A popular Lake Calhoun beach is closed due to high levels of E. coli. Thomas Beach closed Thursday when regular testing found high levels of the bacteria. Thomas Beach was the site of the Minneapolis Aquatennial beach bash last Sunday.
It’s the opening weekend of the 75th Minneapolis Aquatennial. From water to food to music, there’s something for everyone – and new this year is logrolling. A Minnesota company will be providing free demos for anyone who wants to give it a spin.
One of the biggest celebrations is going out with a bang. The Minneapolis Aquatennial highlights everything we love about Minnesota summers: the sunshine, the lakes and being outside. The festival closed late Saturday with one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The Target Fireworks show is annual tradition, lighting up the late July sky above the Mississippi. Doug Taylor is president of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale.
Wednesday night is the night for those who love floats and bands. The Aquatennial Torchlight Parade will head down Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. WCCO Morning Show anchors Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas will serve as grand marshals.
All this week, WCCO This Morning has been highlighting some of the cool events that surround the Minneapolis Aquatennial. The WCCO Morning Show team thought they should practice for this Saturday’s Stand Up For Avenues Paddle Board Race.