39th Annual Osseo Lions Roar Festival – Sept 11-12

This year marks the 39th annual Osseo Lions Roar Festival (September 11 and 12) in downtown Osseo! This is an all ages, family friendly event put on by the local Osseo Lions Club to celebrate the City of Osseo held each year during the first weekend after Labor Day. The Osseo Lions have been active in the community for over 70 years, and take great pride in serving the community in which they live and work. The Lions Roar Festival is a time to bring the community together, let your hair down, and have some good old fashioned fun!

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August 22 is Football Day in Osseo

The cool crisp air is starting to arrive, ushering in fall and the high school football season. This year, the Osseo High School Football Team is scheduled to play in a rare Saturday day game at Osseo Field. The opponent? None other than rival Maple Grove Crimson!

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2015 Farmers Market in Downtown Osseo

Another sure sign of summer is the opening of metro area farmers markets here in the Twin Cities. This week, Osseo’s farmers market kicks off for the 2015 summer season! The market is located just north of Boerboom Park in downtown Osseo, on 5th Street NE. This is a very convenient location, kitty corner from City Hall and right next to all the great events that take place in the park.

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Osseo Movies & Music in the Park Series

Now that summer has officially begun, the Osseo Movies & Music in the Park series ramps up this week! One of the most popular local attractions for Osseo residents and visitors, the Movies & Music in the Park series exemplifies why it’s great to live, work and play in a small town like Osseo. The Movies and Music in the Park series runs on Tuesday evenings, beginning June 23 and is completely FREE!

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The Series makes use of beautiful Boerboom Park in downtown Osseo, allowing patrons a great space to spread out, relax, and enjoy a wonderful concert or movie during the long summer evenings. The 2015 Series brings back some of your favorite local bands, many who have been playing in Osseo for years, as well as some new and exciting movies geared towards young children and teens.

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All concerts will be held in the bandshell located in Boerboom Park and begin at 7:00 PM. The movies begin at 8:30 PM and are shown on a giant inflatable screen with a projector. These are very popular events, so be sure to get there early to get the best viewing spot. Please bring your own lawn or camp chairs or a blanket to spread out on the grass. There will be vendors on hand selling treats and beverages from time to time, so make sure to bring a few bucks to support these local vendors.

Here is the 2015 Osseo Movies and Music in the Park Series calendar:

June 23 – Concert: Teddy Bear Band (7:00)

July 7 – Event: Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile (7:00)

July 14 – Concert: Classic Big Band (7:00)

July 21 – Concert: Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble (7:00)

July 28 – Movie: Planes Fire & Rescue (8:30)

Aug 4 – Movie: 100 Foot Journey (8:30)

Aug 11 – Movie: Saving Mr. Banks (8:30)

Aug 18 – Movie: Paddington (8:30)

Aug 25 – Movie: Big Hero 6 (8:30)

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These are great family friendly events! We hope to see you out on Tuesday nights here in downtown Osseo. As always, be sure to check out the What’s New section of the City website for all the updated information on these great events and move.

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Riley Grams, Assistant City Administrator, City of Osseo

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