Every other September, the Seward neighborhood celebrates a much anticipated festival at Matthews Park known as King’s Fair. This eclectic family-friendly event features costume parade, artwork by our creative community, interesting history about our neighborhood, and plenty of fun activities organized by our local businesses and neighbors.
This year’s King’s Fair will be on September 16 in Matthews Park.
THEME:Everyone is welcome here
Events and Activities for 2017
Matthews Park Play Area Grand Opening Noon
Balloons by A Touch of Magic 12 – 4PM Dog Costume parade and contest (12:50-1:05)
The Baron of Bubble (2 – 4:30PM) Big River Yoga 2:45 – 3:05pm
Petting Zoo (2 – 5pm)
All DAY ACTIVITIES Strong Man contest Moon Walk Bungie game for older kids
Face Painting ArtiCulture
City of Minneapolis drinking fountains
Baron of Bubble
BANDS and ENTERTAINMENT The Jim Chenoweth Trio 12pm-12:40pm
Jazz standards, reworked classics from the ’60s, and some original compositions. Rich LewisBand 1:00pm-1:45pm
The Rich Lewis Band plays a soulful mix of R&B, New Orleans and Motown. This blend of musical styles creates an infectious sound that makes you want to stomp your feet or shed a tear. The Coxmen 2:00 -2:45
“Old Fashioned Rural Hip Hop and Rock” It’s a mix of classic rock (50’s- 90’s)) and country, modern rock and country, with bluegrass, hip hop, and other genres all thrown in – almost all cover tunes, but each with their own unique flavor. https://sites.google.com/site/thecoxmenmusic/ Facebook.com/Thecoxmen
The Perfect Phitts 3:00 – 3:50
The Perfect Phitts, an acoustic trio exploring Classic and original Swing, Blues and Jazz. Gary Powell on slide guitar and vocals. Billy Smith on Harmonica and vocals and special guest Frank Boyle rhythm guitar vocals and original.
This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair’s large display of farm equipment. Their original style blends American folk with unexpected touches of ska, klezmer, celtic and a bit of rock & roll. If you look up “diverse” in the dictionary, it says “see Machinery Hill.” Catchy original songs with well-crafted lyrics are showcased along with striking interpretations of traditional tunes. They have performed along with such diverse acts as Beausoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Frente, Phish, Black 47, Brave Combo, Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black and Queen Ida; and have headlined at The Great River Folk Festival, among others.