LINDSBORG — The annual celebration of flower power returns to the area next weekend. "Borgstock: One Day of Peace and Fun" is the theme of this year's Lindsborg in Bloom festival, held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. April 27 in downtown Lindsborg.

"We have more and more people who come. Lindsborg is known for having a good time," said Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Holly Lofton.

Attendees can take part in a day of activities, shopping and food during Lindsborg in Bloom.

"It's a very organic event," said Lindsborg in Bloom organizer Liz Lahodny. "...We're asking everybody to dress up in their groovy '60s clothing and come out and enjoy the spring weather."

The event will include free henna tattoos and face painting along with street performers and a pop-up plant sale.

"It's a way to celebrate the fact that it's finally getting warm," Lofton said.

In addition to all the shopping options downtown, Lindsborg Community Library, located at 111 S. Main St., will hold a book sale during Lindsborg in Bloom.

Lahodny said Lindsborg in Bloom is a sort of springtime openhouse for the town's merchants, several of which will hold sidewalk sales.

"Bargain hunters can come out and shop Lindsborg and get lots of bargains," Lahodny said.

Free kid's art projects sponsored by the Lindsborg Arts Council will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kreativhus, 105 N. Main St.

"We have some kid's activities that are going to be headed up by the art teacher from the local elementary school," said Kreativhus owner Deb Garretson.

The projects will include tye-dye, sidewalk chalk art, pinwheel paper flowers and more.

Food vendors will also be set up downtown and the musical hits of the '60s will play during Lindsborg in Bloom.

"It's a fun day to get out and have that throwback to the tunes we all enjoy," Lofton said.

For more information about Lindsborg in Bloom, visit the festival's Facebook page.

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