Annual Longfellow River Gorge Festival – Saturday, September 11th from 1-5pm

Come share the river gorge – a community celebration with free ice cream, canoe rides, rowing, walking tours of the oak savanna restoration along the river and more!

This event will be held at 35th & W River Parkway on Saturday, September 11, 1-5 pm. Canoe rides with Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service and rowing with the Minneapolis Rowing Club will be staged from the sand flats below the stone steps at 34th & W River Parkway.

Ice cream will be provided by East Lake Dairy Queen. Charlie Maguire, a local musician hired by both the Minnesota State Parks and National Parks systems to specifically write songs that interpret the Mississippi River, will play from 4-4:30pm.

This year we are also celebrating the Longfellow neighborhood becoming certified by the National Wildlife Federation as the first Community Wildlife Habitat in Minnesota!

The event is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) Environment and River Gorge Committee. Expect to see lots of friends and neighbors celebrating the river and enjoying the national park in our neighborhood!

For further information contact LCC Program Manager Justin Gaarder at: