Twin Cities Carnivals & Festivals: June, 2017

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Come one, come all: It’s festival and carnival season after all. School is out and summer is starting next week. Gather your family and friends for a summer filled with carnivals, festivals, and celebrations. Here is a list compiled of various metro cities and counties that offer the best of festivities throughout the rest of June.

North Metro

Blaine Festival
Date: June 23-25
Attractions: Demonstrations, craft show, vendor fair, entertainment, family activities
Location: Aquatore Park in Blaine

Earle Brown Days
Date: June 26-28
Attractions: Parade, golf tournament, kids fishing contest and family activities, fireworks
Location: Brooklyn Center, Centennial Park

Fridley ’49er Day
Date: June 17
Attractions:  Carnival, pie-baking contest and other family activities
Location: Fridley, Medtronic Rice Creek Campus

Jamboree 2017
Date: June 21-25
Attractions: Carnival, beer garden, puppet show, live entertainment, fireworks
Location: Columbia Heights, Huset Park

Kaposia Days
Date: June 23-25
Attractions: Parade, craft and flea market, and kite fly, fireworks
Location: St. Paul, Central Square Park

Oakdale Summerfest
Date: June 22-24
Attractions: The Rockin Hollywoods and the two other bands will perform. Carnival and fireworks
Location: Oakdale

Rockin Rogers Days
Date: June 22-25
Attractions: parade, carnival, live music, kids tractor pull, classic car show
Location: Rogers Community Center

Tater Daze
Date: June 15-16
Attractions: dress-the-spud contest, button drawing, diversity and history fair, live music, parade and family entertainment, fireworks
Location: Brooklyn Park, Noble Sports Park

East Metro

Cottage Grove Strawberry Festival
Date: June 15-18
Attractions: Parade, top chef contest, doggie dash, balloon rides and family activities, fireworks
Location: Cottage Grove, Kingston Park

Rosefest
Date: June 22-26
Attractions: Community wellness fair, Bugs & Buds family festival, theatrical performances, live music and more
Location: Roseville, Roseville Central Park 651-792-7000.

South Metro

Dan Patch Days
Date: June 22-25
Attractions: Wine tasting, Taste of Savage, carnival, mechanical bull rides, pancake breakfast, fireworks
Location: Savage

Dew Days
Date: June 13-17
Attractions: Bean bag tournament, bed race, pie and pizza eating contest, rib cook-off and live entertainment.
Location: Downtown Farmington

Eagan Art Festival
Date: June 24-25
Attractions: Juried art show with over 100 artists
Location: Eagan Community Center

West Metro

Becker Freedom Days
Date: June 12-17
Attractions: Parade, 5k fun run/walk, live entertainment, games, power tool racing, fireworks
Location: Becker Community Center

Buffalo Days
Date: June 11-18
Attractions: Parade, carnival, Fishing clinic, triathlon and craft show, fireworks
Location: Sturges Park

Hennepin County Fair
Date:  June 16-18
Attractions: Art’s and craft’s showcase, agriculture showcase, live music & entertainment
Location: Corcoran

Midsommar Celebration
Date: June 17
Attractions: Learn traditional songs and dancing, choral performance, food and crafts
Location:  Minneapolis, American Swedish Institute

Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Date: June 16-18
Attractions: More than 250 visual artists and live music on three stages.
Location: Minneapolis, Stone Arch Bridge

Twin Cities Pride Festival
Date: June 24-25
Attractions: Live entertainment, exhibits and vendors parade
Location: Minneapolis, Loring Park

Minnetonka Summer Festival
Date: June 24
Attractions: Inflatable games, petting zoo, outdoor activities, live music, fireworks
Location: Minnetonka Civic Center

Parktacular
Date: June 15-18
Attractions: Senior dinner and coronation, block party, water slides and inflatables, live music
Location: St. Louis Park, Wolfe Park

Uptown Food Truck Festival
Date: June 25
Attractions: Food, live music, and beer from local breweries and vendors. Location: Minneapolis, Hennepin Avenue

Wayzata Art Experience
Date: June 24-25
Attractions: A show featuring artists along Wayzata’s Lake Street
Location: Downtown Wayzata

 

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