Have a wonderful weekend! Summer is in full swing, and we are enjoying paddle boarding at Lake Nokomis, camping trips up North, and taking advantage of neighborhood splash parks. Sticking around the Twin Cities this weekend? We got you covered!
The biggest event this weekend is Twin Cities Pride! With the horrible tragedy in Orlando, it’s all the more important to create a space of love, healing, and to celebrate equality. This year, the festival will be Saturday and Sunday at Loring Park, with a parade on Sunday along Hennepin Avenue. Events include Pride night at the Saints Game, the Beer Dabbler, a live comedy show with Kathy Griffon, the Rainbow 5K run, and much more. See details on the Pride parade, festival and other events here, and safety measures here.
For the Coffee Lover
It’s the 3rd annual Twin Cities Caffeine Crawl! 18 shops are participating—with so much great coffee to taste, do you think you can handle it? Friday and Saturday, click here for information and tickets.
For the Jazz Lover
Music festivals abound this time of year! This weekend, check out the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul! June 23-25, Mears Park, Free
For the Craft Beer Lover
If you a beer aficionado, you won’t want to miss Fair State’s sour beer event: Mixed Culture! Fair State is one of the great craft breweries in Northeast, known for their delightful sour beers. June 25, 2-8pm, Fair State Brewing Co-op
For the Food Lover
Love food and live music? Check out the Uptown Food Truck Festival! Try delicious specials from the 50 food trucks. Pro tip: bring your friends; divide and conquer. YUM. June 25, 11-8pm, Lake and Hennepin
For the Shakespeare Lover
Yes! It’s time for Shakespeare in the Park. See “Much Ado About Nothing” by the Croumlent Shakespeare Company, or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare & Company. Various locations; see webpages for details.
For the Kiddos
June 29th, is “Kids Days” at the Union Depot in St. Paul! The Twin Cities Road Crew is putting on this free event, with music, trivia, games and prizes. June 29, 10:30-12pm, Union Depot, Ages 4-12, Free
Thursdays, check out “Project Passport” at Como Park and Conservatory! Each week features a different theme with activities, games, and crafts. This Thursday is “Passport to My Own Backyard”. Thursdays at Como, 10-12pm, Elementary Ages, Free
Summa, Summa, Summa Time
The lakes and waterfalls are one of the best summer features in the Twin Cities! You can rent bikes, boats, kayaks and paddle boards at Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis and Como Lake, plus bikes at Minnehaha Falls. Plus, you can find some of the best eateries at the lakes! Check out Sea Salt and Tin Fish for the fish tacos, Como Dockside for southern fare, and Sandcastle for Friday fried chicken (plus BBQ every day). So good!
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