Spring and Summer Festivals and Fairs

Get your groove on at Minneapolis' spring and summer festivals and fairs. One of the best excuses to spend quality time with the outdoors!

Due to recent events regarding COVID-19, please be sure to check the official event website or with event organizers for up to date cancellations and postponements.

Why worry about driving home? Make a weekend out of it! It's more fun when you sleep over (we promise). Be sure to check out the best hotel deals plus summer events and things to do during your weekend getaway.

Art Festivals

A Guide to Summer Art Fairs and Festivals in Minneapolis

A Guide to Summer Art Fairs and Festivals in Minneapolis

Here's your chance to see and discover the artistic side of Minneapolis and it’s...

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Where to Grab a Bite Around the MSP International Film Festival

Where to Grab a Bite Around the MSP International Film Festival

While you're busy checking out the latest and greatest at this year's...

Northern Spark

Late Night Bites Before and During Northern Spark

Late Night Bites Before and During Northern Spark

Calling all night owls, art lovers and festival goers. It’s time to light up...

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

The Stone Arch Bridge Festival: 10 Cool Things to See and Do in the Area

The Stone Arch Bridge Festival: 10 Cool Things to See and Do in the Area

It’s officially summer in Minneapolis! Turn off the Netflix, rummage for your...

Loring stage by brooke ross photography

Twin Cities Pride

Twin Cities Pride

Celebrate the greater LGBTQ community at one of the largest free Pride festivals...

Rock the Garden

Rock the Garden

Rock the Garden

Kickoff to summer starts with Rock the Garden, the best outdoor music festival...

Basilica Block Party

Best Spots for Food Near the Basilica Block Party

Best Spots for Food Near the Basilica Block Party

Mark your calendars for the Basilica Block Party on July 12 & 13, 2019! The...

Minneapolis Aquatennial

Minneapolis Aquatennial: The Best Days of Summer

Minneapolis Aquatennial: The Best Days of Summer

Often called “Best Days of Summer,” the Minneapolis Aquatennial will return July...

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Minnesota Fringe Festival

Watch one-of-a-kind performances at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, August...

Minnesota State Fair Guide

Minnesota State Fair Guide

Minnesota State Fair Guide

Technically this event is just outside of St. Paul, but it's known as the "Great...

Doors Open

Visit These Neighborhoods to See Our Favorite Doors Open Locations

Visit These Neighborhoods to See Our Favorite Doors Open Locations

Get behind-the-scenes access to over 100 iconic Minneapolis buildings and...

Art-A-Whirl

Top Events & Activities to Check Out at Art-A-Whirl - 2020

Top Events & Activities to Check Out at Art-A-Whirl - 2020

Celebrating it's 25th year, Art-A-Whirl is bringing together over 1,000 artists,...