With all of the often somber news being reported about the economy and housing markets lately, I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about all of the excitement and fun activities that happen in our great state of Minnesota!
While July is usually marked with wonderful tempuratures and summer vacations, it is also a great time to visit the ever-growing city of Minneapolis, espcially in late July. This year, from July 17th-25th, Minneapolis and all of Minnesota will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the hugely popular Aquatennial Festival.
Dating back 70 years to the last of the great Sioux warriors, Chief One Bull attended the inaugral event, and soon after, Awuatennial was proclaimed the Northwest's greatest summer festival, and one that should not be missed! Famous guests and participants throughout the years have included Richard Nixon, millionaire Percy Ross who reportedly through $16,500 of silver coins to the parade on-lookers, and television personality Bob Barker, who hosted a live episode of the 1950s hit gameshow "Truth or Consequences" at the Southdale Shopping Mall in Edina, Minnesota.
This year, free, stand-out events include:
- Senior Bowling Tournament
- Labor Neighborhood Block Party
- Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show
- and of course, the famous Torchlight Parade
Please contact my office for detailed schedule and event information. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Wishing everyone a happy and safe 70th Aquatennial!
Ahmed Elbatrawy, REALTOR
Re/Max Associates Plus
7300 France Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Tel (952) 915-2220