WaterFest will celebrate 20 years on June 1, 2019!
Become a WaterFest sponsor
Each year, many local businesses, non-profits and partner agencies help to make WaterFest a valuable community event through their generous support. To become a WaterFest sponsor, please download the forms below or contact event organizer Maddy Bohn for more information.
Exhibit or volunteer at WaterFest
Join the WaterFest community as an exhibitor or volunteer. Just click on the links below.
WaterFest is a free family event at Lake Phalen including:
- Paddling: Try your hand at paddling a Voyageur canoe, kayak or canoe.
- Fishing: Learn about different fishing techniques and the value of clean water. Then use your new skills to enter the fishing contest.
- Games: Archery, mini golf and more!
- Boating: Take a spin on a sailboat or paddleboat.
- Arts and crafts: Make a plant print or a bead critter.
- Live animals: Get acquainted with snakes, alligators, and members of the Minnesota Herpetological Society and Maplewood Nature Center.
- Exhibits: Learn to identify an insect, recognize a bird song, tie a fishing lure and much more!
- Native plant giveaway: Identify native plants and select one to take home.
- Street sweeper: Climb in the cab and learn how clean streets keep lakes clean.
- Food trucks: Buy tasty treats from local food trucks and vendors.
- Music and dance: Enjoy a variety of performances throughout the day.
*Signed liability waiver is required for some activities such as boating/paddling and climbing walls. To receive an activities wristband, kids under 18 years of age must have the waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
Connect with WaterFest
Questions or media inquiries? Please contact Chris O’Brien, communications coordinator, at 651-792-7957, firstname.lastname@example.org.