For 19 years, the Loring Park Art Festival has combined the beauty of creative expression and community to develop an engaging event for all. Featuring a Lakes & Legends Beer Garden, a variety of tasty foods and 140 visual artists, there is something for every eye and taste bud to enjoy.
Arts & Performance
Two cute kids, a criminal grandma and one stay-at-home dad is a recipe for both disaster and the humanity of parenting in Stinkers. Writing and directing are Josh Tobiessen and Sarah Rasmussen, the duo behind 2017’s small-town comedy Lone Star Spirits.
Larger-than life greats of rock, pop and country will shake Shakopee’s Canterbury Park for a crazy three-day weekend of summer jams. Lineup includes Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, REO Speedwagon and Soul Asylum. Go for a day or sing to the tunes all weekend.
Get ready to benefit the preservation of our historic Basilica by rocking its socks right off. The positive and poppy Jason Mraz, Scottish electro-pop stars CHVRCHES and Semisonic of “Closing Time” fame promise an eclectic but fully danceable weekend.
Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.
2:00 pm - Jake Nelson Music
4:30 pm - WBL Drumline
5:30 pm - Pandora's Other Box
8:00 pm - Fireworks & National Anthem
- Community Performances
- Car Show
Food trucks, bouncy houses, family-friendly activities, and a silent auction – what more could you ask for on a Sunday in early fall? Come out to Southwest Park in Mahtomedi for the Family Fun Festival to support Aaron’s Playground, a memorial playground to be built in the park early next year. Entrance is free!
One Voice Mixed Chorus presents Resistance and Resilience on June 29 and 30 at the Ordway Concert Hall. Through song and spoken word the concert portrays the strength of spirit and toughness that has been so fundamental to the struggle for human rights in the LGBTQ+ and African American communities.
Light up the night at this peaceful, yet memorable outdoor event. Design your lantern and set it free on the still water, delve into delicious food from a range of local food trucks, jam to music and more.
The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature.