East Harriet RoseFest August 25, 2012
All your RoseFest favorites will be back this summer in August! Join your neighbors and friends at the East Harriet RoseFest on Saturday, August 25 from noon to 6 pm. The seventh annual neighborhood festival will offer something fun for all ages. There will be live music, the return of the popular classic auto show, food on the grill, inflatables, lots of new games, face painting, Twin Town Guitar "musical petting zoo", local bands, the popular classic car event, inflatables, carnival games and the food tent! If you are interested in volunteering or being a sponsor, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scroll down to view the 2012 list of events and live music.
Thanks to our RoseFest Business Sponsors!
RoseFest is a community building event and fundraiser for the East Harriet neighborhood in Minneapolis. 100% of the proceeds go to help fund Winter KiteFest and "Movies in the Park".
RoseFest is co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Lyndale Farmstead Park, the Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association and the East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association.
Amigo Service Center & Shell Rapid Oil Change
Nicollet Ace Hardware
Twin Town Guitars
High Moon Tai Chi & Chi Gong
Keljiks Oriental Rug
Nicollet East Harriet Business Association
The Chair a salon
Carla Bates and Tracine Asberry Campaign for School Board
RoseFest Committee Sends Our Thanks To:
A big thank you to the many volunteers who helped serve food, sell tickets, and assist with kids games. An extra big thank you to those who stood in the rain without cover for the first shift! East Harriet has a generous and dedicated group of volunteers that continue to come out each year to ensure the success of their neighborhood festival!
In addition to the tremendous help from East Harriet residents, I would like to acknowledge a group of young volunteers who we have had the pleasure of working with at RoseFest for the past three years.
Genesys Works is a non profit organization with a mission of enabling incoming inner city high school seniors the skills and training to successfully succeed in a corporate environment. We encourage you to check out their website and read about the incredible things this organization and students are accomplishing in the twin cities.
2012 Live Music
Twin Town Guitars Band Showcase
Come see youth bands perform their ‘final exam’ as they wrap up their classes with a public performance. These bands have been putting in long hours of practice to ace their test and springboard up to bigger venues. www.twintown.com
The Word Party
A local indie/electro/new wave band, playing original, rhythmic music.
The KGB Band
Fronted by vocalist/bassist, Karen Gustafson, who also leads the Girls Rock Camp in Minneapolis, the band plays a mixture of soulful blues and popular rock. The KGB has become a Twin City favorite.
Neighbors, friends and volunteers turned out for the seventh annual RoseFest on Saturday, August 25. Even the rain did not stop festival goers from crowding together under one of the many tents to enjoy their food, listen to the music, play a few games or have their caricature drawn.
The festival offered something fun or everyone. The food tent served up grilled hamburgers and brats while live music played from noon to 6 pm as the Twin Town Guitars showcased their student talent followed by The Word Party and The KGB Band. Twin Town Guitars brought their musical petting zoo providing an opportunity for kids and adults to try a variety of musical instruments. There were carnival games, inflatables and some incredible face paining by ARTrageous Adventures Art Studio. Bruce the Magician performed magic tricks while twisting balloons into all sorts of creations. Southwest Minneapolis Patch set up a photo booth complete with costumes and props! Check out some of fun pictures captured ! Bigger kids checked out the classic cars, talked with business owners and shake hands with candidates for school board.RoseFest is a fundraiser that helps support the East Harriet neighborhood's programs and events.
RoseFest 2012 Events
Live Music (Noon-6pm) see details below
Noon - 3pm Twin Town Guitar Band Showcase
3:15- 4:30 pm The Word Party
4:45 - 6 pm KGB Band
Inflatable Rides, Dunk Tank, Face Painting & Games (Noon-6pm)
Yes, we'll have a moonwalk, but how about a 16' rock-climb slide and obstacle course. There will be games for kids to try their hand at winning prizes. We'll also have a face painting and kid's activity tent by local business, ARTrageous Adventures Art Studio.
Twin Town Guitar "Musical" Petting Zoo
This is not your typical "petting zoo". Twin Town Guitars will be bringing a variety of instruments to the festival for all the budding musicians to try.
Caricatures by Bryce D (12:30-4:30pm)
New event that will provide fun memories for all ages! Check out the crazy pictures on Caricatures by Bryce.
Magic by Bruce (1-4pm)
First time at RoseFest, Bruce Cleland aka Magic By Bruce has been entertaining Twin City audiences with his magic and wit for all kinds of events ranging from small backyard gatherings and parties to large events like Twinsfest for 30 years. He will be performing close up magic and creating balloon animals much to the delight of young children and adults alike.
Classic Auto Show Extravaganza (Noon-6pm)
Classic auto enthusiasts will enjoy getting a close look at over 25 classic autos, featuring MG coupes & roadsters, Triumphs and Nash Metropolitans. Sponsored by Quality Coaches.
Great Food & Beverages (Noon-6pm)
Volunteers will be grilling up some tasty hot dogs and brats with all the fixins'. So, grab some chips with that dog, kick back, listen to the music and enjoy the summer breezes.
Moe Bodyworks (Noon-6 pm)
The professionals from Moe Bodyworks will be demonstrating a variety of treatments including chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and massages therapy that are offered at their clinic located at 36th and Lyndale Ave S.
Information Booths and Area Businesses (Noon-6pm)
A great opportunity to find out more about the products and services offered by a variety of non profits and our local businesses and members of NEHBA, Nicollet -East Harriet Business Association.
Representatives from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), Bike Walk Twin Cities, Midtown Greenway Bike Coalition, and the Minneapolis Parks 6th District Off Leash Dog Park will be on hand to provide information on their services and answer your questions.
Roberts Bird Sanctuary Tours at RoseFest
Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis will offer two family-friendly walks at Roberts Bird Sanctuary at 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday. The walks will last about an hour and begin & end at the Sanctuary shelter located next to the Peace Garden. Audubon also will staff a table at the RoseFest site.