Education & Community
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. Read more about Minnesota State Fair
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! Read more about In Cahoots Block Party: A Collaboration of Craft
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. Read more about Taste the Waste Happy Hour
Revolution Church strives to provide an all-inclusive space where transparency, honesty, hope and doubt are welcomed and encouraged. It is a place that seeks to embody grace. Plus it's a church in a bar with a bowling alley, what's not to like?
Every Sunday at 11:00am · FREE Read more about Revolution Church
With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs. Read more about Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale
Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet. Read more about Minnesota Reptile Show
Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer. Read more about Lumberjack Days
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