Lyn-Lake Street Fest & Open Streets

Returning for its 6th iteration, the Lyn Lake Street Festival has become a signature community event that celebrates the Lyn Lake brand. It’s also a gift to the surrounding communities that support local businesses along the avenues of Lyndale and Lake Street.

The festival returns on Sunday June 5th returning to the Garfield parking lot behind The Jungle Theater and Fuji Ya between 29th and Lake Street from noon to 8 PM.

This year’s festival  again partners with  Open Streets Minneapolis, closing Lyndale Ave from 22nd St. to 42 St. for the 4th consecutive year. Pedestrians take over the streets and promenade on bikes, blades, skateboards and strollers between the hours of 11 AM to 5 PM.

This year’s Lyn-Lake Street Fest features eight popular Twin Cities bands for an afternoon of non-stop music. The 2016 line-up is complete with Brother Ali as the headline act.

All event net proceeds are shared by three community non-profits, the Blaisdell YMCA, The Lyn Lake Business Association and the Joyce Food Shelf, strengthening the sense of community that’s at the heart of our eclectic neighborhood. The Blaisdell YMCA plays a prominent role as a key sponsor for the festival and providing a large part of the volunteers for the day of the event. This year will also feature the Finnegan’s Reverse Food Truck. Instead of selling food, Finegans collects food at community events and delivers it to local food shelves.

The Lyn-Lake Street Festival promises to be one of the highlights of the local outdoor concert season this summer in the Twin Cities, free and family friendly. Partnering with Open Streets Minneapolis heightens the already festive feel of the Lyn Lake community.  The Lyn Lake Business Association is encouraging businesses on both Lyndale and Lake Street to join the festivities.