Editorial: Get out and explore FarmingtonIt’s going to be a busy weekend in Farmington, and it’s starting early. Depending on when you get this particular issue of the Independent, it may already be going on.
It’s going to be a busy weekend in Farmington, and it’s starting early. Depending on when you get this particular issue of the Independent, it may already be going on.
Thursday night will be busier than usual, for a start. There will be the usual third-Thursday Ladies Night activities going on, primarily in the downtown area, with businesses offering discounts and special deals. The event has established itself over the past several months as a popular stop for Farmington shoppers.
That’s not all that’s going on, though. If you get tired of shopping you can head over to Tamarack Ridge Center, which will hold its second annual summer block party, complete with a climbing wall for kids and free root beer floats for anyone who brings in a food shelf donation. There will be other activities going on there as well, but we only have so much space to tell you about them.
Things get even bigger Saturday, when the Farmington Business Association will hold the next in its series of summer block parties. Organizers expect to have more than 200 classic cars on display, and there will be music, both live and recorded. Downtown stores will offer specials again, and the whole thing will be a nice excuse to get out of the house and explore downtown Farmington on one of our increasingly precious summer days.
And if it’s hot? Don’t worry. There will be plenty of water stations and a giant fan with mister to help you cool off.
This is a great time of year in Farmington. We’ve still got fond memories of Dew Days, we’ve got block parties left and right and the Dakota County Fair is right around the corner. There is no shortage of activities to keep residents busy, and we can’t wait to check them all out.