Top Things You HAVE To Do in Minneapolis This Summer

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FRIDAY - SUNDAY: AUG 3-5

GET CRAFTY AT THE UPTOWN ART FAIR

UPTOWN

Over 350 artists and 25 food stands will stop traffic at Hennepin and Lake for this massive three-day art fair, which also includes beer gardens, live music, and family activities. Always popular is the Culinary Competition, which pits local chefs against one another to create dishes that are visually dazzling.


SUNDAY, AUG 5

WANDER THE 'OPEN STREETS' FOR A DAY

NORTHEAST (OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS AS WELL ON DIFFERENT DATES)

Every year, a group called Our Streets Minneapolis bans traffic for a few blocks in walkable neighborhoods so residents can mingle. Last year, more than 100,000 people came to the event in eight different areas- this year’s locations include Lake & Minnehaha, West Broadway, U of M, Nicollet, Franklin, and Northeast. Past Open Streets have featured live music, dancing, food trucks, and most recently, a wrestling match.Cost: Free


SATURDAY, AUG 18

FILL UP AT THE ST. PAUL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

LOWERTOWN, ST. PAUL

If you’re fan of getting your food from various kitchens on wheels, look no further than the annual Food Truck Festival. With more than 40 vendors from ice cream to beer to Indian food, you can find it all here -- without leaving the parking lot. This year, there are also fests in Uptown and Anoka on different dates, and all of them have live music and family-friendly activities.Cost: Calories in the form of fried food


SATURDAY, AUG 25

SIP SUDS AT THE SUMMER BEER DABBLER

CHS FIELD, ST. PAUL

The 10th annual Summer Beer Dabbler returns with more than 100 craft breweries sampling over 300 beers, including hard-to-find and one-of-a-kind kegs. CHS Field will also offer live music, games for kids, and festival fireworks. Your ticket gets you unlimited samples, so come thirsty.Cost: Tickets start at $50

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