The Como Park neighborhood will celebrate its seventh annual Como Fest each weekend in July with a variety of events, including a movie night, art fair, ice cream social, a 5K walk and run, outdoor games, camping under the stars and a music festival.
The month will kick off on July 8 with a movie night at North Dale Community Center, 1414 N. St. Albans St. Bring a blanket and bug spray and see the movie Pan. Call 651-558-2329 for more information.
Como Fest Art Fair will be held Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Promenade of the Como Lakeside Pavilion. Tables are $30. Artist registration closes on Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. To register go to www.district10comopark.org/form.html. Questions? Call AndreaLynn Johnson at 651-283-9165.
District 10’s annual Ice Cream Social will be held Friday, July 15, 5-8 p.m., at the Como Park Streetcar Station, 1224 N. Lexington Parkway. The free event will include ice cream, lawn games and live music. Call 651-644-3889 with questions.
The Como Park Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse program is sponsoring the ComoFest 5K Walk/Run for Everyone Sunday, July 17, at Lake Como, 8:30-11 a.m. Registration fee is $25 and registration closes on Sunday, July 10. You can register at runsignup.com/Race/MN/SaintPaul/ComoFestRunandWalk. Race day T-shirt and packet pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Lyngblomsten will host its Mid-Summer Festival: A Celebration of Arts & Lifelong Learning on Friday, July 22, 2–8 p.m. on the Lyngblomsten campus at 1415 Almond Ave. This family-friendly arts festival will include hands-on art activities, music, food and games 2-6:30 p.m. Live music and a community dance will be held under a tent 6:30-8 p.m. Find all the details at www.lyngblomsten.org/festival.
A community Appreciation picnic hosted by Topline Federal Credit Union will be held Saturday, July 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 976 Lexington Parkway. Questions? Call Diane Monson at 763-391-0824.
A family campout will be held at Northwest Como Recreation Center, 1550 N. Hamline Ave., on Friday, July 29. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and include a jump castle, climbing tower, a free outdoor showing of the movie Zootopia, concessions and more. To reserve your camping spot, call 651-298-5813.
Como Fest will conclude with the ComoFest Music Festival Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, at the Underground Music Café, 1579 N. Hamline Ave. The café’s indoor stage and parking lot will host live music, presentations, a local talent show, beer, crafts and more. The festival will be held 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Find out more about by emailing Dan Ratte at email@example.com.
If you want to volunteer at any of these activities, contact the person listed with each event.