Food & Drink

Woodbury Days

Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park! 

St. Paul Food Truck Festival

This delicious event is home to over 40 superstar street vendors serving anything from mini doughnuts to pot stickers in the heart of Mears Park. Wash down your tasty handheld snacks with a wide variety of local craft brews, classics or ciders while jamming to live music and enjoying good company. Mears Park, 3221 Fifth St. E., St. Paul

Irish Fair in St. Paul

Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.

Minnesota State Fair

Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick. 

Twin Cities Bacon and Beer Classic

Looking to pig out? More than 30 restaurants bring the meat with their hottest bacon dishes. When you get thirsty, choose from among more than 100 craft beers of all kinds. There’ll be music, games and a commemorative glass to bring home when you’re full. 

Afton 4th of July Parade and Celebration

Our annual parade is a fun time for the whole family. With engaging entertainment and activities for children, it is a great place to celebrate the 4th of July. After the parade join us in the park for food and beverages. Trolleys will be provided to help transport people.

Afton Strawberry Festival

Over 80 local artisans will bring their creations to town for this business expo that includes live music and food. There will also be crafts for the kids along with inflatables and raptor demos. A dessert bake-off and strawberry shortcake eating contest will surely be highlights of this local event.

Uptown Food Truck Festival

Check out over 65 food trucks at Lake and Hennepin avenues, with dishes ranging anywhere from tacos and mini doughnuts to wood fired pizzas. Wash down your delectable handhelds with one of 10 craft beers as you jam to live music or partake in fun games and giveaways.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more.

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