Now in its 73rd year, the Minneapolis Aquatennial will take over the city of Minneapolis with fun and games for the next eight days. The event features a wide variety of happenings, including sporting competitions, neighborhood tours, live music, art shows, and parties. The Bakken Museum (3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis) will be offering new experiences every day at its Ten Best Days of the Bakken. Here you'll find activities celebrating green gardening, talks on the science of food, appearances by Minnesota scientists and inventors, and tributes to electricity and Frankenstein's monster. On Sunday, July 15, folks will want to head over to Lake Calhoun for a beach bash that features the always entertaining milk carton races and a sandcastle competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesday, July 18, families can head over to the Family Fun Night at Loring Park from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and pick a primo spot nearby to take in the Torchlight Parade at 8:30 p.m. Things conclude Saturday, July 21, with a large fireworks display along the Mississippi River. Visit www.aquatennial.com for a complete list of locations and happenings. (Photo by Richard Westley Wong)
July 13-21, 2012
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