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Heritage Days presale tickets available, pub crawl nets $2K

In just over three weeks, Broadway Avenue in St. Paul Park will be packed with area residents taking in the annual Heritage Days festival, and presale carnival tickets are now available.

The three-day celebration, which includes live music, mud volleyball, grand parade and more, opens with a carnival. Now through Thursday, Aug. 14, attendees can purchase a pack of five presale ride tickets for $10. Each ride costs one ticket.

Beginning Aug. 15, ticket prices will be five for $15.

Heritage Days takes place Aug. 15-17 on Broadway Avenue.

Presale tickets can be purchased at City Hall and a number of St. Paul Park businesses: American Legion, 328 Broadway Ave.; Anchor Bank, 1030 Hastings Ave.; Broadway Bar & Grill, 244 Broadway Ave.; Carbone’s Pizzeria, 301 Broadway Ave.; Franke’s Bar, 304 Broadway Ave.; Hairitage Beauty Salon, 465 Broadway Ave.; Park Cafe, 335 Broadway Ave.; and Park Place Sports Bar, 200 Broadway Ave.

Pub crawl a success

New to the Heritage Days line-up this year was a pre-festivities pub crawl along Broadway Avenue Saturday.

Preliminary numbers shared at Monday’s Heritage Days Festival Committee meeting show the event tallied just over $2,000.

Crawlers made their way up the city’s main thoroughfare stopping at four bars — American Legion, Broadway Bar & Grill, Franke’s Bar and Park Place Sports Bar. Participants also bid on silent and live auctions at each stop.

The committee discussed changes for next year, which included a more efficient ticketing system for the auctions.

Mayor Keith Franke said some pub crawlers were confused about whether or not they had to be in a specific time when the winning bids were announced. And at each stop, a few event-goers forgot to get tickets.

“I think this was an employee-to-employer miscommunication,” he said. “But I think we’ll make a few tweaks and try it again next year.”

All proceeds from the auctions will be put toward funding the Heritage Days festival.

For more information about Heritage Days, visit the city of St. Paul Park’s website,