Charanga Tropical, Music in the Park, Hastings Levee Park

The Latin band Charanga Tropical performed as part of the City of Hastings' Music in the Park series at Levee Park. 

The city of Hastings announced its summer programs at Levee Park. A variety of events are planned for people of all ages, including outdoor movies, performances and music, as well as biking and StoryWalks along the Mississippi Riverfront. 

All events are free and will take place at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park and along the Hastings RiverWalk.

Summer kick-off

Tuesday, June 7, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Kick-off summer with live music, Bollywood dance, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, caricature artist, balloon artist and more.  

Make Music Day

Tuesday, June 21

Musicians will perform throughout Hastings’ parks. Enjoy a variety of live music from local talent. 

Party in the Park

Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with a live animal show, Cyr wheel acrobatics, HebbaJebba rock and roll band, activity booths, inflatables and food trucks.  

Movies in the Park

Watch a family friendly movie on a 16-foot outdoor screen. Arrive an hour early for free activities. Sponsored by Ardent Mills.

Cost: non-perishable food donation for Hastings Family Service.

Friday, June 24, activities at 8 p.m., "Encanto" at 9 p.m.

Friday, July 8, activities at 8 p.m., "Jungle Cruise" at 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 12, activities at 7:30 p.m., "Onward" at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16, activities at 6:30 p.m., "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" at 7:30 p.m. 

Music in the Park

Experience a variety of bands along the Mississippi riverfront. Concerts are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Supported by The Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. 

Thursday, June 9, Divas through the Decades, pop tribute, 40s to today

Thursday, June 16, The Lonesome Losers, yacht rock tribute, 70s and 80s

Thursday, June 23, The Southern Express Band, southern rock tribute

Thursday, June 30, Sawyers Dream, Americana, pop and soul

Thursday, July 7, The Bored, rock and roll

Thursday, July 21, Nick Fox & The Metro Gnomes, rock

Thursday, July 28, Bok Choy, jazz, funk and pop

Thursday, Aug. 4, Sumo Seven, funk, blues and soul

Thursday, Aug. 11, Top Shelf, country, rock and pop, 90s to today

Thursday, Aug. 18, Tropical Zone Orchestra, Latin fusion

Thursday, Aug. 25, Minneapolis Commodores, a cappella swing

Thursday, Sept. 1, Duelly Noted, Top Hits, 60s to today

Performances in the Park

Enjoy a variety of performances including magic, dance and theater. Sponsored by Smead Manufacturing Company.

Tuesday, June 28, 6 to 7 p.m., Comic Magician and Illusionist

Tuesday, July 26, 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wild Goose Chase Cloggers

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 to 6:45 p.m., CAAM Chinese Dance Theater

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., Collide Theatrical Dance

Storytime in the Park

Listen to big book stories, play games and sing songs. Each story time has a different theme. Recommend for ages 10 and under. In partnership with Pleasant Hill Library.

Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., theme: rhymes

Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., theme: animals

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., theme: dinos

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., theme: transportation 

Bike with a Ranger

Ride the 1 mile loop guided by a park ranger. Learn history and wildlife fun facts. Bring your bicycle and helmet. The event is recommended for teens and adults. Registration required. Register online or call 651-480-6182.

Saturday, July 9, 9 to 11 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 to 11 a.m.

Rec, art and police

Recreation and police staff will visit different parks and offer fun activities and treats. For a list of other parks and dates, visit the city of Hastings Facebook events section. 

Supported by SC toys, Country Financial and Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council.

Wednesday, June 22, 1 to 2 p.m.


A StoryWalk is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and reading. Large staked signs with book pages are installed along the trail from Levee Park to Jaycee Park. Start and end at either park for a self-guided experience. A partnership with Pleasant Hill Library. Recommended for families with children 10 and under. 

Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25

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