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Art. Entertainment. Food. Fun.

Unique art. Talented entertainers. Mouthwatering food. Friends and fun.

All can be found at the 36th annual Art in the Park, to be held at Alexandria City Park Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, July 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fine arts and crafts show, promoted as “Central Minnesota’s finest outdoor craft festival,” has grown from about 15 vendors during its first year to about 180 today.

The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) event, sponsored this year by West Central Sanitation and Echo Press, draws crowds and exhibitors from a multi-state area.

Proceeds from Art in the Park are used to maintain and improve the AAAA Theatre.

FOOD VENDORS

  • Maui Wowi Minnesota — fruit smoothies.
  • Royal Concessions — Hand-dipped cheese curds, fresh cut fries, pop and bottled water.
  • Alexandria Sertoma Club — Hamburgers, brats, chips, soda and water.
  • Oof-da Tacos — tacos, taco salads, nachos and cheese, pop and coffee.
  • Midway Foods — Pork chops on a stick and lemonade shake ups.
  • Prairie Sky Concessions — Gyros, Greek salad and baclava.
  • Doug’s Kettle Korn — Kettle korn.
  • Bubba’s Concessions — Chicken drummies, corn dogs, hot dogs, fresh cut fries, mozzarella sticks, onion rings and sno cones.
  • Geno’s Concessions — Ribeye steak sandwich, fries, pop and water.
  • The Nut Hutte, Inc. — German roasted almonds, pecans, cashews and smokehouse almonds, salted cashews and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
  • Alexandria Kiwanis Club — Ice cream cones and dishes.
  • Krog Concessions — Mini donuts, fried mac and cheese, ribbon fries, cheese curds, hand-dipped corn dogs, popcorn chicken, deep-fried cheesecake, funnel cakes, coffee, juice, pop and water.

ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, July 30 — Band Shell:

9 a.m. — Salty Dogs

9:45 a.m. — Student Dance Recital

10 a.m. — Red Letter Band

10:45 a.m. — Student Dance Recital

11 a.m — Salty Dogs

Noon — Red Letter Band

1 p.m. — Third Shift

2 p.m. — Sami Steidl

3 p.m. — Third Shift

4 p.m. — Sami Steidl

Saturday, July 30 — Entrance Area:

9 a.m. — Patchouli

10 a.m. — Markus Blom

11 a.m. — Patchouli

Noon — Johnathan Moeller

1 p.m — Patchouli

2 p.m. — Johnathan Moeller

3 p.m. — Patchouli

4 p.m. — Johari Tribe Belly Dancers

Sunday, July 31 — Band Shell:

9:30 a.m. — Gone Fishin

10:30 a.m. — Missy Radermacher

11:30 a.m. — Gone Fishin

12:30 p.m. — Missy Radermacher

1:30 p.m — Sax Appeal

2:30 p.m. — Kristen Korkowski

3:30 p.m. — Sax Appeal

Sunday, July 31 — Entrance Area:

9:30 a.m. — Patchouli

10:30 a.m. — Terry Kennedy

11:30 a.m. — Patchouli

12:30 p.m. — Wonderful World of Woody

1:30 p.m — Patchouli

2:30 p.m. — Wonderful World of Woody

3:30 p.m. — Ziva Belly Dancers

Saturday and Sunday — Playground Area

Throughout both days — Bradley Joseph

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