• Celebrate the City of Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Aquatennial

    POSTED July 21, 2016

    Photo Credit: Andy Swarbrick


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. 

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Weekends from August 19 through October 1 welcome back the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Voted 2017’s best festival, The Renaissance Festival draws hundreds of thousands of mead drinking, fairy loving, medieval enthusiasts every year. With free parking, 250 artisan booths, and 16 stages of live entertainment, the annual celebration offers planners a unique venue for their next event.


Brews & Buses: St. Paul Brewery Bus Crawl offers beer lovers the unique opportunity to experience each of Saint Paul’s 11 breweries, without having to worry about driving throughout the day. The GetKnit event is in its third year and will be taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Participants board a fleet of specially-commissioned “brewery buses” at Union Depot in Lowertown Saint Paul and will be delivered door-to-door of each brewery in the capital city.