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Cool Things to Do This Weekend in the Twin Cities!


Ignore the fact that this article is written in various fonts and spacing!!!


Events this weekend in the TC and around Minnesota!!! 


Twin Cities Pride Festival

Sat Jun 25 & Sun Jun 26  10 am to 6 pm Loring Park, Mpls

The 50th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held at Loring Park in Minneapolis June 25 – 26, 2022 and will feature local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages.

Pride Beer Dabbler

Fri Jun 24 Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 

6pm to 9:30 pm

Twin Cities LGBTQ+ Pride March

Sun Jun 26 11 a.m

The March starts at 7th & Hennepin and proceeds down Hennepin to Spruce then into Loring Park.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Fri Jun 24 & Sat Jun 25  Mears Park, St Paul

All performances at all venues & clinics are free & open to all!

The Twin Cities Jazz Fest’s mission is to bring communities together to enjoy and appreciate the art form of jazz and inspire new generations of youth. The festival is located in and around Mears Park in the Lowertown neighborhood of downtown Saint Paul. There are two outdoor stages at Mears Park and one outdoor stage next to the Farmers Market.  In addition, over 15 St. Paul venues have jazz programed throughout the weekend. The Jazz Fest is a walking event. Most of the stages and venues are within walking distance.

In concert:

Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth Tour

Sat. Jun 25 Mystic Lake

Pride in Concert featuring Carly Rae Jepsen

Sat Jun 26 Armory in downtown Mpls

Indigo Girls

Fri Jun 24 & Sat Jun 25

Orchestra Hall, Mpls

Eagan Art Festival

Fri Jun 24 & Sat June 25

Central Park, Eagan Festival Grounds

Blaine Festival

Aquatore Park

Parade Sat Jun 25 12 noon

Afton Strawberry Festival

Sat Jun 25 & Sun Jun 26

The Afton Strawberry Festival will be celebrated in the historic village of Afton, MN, which is located along the scenic St. Croix River. This unique community festival honors the long, rich heritage of strawberry crops grown in the area since the 1800’s. This free, two-day outdoor festival will feature a blend of 80+ artist vendors showcasing and selling their goods, vintage and 2nd-hand vendors selling repurposed or vintage treasures and a business expo. Great food, live music and fun activities for the entire family in Afton Town Square Park.

Rosefest in Roseville

Thur Jun 23 thru July 4th

-Hunt for the Golden Rose starts Thursday

-Run for the Roses Sat morning Skating Center

8am 10k/5k 9 am Kids run

-Parade is Monday night

Farmington Dew Days

Thurs Jun 23 thru Sun Jun 26

Kiddie Parade is Sat morning

Grand Parade is Sun Jun 26 noon

Manitou Days continue in White Bear Lake (man-ah-tow)

Freedom Fest in Pine City

Sat Jun 25 Pine County Fairgrounds

Car Show, Street Dance and fireworks

Granite City Days in St. Cloud

Thurs Jun 23 thru Sun Jun 26

Paul Bunyan Days

Akeley, Mn

Fri Jun 24 thru Sun Jun 26

Water Towner Festival

Pipestone, MN

50th annual Water Ski Festival

Thurs Jun 23 thru Sun Jun 26

Lake City, MN

Water Ski Days celebrates the invention of water skiing in Lake City, and its inventor, Ralph Samuelson.

This city-wide event has something for everyone! A carnival, complete with rides and games, an arts and crafts fair with 100+ vendors, a grand parade, classic car show, food trucks, huge concerts, and of course, water ski show teams!

Twin Cities Women’s Half Marathon

Sun Jun 26 

On Sunday, June 26, 2022 Bloomington, MN will host the inaugural Hy-Vee Twin Cities Women’s Half Marathon and 5K, finishing in the family-friendly atmosphere of Normandale Lake Park in the heart of Bloomington, MN. Join us for this National Women’s Half Marathon Series event with our deeply discounted registration slots for both the Half Marathon and or the 5K Road Race!


HopeKids 5K/10K + Kids Fun Run

Sat Jun 25  Lakeville

HopeKids provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition. 

The Hope K is a family-friendly event where families and the surrounding community support HopeKids Minnesota by raising money and joining together in this festive annual event!

7:30 AM – 5k/10k Registration Opens

9:00 AM – Timed 5k Run and 10k Run

10:00 AM – HopeWalk (3k or just under 2 miles)

10:30 AM – Fun Activities

11:00 AM – Kids Fun Run (around the lake under 1/2 mile)

11:00 AM – Lunch and Entertainment


Ice Cream Social at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Sat Jun 25 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm  St Paul

Celebrate National Dairy Month in the capital city with our sponsors Midwest Dairy, St. Paul Downtown Alliance, and JonnyPops!

Join us on the museum plaza for this FREE event, open to the public and featuring giveaways and activities, space-themed experiments, special guests from the 501st Legion Star Wars cosplayers, and more. PLUS, the first 500 guests will receive a free frozen treat from JonnyPops!

Grand Carnival at Valleyfair

Starts Sat Jun 25th thru July 10 Valleyfair, Shakopee

Come to Valleyfair on select days June 25 - July 10 to experience how the world kicks up its heels at this day-to-night, larger-than-life, global celebration. Enjoy AWESOME high-energy live music, delicious international food, lively games and unique crafts!

Take in the extravagant sights and sounds of the nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade, a glittering sensory spectacular of lavish floats, interactive street performers and pulsing rhythms. As the parade concludes, thunderous music builds to a crescendo and our King and Queen kick off a high-energy block party filled with animated entertainers, spirited dancing, scrumptious eats and so much more. Grand Carnivale is an international festival with AWESOME fun for everyone!

Twins host the Colorado Rockies

Fri Jun 23 7:10 pm

Sat Jun 24 6:15 pm

Sun Jun 25 1:10 pm

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