The weather turned out great for this year’s Blaine Festival, which took place mostly at Aquatore Park.
The parade was one of the few events outside Aquatore Park and it drew a good crowd with a wide variety of local and Twin Cities groups participating.
There was a new carnival throughout the festival that included a jump around dance party for kids, free health screenings sponsored by the Blaine Central Lions Club, lawn care seminars by Mickman Brothers of Ham Lake and the USA-1 Monster truck owned by Ham Lake resident Everett Jasmer.
Another new event was the curling tournament at the new curling rink facility at Fogerty Arena. A softball tournament also took place.
Popular attractions making a return included the petting zoo, the business and crafter fair, street dances and much more.
Eric Hagen is at [email protected]