Minneapolis-St.Paul Summer 2017

Summer is Hot in the Twin Cities

What's Happening Twin Cities?

June has arrived in the Twin Cities and the doorway to summer is wide open. We step through that portal and the whole glorious season awaits us, spread out like a canvas waiting for the artist’s brush to bring it to life!  If I sound a bit dramatic I’m not apologizing because summer has that effect on me and I am just going with it.

In the Twin Cities Metro, we celebrate summer in a grand scale with art, music, song, food, and drink. Festivals, fairs, and concerts abound from one end of the metro to the other and beyond. To inspire you as you plan your seasonal calendar, we have curated those once a year most popular events that highlight the summer season in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Northern Spark, Climate Chaos/People Rising

June 10 8:59 PM until 5:26 AM – Along the Green Line

This is a relatively new metro event began in 2011 but growing in popularity each year. It takes place with events in neighborhoods and public spaces along the Metro Green line connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul. The grandest Northern Spark yet with 70 art projects planned in the neighborhood nodes: Cedar Riverside/West Bank, Weisman Art Museum/East Bank, Little Africa/Snelling Ave, Rondo/Lexington Ave, and Little Mekong/Western Ave. For more details on this fantastic free event please see the official Northern Sparks website. 

The 23rd Annual Stone Arch Bridge Festival

June 16-18, on the riverfront, Minneapolis

This festival featuring music, a vintage car show, and fun is becoming one of the summer’s top events. Congregate on the river with friends, family, and neighbors sharing good food, craft beers, and live entertainment. A sampling of musicians and band’s featured this year include the Zingrays, Jake Jones, Peter Wolf Crier, Radiochurch...