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HopeFest 2023

Alexandra House hosts its annual HopeFest event in the fall, as our lead into October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The core principles of the event are to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence, remember those we have lost, and honor the many survivors. The event includes a brief program, a 1+ mile walk, Kidz Dash and Kidz Zone with balloon twisters, face painters, and games, BBQ from The Bones Brothers, and a vendor/exhibitor resource fair. This family-friendly event grows larger every year as more and more people recognize the impact of domestic and sexual violence and commit to help end it.

We are excited to see you all, to create community awareness around domestic violence, and raise critical funds for the survivors who need YOU to help them thrive as they remain on their journey to safety and self-sufficiency.

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Event Details

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Anoka City Hall Plaza (2015 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303)

Event Schedule

Check-in / Same Day Tickets: 9 – 10 am
Kidz Zone & Vendor/Exhibitor Fair: 9 am – 1 pm
Program: 10 am
Kidz Dash: 10:30 am
1+-Mile Walk: 11 am
Vendor/Exhibitor Fair, Music & Food: 10 am – 1 pm

Ticket Sales

Online ticket sales are now closed; however, you can purchase tickets at the event. Download and complete our HopeFest Same Day Fillable Admission Form and save yourself time when you arrive.

Same Day Tickets: Paid Admission includes a HopeFest wristband for games and activities, all you can eat BBQ, and the option to participate in the 1+ mile walk, and/or Kidz Dash (Ages 3-10). *Please note that walk t-shirts cannot be guaranteed for admissions purchased after 8/31.*

  • Students/Adults (14+) - $35
  • Youth (Ages 3-13) - $15
  • Children (Ages 0-2) - Free

Construction and Parking:

Event attendees may encounter construction and traffic changes when heading to HopeFest between Hwy 10 just east of 7th Ave. and west of Thurston Ave. in Anoka. You can visit the MN Department of Transportation or this map for more details.

Ferry St. is closed in both directions at Hwy 10:

For FREE parking information, download this map.

Fundraising & Walk Teams

In the months leading up to the HopeFest, teams, and individuals raise funds to help Alexandra House achieve its mission to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, and inspire social change, through education, support, and advocacy. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through HopeFest to ensure Alexandra House is here when a victim/survivor turns to us for safety, support, and hope.

Would you consider fundraising in support of HopeFest and Alexandra House? It’s easy to do… click on this link https://www.givemn.org/team/Hopefest23 and click the, 'Join This Team' button to set up a fundraising page. Download our 'How to Fundraise Guide' for tips and advice on fundraising! You can encourage your friends and family to join your team or donate towards your fundraising goal.

Fundraisers...you could win prizes:
  • A prize will be awarded to the largest walk team at the event
  • And a prize will be awarded to the individual who raises the most money

Thank Our Sponsors

HopeFest would not be possible without the unwavering support of our Event Sponsors. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of them!