Golden Valley’s Golden Birthday
On Sept. 15, Golden Valley will be celebrating its 15th Annual Arts and Music Festival.
If you’re a fan of art, music, food trucks, parades, or just a good time, Golden Valley will be the place for you on Sept. 15. With activities for all ages, the Golden Valley Arts and Musical Festival is the perfect spot to take the family for some fun and games.
“For kids and adults, we have a parade that kicks off at 9 a.m. with people lining the parade route as early as 8 a.m.! There’s also a kids’ area, including a bouncy house, kids’ games and crafting, antique kids ‘vehicles’, and kid-oriented music,” says Dean Penk, Golden Valley Community Foundation Board chair.
Penk says there will also be food trucks, crafts, an “under the water tower” game area, live music, a caricature artist, and a 3D chalk art exhibition, which is great for people of all ages. Specifically for adults, there is a wide variety of food, wine, and beer, a raffle for a day and night on the town including a chauffeured limo, as well as other music, crafts, and art for sale.
“This year, the Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival will include art vendors with art for sale, music all day long, a community parade, community organization fair, a chalk art demonstration/participation experience, food trucks and beer/wine for sale, and kids’ games/family art activities. We’ll also be hosting a special ‘Mayors vs. Kids’ chess challenge with Golden Valley and Hopkins,” says GVCF member Luke Weisberg.
Weisberg says any earnings and donations that exceed the costs for the festival support the GVCF’s charitable work in Golden Valley.
Penk says the Golden Valley Arts and Music Festival is a great opportunity for people in the community to learn more about the service that GVCF does, which helps bring the community together.
“We hope that everyone from Golden Valley comes out to have a summer casual outing day and are very happy that others outside our geographic city come to take part in all we do, hopefully seeing Golden Valley as an open, welcoming community that is great to shop in, visit, or live in,” Penk says.