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Festivals, Fairs, & Carnivals in Minneapolis

MN State Fair Parade There's a wonderful tradition in Minnesota of county fairs, festivals, carnivals, summer concerts, art and antique shows and other special celebrations that make the Minneapolis area a wonderful place all year long - winter, spring, summer or fall. The Minnesota State Fair, held each year near Labor Day, is the second largest state fair in the United States. And late summer also brings the Rennaisance Festival in Shakopee that is one of the best in the country. How could you not like the comic antics of Puke and Snot? Both are excellent family fun.

Neighbors Resource invites you to explore this schedule of some fabulous community events, fairs and festivals your family can enjoy together in the greater Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN, including outdoor concerts, movies in the parks, car shows, art shows, and antique shows - many with special attractions just for the kids.


Edina Art Fair
June 2-4
In Edina's 50th & France shopping area: Music, Food court, 300 Artists and Crafters. Call: 952-922-1524.
New Hope City Day
June 3
Visitors can watch an ariel rescue or an auto extrication demo. Dance and gymnastics performance, K-9 demos.
St. Anothony Park Arts Festival
June 3
Fine art and crafts made by 70 juried artists. Como and Carter Ave. in St. Paul.
WaterFest St. Paul
June 3
Celebrate clean lakes and outdoor rec with family canoeing, fishing lessons crafts and games. Lake Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul.
Minneapolis Music in the Parks
June 3-30
Summer concert series with performances Monday-Saturday at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM and 5:30PM. See website for performance schedule.
Grand Old Day St. Paul
June 4
Race, Music, Parade, Entertainment and food vendors along Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota from Dale Avenue to Wheeler Avenue.
Excelsior Girls Nite Out
June 4 - August 31
Fashions, music and fun in the streets, Thursday nights in June through August in Downtown Excelsior.
Concerts in the Park
Monday Nights, June 5 - August 14
Concerts at Brookview Park in Golden Valley on Monday evenings from June through August.
Walk with a Doc
June 6
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. First Tuesday of every month.
Osseo Music & Movies Series
June 6 - August 29
Movies and music on Tuesday evenings at Boerboom Veterans Park in downtown Osseo.
St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series
June 7 - Aug. 6
Concert Series Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7PM at Wolfe Park in St. Louis Park. See website for details.
Spring Lake Park Tower Days
June 7
Lumberjack shows, msma car show, kids activities, beer garden,craft and business fair, food vendors, fireworks.
Father Hennepin Days
June 9-11
Street Dance, bands, carnival rides and more family fun.
Splash Into Summer
June 10
Enjoy ice skating, swimming, play zone in the gym and duck races at the Eden Prairie Community Center.
Art on the Lake
June 10-11
An engaging creative event that connects the artist's personal story with a vibrant lake community, while showcasing an array of work from multiple disciplines. local musicians and regional food vendors. Call: 952-474-6461
Arbor Lakes Chalkfest
June 10-11
Enjoy murial installations of artists. Food and family fun.
Excelsior Art on the Lake
June 10-11
Showcasing an array of outstanding artistic work from multiple desciplines. Local musicians, regional food fenders
Jazz on the Prairie
June 11
Delightful performance by 6 Big Bands at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie. Plus Rib Fest!
Buffalo Days
June 11-18
Classic car show, toy workshop and concert for little ones, water ski show, carnival and Shaw Brothers Band. Downtown Buffalo, MN.
Minnesota Zoo: Music in the Zoo
June 14 - Aug 30
Incredible and eclectic lineup of high profile headliners, iconic musical luminaries (including Boz Scaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker and Indigo Girls!), and up-and-coming buzz bands has something for every music lover.
Shops at West End Concert Series
June 14 - August 16
Kid-friendly entertainment series. Wednesdays from 10-11 AM at The Shops At West End center in St. Louis Park.
Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
June 15-18
Water wars, water balloon station, car show and kids tractor pull. Large annual community festival draws 15-20,000.
KleinBank Summer Concert Series
June 15 - Aug. 10
Thursday evenings at the City Center Park Plaza in Chanhassen, Musical shows, Jazz, Bluegrass, Folk Rock, Kids. City Center Park Plaza. Call: 952-227-1100.
June 15-18
Carnival Rides, parade, dance, food, petting zoo, Water Slides and Inflatables. 7pm Fri/Sat Band. Excelsior.
Call: 952-924-2540.
Tater Daze Festival
June 15-17
Brooklyn Park's summer celebration. Fireworks, Carnival, Parade.
Call: 763-424-8000.
Hennepin County Fair
June 16-18
Motor Cross, Demolition Derby, Petting Zoos, Livestock Animals, Exhibits, Fireworks, Bands, Many Childrens Activities. At Corcoran Lion's Park. Call: 763-420-4546.
Eden Prairie Players Presents 'Honk!'
June 16-18, 22-25
Our Summer Musical is Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk!, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story "The Ugly Duckling". Call: 952-949-8449.
Vintage Motorcycle Show
June 16-17
Together again, the Minnesota Chapter of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club and the Viking Chapter, Antique Motorcycle Club of America will host the largest vintage bike show in Minnesota!
Fridley 49er Days
June 17
Carnival, pie eating contest and other family fun activities.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
June 17-18
Weekend of art and music. Live entertainment, family art show, pop-art car show, motorcycle gallery and more!
Long Lake/Orono Summerfest
June 19
Summerfest offers athethlete a chance to compete with friends and neighbors. Yoga on beach, ski show, kids zone, full bounce house and fireworks.
Plymouth Rockers: June 20
The Plymouth Rockers Senior Chorus (acapella) of Plymouth, Minnesota perform.
KidStock: Splatter Sisters
June 20
Enjoy the sounds, actions, stories and fun children entertainment.
Columbia Heights Jamboree
June 21-25
Carnival, beer garde, puppet show, live entertainment and fireworks.
Earle Brown Days
June 22-24
Parade, Arts & Crafts Fair, Face Painting, Fire Truck, Petting Zoo, Puppet Show, Fishing Contest, Fireworks, Golf Tournament, Band Concert 8:30pm Brooklyn Center. Call: 763-569-3300.
Twin Cities Jazz Festival
June 22-24
3 days of outstanding jazz in Mears Park, St. Paul.
Oakdale Summerfest
June 22-25
The Rocking Hollywoods and the two other bands will perform. Carnival and fireworks.
Dan Patch Days
June 22-25
Food Vendors, Beer Tent, Music, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull Rider, Kiddie Carnival. Savage.
Call: 952-440-6255.
Rockin Rogers Days
June 22-25
Parade, carnival, music, tennis & softball tournaments, kids peddle tractor pull, classic car show. Rogers Community Center in Rogers, MN. Call: 763-428-2253.
June 22-26
Concerts in the park, movies and family entertainment.
Minnetonka Summer Festival
June 23
8K race, arts and crafts fair, collectibles market, kid's activities, face painting, climbing wall, police K-9 demostrations, open skating, pony rides, water wars, adult/child golf tourament, fireworks local bands. Call:952-939-8203
MN Street Rod "Back To The 50'S" Car Show
June 23-25
MN Street Rod Association: At the MN State Fair Grounds, back to the 50's car show at the State Fair Grounds. Call: 651-641-1992.
Blaine Festival
June 23-25
Demonstations, craft show, vendor fair, entertainment, family activities. At Aquatore Park in Blaine. Call: 952-440-6255.
Burwell House Festival & Art Fair
June 24
Tour the historic house, eat ice cream, browse antiques market and listen to music.
Music in Plymouth 5K Run
June 24
The 20th Annual Music in Plymouth 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016.
Wayzata Art Experience
June 24-25
Outdoor Art Fair in Downtown Wayzata. Music, food, and family fun!
Eagan Art Festival
June 24-25
Over 100 local artists on display. Food and entertainment.
KidStock: Teddy Bear Band
June 27
Enjoy the sounds, actions, stories and fun of children's entertainers from around the Twin Cities.
Uptown Food Truck Festival
June 25
Food, live music, and beer from local breweries and vendors.
Plymouth Concert Band: June 27
Plymouth Concert Band will be at the Hilde Small Stage! The band is composed of over 55 members from Plymouth and surrounding the community.
Staring at Staring: Sons of the Beach Boys
June 30
Beach Boys Tribute Band performs at the Staring Lake Amphitheatre.

July 2017

Travail Lakeside Party
July 1
Live Music, eats from travail kitchen and amusement and drinks from local breweries.
Eagan's July 4th Funfest
July 3-4
Children's bike parade, carnival, music, food vendors.
Bloomington's Summer Fete
July 3
Kids carnival, music, food vendors and fireworks.
St. Louis Park 4th of July Fireworks
July 4
Concessions, vendors, live music. Fireworks at 10PM.
Red, White and Boom Celebration
July 4
Fireworks. Live music. Stone Arch Bridge and SE Main St.
Lake Calhoun Fireworks
July 4
Fireworks and fun at the North Beach on Lake Calhoun in South Minneapolis.
4th of July Hometown Celebration
July 4
Music, Live Entertainment, Games, Food and Drinks, Kids Parade, Bingo, Face Painting, Canoeing, Balloon Artist, Pickleball Tournament, Splash Pad Opening, BMX Demos, K-9 Demos. Fireworks at 10:00 p.m. Round Lake Park.
Call: 952-949-4870.
Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Celebration
July 4
Firecracker Run and 10K, Kids Parade, Bike Valet, Popsicle Social, Games, Food, Lukas Oil Air Show, Music, Fireworks at 10:00pm, The Commons Park. Call: 952-474-6461.
Wayzata Summer Concert Series
July 5-26
Enjoy family-friendly music held in Wayzata's Depot Park Wednesday evenings in July at Wayzata Depot Park on Wayzata Bay.
Music in Plymouth
July 5
At the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth. Call: 763-509-5200.
Hamel Rodeo
July 6-9
World champ rodeo, County Road 10 & Hwy. 101, Corcoran Lions Park. Call: 763-478-6611.
The Summer Faire Music Series: July 6-8
Annual concert series for all ages at The Shoppes at Arbor Lake.
Robbinsdale Whiz Bang Days
July 6-9
Parade, carnival, concert, fireworks, block party. Robinsdale. Call: 763-531-2627.
Basilica Block Party
July 7-8
Live outdoor music festival. Downtown Minneapolis. Call: 612-317-3457.
Hopkins Raspberry Festival
July 8-16
A harvest festival featuring a bike race, parade, softball & rugby tournments, arts festival, food, fireworks. Local bands. Call: 952-931-0878.
Anoka Riverfest and Art Fair
July 8
Live music, food, craft exhibit, boat rides. Call: 763-421-7130.
KidStock: Kidsdance with DJ Howard
July 11
Enjoy the sounds & stories of children entertainers from around the Metro at Starring Lake Amphitheater. Tues 10:30am-11:30am. Eden Praire. Call: 952-949-8449 ext 5.
Maple Grove Days
July 12-16
Parades, games, stage entertainment, food tents, tennis and golf tournaments, fishing clinic, teen competitions, business expo, truck and car show, bed races, art fair, Rice Lake Classic, street dance, fireworks. Call: 763-420-7258.
Sommerfest at Orchestra Hall
July 13 - August 5
Ticket holders enjoy free live music and a delicious bite to eat on the beautiful outdoor terrance. Some concerts are free to public. Call: 612-371-5600.
Salsa del Soul: July 13
Salsa del Soul will be at the Hilde Small Stage. Salsa del Soul is a Twin Cities-based, nine-piece orchestra performing various styles of dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean.
Wayzata Crazy Days
July 13-16
Shop Wayzata for great clearence specials & sidewalk sales all around. Family-friendly events, food, and music.
Magic Show with Annette Fragale
July 14
Enjoy a fun-filled show that will have children laughing, singing and being amazed. Event is free but space is limited, please register by calling 763-509-5200.
Lakefront Music Fest
July 14-15
Live music and great food!
Highland Fest
July 14-16
Street festival featuring includes live music, a beer tent, the juried art fair, a petting zoo, wiener dog races, the business fair, Home Expo inflatable rides and games.
Duk Duk Daze
July 14-16
Carnival, kiddie parade, fireworks, softball games & tennis tournaments in New Hope's Northwood Park. Call: 763-531-5129.
Wings of the North Air Expo
July 15-16
Featuring over 40 aircraft and 50 aviation dignitaries. 9-5 PM at Flying Clound Airport in Eden Prairie.
KidStock: The Bazillions
July 18
Enjoy the sounds, actions, stories and fun of children's entertainers from around the Twin Cities, featuring The Bazillions.
Minneapolis Aquatennial
July 19-22
Celebrate Summer in the City with special events for the whole family! Torchlight Parade on the 23rd. Call: 612-338-3807.
Excelsior Crazy Days
July 20-22
One-of-a-kind shops, activities for kids, sidewalk sale, fair food & fun events. Call: 952-474-6461.
LaVelle Jazz Cats: July 20
LaValle Jazz Cats will be at the Hilde Small Stage. A 10-piece band full of jazz sound performs classics such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and more.
Excelsior Firefighters Dance
July 21
Family activities and music.
Chanhassen Night On The Town
July 21
5-10 PM. Music, Food, Classic Car Show and Entertainment for the whole family. Call: 763-531-2627.
Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival
July 21
Art showcase, make-and-take art activities, live music, entertainment, food, games and music.
Prairie Fire Children's Theatre: Peter Pan to Plymouth
July 21-22
Prairie Fire, a professional theatre company presents Peter Pan to Plymouth, performed by participants in the weeklong theater workshop! Free for the public.
Rails to Trails
July 21-22
Music, golf tournament, food, art fair, and more. Downtown Watertown.
Spirits of the Lakes Festival
July 21-22
Kiddie Parade & Crafts, Historical Boat Tour, MN Zoo live animals, Magic show, Beer & Wine tasting, Fire Dancers, Live Music, Fireworks. Mound. Call: 952-344-6551.
Slice of Shoreview Days
July 21-23
Live music, car show, fireworks, a grand parade and more! Island Lake County Park.
Anoka County Fair
July 25-30
Demolition derby, motorcross race, talent contest barrel racing, bull riding, truck/tractor pull, beer garden, carnival, bands nightly, petting zoo, magic show, super cross motorcycles, fireworks. Call: 763-421-7130.
Pair of 7: July 25
Pair of 7 will be at the Hilde Small Stage. This captivating duo blends smooth vocal harmony, expansive guitar playing and upbeat showmanship.
Wright County Fair
July 26-30
Classic car and truck show, Mega Jump BMX, Horses, Demolition Derby, Food. Howard Lake. Call: 763-972-3966.
Scott County Fair
July 26-30
Beer Garden, Music Stage, Horse Show, Strongman Competition, Motokazia Motorcross, Tractor Pull. Jordan.
Call: 952-492-2436.
Chaska River City Days
July 28-30
Parade, Disk Golf Tournament, 5K Fun Run, Karoke, Couples Golf Scramble, medallion hunt, talent show, photo contest, concessions, art and craft show. City Square Park, Chaska. Call: 952-448-9908.
Loring Park Art Festival
July 29-30
Artists, food, music, entertainment. Call: 612-203-9911.
Live at the Hilde: Goo Goo Dolls: July 29
Grammy-nominated recording artists Goo Goo Dolls are the headlining act of this year’s first Live at the Hilde concert.
10000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance
July 30
An elegant gatheering of rare and valuable automobiles. watercraft and motorcycles. Live music.

This page was last updated on June 16, 2017

Be sure to see our guide to Family Fun in Minneapolis. In addition to fairs, festivals, and community events, Minneapolis has a wide variety of entertainment venues for visitors.