Kentucky Derby runs Saturday
Kentucky Derby 143 Post time Sat. May 6th 5:34 p.m. CT NBC
Get your hats and Mint Juleps ready!!
Mint Julep Recipe: To highball glass or silver Julep cup, add minted simple syrup, then 1 cup crushed ice, bourbon, and splash of water. Add enough of remaining ice to almost fill glass. Stir well and garnish with mint sprig.
The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack.
Festival of Nations
Xcel Energy Center Thurs May 4th - Sun May 7th
One of the largest multi-cultural events in the United States.
Cinco de Mayo - West Side Saint Paul
Saturday May 6th
Cinco takes place along Cesar Chavez Street between Robert Street and Highway 52 on Saint Paul's West Side.
2017 Schedule of Events:
9 a.m. Festival Grounds Open10 a.m. Parade - along Cesar Chavez from Wabasha to Ada11 a.m. Beer and Garden Areas opens Noon - Stages Open - Live Entertainment - Continues All Afternoon!12:30 p.m. Car, Truck and Bike Show opens12:45 p.m. Jalapeno Eating Contest 2:15 p.m. Jalapeno Eating Contest 4:45 p.m. Car, Truck and Bike Show Awards5:45 p.m. El Grito Contest
6 p.m. Festival Grounds CloseA family friendly cultural experience that spans over six blocks.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Mystic Lake
Friday May 5th
Mystic Lake is throwing a south of the border party in the North Star state Friday, May 5 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The free event features live entertainment, a free concert by Los Lobos and the World Taco Eating Championship, a competitive eating contest featuring local and national contestants.
The 43rd Annual Minneapolis MayDay Parade and Festival
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Join more than 50,000 people from near and far as they fill the streets both as participants and spectators for this day of celebration and community.
NOON: Parade Begins
At the corner of 25th St. E. and Bloomington Ave. S., and travels south on Bloomington to 34th St. E., where the parade turns west towards Powderhorn Park.
3pm: Ceremony & Festival
The MayDay Tree of Life Ceremony begins at 3pm in Powderhorn Park. The Festival is open throughout the day.
Food Truck Fest - Midtown Farmers Market Opening Day
Sat. May 6th
2225 East Lake Street Intersection of East Lake Street and Hiawatha Av.
The Midtown Farmers Market is celebrating the arrival of farmers market season with a Food Truck Fest on Saturday, May 6th. The event will feature food trucks, live music, early spring produce, giveaways, a public chalk art station and more!.
Oliver Kelly Farm Grand Opening Celebration
Sat May 6 & Sun May 7 Off Hwy 10 in Elk River
Part of the Minnesota Historical Society! Celebrate the official grand opening of the Kelley Farm's newest facilities, including the beautiful new visitor center, Learning Kitchen, outdoor exhibits, animal barn, modern gardens and cropland and more. Watch guest chef demos, plant a seed cup and make your own vinaigrette to take home, play 19th-century games, enjoy live music and food, and more farm-sized fun.
100 Mile Garage Sale
Various cities along the Mississippi River south of the Twin Cities
Fri May 5 - Sun May 7
Fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around.
The 100 Mile Garage Sale extends from Winona north to Red Wing on the Minnesota side of the River and Fountain City north to Prescott on the Wisconsin side of the River. Follow the trail marked with colored balloons or ribbons of participating sales and you’ll find deals, steals and fun. Don’t miss it!Visit www.100milegaragesale.org for detailed information.
Train Day at Union Depot St. Paul
Sat. May 6th
Enjoy a fun and educational experience as we highlight the history and future of passenger train travel, the historic and current role of freight railroads in our region, and changing transportation trends and needs. All will enjoy a wide variety of free transportation-inspired activities. The weekend will include train equipment, educational sessions, special events and activities for all ages.
Walk for Animals Theo Wirth Park
Sat. May 6 10 a.m.
Get Your Wag On!!
Join KDWB, Falen, and Steve-o from 10am - 12:30pm to take pictures and win prizes like Star Party 2017 tickets!
Register at www.walkforanimalsmn.org
The animals in our community depend on AHS – and on you! Your support today will help make second chances possible for animals that are less fortunate that our own pets. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
Wizard World Comic Con @ The Mpls Convention Center
Fri May 5- Sun May 7th
Don't miss the Wizard World Comic Con at the Minneapolis Convention Center May 5 - 7! Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Experience the best in pop-culture, movies, TV cosplay, comics, video gaming, collectibles celebrity meet & greets, autographs, photos, Q&A panels and more
Kids 10 & under Free!
ALS SuperHero 5k/10k Dash
Sat May 6 8:00 AM
Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox
Fri May 5 7:10 PM Sat May 6 1:10 p.m Sun May 7 1:10 pm
Minnesota United FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
Sun May 7 12:30 PM