Party hits the streets
For the fifth year in a row, downtown Alexandria was transformed into a party zone last Friday.
The "Party in the Street" featured activities for all ages set up on Broadway between Fourth and Seventh avenues, including a Family Zone with inflatables, turtle races, treats and a sprinkler shower provided by the fire department for kids to cool off under. Under a bright sunny sky and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, a steady stream of children danced and splashed in the water.
Other attractions included a beer garden, vintage cars and tractors, craft beer samples, a bean bag tournament, food stands, a motorcycle rally hosted by Apol's Harley-Davidson and a street dance.
The party, with approval from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, was first held four years ago to mark the completion of the Broadway reconstruction project. The celebration was such a success that it became an annual event.