The Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrations are in full swing. Yesterday kicked off the official start of the four-day celebration. The Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. No tickets are required to attend the Aquatennial, however there are some events that require registration.
There are all sorts of festivities happening Wednesday-Saturday. Events range from a 5K to a blood drive to a tennis classic. There is something for everyone in the family. The celebration concludes with Target Fireworks near the Stone Arch Bridge at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday. For a full list of the events, click here.
The Aquatennial is a treasured tradition that is celebrated throughout the city. The first celebration was held in 1940. It was created as a way to help Minneapolis rebrand its image as the “City of Lakes”. It is held during the third week in July, because the founders believed it was the hottest and driest week of the summer, and thought it was the perfect time to honor and celebrate the city’s lakes.