Are you falling into a mid-summer slump? Check out these events to keep your summer exciting and make the most of all that the Twin Cities have to offer!
Where: Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront When: July 4th Cost: FREE
This event kicks off with an early-morning 5k, which is a great way to burn off all the food you'll eat throughout the day while celebrating the 4th! Later in the evening, you can head down to the Minneapolis riverfront to watch the firework celebrations, enjoy live music, and eat delicious food from the vendors that will be there. This event is the perfect way to spice up your 4th of July celebration this year!
Where: 2020 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109. Corner of Frost & White Bear Avenue. When: July 10th-14th Cost: FREE
Do you feel like your summer is missing that classic, small-town county fair experience? If so, then this event is for you! This county fair boasts being “a small town county fair in the middle of the big city,” and definitely provides this experience. Fried food? You got it! Live music? You betcha! Carnival rides? Absolutely! What more could you ask for? Bring cash for parking, food, and entertainment.
Where: Isanti When: July 11th-14th Cost: FREE
Our friends in Isanti are hosting a parade as part of their Rodeo Jubilee Days, along with tons of other fun events. From turtle races, to petting zoos, to the Rodeo itself, you can be sure to find an event that you won't want to miss! Make sure stop by and check out the festivities.
Where: Lakefront Park in Prior Lake When: July 12th & 13th Cost: $40-$90
Located in scenic Prior Lake, the music festival takes place over the course of two days with one day dedicated to rock music and the other to country. This year, the line-up features Brad Paisley and the Steve Miller Band, along with other big names such as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Chris Lane. This music festival has been growing since it’s conception in 2010, and now over 20,000 people attend. Along with the music, there are a lot of different food and drink options for sale inside of the festival. Head online and buy your ticket today!
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center When: July 13th and 14th Cost: Free
If you're looking for a way to support local artists and musicians, then this event is the perfect opportunity for you! This event is dedicated to the "DIY heart and soul of Minneapolis culture" and offers a platform for emerging artists to gain exposure. With a large variety of art to purchase and music to listen to, you won't walk away empty-handed if you come to this event!
Where: Lake Monster Brewing Company When: July 14th Cost: $20-$45
The Twin Cities always offers an amazing selection of restaurants to customers, but it’s not every day that you can sample a large selection of vegan food from the Twin Cities' best restaurants all in one place! Whether you’re looking to sample beer, wine, or kombucha, Vegan Invasion is offering unlimited drink samples. Additionally, there will be vendors selling cruelty-free items too! Make sure to stop by to try something new.
Where: Mears Park When: July 19th & 20th Cost: Free
This free music festival is perfect for those who are huge fans of blues and funk, but also for those who want to explore new genres of music! With no admission cost, you'll have plenty of money to spend on the food and drinks being sold at the festival. This is a great opportunity for you to try something new!
Where: Minnehaha Falls Park When: July 20th Cost: FREE
This art fair is located in such a beautiful Minnesota location, with a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, river overlooks, Sea Salt Eatery, and trails to explore. This is the first annual Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, so you'll be one of the first to experience this amazing opportunity to purchase local art in such a scenic place. This is also perfect for those who want to support local artists but don't have hundreds of dollars to spend since every booth will have items for under 30 dollars! This is an event you won't want to miss.
Where: CHS Field When: July 20th Cost: $75-$89
Calling all bacon lovers! Do you ever wish you could add bacon to every meal? Now's your chance! Your ticket to this event will give you all-inclusive access to the best bacon-inspired dishes and desserts. Your ticket also gives you access to an open bar, where you can sip on 65+ craft beers, with ciders and spirits available too! Make sure to take this opportunity to indulge this summer.
Where: Minneapolis When: July 24th-27th Cost: $40
The Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. Basically, this is a four-day celebration for those who want to celebrate the beautiful city they live in. There are a wide varieties of activities for you to participate in, such as watching the parade or running in the 5k. There are also fireworks that round out the festivities. This is the perfect event for families who are looking to explore Minneapolis and appreciate all it has to offer!
There's so many great involvement festivities throughout this month, we hope you find one or two you're excited for! If you're still looking for specific events, consider following our Instagram where we post upcoming weekend events biweekly - exclusively for you.