Date & Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017
5-8 pm


Lyndale Park Gardens
1300 W 42nd St.


Bees, Honey, Games, Food and Music
These activities are free and open to the public
No registration required



The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees. Honey bees and wild bees play a major role in the productivity of American agriculture through the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

Event Information

The party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Twin Cities Paella.

  • Learn about honey bees and urban bee keeping
  • Discover the life cycles of honey bees and wild bees – and sample Minnesota honey
  • Mother Earth Gardens will be on hand with native plants and information about making your own backyard bee-hospitable
  • Kids can earn a cone of ice-cream made with honey
  • Discover the wild bees of the park – help catch, identify, and release bees
  • Engage in Art in the Park with the Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Meet the 2017 American Honey Princess
  • Learn to stay calm around bees
  • Learn where your honey comes from
  • Learn how to protect bees and other beneficial insects
  • Listen and dance to live music

Picnic in the Park!

To be determined.

Get Involved

The Pollinator Party is made possible through a partnership between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab and Bee Squad. 

Event Contact

MaryLynn Pulscher
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board