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Festivals, Fairs, & Carnivals in Minneapolis

MN State Fair Parade Looking for something extra fun this weekend? 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, carnivals, 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.

October 2017

Anoka Halloween Celebration
October 8-31
Month-long events in "Halloween Capitol of the World". Ends with a Grand Day Parade the last Saturday in October.
Call: 763-421-7130.
Twin Cities Octoberfest
October 6-7
Two days of non-stop fun and entertainment for all, with live music, great food, and great beer!
Taste of Long Lake
October 7
Local food vendors, 250 wines, and 50 delicious craft beers.
Call: 952-404-2500
Rivertown Art Festival
October 7-8
Highlighting a varity of art mediums 100 local artists and vendors. At Lowel Park in downtown Stillwater.
Harvest Hoedown
October 14
5:00pm-8:00pm. Square dancing, wagon rides, farm games, BBQ available. At Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista.
Call: 763-694-2001, ext 5.
Scott County Art Crawl
October 14
See paintings in watercolor, oil, chalk and acryilic, as well as jewelry, pottery, fine art photography, and elegant wood work. Saturday from 10AM to 4PM.
Twin Cities Book Festival
October 14
Premier literary event in upper midwest. On the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 10AM to 5PM. Free admission.
Pumpkin Night in the Park
October 21
Springbrook Nature Center event: Fire dancers, enchanted trail, campfires, Pumpkin Patch Dance, and more.
Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra's Spooktacular
October 22 and 29
Enjoy the music of the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra.
Halloween at the Creek
October 27
Plymouth Creek Park. A family festival at the activity center, 6-8:30pm. Carnival games, inflatables, live entertainment, treats, inflatables, prizes. Children preschool through elementary.
Call: 763-509-5280.
Wayzata's Boo Blast
October 28
Trick or treat at retail shops all around town, spooky specials and goodies for the little ones.
Enchanted Forest Halloween
October 28
Storytelling, crafts, cookies, carnival games and live music.

November 2017


Long Lake Area Art Show
November 11
This is Long Lake's annual art show which features about 40 local and regional artists with several local sponsors. The art fair is indoors at Orono High School in a pleasant, well-lit room with a convenient loading dock, carts available and ample parking.
Plymouth Arts Fair
November 18-19
Quality arts & crafts and hands-on craft activities for children. Many entertainers perform all day. Plymouth Creek Center. Call: 763-509-5200.
Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt
November 24-26
Come for the Grande Parade, open-air market featuring German Christmas traditions, delicious treats, shop for traditional gifts and unique treasures and visit with friends at the beer garden.
Holidazzle
Novemebr 24 - December 23
Celebrate the holidays at Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis on Thursdays & Fridays 5PM-9PM, and Saturdays & Sundays 11AM-9PM. Featuring a Winter Wonderland. See Santa, visit the food vendors, and enjoy the outdoor skating rink.
Light Up the Lake Festival
November 25-26
Kick off the Holidays with some great family fun events in Wayzata.


This page was last updated on October 01, 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.