Festivals, Fairs, & Carnivals in Minneapolis

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Minnesota State Fair Parade

Looking for fun things to do this weekend with your family? 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? And be sure to check out our listings of Live Music Venues in Minneapolis for nighttime fun.

Neighbors Resource invites you to explore this schedule of 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, music festivals, movies in the parks, pet shows, car shows, art shows, and antique shows - many with special attractions just for the kids. If you live in the Twin Cities area, there's bound to be a great festival near you this weekend!

September 2018

Sovereign Winery logoSolar-Powered Vintage Rock & Wine Concerts
September 2-23
Vintage rock music stars headline at the Solar Concert Series at The Winery at Sovereign Estate in Waconia every Sunday in September. Great music and fine wine!
Burnsville Fire Muster logoBurnsville Fire Muster
September 5-8
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 7-8
Parade, crafts, concessions, music. Call: 763-425-2624.
Jordon Heimatfest logoJordon Heimatfest
September 7-8
Food booth, car cruising, food, beverages, music, parade and fireworks.
Minneapolis Greek Festival
September 7-9
Taste of Greece. Enjoy authentic greek food, live musicand cultural activities
Carver Steamboat Days logoCarver Steamboat Days
September 7-9
Car Show, 5K Run/Walk, Kickball/Softball Tournament, Fireworks 8:30pm. Call: 952-448-5593.
James J. Hill Days logoWayzata James J. Hill Days
September 7-9
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.
Grape Jam and Stomp logoGrape Jam and Stomp
September 7-9
Great music concerts all weekend featuring local artists. Wine tastings all day, BBQ, and more!
Sever's Fall Festival logoSever's Fall Festival
September 7 - October 28
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
Corcoran Fall Demo Derby
September 8
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 8
Craft beer and wine samples. 20 brewers, 3 food trucks, and live music.
Edina Fall Into The Arts Festival logoEdina Fall Into The Arts Festival
September 8-9
Art exhibits, Sculpture, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Photography. Centennial Lakes Park, Edina.
Saint Paul Oktoberfest
September 14-15
Great food, great beer, and live entertainment! At Schmidt Artist Lofts in Saint Paul.
Waconia Nickle Dickle Day
September 15
Duck races, car and truck show, arts and crafts fair, kids zone, great food and live music. Call: 952-442-5812.
Taste of St. Hubert Harvest Festival
September 15
Silent auction, fun and games, food tent, street dance, raffle, beer/wine. Chanhasssen. Call: 952-934-9106.
Lakeville Art Festival logoLakeville Art Festival
September 15-16
Dozens of artists will display fiber, glass, ceramic, paper, painting, sculpture and many more forms.
Open Streets at Penn Fest logoOpen Streets at Penn Fest
September 16
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 16
Multiple fully-supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system of Minneapolis at their own pace, traffic free! Call: 612-230-5497.
Junk Bonanza logoJunk Bonanza
September 20-22
Antiques and Collectibles show at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Vintage finds, antiques, home and garden.
Mound Incredible Festival
September 21-23
Bingo, carnival rides, country store concessions, silent auction. Lady of the Lake Church, Mound. Call: 952-472-1284 or 952-472-5518.
Excelsior Apple Day logoExcelsior Apple Day
September 22
Antiques, arts, food, parade, entertainment. Main St Market. Call: 952-474-646
St. Louis Park Art FairSt. Louis Park Art Fair
September 22
Come to be inspired and buy locally made jewelry, ceramics, photography, paintings, wearable art and much more. There will be food trucks and a community art project.
Plymouth on Parade
September 22
An afternoon of acivities at Plymouth Ice Center, Open skating, musical performances and displays.
Call: 763-509-5200.
Kidspo logoKidspo Kids and Family Expo
September 29
10AM - 3 PM at the Eagan Community Center. Local businesses, activities & games, stage performances, and great food.
Taste of Long Lake
September 29
Local food vendors, 250 wines, and 50 delicious craft beers.
Call: 952-404-2500

October 2018

Barry Goudreau & Fran Cosmo
October 6
Music stars headlining at the Solar Concert Series at The Winery at Sovereign Estate in Waconia.
Anoka Halloween logoAnoka Halloween Celebration
October 7-31
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 logoTwin Cities Octoberfest
October 5-6
Two days of non-stop fun and entertainment for all, with live music, great food, and great beer!
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
October 5-7
More than 8,000 runners and is touted as the country's "Most beautiful urban marathon". Starts at Metrodome, ends at State Capital
Call: 651-289-7700.
Rivertown Art Festival logoRivertown Fall Art Festival
October 6-7
Highlighting a varity of art mediums 100 local artists and vendors. At Lowel Park in downtown Stillwater.
Scott County Art Crawl logoScott County Art Crawl
October 12-13
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 13
Premier literary event in upper midwest. On the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 10AM to 5PM. Free admission.
Pumpkin Night in the Park
October 20
Springbrook Nature Center event: Fire dancers, enchanted trail, campfires, Pumpkin Patch Dance, and more.
Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra's Spooktacular
October 21 and 28
Enjoy the music of the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra. First at the Aboretum and at the Minnetonka Community Center on the following Sunday.
Wayzata Boo Blast logoWayzata's Boo Blast & Dash
October 27
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.

Neighbors Resource is your local guide to shopping, dining and entertainment in the greater Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. We invite you to visit our site often for local government information and community event schedules.

This page was last updated on September 02, 2018