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Things to do this week around Minnesota: Yoga at Central Park, West St. Paul Days, Excelsior Art on the Lake, and more

Yoga at Central Park

What: Yoga at Central Park
When: June 3 (5-6 p.m.)
Where: 225 First Ave. NW, Rochester

Take your exercise outdoors with this free yoga class in downtown Rochester.

Raise Your Glass at Glensheen

What: Beer Garden at Glensheen
When: June 5 (5-8 p.m.)
Where: 3300 London Road, Duluth

Enjoy refreshments from a local brewery on the picturesque grounds of Glensheen Mansion, also featuring food from Oasis Del Norte and ice cream from Love Creamery.

Courtesy of Glensheen

A Classic Night Inn

What: Classic Cruise Night at Lakeview
When: June 5
Where: 610 East Sarnia St., Winona

Enjoy an evening with live music, homemade root beer, and prizes at Lakeview Drive Inn, Winona’s oldest restaurant.

Celebrate West St. Paul

What: West St. Paul Days
When: June 6-9
Where: 1650 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul

This three-day festival features live concerts, food vendors, a city-wide garage sale, and fireworks.

West St. Paul Days

Photo by Andy Berndt

Paddle the Mighty Mississippi

What: Mississippi River Paddle Weekend
When: June 7-9
Where: 9750 Egret Blvd. NW, Minneapolis

This paddle weekend features events for all ability levels, from canoe and kayak races to recreational tours. Live music and food vendors are available at the finish line.

courtesy of Mississippi Park Connection

Enter the World of Ballet

What: World Ballet Festival
When: June 8 (7-9 p.m.)
Where: Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Watch some of the most renowned ballerinas perform selections from Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, and more!

Pride in Golden Valley

What: Golden Valley Pride Festival
When: June 8 (12- 6 p.m.)
Where: 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley

Participate in Golden Valley’s annual pride festival, the first and biggest suburban pride festival in Minnesota.

courtesy of Golden Valley Pride

A Walk in the Park

What: Free entrance day to all Minnesota state parks
When: June 8
Where: All Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas

Enjoy the beauty of any of Minnesota state park for free.

Enjoy Art by the Lake

What: Excelsior Art on the Lake
When: June 8-9
Where: Water Street, Downtown Excelsior

On the lakeside of Excelsior, this fair gathers the creations from over 100 artists, also featuring food and music.

Excelsior Art on the Lake

Courtesy of Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

Street Artists Color Maple Grove

What: Chalkfest Maple Grove
When: June 8-9 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Where: Downtown Main Street in Maple Grove (Between Elm Creek Boulevard And one block north of Arbor Lakes Parkway)

Experience the 9th annual Chalkfest, featuring entertainment, food, and street art made with chalk.

Chalkfest is presented by Maple Grove Business Association

courtesy of Chalkfest Maple Grove