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. Read more about Loring Park Art Festival
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. Read more about Raising a Couple of Stinkers at the Jungle Theater
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. Read more about Twin Cities Summer Jam Music Festival
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. Read more about Cities 97.1 presents the 25th Basilica Block Party
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. Read more about Aquatennial Celebrations
200 quilts from 40 guild members with styles from quietly traditional to vividly modern. Vote for your favorites in several categories. Lunch available. Raffles and boutique support local area food shelves. The raffle quilt is beige and country blue with harmonizing colors. Read more about "Patchwork Harvest" Quilt Show
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. for Movie Day! Beat the heat and enjoy the a/c at the library where we'll be showing a yet-to-be-determined movie. We'll collect votes for which movie is shown: "The Book of Life" vs. "Because of Winn-Dixie". Voting begins in June.
Movie is free and no registration required. Read more about Movie Day: Viewer's Choice
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Monday, July 15 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. for Woven Paper Kente Cloth (art for K-6). Inspired by colorful textiles from the country of Ghana in Africa we will weave many bright-colored papers into a black paper “loom”. We will then draw fun designs inspired by Kente cloth onto the colorful squares creating our own beautiful patterned placemat. This workshop is for children in K-6th grade. Read more about Woven Paper Kente Cloth (art for K-6)
Join us at Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun, activity filled hour based on the book, "I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916" by Lauren Tarshis. This program is best enjoyed by those familiar with the book. More details to be announced! Geared toward kids ages 7-10 years old.
Program is free, but registration is required. To register, call 651-275-4338, stop by the Public Services Desk, or visit our website at stillwaterlibrary.org. Read more about "I Survived the Shark Attacks" Book Party