More than a dozen street rods cruised into downtown St. Paul to help kick off the MSRA Back to the Fifties Weekend. The cars were parked in Mears Park and featured some classic vintage cars along with 1950's music by the Accents and Hula Hoop to go with the music. .] Richard Sennott/Star Tribune. St Paul, Minnesota Thursday 6/20/13) ** (cq)

Richard Sennott • Star Tribune Classic cars will be on display during Back to the ’50s Weekend,

Weekend family options: Hot rods and Germanfest

  • June 19, 2014 - 1:42 PM


Reminisce about the days when there was no such thing as electric or Bluetooth-enabled vehicles. This annual show boasts more than 12,000 street rods, customs, classics and restored vehicles, dating from 1964 and earlier. Live music, swap meet, “Kids World” activities and more than 350 vendors and auto exhibits. (8 a.m.-10 p.m. today-Sat.; 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. $10. Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av., Falcon Heights.



Hansels and Gretels can be entertained for hours at this event. Laugh at the antics of Randy the Frog Guy, play games and make arts and crafts. There’s fun for Mom and Dad, too, with live polka bands, displays, German food and, of course, beer. (10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free. Schmidt Artist Lofts, 882 W. 7th St., St. Paul.


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