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The Faribault Parks and Recreation Department is proud to once again offer this summer’s Concert in the Park series.
A summer staple in the community, the concerts continue to benefit the Faribault area by not only building on its reputation as an inviting, art-friendly town, but even more so by enlarging and enhancing leisure options, while also creating additional opportunities to socialize.
After garnering feedback from attendees last year, Parks and Recreation continued to book some of the expected community bands and local groups that have been a part of the series for years; however, it also sought new bands that match genres attendees felt were missing, as communicated through surveys last year.
While the music certainly is the focal point , the crowds seem to impress the musicians, too, and that’s evident in the wide-ranging groups seeking to get involved in the series.
Again this year, the series will close with its final performance (after skipping Aug. 22) at the River Bend Nature Center to help the nonprofit conclude its year-long 40th Anniversary. Parks and Recreation will also be offering two visual art classes to youth prior to the June 13 and July 18 concerts starting at 6:30 p.m.
New this year is a larger July 4 concert. To build off of the July 4 fireworks display – often viewed from North Alexander Park – the Parks and Recreation Department will be moving its July 4 concert from Central Park to North Alex. Additionally, we’ll have a bounce house, gaga ball pit and many more activities for youth.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.