Main Street Coon Rapids organizers host the Annual Main Street Block Party the Sunday before Memorial Day. The festival starts at 2:00 p.m. and rocks well into the evening.
Termed the “kids zone”, the east block of Main Street houses several children’s games from 2-6 p.m. The kids zone includes four large inflatables, face painting, balloon art, spin art, carnival games at the American Legion, putt putt golf and a tie-dye shirt making. Thanks to generous sponsors, the kids zone is free admission.
The west end of Main Street is fenced off and houses adult and teen games, although children are welcome. A double elimination bags tournament starts at 2:00 p.m. A fun new game for ages 11 and up is minnow racing. Contestants race live minnows down a water filled channel. To encourage the minnows to swim towards the finish line, contestants blow through straws in the water near the fish. Adults can enter a Bumper Pool Tournament at Northside Rec.Finally, the night caps off with a live band on Main Street from 6 p.m. – midnight.
Throughout the event, tasty treats and good meals can be purchased downtown from Chuck’s Bar and Grill, Frohlich’s SuperValu, Jenna’s Tattooed Confections, Nature Ammil and La Terraza. A beer garden is provided by Chuck’s Bar & Grill.
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