Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hopkins Raspberry Festival News

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to make this year’s 81st Hopkins Raspberry Festival a huge success!

A special thank you to all of the Hopkins area businesses and the city of Hopkins for generously supporting the festival.  Without their time, talents and donations none of this would have been possible.  Please take time to view the Sponsors page http://www.raspberrycapital.com/sponsors/ and make it a point to stop by these local businesses to thank them and let them know how much you value their support of this proud tradition.

We look forward to seeing you next year for our 82nd Hopkins Raspberry Festival!

Golden Raspberry Found!

The Golden Raspberry has been found! It was hiding by the library at Eisenhower Community Center. Better Luck Next Year!

Tuesday, July 14 Events

The Hunt for the Golden Raspberry Continues – Clue #2: Day by day we smile and wave goodbye.  Join us for the Junior Royalty Coronation, tonight at Eisenhower Community Center. The program will conclude with a dance by DJ Paul Young.

Monday, July 13 Events

The Hunt for the Golden Raspberry is on!  Will you be the lucky one? Clue #1 – Inch by inch, little by little you watch me grow. I am not a garden, nor a tree.

Join us for the Kiddie Parade, tonight at Central Park. Check-in starts at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 11 Events

The festival starts today! Listed below are the Saturday, July 11 Events:

USTA Tennis Tournament – Central Park
The Artery Experiment – 8th Avenue South/Mainstreet
Bowling with the Royal Family – Tuttles
Meat Raffle/Pull Tabs – Hopkins American Legion

Event Information for Vendors, Participants

Attention Marketplace Craft Fair, Food Vendor and Parade Entrants! Check your e-mail within the next few days for specific information regarding vendor placement, and parade lineup information! If you have any questions, please e-mail info@raspberrycapital.com

Meet the 2015 Raspberry Royalty Candidates

The Raspberry Royalty are the face of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival. In this professional development opportunity, they act as representatives at community events in and around the metro area, learn and perform volunteer service, and experience civic involvement in a unique and fun way. Read more about your 2015 candidates on the Royalty Page, For detailed information on each candidate, visit the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty web site.

The Artery Experiment is Opening in Hopkins!

HOPKINS, MN, July 11, 2015 – The City of Hopkins will host the Artery Experiment – a fun-filled event intended to test out plans for the Artery, to introduce the project to the community, and to encourage them to shape this special place and its final design, all while having a ton of fun!

artery-posterJoin the City of Hopkins, residents and business owners on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. along 8th Avenue South from Excelsior Boulevard to the Minnetonka Regional Trail, just north of Mainstreet, as they present the Artery Experiment, an Open Streets event, testing out the preliminary design of the Artery. The Artery project will ultimately create a pedestrian seductive corridor that connects Mainstreet with the Downtown Hopkins LRT Station; but before it gets built, we want to test it out and get public feedback!

To encourage Hopkins residents and visitors to influence this special place, the City will host this Open Streets event. The Artery Experiment will feature temporary installations of the Artery, including a protected bikeway, art exhibits, live music and performances, food trucks, games, roving artists, free bike tune ups, crafts, water play, and much more. So grab your bike and come on down! All are welcome!

“We want people to come out, test out some of our ideas for the Artery Project, and tell us what they like about the plans and what they would like to see included,” said the City’s Community Development Coordinator, Meg Beekman. “We need feedback from the community, so that we can incorporate community preferences into the Artery’s final design.”

The Artery Experiment will provide attendees the chance to:

For a full schedule of the day’s events, please visit www.hopkinsmn.com/events/artery or contact Alyssa Kelley with any additional questions.

The Artery Experiment is made possible in part by the following:

Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota

City of Hopkins

Cycles for Change

Hennepin County

Minnesota Department of Health

Three Rivers Park District

The Depot Coffeehouse

Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts

Mainstreet Project Won’t Affect the 81st Festival

During the summer of 2015, the City of Hopkins will be making improvements to rehabilitate the pavement and streetscape along Mainstreet. The City of Hopkins scheduled the project phases so there will be no, or only minimal impact on the Raspberry Festival events. A big thank you to Hopkins’ city staff for taking the festival into consideration in their planning!

For more information on the Mainstream Reconstruction Project, click here.

Live 4 Tomorrow 5k Walk/Run – June 14, 1:00pm

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty have put together the Live 4 Tomorrow 5k walk/run to raise money for suicide prevention.

All the proceeds will be given to Dylan’s Hope a non-profit organization that uses the money to help educate about suicide prevention and awareness throughout Minnesota.

Join us for this great cause. Click here for more information and to register.


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