WaterFest to start outdoor fun season with a splash

May 27, 2013 by  

WinterFest, which is taking place in early June, will help get people in St. Paul to rediscover some fun water-related outdoor activities now that they can get outside and celebrate the end of a long winter.

WinterFest is a presentation of the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. There will be plenty of activities to take part in during the day, including a parade that will highlight what can be done to preserve clean water. There will also be children’s fishing lessons, climbing walls, a jump castle, a scavenger hunt, archery demonstrations, guided tours, yoga presentations, paddleboard and sailing lessons, canoes and kayaks for rent, a plant giveaway, live animals, food vendors, and art for sale. WCCO’s weatherman Matt Brickman will also be bringing the weather tracking machine, so those in attendance will no doubt be hoping he can bring the right weather as well.

Artists who wish to sell their works can rent a booth for $15. No doubt, many of them will invest in products like signs and banners to draw attention to their booth. In addition, there will be various schools and professional organizations that will be showcasing environmentally-related exhibits. It is likely that many of the professional organizations will also be working with St. Paul printing companies to design and print informative literature to be handed out.

WaterFest will take place at Lake Phalen Park this Saturday, June 1. from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District at 651-647-6816.