Have a wonderful Father’s Day! This weekend is all about appreciating our fathers, whether near or far. If you are making plans in and around the Twin Cities, we have some great ideas on how to treat yo dad…besides getting him an ice cream cake. 🙂 Since it’s officially summer, festivals abound and it’s easy to find one your dad will love. Whether you are sticking around or traveling for the weekend, we hope you have a good one!
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is a free three-day festival with 4 stages for live music, over 250 artists, food, a car show, beer sampler and family activities, right on the Mississippi River! June 17-19, Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis
If your dad is into classic cars, you won’t want to miss the MSRA “Back to the 50s” Weekend! Register your own classic car, or come as a spectator. Events include an auction, live music, a craft fair and kids activities. June 17-19, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Earlier this week, we showcased Brooklyn Park! This weekend is the annual Tater Daze Festival, a celebration of the community with a carnival, craft fair, spud run, live music, inflatables, a parade, fireworks and even a Golden Spud hunt. June 16-18, Noble Sports in Brooklyn Park
This weekend is also the Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest. Because nothing says “summer” like strawberries! This event includes activities like a carnival, contests, hot air balloon rides, live music and entertainment, an art fair, and a grand parade. June 16-21, Kingston Park in Cottage Grove
Last weekend, it was the start of GermanFest MN with Deutche Tage! This weekend, continue the celebration: dance to live polka bands, participate in human foosball, cheer on the dachshund races (no joke!) and of course, snack on a bratwurst and German beer. June 17-19, Historic Schmidt Brewery
This Father’s Day, all dads get free admission at the Minnesota Zoo! June 19th, 9am-6pm
Catch a game! This weekend, it’s the Twins versus the Yankees at Target Field.
Every summer, the Minneapolis Parks and Rec hosts free movies in the park! This weekend, check out Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Lake Harriet on Friday, or The Martian at Lynnhurst Park on Saturday. All shows at dusk. Perfect weekend for it if your dad is into space flicks!
This weekend is Rock the Garden! Amazing lineup of 8 bands on 2 stages, with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Hippo Campus, M. Ward, Poliça, Chance the Rapper, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, GRRRL PRTY, and Plague Vender. So. much. fun. June 18th, Boom Island Park
If cycling is your dad’s thing, don’t miss Greenway Glow! Every year the Midtown Greenway puts on a party to celebrate biking and walking, with an art festival and glow ride: a 10-mile bike ride and 5K fun run lit up with dozens of artist installations. Free; $10 suggested donation, June 18th, Freewheel Midtown Bike Center
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