Weather Forecast


Have a blast at Family Fun Fest Feb. 17

Rosemount residents can have some free fun with the family at the city's annual Family Fun Fest. For the fifth year in a row, the Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department will offer the event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Rosemount Community Center.

Parks supervisor Lisa Maurer said this year's event will feature music by the Alpha Bits. The Alpha Bits consist of Sandy and Chris Hinding, who have been performing for kids for more than 10 years. The two like to engage their young audiences and get them up and moving.

The event will also include bounce houses and an inflatable obstacle course. There will be carnival games available and snow cones.

As in the past the ice arena will be open to families from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Maurer said people need to bring their own skates because rental is not available.

The event replaced an outdoor event. She said over the years the Family Fun Festival has grown in popularity. Last year the event drew nearly 400 people to the community center.

"It's a way we can get people to come out and play as a family," said Maurer.

Each child will receive a gift bag at the event. For more information call 651-322-6000.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
(651) 460-6606