- Starting Tuesday, July 1 and running through Wednesday, July 30, visit the Red Balloon Bookshop to Find Waldo--all along Grand Avenue.
Where’s Waldo? On Grand Ave, of course! Join Red Balloon for our second annual “Find Waldo Local” scavenger hunt! Look for him in 25 different local businesses on or near Grand Ave. Red Balloon has a “Find Waldo Local” passport for each participant, and they collect stamps at any of the participating businesses where Waldo is hiding. Lots of fun prizes. Join the big shindig–Where’s Waldo Celebration–on Wednesday, July 30, 6:00 pm.
- Starting Tuesday, July 1 and running through Thursday, July 31, visit Wild Rumpus to pick up a passport to Find Waldo in Minneapolis.
Get your passport stamped/signed for each Waldo you spot. The first 125 Waldo seekers to get stamps or signatures at eight or more sites can bring their passports back to Wild Rumpus to collect prizes. Fifteen or more stamps from area businesses enters you into a grand prize drawing: 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books, Waldo postcard books, and gift cards from Heartfelt, Hello Pizza, Pizzeria Lola, The Cheese Shop, Chatterbox Pub, and Wild Rumpus.
Whether you collect one stamp or all twenty, you’re invited to our huge Waldo Celebration on Thursday, July 31 at 6pm. Waldo himself, pizza from Hello Pizza, live music and tons of prizes will be raffled off to searchers who have found fifteen or more Waldos.
- “Crack the Secret Code” Challenge: July 5 – 21 Red Balloon BookshopAll are invited to come and celebrate reading with our “Crack the Secret Code” Challenge, inspired by Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath. This event is designed for readers entering K-2nd grade, but all ages are welcome to participate.
- Sparky the Sea Lion Show
July 4th 11:30 am, 3 pm (extra show added for the holiday)
- Heartfelt July Crafts: July 1-July 31
Drop in to see what you can do, get creative and bring home toys built and configured by your own hands.