It’s that time of year when the weather heats up, you want to be outdoors and more events are going on in the community. Summer events are the best because they are the easiest to enjoy outside, you get to rock that perfect summer dress or shorts with sandals and all ages can enjoy them.
This summer is the highly anticipated Bloomington Summer Fete, a family-fun festival that takes place over the 4th of July holiday on July 3rd. There is live music, food, fireworks and fun to be had by your whole group. It takes place at Normandale Lake Park and it’s the perfect place to catch the fireworks early. Here is a look at this year’s schedule and what to expect for the Bloomington Summer Fete this summer.
About the Festival
The Bloomington Summer Fete takes place all night long on July 3rd at the Normandale Park. It’s free to get in but you’ll have to pay for extras like food and specialty attractions. The annual event is one of the Twin Cities’ favorite family affairs with the carnival fun, the entertainment stages one for kids and one for adults, the delicious food vendors and the fireworks to end the night.
What to Expect
The event is taking place at Normandale Lake Park at 84th Street and Chalet Road. Bring the whole family because there are kid-friendly activities going on. Admission cost to the event is free but bring cash for some of the extras like food, wristbands and attractions.
Head over to the park around 5pm where you can start with the Kids’ Carnival Area on 84th Street. There will be inflatable attractions and you can get them a wristband for $15 or purchase individual tickets are $1. The Music on the 84th Street Kids Stage starts at 5pm until 8pm where the little ones can enjoy Tricia and the Toonies and Rachel Kroog.
The adults can enjoy the Music on the American Legion Post 550 Stage from 5-10pm featuring The Resonators, Power of 10 and Bloomington Medalist Band. Fireworks will start at dusk until 10pm and you can see them from all over the event site. Look towards Hyland Lake Ski jump to see the aerial display that is being launched from Chalet Road.
This year’s summer fireworks show and festival is going to be something you’ll come back to every year. Check out the Bloomington Summer Fete where you can start your Independence Day celebration a day early at the park.