WaterFest will celebrate 20 years on June 1, 2019!
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.
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