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  • Ham Lake Freedom Festival

    Ham Lake Freedom Festival

    1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Ham Lake
    Phone: (763) 434-3011

    Date(s): 6/29/2019

    Celebrate freedom on the Saturday before the 4th in Ham Lake Lions Park with Bingo, Ruck'n Roll, Live Music, Activities for Kids Food, Beverages and Fireworks!

  • Art at St Kate's

    Art at St Kate's

    Cleveland and Randolph Avenues, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (651) 399-7073

    Date(s): 7/13/2019

    Exciting 12th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center.

  • Poultry Weekend

    Poultry Weekend

    15788 Kelley Farm Rd, Elk River
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Elk River
    Phone: (763) 441-6896

    Date(s): 7/20/2019-7/21/2019

    Discover the ins and outs of the world of poultry in Minnesota from the 1860s through today.

  • Independence Day Weekend

    Independence Day Weekend

    15201 Running Aces Blvd, Columbus
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Columbus
    Phone: (800) RUN-ACES

    Date(s): 7/6/2019-7/7/2019

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    601 N Main St, Stillwater
    Minneapolis / St Paul > St Croix River Valley > Stillwater
    Phone: (651) 373-7026

    Date(s): 7/19/2019-8/4/2019

    The Zephyr Theatre presents "A Streetcar Named Desire" by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company. 14 Performances. Flex ticket pricing from $18-45.

  • NEW! Paddle with a Ranger in Saint Paul

    NEW! Paddle with a Ranger in Saint Paul

    200 Doctor Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (651) 293-0200

    Date(s): 7/22/2019, 8/6/2019

    This six-mile paddle from Hidden Falls Regional Park to Harriet Island Park takes you along the banks of Coldwater Spring, Fort Snelling State Park, Pike Island, Bdote (the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers), and Crosby Farm Regional Park. In addition to forested areas and wildlife, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Saint Paul skyline at sunset. The park ranger lead tour includes a kayak, paddle and personal flotation device rental from Paddle Share.

  • July 4th Funfest

    July 4th Funfest

    1501 Central Parkway, Eagan
    Minneapolis / St Paul > South Metro > Eagan
    Phone: (651) 675-5546

    Date(s): 7/3/2019-7/4/2019

    Be sure to bring the family to enjoy the colorful parade, thrilling rides, carnival fun and events on the festival grounds of Central Park. The region’s largest display of fireworks takes place at dusk on July 4th.

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    New to Mia: Paintings of All Shapes and Sizes!

    2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (888) 642-2787

    Date(s): 12/8/2018-12/8/2019

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    Mapping Black Identities

    2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (888) 642-2787

    Date(s): 2/21/2019-3/15/2020

    Taking inspiration from Mia's recent acquisition of Frank Bowling's map painting False Start (1970), "Mapping Black Identities" challenges the notion of Black identity as monolithic. Championing the diverse experiences of artists from America, Africa, and the diaspora, this exhibition seeks to amplify underrepresented voices and create connections around the concept of Blackness in contemporary art across time and place.

  • Dry Powder

    Dry Powder

    77 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: 612-401-4506

    Date(s): 6/6/2019-6/29/2019

    See some of the Twin Cities' finest actors take you on a financial, emotional and ethical roller coaster in the area premiere of DRY POWDER, Sarah Burgess' lacerating, Olivier Award-nominated dark comedy about power, wealth, public image, and the moral and ethical stakes of closing the deal, set against the fast-paced backdrop of a powerful private equity firm caught in a massive public relations crisis. "…a frighteningly funny play…enthralling and horrifying." - Variety

  • Agatha Christie's Rule of Thumb

    Agatha Christie's Rule of Thumb

    20 W Seventh Place, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (877) 291-7001

    Date(s): 7/12/2019-8/25/2019

    Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time - Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient.

  • East Bethel Booster Days

    East Bethel Booster Days

    2241 221st Ave NE, East Bethel
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > East Bethel
    Phone: (763) 232-7799

    Date(s): 7/19/2019-7/20/2019

    Booster Day is an annual July event in the city of East Bethel, Mn., located in northern Anoka County. Come enjoy the country within a 1/2 hour drive of the Twin Cities! For the most up-to-date information see us on Facebook, East Bethel Booster Days or visit our website!

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    Selections from the Permanent Collection

    725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 375-7600

    Date(s): 2/14/2019-9/21/2021

    This exhibition, drawn from the Walker's world-renowned collections, looks backward and forward at contemporary art in our time, showcasing both cornerstone works that have built the collection and works by a younger generation that point to new strengths and directions. One of the hallmarks of the Walker's collection is its representation of multiple works by individual artists, affording the opportunity to examine an artist's practice through time.

  • White Bear Lake Manitou Days

    White Bear Lake Manitou Days

    , White Bear Lake
    Minneapolis / St Paul > St Croix River Valley > White Bear Lake
    Phone: (651) 653-5122

    Date(s): 6/13/2019-7/4/2019

    Come to beautiful White Bear Lake to celebrate Manitou Days, a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about this lakeside community. With more than 70 events, there is something for everyone!

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    Growing the Collection: Drawings and Collage, 1960 to Now

    2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (888) 642-2787

    Date(s): 12/22/2018-9/1/2019

  • McKnight Summer Open House & Annual Studio Artist Sale

    McKnight Summer Open House & Annual Studio Artist Sale

    2424 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 339-8007

    Date(s): 7/13/2019

    Celebrate summer with a community of clay lovers!

  • First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

    First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom

    345 Kellogg Blvd W, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (651) 249-3000

    Date(s): 5/4/2019-5/3/2020

    A new interactive exhibit, First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom, gives visitors an all-access pass to the stars, the shows, and the stories of the legendary club that put Minnesota music on the map.

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    The Body Electric

    725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 375-7600

    Date(s): 3/30/2019-7/21/2019

    In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving from the world into the screen and back again. Today, computer and phone screens are fast becoming the primary places of encountering new information, effectively blurring the boundary between three-dimensional space and the two-dimensional image. The exhibition presents work by an international and intergenerational group of artists who examine ways that photographic, televisual, and digital media change our perceptions of the human body and everyday life.

  • MN Scottish Fair & Highland Games

    MN Scottish Fair & Highland Games

    1501 Central Parkway, Eagan
    Minneapolis / St Paul > South Metro > Eagan
    Phone: (952) 994-8355

    Date(s): 7/19/2019-7/20/2019, 7/19/2019-7/20/2019

    Visit Scotland in your backyard.

  • Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

    Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

    1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins
    Minneapolis / St Paul > West Metro > Hopkins
    Phone: 952-979-1111

    Date(s): 6/28/2019-8/4/2019

    Hop on a magnificent fantasy ride through the land of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.

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    Living Clay: Artists Respond to Nature

    2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (888) 642-2787

    Date(s): 3/23/2019-12/8/2019

    Organized in thematic groupings, such as micronature, aquatics, and flora, the exhibition presents recent ceramic works inspired by everything from cells and mold spores to snails and leaves in conversation with contemporary works in other media.

  • For the Love Project 5

    For the Love Project 5

    221 5th St East, Saint Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (612) 987-0654

    Date(s): 7/6/2019

    In its fifth year, FTL5 features performances by Heiruspecs, Haphduzn, Lady Midnight and Jamari Dwynell Roland, as well as 16 emcees and 3 deejays: DJ Just Nine of Astralblak; DJ Frank Castle and DJ Sarah White.

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    Camp Arbor 2019

    12459 Elm Creek Boulevard N, Maple Grove
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Maple Grove
    Phone: (763) 488-9965

    Date(s): 6/25/2019-6/25/2019, 7/2/2019-7/2/2019, 7/9/2019-7/9/2019, 7/16/2019-7/16/2019, 7/23/2019-7/23/2019

    Now in its 13th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun, and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 11 through July 23, held from 10:30-11:15am.

  • Sister Cities Day

    Sister Cities Day

    40 Power Street, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 767-8000

    Date(s): 7/21/2019

    Sister Cities Day, a FREE family-friendly event for all! Minneapolis is celebrating the twelfth annual Sister Cities Day with FREE ice cream, music, multi-cultural entertainment and children's activities. It is the perfect way to spend a hot July day!

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    An Evening with Jane Fonda

    345 Washington Street, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (651) 224-4222

    Date(s): 7/6/2019

    Live on stage, Jane will share stories from her extraordinary career, giving fans a truly personal and intimate experience which includes an audience Q&A.

  • Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope

    60 E Broadway, Bloomington
    Minneapolis / St Paul > South Metro > Bloomington
    Phone: (952) 883-8800

    Date(s): 4/22/2019-9/1/2019

    Mall of America commissions local artist, Christopher Lutter-Gardella, to create large-scale art installation. Artist invites community to be part of the creation process by offering free art workshops to help build the large art display leading up to the April 2019 installation.

  • Sunset on the Lock

    Sunset on the Lock

    1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: 952-303-2706

    Date(s): 6/28/2019, 7/26/2019, 8/30/2019

    Sunset on the Lock is the only chance to experience the best of Minnesota summer nights in one of the most picturesque locations in the Twin Cities, the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. Join us on June 28 for the lock’s extended evening hours to get close to the falls and the Mississippi River. Stroll along the lock wall with panoramic views of the Mississippi River and surrounding area, with a classic Minneapolis sunset as the backdrop to your life. The event is free and open for all to enjoy. Perfect for a unique date idea, night out on the town with friends, family summer gathering.

  • Art Studio Night

    Art Studio Night

    15201 Running Aces Blvd, Columbus
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Columbus
    Phone: (800) RUN-ACES

    Date(s): 7/14/2019

  • NEMAA Night at Bauhaus Brew Labs – Anjee Mai Creations

    NEMAA Night at Bauhaus Brew Labs – Anjee Mai Creations

    1315 Tyler St NE , Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 276-6911

    Date(s): 6/27/2019

    Join us for NEMAA Night at Bauhaus! The second in a series of NEMAA art nights at Bauhaus Brew Labs, we welcome NEMAA member and colored clay sculptor Anjee Mai Emerson to demo her whimsical monster figures.

  • 3M Open

    3M Open

    11444 Tournament Players Parkway, Blaine
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Blaine
    Phone: (763) 795-0800

    Date(s): 7/1/2019-7/7/2019

    The tournament features Pro-Ams early in the week with tournament competition Thursday-Sunday. Live music. Gourmet food trucks. Craft beer garden. An interactive kids zone, and so much more. The 3M Open is an experience unlike any other, and will be the Minnesota can’t-miss event of the summer.

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    Speculative Bodies

    2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (888) 642-2787

    Date(s): 1/26/2019-3/15/2020

    The works presented in this exhibition broadly question how technology has reimagined the physical body - as avatar, prosthesis, shell, surrogate, or otherwise - as well as its ongoing ramifications for understanding the evolving human condition.

  • The Fragrants

    The Fragrants

    84 Church St SE, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 624-2345

    Date(s): 7/10/2019

    The Fragrants are a new instrumental funk collaborative led by John Munson (The New Standards, Semisonic) and comprised of highly regarded groove loving players from the Twin Cities music scene, with Max Ray (The Wallets) on saxophone, Jacques Wait (The Boot R and B, Matt Wilson) on guitar, Sarah Burk (noted local jazz pianist) on organ and Richard Medek (Eric Koskinen) on drums. The band takes their cues from The Meters, Booker T and the MGs, Grant Green and Eddie Harris, among others, and always aim to get people onto their feet and dancing.

  • SISTERS OF SWING: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

    SISTERS OF SWING: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

    2170 E County Rd D, Maplewood
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Croix River Valley > Maplewood
    Phone: 1-800-838-3006

    Date(s): 7/19/2019-7/28/2019

    Minnesota-born sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews began their recording career in the ‘30s and rose to stardom entertaining American GIs in WWII. Follow these remarkable women and their winding pathway to success which gained them more top 10 hits than the Beatles! This show includes over 20 hit songs (like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”) that’ll have you bouncing in your seat!

  • Remembering Rondo Exhibition & Preview Party

    Remembering Rondo Exhibition & Preview Party

    333 East River Pkwy, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 625-9494

    Date(s): 6/7/2019-9/8/2019

    Rose and Melvin Smith's exhibition exploring their Rondo series.

  • Anoka Food Truck Festival

    Anoka Food Truck Festival

    213 Jackson St, Anoka
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Anoka
    Phone: (763) 220-2380

    Date(s): 7/20/2019

    40+ Food Trucks! Live Music! Craft Beer! MMM!

  • Ticket to the Twin Cities

    Ticket to the Twin Cities

    360 N Broadway St, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (612) 695-8018

    Date(s): 6/30/2019

    Free family activities, food, and fun at Ticket to the Twin Cities presented by Tickets for Kids and PNC! Join us and register now at www.ticketsforkids.org/news-events/

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    Music in the Cafe

    75 5th St W , St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (651) 292-3225

    Date(s): 6/27/2019-6/27/2019, 7/11/2019-7/11/2019, 7/25/2019-7/25/2019

    Music in the Cafe a series of three lunchtime performances. Performances are the third Thursdays, June - July, at 12 pm, in the beautiful atrium space of Landmark Center.

  • Highland Fest

    Highland Fest

    Ford Parkway, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > St Paul
    Phone: (925) 925-4848

    Date(s): 7/19/2019-7/21/2019

    Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to the 36th Highland Fest. The three-day festival for the whole family will take place along Ford Parkway from River Boulevard to Howell Street. The event is free and open to the public with food and beverages for sale.

  • Ruthless!

    Ruthless!

    6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > Crystal
    Phone: (714) 342-0539

    Date(s): 7/11/2019-7/20/2019, 7/14/2019-7/21/2019

    Returning by popular demand, "Ruthless" is a hilarious musical that spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve. It is the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady!

  • Light it Up Maplewood, 4th of July Celebration

    Light it Up Maplewood, 4th of July Celebration

    1663 County Rd C East, Maplewood
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Maplewood
    Phone: (651) 249-2120

    Date(s): 7/4/2019

    Maplewood's 4th of July Celebration, a day of games, fun, music, and fireworks.

  • Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Run

    Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Run

    13001 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie
    Minneapolis / St Paul > West Metro > Eden Prairie
    Phone: (212) 242-1968

    Date(s): 7/13/2019

    Be one of the hundreds of participants at the Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Run, which supports the fight against Huntington's Disease and the search for a cure! To those unfamiliar, Huntington's Disease is best described as having ALS, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's all at the same time. A worthy cause to support and a fun event, featuring finish line tacos, giant jenga and more.

  • The Spirit Wellness Center Holistic Fair

    The Spirit Wellness Center Holistic Fair

    3450 Washington Drive, Eagan
    Minneapolis / St Paul > South Metro > Eagan
    Phone: 612-804-4463

    Date(s): 7/20/2019

    Holistic Health Fair

  • MCAD Announces Continuum: McKnight Visual Artists Fellows, 2014–2018

    MCAD Announces Continuum: McKnight Visual Artists Fellows, 2014–2018

    2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (800) 874-6223

    Date(s): 6/14/2019-7/14/2019

    This group exhibition features thirty of the forty artists who have been awarded these prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists between 2014 and 2018.

  • Red White and Boom

    Red White and Boom

    , Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 230-6400

    Date(s): 7/4/2019

    Celebrate America's Independence Day at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale - fireworks!

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    Elizabeth Price

    725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (612) 375-7600

    Date(s): 12/8/2018-2/23/2020

    London-based artist Elizabeth Price (UK, b. 1966) creates richly layered, moving image works made specifically for gallery settings. Composed of a broad range of imagery sourced from analogue and digital photography, animation, and motion graphics, her works are often accompanied by scrolling text, narrated by a computerized voice and paired with music.

  • LAGERS FOR LEGACY

    LAGERS FOR LEGACY

    Bryant Lake Regional Park, Eden Prairie
    Minneapolis / St Paul > West Metro > Eden Prairie
    Phone: (866) 534-2293

    Date(s): 6/30/2019

    Join us for our 7th annual Lagers for Legacy Fundraiser to learn more about our programs and to enjoy food, fun, and drinks with other friends, supporters, and volunteers--in a family-friendly environment--gathering in support of our efforts to serve reservation animals and the people who love them! Tickets: lagers2019.eventbrite.com

  • Lions Club Thursday Cruise In

    Lions Club Thursday Cruise In

    500 Broadway, St Paul Park
    Minneapolis / St Paul > St Croix River Valley > St Paul Park
    Phone: (651) 492-0409

    Date(s): 5/2/2019-9/19/2019

    Friendly little car show every Thursday in the summer. Free burgers, hot dogs and refreshments each week. Donations happily accepted.

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    City Stardust

    2088 Larpenteur Avenue West, St Paul
    Minneapolis / St Paul > North Metro > St Paul
    Phone: (612) 626-9660

    Date(s): 6/15/2019-9/8/2019

    Micrometeorites are some of the oldest matter that exists. Part of the 60 tons of cosmic dust that falls to Earth every day, they have been collected from remote areas, in polar snows and deep-sea sediments. See these tiny but mighty objects from outer space thanks to local community scientist, Scott Peterson.

  • Cheers For Charity

    Cheers For Charity

    60 E Broadway, Bloomington
    Minneapolis / St Paul > South Metro > Bloomington
    Phone: (952) 883-8800

    Date(s): 6/29/2019

    Join the Bloomington Noon Rotary for a craft beer, cider + wine tasting festival outside in the North Lot! Your favorite craft breweries supply the beer, cider + wine and 100% of profits support local charities. This year, we are excited to have local band, Bigly, perform in the North Lot. There will be food trucks, fun games, and more! This is a 21+ only event. ID is required for entry.

  • NEW! Paddle with a Ranger in Minneapolis

    NEW! Paddle with a Ranger in Minneapolis

    724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis
    Minneapolis / St Paul > Minneapolis/St Paul > Minneapolis
    Phone: (651) 293-0200

    Date(s): 6/27/2019, 7/9/2019

    Get up close and personal with a heron rookery, spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons and other wildlife as you kayak down the Mississippi River with park ranger Sharon Stiteler. You will also pass by the site for the Upper Harbor Terminal Project, and several industries on the river. This four-mile paddle from North Mississippi Regional Park to Boom Island Park includes a kayak, paddle and personal flotation device rental from Paddle Share.

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