This Weekend: Sky Fest & Kite Festival at Fort Stevenson State Park

If you’re looking to get outside and have a little fun, a 45-minute drive to Garrison and Fort Stevenson State Park might be just what you need. If you go, take your kite and your camera — because both will come in handy at this weekend’s annual Sky Fest.

For those new to the area, here’s what you need to know:

  • Garrison is a 45-minute drive, 37 miles south, then 6 miles West. Fort Stevenson State Park is another 3 miles South of Garrison.
  • Park Admission is $5 per vehicle.
  • Garrison has several good places to eat including the Totten Trail (Pizza, Burgers), The Ye Old Malt Shop (Breakfast, Burgers, Ice Cream & Homemade Treats), and The Stoney End (Steaks & Burgers)
  • Take your mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and be prepared to check for ticks if you venture into the tall grass. Ticks generally stay active into early July, so be prepared.
  • Check out the Fort Stevenson Marina Store for treats while you’re at the park.
  • Don’t forget to tour the collections in the Guard House & Interpretive Center.
  • Monday is Military Service appreciation day – Free admission for Military personnel.
  • Lake Sakakawea is still pretty cold for outright swimming, but the weather looks warm enough for some near shore water fun.

Josh Wolsky

Editor and Publisher of TheMinotVoice, Developer of the #ForMinot Network,  Co-Host of #GoodTalk Minot, Advocate and Friend of the Souris River, Former City Alderman, and clearly -- all things #MakeMinot. Go ahead, don't wait for permission!

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