Date & Time

Thursday, July 26, 2018
5-8 pm

Address

Lyndale Park Gardens
1300 W 42nd St.

Activities

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

 

About

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

Join us for the 2018 Pollinator Party on Thursday, July 26 from 5pm to 8 pm at Lyndale Park Gardens on the east side of Lake Harriet. 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. The party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). This event is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Taco Taxi. Live music performances by Lovers on the Balcony, and Mississippi Hot Club.  

  • Learn about honey bees and urban bee keeping
  • Discover the life cycles of honey bees and wild bees – and sample Minnesota honey
  • 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 Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
  • Meet the 2018 American Honey Princess
  • Dance with Bee Love
  • Learn about skin care from bee products with Worker B
  • Get honey recipes from MN Honey Company
  • Learn to stay calm around bees with the MN DNR's Biological Survey
  • Learn where your honey comes from with the MN Honey Producers Association
  • Learn how to protect bees and other beneficial insects with Pollinator Revival

Picnic in the Park with food from Taco Taxi

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
612-313-7784
mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org