Mission Statement and Goals
Structure and Funding
HPDL hosts two long running and well established events, Picnic in the Park and Frost Fest, that are held for families in our neighborhood and surrounding communities. These have been held traditionally at Pearl Park in partnership with the MPRB, in July and January, respectively. Each includes food, games, and fun activities for kids, with a seasonal emphasis on embracing the Minnesota climate. Picnic in the Park also includes live music and offers an opportunity for local businesses and other non-profits to set up tables and interact with our community.
In an effort to engage with other areas of the population, the Brew N Stew event was born in 2017. Chicago Ave is an art corridor and through that discovery this art festival took shape. At our inaugural event, 60+ artists sold their artwork along Chicago Ave while a wide spectrum of local bands played music of all kinds on stage nearby. Local beer was sold and food trucks participated in a stew competition judged by the event-goers. This was a huge undertaking by the HPDL board and took over 10 months to plan and execute. We had great response from the community who attended and volunteered for the event in 2017, planning is already underway for a 2018 event and we hope to make this an annual tradition.