Parktacular 2012 kicked off on Thursday and will really get rolling on Saturday. To help you make the most out of all the fun, here is a last-minute Parktacular guide (you may also want to check out this list of the best of what's new, as well as our Q&A with Parktacular President Joan Fenton):
New Time, Place for Block Party
Keep in mind that the Rock the Block Block Party has moved up to Friday this year. It will also be at the Shops at West End this year (it was at Village Green last year). Fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Boogie Wonderland performing.
Parade is Saturday at Noon
The annual Grand Day Parade will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The parade will start at 40th Street and Joppa Avenue, and end at the St. Louis Park Rec Center. Pay careful attention for a few of us Patch folks in bright green T-shirts. We will be tossing out candy! Here is the full parade route.
Unfortunately, rain is in the forecast this weekend. On Saturday, there is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Full forecast here. Might want to pack an umbrella just in case.