Tap water stations at tonight’s parade will help spectators stay hydrated

Folks heading to the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade should bring refillable water bottles

Tonight’s Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade along Hennepin Avenue is taking place during one of the hottest days of the summer. To help everyone beat the heat, the City of Minneapolis will have drinking water stations along the parade route. Visitors are strongly advised to bring refillable water bottles so they can stay hydrated.

The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade runs 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Hennepin Avenue from the Basilica of St. Mary to Fifth Street. Prior to the parade, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K will take place on Hennepin Avenue, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Four water stations will be in place along the Hennepin Avenue parade route:


Minneapolis is the state’s largest producer of drinking water. We make around 55 million gallons of clean tap water every day that meets or surpasses federal and state guidelines for water safety. Unlike bottled water, which often costs more than gasoline, Minneapolis tap is a bargain at less than a penny a gallon. Plus, drinking Minneapolis tap water is a better choice for the environment because it creates less waste: no shipping or single-use plastic bottles are needed for folks to enjoy it.

Minneapolis tap water goes to thousands of homes and businesses throughout Minneapolis, Bloomington, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, Hilltop and the Morningside neighborhood of Edina. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport also gets Minneapolis tap water.

You can get more information on the quality and value of Minneapolis tap water at www.tapmpls.com.


The Official Civic Celebration of the City of Minneapolis offers outstanding entertainment and activities in the “City of Lakes” for all ages. It is managed and produced by the Minneapolis Downtown Council. The festival is sponsored by Target, CenterPoint Energy, U.S. Bank, Xcel Energy, Zeus Jones, Hennepin County Medical Center, Life Time Fitness, Fulton Beer, Familia Skateshop, Minneapolis Recycles, the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, K102, Go 96.3, BUZ’N 102.9, 104.1 JACK FM and 830 WCCO-AM. For more information, please visit www.aquatennial.com or call 612-376-7669.


The Minneapolis Downtown council works to preserve and enhance a vital and attractive downtown for the people who invest, work, shop, visit and live in Minneapolis.  Founded in 1955 and one of the oldest central business district associations in the nation, the Minneapolis Downtown Council produces such cherished Minneapolis events as the Aquatennial.  For more information, visit downtownmpls.com.

Published Jul 20, 2016



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