Hastings, Minnesota Things to Do: Events, food, specials and community highlight
HASTINGS Community Events
Join the inaugural Eagle Watch Bike Tour, a family-friendly bike event on the Point Douglas Trail! The Point Douglas Trail is a unique biking trail along the Mississippi River that connects Hastings, MN and Prescott, WI. Enjoy biking this 3.5 mile trail, spotting eagles and exploring two historic downtowns on Saturday, May 8!
Eagle Watch Bike Tour Shirts can be purchased now through May 10th on the Nine Eagles promotions website at https://eaglewatch2021.itemorder.com/ Choose from a variety of colors and sizes and choose to have your shirt(s) shipped to you or pick up in their store. Questions? Contact Nine Eagles Promotions in Hastings at (651) 437-5077
This event is hosted by The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & The Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Carpenter Nature Center, The City of Hastings and Great River Road Visitors and Learning Center at Freedom Park.
Commemorative pavers at the Rotary Pavilion available! Leave your legacy or honor the memories of loved ones while contributing to the sustainability and long-term maintenance of the wonderful Rotary Pavilion venue and adjacent features. The city adopted a program in 2017 to honor requests for additional pavers at the site to be engraved with special messages. Requests require a minimum donation of $2,000 and must be made before May 31 each year. On-site engraving of messages occurs in early to mid-June.
Below are forms that must be filled out to accompany a donation. Forms are to be returned via email to Nick Egger, Public Works Director, at email@example.com.
Dakota County Public Health is now scheduling additional COVID-19 vaccine appointments based on state guidelines. For available appointment times, check our COVID-19 Vaccine page: https://bit.ly/38tIJJO. If you haven't yet received a vaccination for COVID-19, things are now much easier. Effective NOW - all Minnesotans 16 and older are eligible to get their shots!
ALSO... Dakota County Public Health is partnering with the Pleasant Hill Library to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only on Tuesday, May 4. If you or a loved one needs to be vaccinated, sign up for a vaccination appointment by visiting: https://phappt.co.dakota.mn.us/reg/0461405692
To learn where vaccinations are being given, more information is available here: https://bit.ly/3d8asBh
Show your Hastings pride! - Do you love Hastings? Want to support the Lewis House shelter? Check out our new line of Hastings Happenings merchandise! https://hastingshappenings.holcart.com/
The City of Hastings is hiring for a Full Time Public Works Operator. Join our growing community. Apply at www.hastingsmn.gov/employment.
HASTINGS HAPPENINGS thanks you for your support so far this year of Animal Ark ($320), Lewis House ($480) and the United Way of Hastings ($80). Let us know about other non-profits you would like us to support in 2021!
IN MAY... Hastings Happenings is collecting donations for the Alzheimer's Association. Please see our Facebook page to learn more and make a donation!
Live music and national Country music acts coming to Hastings on Sept. 11 - Enjoy live music on the Hastings riverfront this September when "Rivertown Live!" makes its triumphant return. All proceeds go to the United Heroes League organization. Great music for a great cause - and tickets are now on sale. Tell your friends to check out Hastings! Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/3s2ZrGQ
Hastings car shows are back! - The Hastings Downtown Business Association and the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau are planning for the return of the historic Hastings Car Shows this summer. Car shows will be held the THIRD SUNDAY of each month, May through September.
HASTINGS Parks and Recreation
The Hastings Family Aquatics Center will open this year and swimming lessons will resume! Online Swimming Lesson Registration is now underway. Register online at https://bit.ly/3mec2pr. The pool will open for the 2021 season on Sunday, June 6, 12-5 p.m. for a Family/Floatie Swim!
Swimming lessons at the Hastings YMCA are filling up fast! The Y offers a nationally recognized swimming curriculum for kids and adults alike to help participants to be comfortable and safe, both in and around water! Sign up today in a location near you - or learn more online here: https://bit.ly/2OhLpDp
Celebrate Arbor Day! Volunteer with the Hastings Parks and Recreation Department and plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day! Friday, May 14th, 1– 2:30 p.m. at C.P. Adams Park, Hastings. Call 651-480-6182 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Please bring work gloves and a pointed shovel or garden rake. Meet at the parking lot off 18th St. - City of Hastings
HASTINGS Restaurants and Bars
Here are links to our favorite Hastings restaurants and bars:
Lock and Dam Eatery: https://www.facebook.com/LockAndDamEatery
Fireside Social House: https://www.facebook.com/firesidesocialhouse
The Onion Grille: https://www.facebook.com/OnionGrille
Spiral Brewery: https://www.facebook.com/spiralbrewery
Me & Julio: https://www.facebook.com/meandjuliomn
The Busted Nut: https://www.facebook.com/The-Busted-Nut-Bar-Grill-249114935848
Hastings Public House: https://www.facebook.com/hastingspublichouse
2nd Street Depot Bar and Grill: https://bit.ly/3rQ8Wsx
Green Mill: https://www.facebook.com/greenmillhastings
Yuan's Buffet: https://www.facebook.com/Yuans-Buffet-488018867966361
Las Margaritas: https://www.facebook.com/lasmargaritashastings
El Mexican: https://bit.ly/3dvYZM0
Hastings American Legion: https://bit.ly/39CiX6p
Wiederholt's Supper Club: https://www.facebook.com/wiederholts
Spiral Pizza: https://bit.ly/3ueXyIs
Border Nutrition: https://www.facebook.com/bordernutrition
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