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!


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.


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)


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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2015 Osseo Vintage Car Show and Craft Fair – May 16

The annual Osseo Vintage Foreign Car Show Spring Kickoff event for the InterMarque Vintage Foreign Motorcars series is back in Osseo for 2015! On Saturday, May 16, nearly 40 local vintage foreign car clubs will ascend on downtown Osseo to showcase their unique and one-of-a-kind vehicles. InterMarque is an association of 40 vintage foreign car clubs in the Upper Midwest, most of which are located in the Twin Cities area.

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The Osseo event is InterMarque’s Spring Kickoff, opening the car club touring season. The show is limited to vehicles that qualify for the classic status under Minnesota Law, which is any vehicle that is twenty years old or more. There will also be a Modern Classics area as well just like in previous years. All of the car owners will be on hand to talk shop and answer any questions visitors have about their cars.


Some of the makes you’ll be able to check out include Austin-Healey, BMW, Citroen, Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Triumph, and many more. As we have had in the past, this event also includes a Craft and Vendor Fair located in Boerboom Park (directly across the street from City Hall). The craft fair will bring in over 30 local vendors showcasing a wide range of items. This portion of the event gets bigger and better each year, so be sure to swing by the Park and check it out! The Osseo Lions will also be on hand with their food cart selling treats and refreshments.


This is a FREE event for Osseo residents and visitors and Central Avenue will be closed from 1st Street to 6th Street. The event begins at 10:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Residents and visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food shelves (C.R.O.S.S. Food Shelf). You can drop off food donation items at City Hall (right next to the event registration tent). City officials also urge residents and visitors to take the opportunity to patron our great local businesses.


Come rain or shine! This is a great fun-for-all-ages event, so we encourage you to bring the whole family to downtown Osseo. We hope to see many of you in downtown Osseo this Saturday, May 16!



Riley Grams, Assistant City Administrator, City of Osseo

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Osseo Fire Department Centennial Celebration – June 20

The Osseo Fire Department has a long and storied history here in Osseo, battling fires and saving lives. And this year marks the 100th year that the Department has been in operation. From the early days of the Fire Department, using the first Osseo Fire Truck (a 1929 REO Speedwagon, similar to the picture below) to today and the modern technology used to battle flames and respond to medical calls, this group of fearless individuals have given everything they have to the City and its residents.


On Saturday, June 20, 2015, the Osseo Fire Department will celebrate its centennial with a big party located at the Osseo Fire Station (415 Central Ave, Osseo). The local street will be closed to allow party goers a chance to see some historical Fire Department items, including one of the original fire trucks as well as the brand new modern fire response vehicles. Food, games and a band will also be on hand to help the Fire Department celebrate in style! Be sure to come out and thank your local firefighters for their service, and don’t forget to bring the kids so they can take a full tour of the station and the emergency response vehicles.


In the early days, the Osseo Fire Department responded to a much larger area encompassing the northwest Twin Cities metro area. Cities include Corcoran, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, Dayton, and of course Osseo. Regardless of the weather or temperature, these firefighters braved it all in order to help the community. Records of each and every call were kept meticulously, handwritten with pen and paper, including the date, time, type of call, and who responded.


Now, the Fire Department conducts many educational and outreach events throughout the year. The Department also helps with many City sponsored events, including the March 28 Kids Easter Egg Hunt, the September 11-12 Osseo Lions Roar Days, and the December 4-6 Osseo Minidazzle celebration.


You can learn more about the Osseo Fire Department Centennial celebration on the Department website or by watch this recent Channel 12 News clip. Stay tuned to the Osseo City website for more details as we get closer to the big party on June 20!




Riley Grams, Osseo Assistant City Administrator

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