Linden Hills Festival gearing up for its thirty-fourth year

The first Saturday Linden Hills Festival in recent memory is set for May 16 at the intersection of 43rd Street and Upton Avenue.  

The 34-year-old festival, which has traditionally been on Sundays, will be a zero-waste event, meaning everything produced at the festival must be recyclable or compostable. Restrictions do not apply to items that are taken home.

The festival will have a plethora of events to keep patrons occupied during the day. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. there will be a neighborhood garage sale that people can register to take part in. Registration costs $10 and the deadline is May 8. Event organizers will take care of advertising for the garage sale by making signs and placing ads in newspapers.

There will also be an art fair and marketplace from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. People of all ages can display their artistic talents and sell products. Booth and display space costs $50 and table rental costs $20. Non-profit organizations and children age 12 and under can get free space, said Jim Fisher, coordinator of the art fair and marketplace.

Fisher said someone could register for a spot up to a few days before the festival. He added there is still free space available for non-profits and children.

The festival will also feature a bike parade and silent auction. The parade will take place sometime after 11:30 a.m. and results for the silent auction will be announced after 5 p.m. The festival begins roughly around 9 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m.

Visit the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council’s website for more information.