Once again, Sailing Lake Calhoun is offering free sailboat rides this summer!
Participating is 100% free and they have nothing to sell or promote, other than meeting new people, sharing experiences and having a good time. I took advantage of this offer a few times in the past and had a blast learning to sail and enjoying the lake. It’s a great activity for out of town guests.
You really have to love the Twin Cities and the awesome people here!
To participate, first print/fill out out a waiver.
Weather and health permitting, rides are offered 7 days a week from afternoon until sunset, May through mid October. Just come to the public sailing dock, at Lake Calhoun … which is at the north-east corner of the Lake: 3000 Calhoun Parkway East, Minneapolis, MN. You might have to wait 15 minutes or so if they are out on the lake but they’ll be by soon enough to pick you up!
For more info, see their website and Facebook Page.
Join Nancy Anderson of Centerspace Pilates for a free outdoor pilates class. All levels are welcome, and the mat class is free! Coupons for lattes will be handed out after class so you can get your coffee fix after class.
BYO Mat and water bottle
Sunday, July 29, 2012
JJ’s Coffee & Wine Bistro
1806 W Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(just across from Lake Calhoun)
photo courtesy of Luminous Yoga
Throughout summer, there are lot of free or inexpensive yoga opportunities on the gorgeous lakes in Minneapolis. I’ll update this post as I become aware of all the different offerings.
60 minute vinyasa class
Tuesdays at 6:30pm, moves to 7pm in July and back to 6:30pm in September
Bonus class Sept. 10th
Meet between Thomas Beach and the volleyball courts (SW end)
$5 suggested donation or pay what you can
The Yoga Garage
27th St. W and Lake of the Isles Pkwy
Free but donations are accepted
photo by Richard Westley Wong
Enjoy the Best Days of Summer on the beach at the Star Tribune Beach Bash. Come relax in the sun and surf or participate in classic Aquatennial events along the shoreline of Lake Calhoun, including the Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition, Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races, Minneapolis Fire Department, Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive, Wilderness Inquiry’s Voyageur Canoe Paddling Instruction, Stand-Up Paddle Board Demos and more!
Click here to see my recap from last year’s event.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Lake Calhoun – Thomas Beach
Join Lululemon Athletica – Shops at West End and Hulakai at Lake Calhoun on June 23 for a complimentary Stand Up Paddle Board class! Hulakai, a surfing based company with deep Hawaiian roots will teach you everything you need to know! No experience necessary – this is an all levels class. Joni Stark will teach you about the history and lifestyle surrounding Paddle Boards. Four 45-minute class times available. 6am, 7am, 8am, 9am.
Each class time slot is limited to 5 students. Sign-up in person at The Shops at West End Lululemon store.
Today’s Star Tribune Steal is $10 for $20 to spend at the wonderful gastropub Urban Eatery. To read my review for this wonderful gastropub and see pictures of their food, click here.
Log rolling is always a fun sport to watch. Spend a gorgeous Saturday at Lake Calhoun and watch some sport!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thomas Beach – Lake Calhoun
This Sunday is the Wheels of Italy event near Lake Calhoun. This annual event is free and will feature lots of fancy Italian cars and motorcycles for your oggling pleasure.
Combine this event with a free sailboat ride along Lake Calhoun for a terrific Sunday!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Calhoun Excecutive Center
3033 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Today we tried out the FREE sailboat rides on Lake Calhoun and it was so much fun! The weather was amazing and it was really peaceful to be out on the lake. We arrived at the docks near the Tin Fish Restaurant and only had to wait about 20 mins for a boat to pull up. We sailed for about an hour and actually got to learn how to sail and steer the boat. I still can’t get over how such an amazing activity can be free with no strings attached. We will definitely be back for more!