Events During X Games

Need help organizing your X Games weekend?

Check out the competition schedule then find other events that fit into your plans! The weekend will be jam-packed with X Games-related and other major city-wide events. Don't miss out! 

X Games Events

X Games Kickoff & X Fest

Thursday, July 19th
6:00pm
U.S. Bank Stadium

Kick off X Games weekend with X Fest, followed by Skateboard and BMX Vert competitions - all free and open to the public that day!

X Games Kickoff Party at First Avenue

Thursday, July 19th
Doors open at 9:00pm
First Avenue Mainroom

ESPN X Games at First Avenue with PROFSa-Roc, and Cashinova.

Kaskade at X Games Minneapolis 2018

Friday, July 20th
10:30pm
The Armory

Brother Ali at X Games Minneapolis 2018

Saturday, July 21st
9:45pm
The Armory

Ice Cube at X Games Minneapolis 2018

Saturday, July 21st
11:00pm
The Armory

Zedd at X Games Minneapolis 2018

Sunday, July 22nd
5:30pm
The Armory


Other Events

Minneapolis Aquatennial

Wednesday, July 18 - Saturday, July 21st

The Aquatennial or as some say the, “Best Days of Summer” returns July 18th with the usual great events and even some new ones. The Torchlight Parade and 5k will take place again, the tennis classic is back in its usual great for, and this year there is even the Candid Canines Film Fest which is a fan submitted doggo video to be shown on the Target Field Station screen. Of course the Target Fireworks, a top 5 national fireworks display, will light up the skyline and the river for everyone to enjoy.

Twin Cities River Rats: Free Water Ski Show

Thursday, July 19th
6:30-8:30pm
Twin Cities River Rats Location, River Road

Aquatennial Skyline Fest

Saturday, July 21st
11:00am-5:00pm
Boom Island Park

The Skyline Fest is a jam-packed day filled with tons of fun for everyone young and old! This festival has a paddle sport race for everyone including: a 5K Open race for any and all who want to test themselves on a paddlecraft, a 10K for more experienced racers, and a 200M Fastest Paddler race presented by iDol Surf.

In addition to the paddleboarding race there will be FREE Canoe Rides with Wilderness Inquiry, Paddleboard Demo Zone, FREE Corepower, great food, delicious beer, tons of local merchant tents, and a raffle with great prizes!

Courtney Barnett with Julien Baker at Surly Brewing Festival Field

Saturday, July 21st
4:30-10:00pm
Surly Brewing Company

Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country Tour 2018

Saturday, July 21
5:30pm
Target Field

Open Streets Lake and Minnehaha

July 22nd, 2018
11:00am-5:00pm 
E Lake St from Elliot Ave to Minnehaha Ave; Minnehaha Ave from Lake St to E Minnehaha Parkway / Godfrey Parkway

Open Streets Minneapolis is a free event bringing together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing.

Residents and visitors explore their neighborhood in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment. Each event encourages people to use active modes of transportation, engage in healthy living, and rethink our streets as public space. Open Streets Minneapolis is a unique opportunity to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation, and civic pride in Minneapolis.

Sister Cities Day 2018

July 22nd, 2018
1:00-5:00pm
Nicollet Island Pavilion
FREE and open to the public

Join us as we celebrate all 12 of the Minneapolis Sister Cities with a FREE Ice Cream Social & gathering on Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis. This family event features multi-cultural entertainment, children activities, ice cream and refreshments. The event highlights all of Minneapolis’ International Sister Cities, with a special spotlight this year on the 10th anniversary of our Sister City with Cuernavaca, Mexico!