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Slice of Shoreview Community Festival
July 24, 2021 @ 7:50 am - 10:00 pm
The Slice of Shoreview is an annual festival held to celebrate life in Shoreview, Minnesota. The “Slice”, as it has come to be known, takes place over the last weekend of July and incorporates a wide variety of family-oriented activities including a carnival, parade, art and craft fair, food vendors, various displays and demonstrations, talent show, lots of entertainment and, of course fireworks. Since the late 1990s, it has taken place at Island Lake County Park at the intersection of Interstate 694 and Victoria Street in Shoreview.
The Slice of Shoreview, named to suggest the “Taste of Minnesota”, began in 1989 as a one-day festival held in conjunction with the Turtle Man Triathlon at Turtle Lake County Park in Shoreview. It was intended to reflect a “slice” of the community. As luck would have it, that first Slice took place in a torrential downpour.
The next year, the event was moved to commemorate the new City Hall and Community Center and was primarily a city-run, one-day event featuring food and games. Local civic groups started appearing at the event in 1991 when the Shoreview Historical Society organized a historical bus tour with Dick Wedell and Sandy Martin acting as tour guides.