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? Both are excellent family 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!
Kidstock is an eight-week series of musical performances for kids at the Staring Lake Amphitheatre. Enjoy the sounds, actions, stories and fun children entertainment.
June 29 - July 4
5-day Celebration featuring Minnesota's oldest and longest 4th of July Parade! Live music, carnival, concessions and family activities.
3-day Celebration! Carnival rides, Taste of Chanhassen, live music, fishing and sand sculpturing contest, and fireworks!
Kids carnival, music, food vendors and fireworks.
Children's bike parade, carnival, music, food vendors.
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.
Concessions, vendors, live music. Fireworks at 10PM.
Marathon/5K Run at 6:30 AM. Live music starting at 6PM. Fireworks after sundown. At the Stone Arch Bridge and SE Main St.
Fireworks and fun at the Stone Arch Bridge, North Beach on Lake Calhoun, Gold Medal Park and more. See the website for details.
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.
4 days of World Champion-class rodeo performances at Corcoran Lions Park. Call: 763-478-6611.
Twin Cities' biggest and best outdoor music festival, on 3 stages in downtown Minneapolis. Call: 612-317-3457.
A harvest festival featuring a bike race, parade, softball & rugby tournments, arts festival, food, fireworks. Local bands. Call: 952-931-0878.
Come in costume (optional) and enjoy face painting, balloon artists and REAL Live Pirates and Mermaids! Fun for the whole family! Reservations required: Lord Fletcher's, 952-471-8513.
Enjoy the sounds, actions, stories and fun of children's entertainers from around the Twin Cities, featuring The Bazillions at Staring Lake Amphitheatre in Eden Prairie.
July 11 - August 1
Enjoy family-friendly music held in Wayzata's Depot Park Wednesday evenings in July at Wayzata Depot Park on Wayzata Bay.
Annual concert of the Minnesota Orchestra the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth. Call: 763-509-5200.
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.
July 11 - August 29
Sounds at Sunsets - Live Music on Wednesdays, 6:00-10:00pm* on the Patio of Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove. Call: 763-494-0400.
Parade, carnival, concert, fireworks, and block party in downtown Robbinsdale. Call: 763-531-2627.
Live music on Thursday evenings at 7PM at Augsburg Park in the city of Richfield. See website for details.
July 13 - August 1
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.
Live music and great food!
Carnival, kiddie parade, fireworks, softball games & tennis tournaments in New Hope's Northwood Park. Call: 763-531-5129.
Live music, food, crafts exhibit, boat rides. Downtown Anoka. Free parking. Call: 763-421-7130.
Annual car show, with family entertainment and activities. Craft show.
Boat races and family fun activities honoring the Pan-Asian heritage and spirit. Call: 651-266-6400.
Featuring over 40 aircraft and 50 aviation dignitaries. 9-5 PM at Flying Clound Airport in Eden Prairie.
Featuring the Shockwaves Shakopee-Prior Lake Water Ski Association.
Celebrate Summer in the City with special events for the whole family! Torchlight Parade on the 23rd. Call: 612-338-3807.
July 18 - August 15
Summer concert series in downtown Shakopee 6-10PM every Wednesday. Free live music, family fun, food, brew vendors and more.
Shop Wayzata for great clearence specials & sidewalk sales all around. Family-friendly events, food, and music.
Classic car and truck show, Mega Jump BMX, Horses, Demolition Derby, Food. Howard Lake. Call: 763-972-3966.
One-of-a-kind shops, activities for kids, sidewalk sale, fair food & fun events. Call: 952-474-6461.
Art showcase, make-and-take art activities, live music, entertainment, food, games and music.
Annual dance and festival. Family activities, food and music.
Music, golf tournament, food, art fair, and more. Downtown Watertown.
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.
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.
Family freindly activities. live music. great food and cold beer. Firemen's Park at the Chaska Curling and Event Center.
Vendors and food events, live entertainment, cultural dispalays. Call: 952-895-4491.
Join us for a gathering of rare and valuable classic automobiles, watercraft and motorcycles along the shore of Lake Minnetonka alive with music, entertainment and fine food. Call: 952-474-6461.
Attendees can run through the spray of a fire hose, toss a few water balloons and play fun water games. Shakopee Community Center.
Step fight up and test your multiple carnival games hosted by Camp Arbor in Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.
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.
Beer Garden, Music Stage, Horse Show, Strongman Competition, Motokazia Motorcross, Tractor Pull. Jordan.
This highly interactive event is not to be missed, featuring many of the Twin Cities top mixologists and national/local distillers. Sample new brands and spirits from around the world while enjoying gourmet fare and gathering new cocktail recipes.
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.
Live music, car show, fireworks, a grand parade and more! Island Lake County Park.
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.
XPOGO Stunt Team, monster trucks, and more! At the Elko Speedway. Call: 952-461-7223.
Artists, food, music, entertainment. Call: 612-203-9911.
Family fitness challenge, canoe rides, caricaturist and pony rides.
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.
Various Minneapolis locations. Live stage performances including theatre, dance, performance arts and storytelling. Call: 612-872-1212.
The country's largest outdoor art festival. Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue. Call: 612-823-4682.
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.
Tour de Tonka is an annual bike ride organized through Minnetonka Community Education. Call: 952-401-6800.
Parade, 5K race, car show, lawn mower tractor pull, craft fair, beer garden, food venders, fireworks.
Wakesurfing fun on the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis! Activities for the whole family and skate park.
One Of The Finest Juried Regional Arts Fairs In The Country. Set On A 66 Acre Park 3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis.
Parade, golf tournament, antique car show, dancing and more!
Live music,free kids zone with games, free face painting,yummy foodand fun. At the Shoppes at Arbor Lake in Maple Grove.
Rides, Demolition Derby, Farm Exhibition, Petting Zoo. Carver County Fairgrounds. Call: 952-442-2333.
Tim Mahoney performs live from 6-8PM. Specializing in the music of Van Morrison. Call: 763-424-0504
Polka Dance Championships, Polish Vodka Tasting, Pierogi Eating Contest. Exhibits. Canterbury Park, Shakopee. Call: 612-568-2195.
Multitude of activities, such as step dance,traditional group dance,goelic sports, celtic marketplace, cultural displays, Irish food,drin and music.
5K race, volleyball tournament, craft business market, bean bag toss and live music.
August 10-12, 17-19
Held on 80 acres of woods and water on two weekends at Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Anoka. Archery, decoys, duck boats, art and dog events.
Racing, live music, Clay Gallagher stunts, and freestyle 4 wheel show.
Live music and Pizza Luce by the slice as well as brats and locally brewed pints by Summit Brewing Company.
Fun activities, booths for dogs, pet photos and food truck.
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.
Enjoy live music, great food vendors, an awesome car show, raffle and fun and games for kids of all ages.
Live music, food vendors and other fun activities.
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.
August 18 - September 30
7 themed weekends. Live armored jousting, 16 stages of live entertainment, 250 artisan booths, and outrageously good food and beverages.
August 23 - September 3
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.
Parade, carnival rides, a fire muster, arts & crafts, food, music, car show, fireworks. Call: 651-735-3322.
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 July 05, 2018