“Splash into Summer” with four days of fun at St. Louis Park’s Parktacular celebration. The activities include family fishing, water slides, live music and a food garden. This marks the first year that the Rock the Block party on Friday night will have free admission. The Grand Day Parade is the main event on Saturday and will be followed by “Kidtacular” activities that include a petting zoo and pony rides. Saturday will also feature a free concert with Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul. Free kayak and canoe rides will be available, as well as other fun activities. Most events are free.
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Put those random factoids to good use! Come alone, or bring friends and get a team together for weekly trivia fun. Prizes included. 9–11 p.m. 952.698.2000.
Parades are always fun, but sometimes it feels like you have to set aside an entire day to attend. Not today. The “world’s shortest parade” begins at the Hopkins Elks Lodge and will travel all the way to the American Legion, five blocks (a half-mile) away. Keep an eye out for St. Patrick’s Day buttons, $1 at participating stores along the parade’s path, including Driskill’s and Hopkins Tavern on Main. Stop by the Elk’s Lodge with your button for a free hot dog, chips and drink.
Bring your valentine to Park Yogurt for a special treat; buy one item and get the second of equal or lesser value for half-price. Ask about the two Valentine’s Day sundaes: the “Cherry Choco Love” featuring chocolate yogurt and cherries, and the “Be My Valentine” sundae with limited-time-only hand-dipped chocolate strawberries. Price varies by purchase. 952.457.3201.