Hennepin Block Party Kickoff August 18th

Posted on 7th August, by ParkandShop

Hennepin Theatre Trust is kicking off its 5 to 10 on Hennepin projectFIVE-to-TEN-7.26-592x432 on August 18th, and it’s packed with fun! Thereafter, one city block between 5th and 10th streets will be activated every Thursday evening. The project is partnering with business and property owners to fill the sidewalks and surface parking lots with entertainment and a chance for people to come together. Included:

  • Up to 30 vendors a week for an artist and makers market
  • Community Collaboration
  • Three live performance each night on a mobile sounds and light stage
  • Buskers and street performers
  • Basketball court (with a coach)
  • Ping pong
  • Other table games like Connect Four and giant Jenga
  • Food and beverages
  • Tables and chairs

The kickoff event is between 9th and 10th streets, and the mobile stage will be in the Orpheum parking lot. The band schedule is:

5-6 pm – Katy Vernon Band

6:30 -7:30 – Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School

8-9 – Beatrix Jar

Other ongoing activities to enjoy:

5-7:30 – Saint Paul Conservatory of Music

7:30-10 – The Dangerous Fun Show

For safe and inexpensive downtown Minneapolis parking, the Park and Shop ramps only charge $6 after 4 pm. They are very close to the Orpheum Theatre as well as other venues and entertainment hotspots.