Saturday, September 18, 2021
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol Grounds

Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN

Schedule of Activities

10:00 – 3:00: Exhibitors open, food trucks available, music and other activities available. (See details below.) Onsite registration opens.
1:00: Honor Guard photo on Capitol steps. 
1:15: All attendees assemble on Capitol Steps for World’s Largest Recovery Photo!
1:30: Welcoming remarks and rally for recovery!
1:45: Walk begins! The Walk route circles the Capitol grounds and surrounding neighborhood.  Approximate distance is 1.2 miles.
2:00 – 3:00: Photo finish – get your group’s photo with the Recovery Works! banner at the Walk finish line. 
2:00 – 3:00: Closing musical set with Salsa del Sol. 


Food Trucks

Check out the tasty treats from these fabulous food trucks and keep up your strength for a day of Walk activities!

Available from 10 – 3 (or while supplies last). 

Brick Oven Bus
Cafe Cairo
Cold Front Ice Cream

El Burrito Mercado
Fro Yo Soul
Northern Soda

The Dawg House

The Wandering Mug

Live Music

Put on your dance shoes or sit back and groove to the beautiful sounds of recovery at the NUWAY Mainstage. Musical artists in recovery and recovery allies will keep your toes tapping!

10:30 – 11:15: Ukulele songbird Katy Vernon
11:30 – 12:15: Pop/soul originals from Rising Path 
12:30 – 1:15: Folk, rock and Americana from Artificial Flowers
2:00 – 3:00 Salsa del Soldance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean

Recovery Art Mart

New! We’ve invited Artists in recovery, or identifying as an ally of recovery, with a demonstrated commitment to their art form to exhibit and sell their work at this year’s event.

Open from 10 – 3

Check back soon to see who will be exhibiting.


Interested in participating as an artist? Apply today!

Recovery Pet Zone

New! Critters large and small, furry or feathered, bring us comfort, joy, and accountability. Some of us couldn’t imagine recovery without them! Stop by and meet some new friends. Open from 10 – 3

Participating exhibitors include:

Second Hand Hounds – meet some adoptable pups!

Street Dog Coalition – pop up clinic for cats and dogs! Free preventative exams, vaccines, heartworm testing, de-worming and care for minor medical conditions. 

Acres for Life – Beau the Therapy Horse is back!

Bunny Besties – learn about rescue rabbits and stress reduction.

Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society – foster and adoption opportunities.

North Star Therapy Animals – meet the therapy animals!

Family Fun Zone

Recovery is a family affair! Both the young and young at heart are invited to join in the fun of these free activities. Meet MRC’s Recovery Rex (he’s Dino-mite!), challenge your team mates to a friendly competition, make a souvenir, and more! Open from 10 – 3

Activities include:

Wacky Obstacle Course, Giant Corn Hole Game, Monster Basketball and Pony Hop Races

Make-It, Take-It Recovery Pinwheel and Crowns Art Activity

Face Painting

Traveling Photo Booth

Giant Bubbles and Hulu Hoops

8 Dimensions of Wellness Zones

Recovery looks different for everyone, but improving personal wellness is a shared experience in the recovery process. Take time on Walk Day to explore the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Learn about community resources, gather information, participate in activities, connect with others, and share your wellness journey! All zones are open with exhibitors and activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Environmental Wellness Zone

Environmental wellness includes occupying pleasant and stimulating environments that support well-being, from the great outdoors to the places we call home.

Featured program:

Meet a bald eagle and other raptors courtesy of the U of M Raptor Center! Educational programs throughout the day. 

Physical Wellness Zone

Physical wellness is recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy diet, sleep and nutrition.

Featured program:

The Recovery Bike Shop  will have on the hour bike tune-up demos,  discount coupons for tune-ups, and a prize drawing to win a $90 value tune-up!


Spiritual Wellness Zone

Spiritual wellness is about expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life. 

Featured programs:

Get a Henna Tattoo, participate in Recovery Yoga, and more!

Programs and exhibitors coming soon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 

Emotional Wellness Zone

Emotional wellness includes coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. 


Programs and exhibitors coming soon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.

Intellectual Wellness Zone

Intellectual wellness is recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills. 

Programs and exhibitors coming soon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 


Financial Wellness Zone

Financial wellness refers to feeling satisfied with current and future financial situations. 

Programs and exhibitors coming soon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 

Occupational Wellness Zone

Occupational wellness includes finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s work.

Programs and exhibitors coming soon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 

Social Wellness Zone

Social wellness is about developing a sense of connection, belonging and support with others.

Programs and exhibitors coming soon. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. 

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