MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s plenty to get out and do Saturday. Here are some ideas, courtesy of Mike Augustyniak and Rachel Slavik on WCCO Saturday Morning!
1. Forget about real golf and hit the links in a new way. Afton Alps is having a grand opening party for their new championship-caliber disc golf course. It costs $10 to play unlimited rounds. Guests can also purchase one disc golf pass and receive a second one free. There’s going to be music, food specials, beer and yard games as well. The party is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. How about some world class barbecue? The Great Midwest Rib Fest continues Saturday at Mystic Lake. Bib up and chow down on some of the best ribs in the country. After the feast, stay for the fun with live entertainment all weekend, including free outdoor concerts. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
3. It’s time to boogie down at the Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest in St. Paul’s Mears Park. It includes blues and soul staples like Booker T. Jones, Corey Stevens and the Brother Jon Band. The festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. and it’s free.
4. It’s the last day of Aquatennial in Minneapolis. Events include Twin Cities Cari-fest, featuring caribbean food, music arts and crafts. The Mess Hall will also have great food and locally produced beverages like craft beer. Saturday night is the pre-fireworks event with live music, food and more. Finally, Aquatennial is capped off by Target Fireworks, considered one of the top five annual displays in the nation at 10 p.m.