News from the Downtown Alliance
July 2, 2020
A note from the president

Friends,

Before many of us start celebrating Independence Day or are out of office sometime over the next few days, I just wanted to briefly call your attention to some fun events that will be happening in the coming weeks. First, the Saints will be hosting a Films & Fireworks event Friday evenings during July. In addition to the pop-up lunch cafe they recently kicked off, it will be great to continue to see some of the fun and excitement we know and love return to CHS Field. Be sure to snag a spot for your favorite movie, they've been going quickly.
 
Second, the Downtown Alliance has been working closely with many of you over the past few weeks to find ways to bring energy back into some of our shared spaces in downtown. We know from speaking with you and from our own experiences the hole that cancelled events have left in our calendars and our community this summer. To help fill this hole, we are hosting a community dinner gathering in Mears Park on Thursday, July 9. Read on for more details.
 
Whether you're sticking around or heading further away, have a happy holiday weekend.

Stay safe and be well,
 
Joe Spencer
President
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Films, Fireworks & Ferris
Starting Friday the Saints are kicking off a month-long Friday night Films & Fireworks series.

July 3 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (sold out)
July 10 - Remember the Titans
July 17 - Toy Story
July 24 - The Goonies

Tickets must be purchased in advance to reserve a spot and ensure proper social distancing within CHS Field, but you won't need a movie pass in order to enjoy the fireworks throughout downtown the month of July.

Lowertown Local Community Cookout

Come together to enjoy an evening in the park with neighbors and friends. 

Mears Park
Thursday, July 9
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Bulldog Lowertown will provide a free hot dog meal to the first 100 neighbors, or you can bring your own picnic. 

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Social distancing must be observed in the park and masks are encouraged. 

Everyone is invited.
Bike with a Ranger : Harriet Island
Learn more about the natural beauty and landscape just outside downtown near Harriet Island with the Mississippi Park Connection.

On July 7, you can explore the history, geology, watersheds, and parks that connect us to the Mississippi River, learn about the city that sprung up in the middle of wildlife, history, and culture, and travel through floodplain forests and visit culturally significant sites like Harriet Island, Lilydale Regional Park, Sibley Historic Site, and Bdote at Fort Snelling.

Have questions?