Ready or Not It's September
September, Ready or Not.
Here we are with one foot in Summer and the other in Fall. It’s September in the Twin Cities, a month of seasonal transition. The glory of summer departs with the Autumnal Equinox on the 23rd. Days are still warm, but mornings and evenings are becoming chilly. Fall Festivals are touted. Recipes for things apple and pumpkin are featured in my favorite food blogs.
It cannot be denied. Fall is in the air. My plan is to embrace and enjoy it, while still savoring the warm days that remain. Let’s take a look at Twin Cities Metro events for this month and decide how we will celebrate the final days of summer and welcome the first week of fall.
Are you a Mary Poppins fan? This supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical production is playing through Oct. 24th at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre’s main stage. This musical couples outstanding choreography with unforgettable songs. Do not miss!
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov 1st you can find your way through the corn maze, listen to music, enjoy some great food, and check out the petting zoo at the Fall Festival at Severs Pumpkin Patch in Shakopee.
On the other side of town in Brooklyn Park The Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze is celebrating its 15 year anniversary. The have the state’s largest corn maze, a petting zoo, music, food and hayrides. Every Sat. and Sunday from Sept 19 through Oct. 23.
September 19 & 20
You can never get too much of a good thing and that includes Jazz in the Twin Cities. On Saturday the Freedom Jazz Festival will be at Minnehaha Park and Bandstand. While you are there enjoy crafts, food, and performances by the Walker West Music Academy Jazz Band, Minneapolis Jazz Workshop, the Tangents, the Capri Big Band, and the 3 Women of Jazz. Event is scheduled from noon to 6 pm.
Is a wedding in your future? Check out The Twin Cities Bridal Show on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Get inspired by the latest trends and chat with wedding professionals. Taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers, and find your dream dress in the Aisle of Style™ fashion show. Check out The Wedding Guys for more information and tickets.
September 26 & 27
Can you have an Octoberfest in September? Why certainly! The Mill City October Fest will be on Saturday at the Mill City Museum from 8 am – 2 pm. Enjoy the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Germany with activities inside the museum, outside in the Ruin Courtyard, the Farmers Market area and Chicago Mall next to the Guthrie Theater. Activities include cooking and baking demonstrations, music, dancing, beer samples, brewing history and food and beverage sales.
We have a great music scene in the Minneapolis Metro. The Varsity Theater is one of the best places to catch a concert in Dinkytown, Sept 27th at 7 pm the feature is Zappa plays Zappa. One size fits all anniversary tour.
Are you a lover of vintage? Do you crave the unique and unusual? One of the largest vintage shows in the country is the Junk Bonanza. Nough said! Canturbury Park, Shakopee Sept 24-26. Check out the video
See you there!