Celebrating Progressive Values at the Peoples Park

June 21 - 23, 2013

It’s not too early to begin your summer plans by getting Midsummer marked on your calendar and by recruiting friends and family to join us for another great year at Mesaba Park. As a worker owned park, the success of Midsummer is relative to the level of member and volunteer participation and the planning committee is encouraging folks to sign up early to help ensure a relaxed, enjoyable time with good friends. Terrence Smith, Rich Sill and Dean Talbott are serving as the planning committee and are seeking input from Park members for any and all ideas for this year’s festival.

Arts Camp will be happening the week prior to Midsummer and the artists will be providing music, puppets and dancing during festival. An open stage is planned to highlight member talent in the form of music, poetry, comedy, mime, etc. Duluth based electric folk duo Snobarn are booked to play Saturday night. Colleen Betts, master caterer, is planning a healthy, traditional meal for Saturday dinner and there will be a Friday night Barbeque and meals provided throughout the weekend. The Annual membership meeting will take place on Sunday afternoon. In addition to committee reports and election of board members, we will be voting on changing the bylaws of the park to to replace the now defunct Board of Trustees. A pre-festival work bee is planned for the weeks prior to Midsummer. Check the 2013 Events Calendar for more details.

The midsummer planning committee can be contacted by emailing Dean Talbott at dtalbott at charter.net

Volunteer duties include (but not limited to): Meal helpers, food prep and clean-up (Friday dinner thru Sunday lunch); Front gate – selling tickets, greeting members and guests (Friday afternoon thru Saturday evening); Tyomies – t-shirt sales, meal tickets, etc.; Childcare, Park Manager helper/assistant; Bathroom attendant(s); Social Hour Coordinator; Pre-festival preparation; clean-up; Sunday afternoon clean-up (1 – 4 PM).

83rd Anniversary Midsummer Festival
June 22 – 24, 2012

“Cooperation As A Social Value”

Join us for our 83rd annual Midsummer Festival, a weekend
celebration featuring three great bands, speakers, workshops,
vendors, excellent food, dancing, yoga, a midnight bonfire and fun!

Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. “The Cactus Blossoms”
Voted “Best Country Band” by City Pages in 2012, this alt country
Mpls. based band features pristine vocal harmonies with guitar,
fiddle, upright bass, pedal steel guitar and dobro.

Saturday June 23 1:00 p.m. Speakers Panel
“Cooperation As A Social Value”

Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. “Conga Boys”
This duo includes lead singer Derrell Syria from “Conga Se Menne”
and Cliff Porter playing a Finnish Regae beat great for dancing!

Saturday, June 23, 9:00 p.m. “Mesaba Park Band”
Playing and calling dance tunes for all ages

Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. Mesaba Park annual member meeting
Noon: Mojakka Lunch

Admission for the weekend: $15
Children under 12 admitted free.
(Meals, childcare, and t-shirts available at additional cost.)

Come enjoy the Park, speakers, music, and good company.
Tervetuloa! Welcome!



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