• Celebrate the City of Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Aquatennial

     
    POSTED July 21, 2016
     

    Photo Credit: Andy Swarbrick

     
    <p>Photo Credit: Andy Swarbrick</p> <h6>&nbsp;</h6>

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. 

Aug. 8-10, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

If you've ever gone to a brewery and thought the only thing missing was a dog peanut butter eating contest, you'll be glad to hear Loews Minneapolis Hotel and Kieran's Irish Pub will be hosting the second annual Pints for Pups fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands Rescue. From 4-8 p.m.

 

Twin Cities NACE recreated two events from the 2018 NACE Experience conference in Palm Springs, California, for its recap event. Complete with tapestry tones, glitter tattoos and jalapeno margaritas, the night’s opening reception paid homage to the conference’s Coachella theme. The dinner portion riffed on the conference’s closing gala dinner art deco venue: the historic Riviera Palm Springs. Event Lab brought the event to life through décor and design. Menu items highlighted the era and served with a traditional cocktail—the sidecar