Hello Michael-jon,

To protect musicians and equipment and avoid slippery trail access during tomorrow's damp, chilly forecast, we are rescheduling for Saturday, Oct 1 from 1-3 p.m.

Enjoy local food and great music from Samba Meu, John Knowles (the "Smiling Cowboy"), accordionists, organ grinders, and guitar, while you walk the trail and take in new signs that tell the history of those who have called Swede Hollow home.

Musicians will be stationed along the trail, and additional historical information will be available at select stops. Fill out a “passport” of all the signs to be eligible for a prize drawing of gift certificates to local restaurants.

Most of the new signs are along an easy ½-mile walk along the Bruce Vento trail. A golf cart will be available for those who need greater accessibility along trail.

Enter the trail either at the Bruce Vento trailhead parking lot at 7th and Payne or the Drewry Tunnel entrance off Beaumont Street (parking available at Hope Community Academy).

This event is held in partnership with Friends of Swede HollowLower Phalen Creek ProjectDayton’s Bluff Community CouncilPayne-Phalen Community Council, and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Event Timeline

1:00 - 3:00: Walk the trail, view the signs, and enjoy live music

2:00: Dedication and brief acknowledgments

 Please register so that we can let you know of any last-minute weather changes.

Photo Credit: MN Historical Society. Children from the DeLoia, Limon, Sanchelli, Silva, and Steele families gathered about 1935.

Free - Please register!

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