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The caption (provided by the Hopkins Historical Society) is as follows: B/W photograph of 1946 Raspberry Festival parade taken from building on south side of Excelsior Avenue. Opera Hall, festival banner, float with bathing beauties (one skiing using two fish). Spectators on the street and atop buildings on north side. ORG XMIT: MIN2013071516233360

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Family weekend options: Raspberry Festival, Highlandfest

  • July 18, 2013 - 1:50 PM

RASPBERRY FESTIVAL

Family activities abound at this event that pays homage to a well known fruit. Diversions include bowling, a bike race, rugby tournaments, live music, a pig roast and more. Fireworks at dusk Saturday. (Events held throughout Hopkins, Fri.-Sun. See website for details. www.raspberrycapital.com.)

HIGHLANDFEST

This St. Paul festival celebrates 30 years this summer. Highlights include art and business fairs and a home expo. Bands include Lynhurst, Knotty Pines, the Narro Vines and others. Take a tour of the water tower and see burly men in the strongman competition. Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. (2-10:30 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. On Ford Pkwy. between Finn and Kenneth streets, St. Paul. www.highlandfest.com.)

Melissa Walker

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