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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.




August 2017


Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival
August 2
Family fitness challenge, canoe rides, caricaturist and pony rides.
Bryant Lake Beach Party
August 2
Ride a water slide, beach obstacle course, water games and sand castle. Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie.
Taste of Delano
August 2
Wide variety of food and beverages offerings.
MN Fringe Festival
August 3-13
Performing artists and theatres scenes. See website for locations and showtimes.
Prior Lake Lakefront Days
August 3-5
Parade, 5K, Wine Tasting, Food, Kid's Corner, Games, Crafts, Live Music Tent, Water Ski Show, Remote Control Boats, Fireworks. Cleary Lake, Prior Lake. Call: 952-440-1000.
Uptown Art Fair
Aug. 4-6
The country's largest outdoor art festival. Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. Call: 612-823-4682.
Old Time Harvest Festival
August 4-6
Steam and gas engine festival. Kiddie tractor pull, daily parades, craft vendors, potato digging, blacksmith, log sawing, pancake breakfast, food stands and live music. Jordan, MN. Call: 952-492-2062.
Beer, Burger and Bacon Festival
August 5
Hundreds of Beers, Dozens of Burgers & Bacon! Plus Live Racing and Live Music from the BoDeans. Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Woof-a-Pawlooza
August 5
Live music,free kids zone with games, free face painting,yummy foodand fun. At the Shoppes at Arbor Lake in Maple Grove.
Tour de Tonka
August 5
Tour de Tonka is an annual bike ride organized through Minnetonka Community Education. Call: 952-401-6800.
Hanover Harvest Festival
August 5
Parade, 5K race, car show, lawn mower tractor pull, craft fair, beer garden, food venders, fireworks.
10,000 Lakes Pro Surf Open
August 5
Wakesurfing fun on the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis! Activities for the whole family and skate park.
Annual Powderhorn Art Fair
August 5-6
One Of The Finest Juried Regional Arts Fairs In The Country. Set On A 66 Acre Park 3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis.
Call: 612-767-3515
Eve of Destruction
August 6
Racing, live music, meet Terry Train KQRS radio DJ, Flippenout trampoline show, and freestyle 4 wheel show.
New Brighton Stockyard Days
August 6-14
Parade, golf tournament, antique car show, dancing and more!
Carver County Fair
August 9-13
Rides, Demolition Derby, Farm Exhibition, Petting Zoo. Carver County Fairgrounds. Call: 952-442-2333.
Twin Cities Polish Festival
August 11-13
Polka Dance Championships, Polish Vodka Tasting, Pierogi Eating Contest. Exhibits. Canterbury Park, Shakopee. Call: 612-568-2195.
Irish Fair
August 11-13
Multitude of activities, such as step dance,traditional group dance,goelic sports, celtic marketplace, cultural displays, Irish food,drin and music.
Rockford River Days
August 11-13
5K race, volleyball tournament, craft business market, bean bag toss and live music.
Game Fair
August 11-13, 18-20
Held on 80 acres of woods and water. Archery, decoys, duck boats, art and dog events. Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Anoka.
Lake Minnetonka BBQ & Beer Fest
August 12
36 teams of professioal pit masters compete for bragging rights and prize money. Great food and music.
Pizza Luce Block Party
August 12
Live music and Pizza Luce by the slice as well as brats and locally brewed pints by Summit Brewing Company.
Dog Days Westonka
August 12
Fun activities, booths for dogs, pet photos and food truck.
Long Lake Corn Days
August 12-13
Crafters, food, fun, games, bingo, music, climbing wall, petting zoo, live music, volley ball, parade. Church of St. George, Long Lake. Call: 952-473-1247.
Corcoran Country Daze
August 18-19
Live music, food vendors and other fun activities.
Volksfest Victoria
August 18-20
Art Fair, old fashion bed races, bands, rock climbing, dunk tank, Vintage Motorcycles, kids fishing, food contests, arts and crafts, fireworks. Victoria. Call: 952-443-4210.
Buffalo Arts & Craft Festival
August 19
200 arts and crafts vendors, exhibibits, and food vendors in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo Arts & Crafts Festival
August 19
Approximately 200 art and craft vendors exhibit their appealing merchandise, and food vendors tempt you to taste delicious treats.
Call: 763-682-4902

Minnesota Renaissance Festival
August 19 - October 1
7 themed weekends. Live armored jousting, 16 stages of live entertainment, 250 artisan booths, and outrageously good food and beverages.
Minnesota State Fair
August 24 - Sept. 4
Carnival rides, midway, bake-offs, fine arts, daily parades, talent contests, crafts, annual 5K Milk Run, national musical acts, agriculture and livestock exhibits, merchandise vendors & lots & lots of food. Call: 651-288-4400.
Woodbury Days
August 25-27
Parade, carnival rides, a fire muster, arts & crafts, food, music, car show, fireworks. Call: 651-735-3322.

September 2017


Burnsville Fire Muster
September 6-10
Fire truck parade, community parade, block party, bands, medallion hunt, car show, pony rides, fireworks, food stands. Civic Center Plaza. Call: 952-895-4428.
Osseo Lions Roar Days
September 8-9
Parade, crafts, concessions, music. Call: 763-425-2624.
Taste of Greece
September 8-10
Enjoy authentic greek food, live musicand cultural activities
Carver Steamboat Days
September 8-10
Car Show, 5K Run/Walk, Kickball/Softball Tournament, Fireworks 8:30pm. Call: 952-448-5593.
Wayzata James J. Hill Days
September 8-10
Parade, Street Market, Coaster Car Derby, Dachshund Races, Concert at Beach, Street Dance, Water Ski Show, Classic Car Show, Fireworks Saturday.
Call: 952-473-9595.
Sever's Fall Festival
September 8 - October 29
Sat. & Sun. 11am-6pm. Hiking trails, petting farm, horse rides, haunted house, live music, food concessions. Near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Call: 952-239-8501. 1100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN 55379
Jordon Heimatfest
September 9
Food booth, car cruising, food, beverages, music, parade and fireworks.
Corcoran Fall Demo Derby
September 9
Mechanical bull rides, bean bag tourney, kiddie parade, 5K run/ walk, live music, food vendors and fireworks. In Corcoran Lions Park. Call: 763-420-2555
Prairie Brewfest
September 9
Craft beer and wine samples.
Edina Fall Into The Arts Festival
September 9-10
Art exhibits, Sculpture, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Photography. Centennial Lakes Park, Edina.
Lakeville Art Festival
September 16
Dozens of artists will display fiber, glass, ceramic, paper, painting, sculpture and many more forms.
Maple Grove Art Fair
September 15-16
Food booths, art demonstrations, artist displays. Call: 763-494-5985.
Waconia Nickle Dickle Day
September 16
Duck races, car and truck show, arts and crafts fair, kids zone, great food and music. Call: 952-442-5812.
Excelsior Apple Day
September 16
Antiques, arts, food, parade, entertainment. Main St Market. Call: 952-474-646
Lakeville Art Festival
September 16-17
Dozens of artists will display fiber,glass,ceramic,paper, painting sculpture and many more forms. Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyyoke Ave. Call: 952-985-4640.
Open Streets at Penn Fest
September 17
Richfield's largest block party. Music, car show, parade and food truck from 12PM to 4PM between 63rd st and 75th st on Penn Ave.
Minneapolis Bike Tour
September 17
Scenic Grand Rounds bikeway system. Call: 612-230-5497.
Mound Incredible Festival
September 22-24
Bingo, carnival rides, country store concessions, silent auction. Lady of the Lake Church, Mound. Call: 952-472-1284 or 952-472-5518.
Plymouth on Parade
September 23
An afternoon of acivities at Plymouth Ice Center, Open skating, musical performances and displays.
Call: 763-509-5200.
Eden Prairie Art Crawl
September 23
Art Center studios of artist exhibits. Call: 952-949-8304.
Harvest Festival
September 30
Silent auction, fun and games, food tent, street dance, raffle, beer/wine. Chanhasssen. Call: 952-934-9106.
Kidspo Kids and Family Expo
September 30
10AM - 3 PM at the Eagan Community Center. Local businesses, activities & games, stage performances, and great food.


This page was last updated on August 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.