ST. PAUL (AP) -- This summer's Taste of Minnesota celebration is moving from the state Capitol grounds to the Mississippi riverfront.
For the first time since it was launched in 1982, the annual festival will have a new home when it's held next month at Harriet Island Regional Park across the river from downtown St. Paul.
"That's where I wanted it in the first place," said Ron Maddox, general manager of the event.
The change will allow the festival to spread out, add some venues for performances and showcase such downtown attractions as the Science Museum of Minnesota, Landmark Center and the Children's Museum.
The Taste of Minnesota is slated for July 2-6. As many as 500,000 people are expected to attend.
This year's festival will include a juried art show in Kellogg Park along Kellogg Boulevard.
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