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!
Authentic Performances, Cusine, demonstrations and exhibits from 40 different cultures. St. Paul RiverCentre.
Food tasting from over 30 local restaurants. Wine and beer craft samplings. Live chef competition. Hosted by Tim Mcniff.
Enjoy the Eden Prairie Outdoor Center's Open House every Saturday of May. Family fun activities, hands-on interaction with live animals.
A group of artists from the Lake Minnetonka area opens their home studios to the public.
Gourmet foods, fine wines, craft beer, the latest and greatest grills. Sponsored by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Held at CHS Field in St. Paul.
Food from the best restaurants in the west Metro, live music, beer and wine tent.
Party like its 1899 - Beer, Band, Bites, Dan Rodriguez, Kind County, Big Wu. Held at Excelsior Brewing in Excelsior.
Enjoy this one day art market for handmade crafts made by your fellow Minnesotans. Held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center.
Annual car show. The best of foreign and domestics cars will converge on downtown Osseo. Call: 763-425-2624
Amazing crafts exhibition from local artisans and hobbyists. Food and music. Show runs from 9AM to 3PM at the Maple Grove Community Center.
Hands-on asset building activities, music, entertainment, launch of pianos on parade crafts, kids garage sale.
We provide the poles and bait. Led by fishing experts from Eagan Water Resource Department.
Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. Open studio tour of private artists, studios and galleries.
Visit local and regional vendors selling glass, jewelry, paintings, wood, photography, sculptures and more! Also enjoy concessions, face painting, children's activities and live entertainment.
Bring your 4 legged freinds and visit with companies and non-profit groups specializing in dogs for a tail-waggin' good time.
100 Art and Craft Vendors, music and food. Mainstreet between 8th and 11th Avenues.
Kite flyers of all ages join us at the annual kite day celebration. Inflatable, craft project and kite demos.
Old fashioned farm activities for all ages, games and food.
One of the largest annual hip-hop music festivals in the country. 2 main stages with over 40 artists performing over 10 hours. At the State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights.
Excelsior Elementary School to Water Street down Lake Street to Oak Hill Cemetery.
The festival presents family friendly performances and activities, and is global oriented. Food trucks. Sponsored by The Ordway Theater.
In Edina's 50th & France shopping area, one of the top fine arts fair in the US. Music, Food court, 300 Artists and Crafters. Call: 952-922-1524.
City-wide Summer Concert Series with performances Monday-Saturday at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM and 5:30PM. See website for locations and performance schedule.
Fine art and crafts made by 70 juried artists. Como and Carter Ave. in St. Paul.
Celebrate clean lakes and outdoor rec with family canoeing, fishing lessons, crafts and games. Lake Phalen Regional Park in St. Paul.
Activities, food trucks, live music.
Every Saturday, enjoy free family-friendly activities such as hiking, hands-on interaction with live animals, craft projects and more!
Race, Music, Parade, Entertainment and food vendors along Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota from Dale Avenue to Wheeler Avenue.
June 4 - August 13
Concerts at Brookview Park in Golden Valley on Monday evenings from June through August.
Lumberjack shows, MSMA car show, kids activities, beer garden, craft and business fair, food vendors, fireworks.
Street Dance, bands, carnival rides and more family fun. Held in Mississippi Point Park in Champlin, MN.
An engaging creative event that connects the artist's personal story with a vibrant lake community. Featuring local musicians and regional food vendors. At Commons Park in Excelsior.
Classic car show, toy workshop and concert for little ones, water ski show, carnival and Shaw Brothers Band. Held in downtown Buffalo, MN.
Delightful performance by 6 Big Bands at the Staring Lake Amphitheatre in Eden Prairie. Don't miss the Rib Fest!
Enjoy murial installations of artists. Food and family fun.
Presented by Sociable Cider Werks and 89.3 The Current, Funk Fest brings you all that is funky! Great live music, food trucks, vendors, games and cider cocktails.
June 13 - August 18
Concert Series Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7PM at Wolfe Park and other venues in St. Louis Park. See website for details.
Water wars, water balloon station, car show and kids tractor pull. Large annual community festival draws 15-20,000.
June 14 - August 9
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.
Carnival Rides, parade, dance, food, petting zoo, Water Slides and Inflatables. 7pm Fri/Sat Band. Held at the St. Louis Park Rec Center.
Brooklyn Park's annual summer celebration. Fireworks, Carnival, Parade.
Carnival, pie eating contest and other family fun activities. Held in Commons Park.
Weekend of art and music. Live entertainment, family art show, pop-art car show, motorcycle gallery and more!
Motor Cross, Demolition Derby, Petting Zoos, Livestock Animals, Exhibits, Fireworks, Bands, Many Childrens Activities. At Corcoran Lion's Park. Call: 763-420-4546.
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!
The Plymouth Rockers Senior Chorus (acapella) of Plymouth, Minnesota perform at the Hilde Performance Center.
Parade, Arts & Crafts Fair, Face Painting, Fire Truck, Petting Zoo, Puppet Show, Fishing Contest, Fireworks, Golf Tournament, Band Concert. Centennial Park West in Brooklyn Center.
Three days of outstanding jazz in Mears Park, St. Paul.
The Rocking Hollywoods and the two other bands will perform. Carnival and fireworks.
Food Vendors, Beer Tent, Music, Inflatables, Mechanical Bull Rider, Kiddie Carnival. Savage.
Parade, carnival, music, tennis & softball tournaments, kids peddle tractor pull, classic car show. Rogers Community Center in Rogers, MN. Call: 763-428-2253.
Carnival, beer garden, puppet show, live entertainment and fireworks.
A grand parade, great food, concerts, movies and family entertainment in Roseville Central Park.
Minnesota Street Rod Association presents their - wait for it - legendary annual classic car show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Call: 651-641-1992.
Demonstrations, craft show, vendor fair, entertainment, family activities. At Aquatore Park in Blaine. Call: 952-440-6255.
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
Food, music, and fun for the whole family. 5K run, pony rides, beer tent, wiener dog races, and a magic show!
Outdoor Art Fair in Downtown Wayzata. Music, food, and family fun!
Over 100 local artists on display. Food and entertainment.
Food, live music, and beer from local breweries and vendors.
The 20th Annual Music in Plymouth 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, June 25th, 2016.
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 May 16, 2018