When summer arrives in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the cities come alive with festivals and celebrations of arts, culture, and community.
Each June and July, the city of St.Paul features many neighborhood and cultural festivals. Rondo Days is an annual weekend festival held in mid-July that commemorates the Rondo neighborhood, an African-American community that was split in two by the construction of Interstate 94 in the mid 1960s. Another cultural event, the Dragon Festival, brings two days of colorful, traditional dances and music that showcases the performance arts of Asia. The festival also features the popular Dragon Boat races in which 20 local teams race large dragon-shaped boats across Lake Phalen.
In addition to these celebrations of the life and culture in the Twin Cities, our own campus features many summer events such as the Movies and Music concert series held outdoors at Coffman Plaza. To stay updated on all the events taking place on campus, students can check out the Events Calendar which is continuously updated by our Student Unions & Activities. These events are just another reason I love living in the Twin Cities!