Summer has finally arrived in Central Minnesota! Open up your windows, put on your favorite shorts, and dig out your sunglasses and take part in some fun events and activities in the Sartell Area.

Parks and Trails

There’s no shortage of natural beauty in Central Minnesota – especially in the Sartell community. The Mississippi and Watab rivers flow through the city, making our parks and trails some of the most beautiful in the area. Sartell has around 40 parks and greenways with around 48 miles of trails! In fact, there are 11 acres of park space per 1,000 Sartell residents! You could spend all summer walking, jogging, or biking around Sartell!

 

The Sartell Community Center

Hosting a birthday party or unique family gathering this summer? The Sartell Community Center is a great location! Choose from gyms or rooms to entertain your guests. You can fill out a rental application online.

Besides scheduled events, you can visit the Community Center during the open gym schedule for a fast-paced futsal game, pick-up game of basketball, or batting cage session. Check out the open gym schedule here.

If you’re looking for a structured basketball program, Pure Intensity Basketball is a community program for young aspiring stars in the area. Groups are separated into 4th through 6th grade and 7th through 9th grade boys, girls, and co-ed teams. Register by calling the Sartell Community Center front desk at 320-258-7331, or contact Daniel Makepeace at [email protected]

 

Sartell Farmers Market

Continuing a long Minnesota tradition, the Sartell Farmers Market – Market Monday – is open Mondays from 3 to 6 PM. Find locally grown produce, hand-crafted products – even occasional entertainment and special events! Located in the Coburns Marketplace parking lot on Pine Cone Road, email [email protected] for more information. View the full vendor list here or visit the event’s Facebook page here.

The Community Library

The community library at the Sartell Community Center offers tons of great activities for readers of all ages. Read by the fireplace, enjoy free Wi-Fi, or visit the Resource Center, which features thousands of gently used books with no checkout system! Simply choose a book and return it when you are done reading it. You can also donate your favorite stories for others to enjoy!

The City of Sartell was recently chosen for a 3-year pilot project with Great River Regional Library for the GRRL2GO locker system. Members make requests using their account, which are delivered each Tuesday. Users scan their library cards, enter their pin number, and receive their books. The program has been so successful, the library added an extra pickup day on Fridays!

The system is the first in the state of Minnesota. It features a user-friendly touchscreen interface to make the library system more tech-friendly. The library locker system will be open during the community center’s hours of operation. Visit griver.org with questions about GRRL programs or events, or call 320-650-2500.

 

Sartell Summerfest

Lastly, a community fan-favorite returns to Sartell this summer – Sartell Summerfest! On Saturday, June 9th, the festivities kick off with a parade at 10 AM traveling down Riverside Avenue. Afterward, visit Libertyville at the Sartell Community Center – a free family event provided by Liberty Bank. Enjoy hot dogs, games, prizes, music, and more from 12 – 3 PM.

Bring your bike (and helmet) and join the Sartell Police for a Bike Safety Rodeo from 1-3 PM. learn bike safety tips and get a free bike tune-up!

From 5 PM until 12:30 AM, kick up your heels at the Great River Bowl & Partners Pub street dance! Radio Nation will play at 5:30 PM and Diamondback will play at 8:30 – rain or shine!

The night ends with a bang – quite literally – with fireworks starting at 10 PM sponsored by Blue Line Sports Bar and Grill. Visit the event’s Facebook page here.

 

Four Points Development builds residential communities and commercial properties that promote growth in Central Minnesota. With so much to do, Sartell is a great place to live, work, and play during the summer. For more events, activities, and fun this season, follow the City of Sartell on Facebook or visit Sartellmn.com.