If summer is for traveling around the state and taking quick stay-cations, pencil in a trip to Bird Town aka Robbinsdale for their annual Whiz Bang Days weekend. Along with the bocce tourney, parade, fireworks, and wholesome small community vibes, there’s also big city food from Pig Ate My Pizza and the live entertainment under the city water tower, plus drinks scattered through the bars and restaurants in the downtown. Just make sure that the Ro-Po (Robbinsdale Police) don’t get you before you head back. Friday, July 12th, 6 PM. Block party is $10.Kira J. Ganett

Robbinsdale Water Tower, 4915 42nd Ave N, Robbinsdale