The first-of-its-kind, the Audi Culinary Dinner series will feature a bespoke meal curated by Nina Compton, winner of the 2018 James Beard Award “Best Chef: South.” In each city, PROOF, will operate one seating per night, for four nights. The series began in Nashville, Tennessee July 22-25, followed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from August 8-11, and continues in Minneapolis, Minnesota from August 22-25 and Seattle, Washington from September 10-13.
Food & Drink
Join presenting sponsor, CircleRock, for an unforgettable evening in support of College Possible students. Enjoy handcrafted hors d'oeuvres and beverages, inspiring stories and an exclusive performance by Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and Grammy Award-winning family quintet The Steeles. Proceeds from Circle of Impact will support College Possible programming that empowers St. Louis Park students from low-income backgrounds to earn admission to college, complete their degrees and prepare for the workforce.
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.
- Tillamook, the farmer-owned dairy brand from Oregon, is expanding east and their naturally aged cheddars are now available in the Twin Cities! To share their award-winning products with food lovers, Tillamook created the Melty Fest Tour, a series of events in partnership with local chefs and food pros.
Minnesota breweries form teams to create new collaboration beers you can only experience at the block party. You vote on the best brew! A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the winning team's local charity!
Free! Rain or Shine!
Featuring a happy hour menu transforming recovered food into small plates by The Bird and speciality cocktails from Marco Zappia (Beverage Director, Colita and Martina) for an incredible experience.
Hear from JoAnne Berkenkamp (Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at NRDC), Bertrand Weber (Director, Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools) and April Rog (Director of Food Rescue, Second Harvest Heartland) about their work to reduce food waste.
Free to attend, happy hour food & drink menu available for purchase.