Autumn Daze Festival at St Helena starts tonight!

3rd Weekend of September every year

Autumn Daze Festival at the Church of St Helena – South Minneapolis
“Celebrating 28 Years of Fun, Food, and Friendship!” – Check out their Page on Facebook.

The fun is back again this year neighbors!
“Food, rides, live and silent auction, games of skill, children’s games, raffle, fireworks, cash and quilt bingo, (50 quilts), live music, and more…”

Stop down to the Church of St Helena at 3204 E 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

It all starts tonight Friday 9/16 at 5pm with a Fish Fry under the Big Tent and goes until 10pm with Fireworks to cap the night.

Saturday is busy with an 8:30am Start for the Autumn Daze 5K. More details click here.

Followed by the much-anticipated Parade at 10am…kids get your buckets ready to fill with candy, Halloween comes early this year!
*** The best place to watch is anywhere along Nokomis Ave between 44th St and 50th St.

Check out this great video shot by Steven Clift of a past year’s event on YouTube.

Full Schedule of events:

Friday Schedule:
5 p.m. Fish Fry under Big Tent
6 – 10 p.m., Carnival rides, Pumpkin Patch, Booths, Food (in school), Games of Skill and Chance (under tent) and More!
7 – 8 p.m. Cash Bingo
7 – 10 p.m. “The Pearl Brothers” band plays
8 p.m. Quilt Bingo
9 p.m. $500 (Guaranteed) Cover-all Jackpot Bingo
9:30 p.m. $500 (Guaranteed) Cover-all Jackpot Bingo
10 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday Schedule:
8:30 a.m. 5K Run:
9:30 a.m. Freshly baked Caramel Rolls & Coffee
10 a.m. Parade!
10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Children’s Games, Country Store, Toy Shoppe, Crafts, Games of Skill, Food, Pumpkin Patch Game and More!
11 a.m. Parade Awards & Ronald McDonald
11:30 – 12 Noon The Assumption Mariachis
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Kip Overbo, kids songs
1 p.m. Quilt Bingo (10 Quilts as Prizes)
1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. Michelle Traxler Crusader Band
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Lex/Ham Community Band
4 p.m. Mass, St. Helena Church
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Peter Sappanos Band
5:30 p.m. Quilt Bingo (10 Quilts as Prizes)
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cash Bingo
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The MagnifiCATS
8 p.m. Quilt Bingo (10 Quilts as Prizes)
9 p.m. $500 Cover-all Jackpot Bingo
9:30 p.m. $500 Cover-all Jackpot Bingo

Sunday Schedule:
8:30 & 10 a.m. Mass in St. Helena
9:30 a.m. Fresh Caramel Rolls & Coffee
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rides, Children’s Games, Country Store, Toy Shoppe, Crafts, Games of Skill, Food and More!
12 noon: Vikings Game on Wide-Screen TVs
1:30 p.m. Quilt Bingo (10 Quilts as Prizes)
2:45 p.m. Silent Auction closes
3 p.m. Bidding closes on Gift Baskets
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Peter Sappanos Band
3 p.m. $500 Cover-all Jackpot Bingo
3:15 p.m. Live Auction in Cafeteria
5 p.m. Drawings for all prizes

About Nokomis Nick

I am a Nokomis Neighborhood Booster! Live Here! Work Here! Love Nokomis! Live Here! I grew up in South Minneapolis & the Nokomis neighborhood a block from Minnehaha Creek & about 4 blocks from Minnehaha Falls Park. I returned after college & purchased my first home near Keewaydin Elem & now live with my wife on Minnehaha Pkwy only a 1/2 mile from where I grew up & a block from the Creek. Work Here! REALTOR®, GRI, SFR, Counselor, "Nokomis Neighborhood Expert" with Coldwell Banker Burnet I work as a full-time Realtor in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota, helping people Buy and Sell Homes. Specializing in South Minneapolis, especially the Nokomis neighborhoods, in working with Sellers Partnering with other Trusted Coldwell Banker Burnet Realtors to help Sellers in the rest of the Twin Cities market so that each of my clients gets a Neighborhood Expert advising them. In assisting Buyers and helping them to purchase a home, I travel & have helped clients buy all over the Twin Cities. Love Nokomis! Ever since I was a kid, I have enjoyed living here & taking advantage of all the area has to offer from the trails & lakes to the local businesses which give Nokomis a "small-town" feel within the big city. Nokomis Village is our little “Main Street” with everything you need within a few blocks. Just another reason to love Nokomis! Personal Interests: Running, home improvement projects, home construction, architecture, design, fitness, camping, cycling, hiking, canoeing, music, concerts, hanging out with friends, yoga, traveling around the US, traveling throughout the world. Work Honors & Awards: #1 Sales Agent & #2 Listing Agent in the Minneapolis South Office of Coldwell Banker Burnet - (2009) Coldwell Banker Burnet Diamond Society every year since starting in Real Estate in 2002 Voted 2010 "Super Agent" by Mpls/St. Paul & Twin Cities Business Magazines Featured as a "Real Estate Expert" on DIY Network's "Sweat Equity" TV show Community Volunteer Activities: Minnehaha Food Shelf Habitat for Humanity Trees for Toys benefiting Toys for Tots
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