This weekend the Highland neighborhood, an area of St. Paul that is already pretty busy, will be inviting even more folks to wander along Ford Parkway and enjoy a variety of traditional festival trappings. Families will find lots to do, with a petting zoo, carnival rides, and other hands-on activities happening each day. Grownups may find themselves interested in free morning yoga sessions, the strong man competition, or Saturday night's Beer Dabbler celebration. Food vendors and live music round out the event, with fireworks capping activities Friday and Saturday night. Looking to ride your bike to the festivities? There will be bicycle parking at Hillcrest Recreational Center. Visit www.highlandfest.com for more info.
Fri., July 20, 2-10:30 p.m.; Sat., July 21, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., July 22, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2012