John Markovich


Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back to the Fifties Weekend

Daily from June 23-24
8 a.m.-10 p.m.
June 25
6 a.m.-3 p.m.
$12; free for kids 12 and under

One of the greatest signs of spring is when the flora begins to bloom in a burst of colors. That moment is fleeting, however, as spring in Minnesota is usually over pretty quickly. Vintage car owners pick up that mantle in the summertime, flaunting their candy-colored wheels on the main drags of our cities. Back to the Fifties Weekend will celebrate these vehicles, as hundreds will be lined up along the streets of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. There will be muscle cars, hot rods, and trucks. Chat with owners about their experiences working on their vehicles, or simply admire their projects up close. During festivities there will also be swap meets, an arts and crafts fair, kids’ fun, and live entertainment. Save yourself the stress of sitting in traffic on Snelling and be sure to check out for a free ride pass. Tickets and more info can be found at