FIND WALDO LOCAL
Find Waldo Local is a fun and impactful way to introduce young people to the value independent bookstores and other local businesses bring to their community.
We are excited to partner with Candlewick Press and American Bookseller's Association for the hunt for the iconic Waldo.
Where’s Waldo? In and Around Wayzata, of course!
The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 15+ local businesses, including The Thinking Spot, throughout our community this July.
Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Wayzata!” stamp card, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop.
Waldo has also misplaced his glasses in The Thinking Spot, so eagle-eyed hunters can find those as well!
The first 125 players who collect store stamps/signatures from at least 10 different businesses and bring their passports in to The Thinking Spot win a temporary tattoo and a $1 Off coupon.
Players who collect ALL 20 stamps/signatures win a temporary tattoo and a $1 Off coupon PLUS they are entered in a drawing during our We Found Waldo Party on August 1st for other prizes(must be present to win). Prizes include gift cards to local businesses, gift baskets, and an assortment of Where's Waldo? books!
The hunt begins on July 1, 2023!
Team play is acceptable, but prizes, other than tattoos and coupons, are single.
Find Waldo Local is a free, family-friendly summer activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement.
There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.