Weekend family options: Aquatennial, Vintage Vehicle & BBQ

  • Updated: July 17, 2014 - 1:39 PM
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The Aquatennial’s milk carton boat race is set for Sunday at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

Photo: MARLIN LEVISON • mlevison@startribune.com,

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AQUATENNIAL

Minneapolis’ annual festival has no shortage of events near water and on dry land. Check out the Twin Cities River Rats’ “Star Wars”-themed water skiing show. Agile-footed competitors attempt to stay out of Lake Calhoun at the Key Log Rolling Invitational. Architectural wonder boats fashioned out of milk cartons will attempt to set sail on Calhoun during the Beach Bash. (Various times and locations today-Sun. See website for details. www.aquatennial.com.)

VINTAGE VEHICLE AND BBQ DAY

Exhibits about the early days of Gladstone, the community that pre-dates Maplewood, will be on view. Also cars, trucks and fire engines from before 1941. Take a guided tour of the farmhouse and barn. Take a scenic hayride through the prairie. (11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free; hayrides, $1. Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 E. County Road D, Maplewood. 651-900-3539. www.maplewoodhistoricalsociety.org.)

MELISSA WALKER

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