A note from the president
Despite the absolute monsoon during last weekend's Rosé Fest, it was a blast. And besides, we sure needed the rain (I'm a Minnesota dad and it was Father's Day, I can't help it!). It's no secret that I love Kellogg Mall Park and it was wonderful to see it activated.
I'd like to extend a quick shout out and congratulations not only to our friends at the St. Paul Area Chamber for hosting their first in-person party in more than a year last night at Osborn370, but also to all those newly in leadership positions who were celebrated at the 2021 Executive Reception. It was a great reminder of the many ways that even throughout the pandemic, SPAC has been working to create meaningful connections in the East Metro.
We've been sharing and promoting the #WelcomeBackStPL website and events calendar for several weeks now, but yesterday the calendar got a big upgrade. Whether you're looking for music in Rice Park, outings for kids, or food and beverage focused events (like Grillfest this weekend!) the new calendar now allows you to sort by event type or venue. Plus we're still adding new events every day, so if you haven't made it your homepage yet I'm not sure what you're waiting for. While you're there be sure to check out the details about the weekend-long Welcome Back Downtown 4th of July celebration coming to you next week from the Saints, Downtown Alliance and Securian.
Keep reading to find out how to be entered to win gift cards to your favorite downtown businesses, a roundup of events coming up this week and some great recent coverage of our friends at The 428 and Wellworth.
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