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Concert-goers were treated to a beautiful evening and an awesome sunset along the Mississippi River at Levee Park. Alec Hamilton / Cannon Falls Beacon

Lake Byllesby Regional Park open house 

When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 3 – 7 p.m.

Where: Lake Byllesby Regional Park, Cannon Falls

The public is invited to see the recent master plan improvements to Lake Byllesby Regional Park.

Park staff will be onsite offering tours of the park and activities in the new nature-themed play area of Lake Byllesby Beach.

Visitors can enjoy a self-guided walk or bike ride along the new paved lakeside trail with interpretive spots out to Echo Point.

Food Trucks and live music takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.

Full Moon Hike

When: Monday, Sept. 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Where: Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center in Spring Lake Park Reserve

Cost: $5 per person

All ages are invited to explore Spring Lake Park by moonlight with a guided naturalist hike.


When: 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 through Tuesday, Sept. 27

Where: Levee Park and Jaycee Park

In partnership with Pleasant Hill Library, StoryWalk places large staked signs with book pages along the trail from Levee Park to Jaycee Park for families to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

Start and end at either park for a self-guided experience.

Live music from Thomas Estrem 

When: Thursday, Sept. 23, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Hastings Social Tavern

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Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at


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