Treat yourself with a tasting of unlimited beer, wine and cocktails, hosted at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. Enjoy the live entertainment or compete in a game of giant Jenga as you take in all the ballpark has to offer. Included is a keepsake sampling glass, free Metro rides to and from the event, as well as free admission to the after party. Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Mpls.; ballparkfestival.com
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Experience a Taste of Greece at the Minneapolis Greek Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Try authentic Greek food, from gyros to baklava, while participating in the various cultural experiences available. It will be a weekend full of bookstores, boutiques and dancing finished off with a 5K run for Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation.
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!
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
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.
Rock out with the Shaw Brothers or grab your kids for a pontoon ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.