Summer Sensations: Rosemount Leprechaun Days adds evening of music
Music will be everywhere during Rosemount Leprechaun Days from July 20-29.
The annual summer festival in Rosemount has added one night of musical entertainment during the Mid-Summer Faire, which runs from Thursday to Saturday of the event’s second weekend at Central Park, 2893 145th St. W.
This year’s Mid-Summer Faire will feature four bands:
• Thursday, July 26 – Big Bob and The High Rollers 6-10 p.m.
• Friday, July 27 – Critical Mass 6:30-7:30 p.m. and GB Leighton 7:50-11 p.m.
• Saturday, July 28 – Pop Rocks 7-11 p.m. with fireworks starting at 10 p.m.
The carnival and vendor booths will be open Friday, July 27, from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, July 28, from 1 to 11 p.m.
All that music is in addition to the Rosemount Area Arts Council’s Bluegrass Americana Music Weekend, which starts with a July 20 square dance with the Eelpout Stringers from 7-9 p.m. at Central Park.
The big day will be Saturday, July 21, with a lineup at the Bluegrass Festival that includes:
• Dakota Citizens (kid-friendly bluegrass) 3-4 p.m.
• Singleton Street 5-6 p.m.
• Roe Family Singers 6-7 p.m.
• Switched At Birth 7-8 p.m.
• Sawtooth Bluegrass Band 8-9 p.m.
The day also includes the Country Market and Juried Craft Show from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; a farmers market, children’s entertainment, kiddie parade and food from Famous Dave’s Barbecue.
To register for the craft show, go to www.rosemountarts.com.
On Sunday, July 22, Roots Music will take to the stage in Central Park from 4-9 p.m.
The lineup includes the Moses Oakland Band, The Golden Swans, The Four Seasons, Serendipity, and Break Even.
More information about the event is at www.bluegrassamericanaweekend.com.
The Mid-Summer Faire is a way for businesses, organizations, or community groups to market and sell themselves and their products by setting up a booth. Booth fees range in cost from $100 to $300 with additional fees for electrical supply.
Rosemount vendors will have priority for being accepted into the Mid-Summer Faire until May 17.
All other vendor applications should be returned prior to May 29. Display sites are limited.
To find out how to apply, go to the Leprechaun Days website listed at the end of this story.
Enter the parade
Another way for people to participate in Rosemount Leprechaun Days is to enter a unit in the Grand Day Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28.
The deadline for applications is June 6.
Fees are $100 for a commercial or political candidate unit. There is no charge for community service or nonprofit groups.
Vendors are allowed to sell items along the parade route, but they must obtain a permit by July 11.
The permit fee is $100.
For an application form, call (651) 322-6010.
For more information about the festival, go online to www.RosemountEvents.com.