A trip to the park in the summertime is generally considered a good idea. However, this weekend Phalen Park will be extra festive as this year's Dragon Festival will take over the area. During the day, folks will be able to watch dragon-boat races, where teams of 20 will paddle across the lake in colorful, 40-foot-long boats. Activities at the family-friendly event will include canoe rides, a children's area, martial-arts demonstrations, and cultural performances featuring a variety of traditional music and dance from all over Asia. There will also be plenty of food to snack on throughout the weekend. Visit www.dragonfestival.org for more info.
July 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2013