Monday, July 16, 2012
Thomas Beach was host to the Aquatennial's Beach Bash on Sunday
There wasn't much of a beach left at Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach Sunday afternoon, as sand-castle builders and milk carton boat racers took over for the 2012 Aquatennial's Star-Tribune Beach Bash. Were you at the Beach Bash? Share your photos here!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The city's premier party, celebrating itself, starts this weekend.
The Minneapolis Aquatennial starts this week. Of course, no-one will want to miss the usual fireworks on July 21 and the torchlight parade on July 18. But don't forget to check out these Aquatennial events going on right in Southwest Minneapolis: The 10 Best Days of the Bakken This Linden Hills museum is celebrating the Aquatennial with 10 straight days of unique events and exhibits on everything from food science to green energy art. The Star Tribune Beach Bash On Sunday, July 15, Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach will be jam-packed with events: Are you going to any of these events? Share your pictures and video with other Patch readers in the Pics & Clips gallery!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The lake's Thomas Beach was the scene of several alcohol violations last week.
Minneapolis may be a beer town, both the birthplace of brands like Grain Belt and new microbreweries popping up like crocuses in spring. Don't let that fool you into thinking beer is ok everywhere, though. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board frowns deeper than a Puritan of old on people bringing beer and other "intoxicating beverages" into its parks. Ordinance PB2-17 didn't stop five groups of beachgoers at Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach from BYOBing last week, including a group of 19-year olds nabbed by Minneapolis Police Department officers on June 21. In another case, red plastic cups and a cooler to hide the Mich Golden bottles weren't enough to keep a pair on June 23 from being caught by officers. The Park Board ordinance …