Events Calendar

Live music, Food Truck Fairs, golf tournaments, riverfront fireworks and family-fun parades are just a few of the events happening this summer. Get outside, explore the city culture, and enjoy the many events in Minneapolis this summer season. With this events calendar, sort by event type and dates to find out what’s happening each day. The events listed on this page are one time events. If you are looking for more ideas check out our seasonal events calendar where you can find exhibits and shows that are around for months at a time.

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Online American Idol Auditions

September 9th to 29th

Open now until Friday, September 26th

The search is on for the next American Idol!  If you are 15 to 28 years old, and believe you have what it takes, we want to hear what you can do.  Audition now online!

Alternative Rock: Spoon

September 19th to 19th

Spoon Concert at the State Theatre. Tickets are available!

Festival Palomino: A Trampled By Turtles Festival

September 20th to 20th

Canterbury Park
On the Lawn Inside the Oval Track

Saturday, September 20, 1:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Trampled By Turtles is excited to host the inaugural Festival Palomino. The festival lineup was curated by the band and includes The Head & The Heart, Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Field Report, Spirit Family Reunion and Erik Koskinen. Festival Palomino will feature 2 stages, a craft beer garden, food trucks, an artist village and more!

Festival Palomino is an 18+ event. Click here for more information.

1100 Canterbury Road Canterbury Park
Shakopee, MN 55379

Ooh La La Live Block Party

September 20th to 20th

Join Coup d'etat at their first block party, Ooh La La Live! Coup d'etat is taking over Girard Avenue between Lake and Lagoon. Food, drinks, live music and fashion shows for entertainment! Local boutiques and businesses will be joining the fun as well! Event runs from 4-10pm.

2923 Girard Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Professional Bull Riders BlueDef Velocity Tour

September 20th to 20th

The Professional Bull Riders BlueDEF Velocity Tour is where dreams of riding on national television on the PBR Built Ford Tough Series begin. During this event, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will face off with foes nearly 10 times their weight in sinewy brawn during the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports. Each rider will face off against at least two of the rankest bulls on the planet. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion.

The Minneapolis event is one of the last that these riders will get to advance to the World Finals - and only the top riders from the BlueDEF Velocity Tour will make it! 

21st Annual Print & Drawing Fair

September 20th to 21st

Saturday, September 20th- Sunday, September 21st from 11am to 5pm

Celebrating it's 21st year, the Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair is the premier opportunity in the Twin Cities to browse or buy great works of art.  Expect to see names like Rembrandt, Picasso, Rauschenberg, right up to today's emerging artists, offered by a dozen of America's top dealers and publishers. Proceeds benefit the Department of Prints & Drawings Acquistion and Educational Funds. 

2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Open Streets MPLS: Lowry Avenue North

September 20th to 20th

Saturday, September 20th 11am-6pm

Check out the 6th Annual Harvest Fest and 3rd Annual Open Streets on Lowry!  Hosted with the Lowry Corridor Business Association. 

Lowry Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Festival of Praise Tour 2014

September 21st to 21st
The Festival of Praise Tour 2014, featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin, now kicks off on September 17 at Fallbrook Church in Houston. New dates have also been added (see updated schedule below). The national tour will be presented during Gospel Music Heritage Month and will be held at performing arts venues and mega churches across the country.
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55403

The War on Drugs

September 22nd to 22nd

89.3 The Current and City Pages presents The War on Drugs with Califone on Monday, September 22nd and 23rd at 7pm. Tickets are $21.50.

701 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Augsburg College vs. Bethel University

September 23rd to 23rd

Sept. 23rd, 7:30pm

Come check out the Ausburg College Collegiate Men's Soccer team against Bethel University.  Tickets are $7 dollars for adults and $3 dollars for students and children under 18. There are no advance tickets sales for Augsburg regular-season athletic events. All tickets are available at the door and are general admission.

2211 Riverside North Ausburg College
Minneapolis, MN 55454


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