You’re invited to the 2023 Summer Picnic!

Summertime in the Twin Cities means bicycle rides, lakeside hangouts and, of course, the picnic! 

Mark your calendars! Saturday, August 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis, Park Shelter B. Family, friends, kids and leashed pets are absolutely welcome to join.

Friendly and leashed four-legged multimodal enthusiasts are welcome. will be providing grillable entrées, buns and condiments, as well as plates/utensils and canned beverages.

We are keeping it potluck-style for side dishes and desserts, so bring a dish to share. (Please put your name on your bowl or container, as well as a list of ingredients for people who might have food concerns.) 

Learn more (and get excited!) about everything is doing this year. Walk, ride, roll, maybe even kayak over to Boom Island for an afternoon of food, games, and seeing friends old and new.

Last year, we saw so many gorgeous bikes!

As with all of our events, we love our volunteers who help things run smoothly. If you are interested in helping with the picnic, email Volunteer as a grill master, greeter, games-runner or as part of the cleanup crew!

Getting There

Metro Transit routes 11B/11C: Each runs every 30 minutes on Saturdays, between South Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. The closest stop to the picnic site is Eighth Avenue and Second Street Northeast.

Metro Transit route 30B: Runs every 30 minutes between St. Paul and North Minneapolis. This connects to the Green Line at Westgate Station. The closest bus stop is Broadway and Marshall Streets Northeast, about a half mile from the park.

Photos by Christina Neel

About Christina Neel

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Christina moved to the Twin Cities from the Florida Keys in 2021 and fell completely in love with the area. She works as a City and Regional Planner and spends her days biking, singing, and hanging out with her cat named California. Events Committee volunteer