home expo, art fair, petting zoo, a car and truck show and more. The fun runs through Sunday and you can get hours, parking information and more at highlandfest.com.
The Summit-University neighborhood will be celebrating this weekend as well (Saturday, July 18) as it recalls the old Rondo neighborhood, which was demolished when Interstate 94 was built. Rondo Days festivities include a 5K run/walk, entertainment and a parade. Catch all the fun at the Rondo Education Center’s Outdoor Field at 560 Concordia Ave. Need a ride to the festivities? Metro Transit is giving our free passes for the ride to and from Rondo Days. Download the pass here and get more information on Rondo Days by visiting rondoavenueinc.org.
Image: Ramsey County Fair