05/21/2012 (press release: Onsharp) // Alexandria, Minnesota, United States // Sara Stadtherr
Looking for a great place to spend your Memorial Day weekend? Look no further. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce presents Awake the Lakes, Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28. This weekend includes days filled with good food, music, and entertainment and is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Awake the Lakes starts on Thursday evening with “Music on the Courthouse Lawn” at 7 p.m., presented by the Red Willow Arts Coalition. Festivities continue early Friday morning with the “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast” at the Broadway Ballroom.
If you can’t make it to Alexandria earlier in the weekend, don’t fret. Saturday is jam-packed with activities for the whole family. Most activities on Saturday take place on 2nd Avenue by Big Ole Central Park so it is easy to take in many events. The day begins with a vintage car show, farmers market, free yoga class, and breakfast with Big Ole.
Kids may not go wild for the free yoga class, but there are plenty of kid-focused activities at the park including an extreme bicycle stunt show, petting zoo, pony rides, and“Blues for Kids” training for children ages 8-16. Adults, Saturday also hosts Rib Fest 2012, a motorcycle ride, beer garden, live music, fireworks, and racing at the Viking Speedway.
The weekend winds down with a 5/10k Fun Run will be held at Carlos Creek Winery on Sunday morning and a pancake feed on Monday morning. While exploring Alexandria, don’t forget to take advantage of the 375 lakes in the area for boating, swimming, water sports, and of course fishing. Families will certainly not run out of things to do at Awake the Lakes. If you haven’t made any plans for Memorial Day weekend, think Alexandria.
A Little about Alexandria
This hidden gem of west central Minnesota is only a tank of gas away. Hop on the I-94 expressway and begin your Minnesota vacation today. Our hotels provide one thing really well – hospitality in the heart of lakes country. Whether a weekend or a week long, whether loaded with family fun or laced up for romance, your easiest affordable vacation begins in Alexandria, Minnesota. Lure of the lake? We have that. Want to be really active? We have that. Need inspired shopping? We have that. Want someone else to do all the cooking? We have that. Need to connect with Mother Nature? We have that. Where else can you get all that you need for a great Minnesota vacation from sunrise to sunset? Nowhere else.
Alexandria is the place to go for a great getaway! Whether you’re more comfortable sunbathing at the lake, relaxing over a glass of wine, or browsing in a country boutique, you’ll feel at home in Alexandria. So make plans to visit us today. You’ll be warmed by hometown hospitality that’s been a tradition for more than a century. Alexandri-ahh. Relax. Refresh. Recharge. Repeat.
To find out more information about Alexandria and all it has to offer, visit: www.explorealex.com
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