The 40th celebration of Leprechaun Days in Rosemount has a wealth of activities, many of them free and family friendly. Below is just a small sample; for schedule updates and full listing, visit www.rosemountevents.com
Friday, July 20Puppets in the Park: 9:30 a.m. Camfield Park; 10:15 a.m. Connemara Park; 11 a.m. Bloomfield Park; 11:45 a.m. Jaycee Park. (Sponsored by Rosemount Parks & Rec)Saturday, July 2132nd Annual Run for the Gold: 7-7:45 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. first start time; starts at Rosemount Community Center. 1- or 4-mile routes. Pre-register and pay by 12 noon July 17. Free Youth Shamrock Sprint (8 and under) and Fitness Walk. (Rosemount Parks & Rec, Scott Chiropractic, Run N Fun)Sunday, July 22Open Skating-Free, 1:30-3 p.m., Rosemount Arena.Tuesday, July 24Blarney Stone Hunt, 1 p.m., Jaycee Park, Shannon Parkway. Participants will have a chance to collect colored rocks to trade in for real money. Participants will be separated into age groups (4 and under, 5-7, and 8-12). Open to Rosemount residents only. (CF Industries & Rosemount Parks & Rec)Wednesday, July 25Wet ‘n’ Wild Day, 1-3 p.m., Jaycee Park, 15425 Shannon Parkway. Water activities and stations for Rosemount residents only ages 6-12. Must wear tennis shoes. Water station for children 5 and under to be supervised by parents.Thursday, July 26Youth Fishing Derby, registration starts at 9 a.m., near fishing pier, Schwarz Pond Park. Pre-fishing and warm-up is 9-9:45 a.m. Contest is 10-11 a.m. Open to youths 13 years of age and under, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. In case of weather issues, call Parks & Rec Info Line at 651-322-6020, option #6. (CF Industries and Rosemount Parks & Rec)Family Fun Night, 5-10:30 p.m., Central Park. Amusement rides, food booths, games and entertainment.Leprechaun Days Entertainment, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater. Music, Celtic/cajun/pop Sweet Colleens at 6:30 p.m. and country/rock GB Leighton at 8.Friday, July 27Puppets in the Park, same as previous Friday.Midsummer Faire and Amusement Rides, 5-11 p.m., Central Park. Food, games, business booths, rides.Leprechaun Days Entertainment, Central Park Amphitheater; music, rock Critical Mass at 5:30, rock/pop variety The Dweebs at 7Saturday, July 28Grand Day Parade, 11 a.m., ROUTE: Only on 145th Street from Shannon Parkway to Cameo Avenue.
Midsummer Faire and Amusement Rides, 1-11 p.m., Central Park. Food, games, rides, and business booths.
Leprechaun Days entertainment, 7-11 p.m., Central Park Amphitheater. Eclectic rock Junk FM.
Fireworks, 10 p.m. Can be viewed from Erickson and Central parks.Council boothVisit the City Council’s booth on the last weekend of Leprechaun Days (Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 1-9 p.m.). You can discuss issues, take the latest Polco survey to share your views, and pick up a wooden nickel as a reminder of the City’s efforts to share photos with the #MyRosemount hashtag. We’d love to see, and share, your favorite photos of Rosemount in one of our communication pieces. www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/myrosemount
Waffle breakfastThe Rosemount Fire Relief Association annual Waffle breakfast is Saturday, July 21, 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Rosemount Fire Station #1, 14700 Shannon Parkway. Pre-sale tickets are $6 and can be obtained by contacting any Rosemount Firefighter; $7 at the door. This event is a great way to support the Rosemount Fire Department Relief Association as well as start out your day for Leprechaun Days activities.