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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Lighthouse Night and Torchlight Concert Set for Aug. 13

Edina, Minn., July 28, 2023 – The annual Lighthouse Night featuring throwback entertainment from the early 1900s begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Centennial Lakes Park.

Visitors to the park, 7499 France Ave. S., will be entertained by a sleight-of-hand magician, Italian organ grinder, mechanical man and a Wurlitzer band organ. They’ll be able to see Model T Fords and penny-farthings – late 19th-century bicycles with a giant front wheel. The event includes some throwback prices as well: 25-cent ice cream cones and 5-cent balloons.

New this year is a barbershop quartet to entertain people. 

Throughout the evening, members of the Edina Model Yacht Club will run their remote-controlled boats on the park’s waters.

Fife & Drums perform at 7:45 p.m., leading up to the Torchlight Concert starting at 8:30 p.m. The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band, which coordinates Lighthouse Night, performs the concert. The night concludes with a fireworks finale to accompany “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Admission to Lighthouse Night and the Torchlight Concert are free, and all ages are welcome. Plenty of free parking is available.

For more information, contact Centennial Lakes Park at 952-833-9580. 

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