Weekend Fun: 5.5 - 5.8

Hey party animals! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming! Here are my recommendations for some fun this weekend: 

Thursday (5.5): It'll be 77 degrees in Minneapolis! Take a walk and smell the air. The lilacs and cherry blossoms are so fragrant right now and it won't last long. Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun is now open as well, and it will be a perfect day to sit by the lake and have a taco! 

Photo Source: Tin Fish

Photo Source: Tin Fish

Friday (5.6): The American Swedish Institute has started up its Cocktails at the Castle series again, this time with the theme of light and water. These events are fun, with lots of interactive activities -- a great date spot, if you ask me! Buy tickets in advance as they typically sell out. 

Photo source: Star Tribune

Photo source: Star Tribune

Saturday (5.7): There is a big Cinco de Mayo celebration in St. Paul to include a parade, live entertainment all day long, a low-rider car show and a jalapeño eating contest . Full schedule of events here. Check out their Facebook page for updates. 

Photo source: Flipkey

Photo source: Flipkey

Then head to Betty Danger's Country Club for their annual Kentucky Derbatante party to sip on a mint julep, take a loop around the ferris wheel and play some inflatable horse polo. It would be wise to buy tickets to this one in advance too.

Photo source: Jenna Rae

Photo source: Jenna Rae

Sunday (5.8): It's Mother's Day. Go have brunch with your mom or another leading lady in your life!

Photo source: Giphy

Photo source: Giphy