FAMILY FUN FEST: Craft and car show, parade. Fireworks July 12. July 11-12. Andover City Hall, 1685 Crosstown Blvd. NW. 763-755-5100. www.ci.andover.mn.us.
RIVERFEST AND CRAFT FAIR: More than 140 juried crafters and artisans display and sell their wares; live music, food vendors, family activities and boat rides. Held in downtown Anoka. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12. City of Anoka, 2015 1st Av. N. 763-421-7130. www.anokariverfest.com.
ANOKA COUNTY FAIR: Midway, live music, 4-H demonstrations and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 22-26; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 27. $4-$9. Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3203 NW. St. Francis Blvd. 763-427-4070. www.anokacountyfair.com.
AVIATION DAYS: Vendors and exhibitors offering the latest in aviation products, pilot safety seminars and aviation programs. Also kids activities, hangar dance and aircraft rides. Free, $8-$12 for hangar dance at 8 p.m. June 1. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31-June 1. Anoka County Airport, 8891 Airport Road NE. 763-568-6072. www.discoveraviationdays.org.
BLAINE FESTIVAL: Demonstrations, seminars, craft show, vendor fair, entertainment, family activities. 5 p.m. June 27;
9 a.m. June 28-29. Free. Aquatore Park, 9191 NE. Lincoln St. www.blainefestival.org.
EARLE BROWN DAYS: Parade, golf tournament, kids fishing contest and family activities. Fireworks at 10 p.m. June 28. 6:30 p.m. June 26; 9 a.m. June 27; 10 a.m. June 28. Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy. 763-569-3400. www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/index.aspx?nid=104.
TATER DAZE: Dress-the-spud contest, button drawing, diversity and history fair, parade and family entertainment. Fireworks at dusk, June 14. 5-11 p.m. June 12-13; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. June 14; noon-5 p.m. June 15. Noble Sports Park, 4701 97th Av. 763-493-8013. www.brooklynpark.org/tater-daze.
AFRIFEST: A multicultural outdoor festival with artisans and family entertainment. Noon-9 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. North View Junior High, 5869 69th Av. N. 612-276-1571. www.afrifest.org.
FATHER HENNEPIN FESTIVAL: Medallion hunt, ice cream social, cycling family fun ride, business expo and more. Fireworks at 10:15 p.m. June 7. June 6-8. Free. Mississippi Point Park, 651 West River Road. www.fatherhennepinfestival.com.
KI-CHI-SAGA DAYS: Family activities, parade and vendors. Fireworks, Aug. 16 at dusk. Aug. 14-17. Moberg Park, 10656 Railroad Av. 651-257-4162. www.ci.chisago.mn.us.
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS JAMBOREE: Carnival, beer garden, puppet show and live entertainment. Fireworks at dusk June 28. 5 p.m. June 26; 1 p.m. June 27; 7 a.m. June 28; noon June 29. Huset Park, 3965 Jefferson St. 763-706-3789. www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us.
COON RAPIDS 4TH OF JULY: Carnival, craft show, live music and parade. Fireworks at 10 p.m. July 4. 8 a.m. July 3-5. Sand Creek Athletic Field and Park, 940 NW. Northdale Blvd. www.coonrapidslions.org.
ARTSOUP: Festival includes juried art exhibition, cultural performances, theater, live music and dance. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28. Downtown Elk River, 763-441-4725. www.elkriverart.org.
SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR: Live entertainment, 4-H displays and animal judging.
7 a.m.-midnight July 17-19;
7 a.m.-10 p.m. July 20. $3. Sherburne County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 10 and Joplin St. 763-441-3610. www.sherburnecountyfair.org.
FRIDLEY ’49ER DAYS: Carnival, pie-baking contest and other family activities. June 28-29. Medtronic Rice Creek Campus, 7000 Old Central Av. 763-572-3570. www.ci.fridley.mn.us.
WRIGHT COUNTY FAIR: Live music, classic car show, carnival and entertainment. July 30-Aug. 3. $3-$5. Wright County Fairgrounds, County Road 6
BLUE HERON DAYS: Street dance, garden tour, family picnic, parade and more. 8 p.m. Aug. 15; 10 a.m. Aug. 16; 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Lino Park, 7850 Lake Dr. www.blueherondays.org.
CANADIAN DAYS: Community ice cream social, corn feed, Bingo, play land and parade. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Aug. 2. 6:30 p.m. July 31; 5 p.m. Aug. 1; 8 a.m. Aug. 2; 9 a.m. Aug. 3. Spooner Park, 350 Eli Road www.canadiandays.org.
MOUNDS VIEW FESTIVAL: Car show, parade, craft booths and live music. Fireworks at dusk. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Aug. 16. City Hall Park, 2401 Hwy. 10 www.ci.mounds-view.mn.us.
STOCKYARD DAYS: Karaoke contest, duck race, craft vendors, fireworks, parade and street dances. Aug. 3-11. Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Hwy. 8 651-638-2100. www.stockyarddays.org.
HAPPY DAYS: Pancake breakfast, kids talent stage, laser tag, parade, chili cook-off, live entertainment and more. Fireworks at 9 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 6. Ramsey Town Center, 7550 NW. Sunwood Dr. 763-576-4308. www.cityoframsey.com/happy-days.
MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL: Sawtooth Bluegrass, Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Monroe Crossing, Hogwire Stringband and others. 6 p.m. Aug. 7; 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9; 10 a.m. Aug. 10. $10-$85. El Rancho Mañana, 27302 Ranch Road 1-800-635-3037. www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
SLICE OF SHOREVIEW: Sports tournaments, art in the park, carnival, helicopter rides and more. Fireworks at dusk July 25-26. 4-10 p.m. July 25; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. July 26; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27. Island Lake Park, 3655 N. Victoria St. 651-303-4667. www.sliceofshoreview.com.
FESTA ITALIANA: A showcase of Italian culture with vendors, food and entertainment. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3. Island Lake Park, 3611 N. Victoria Street. www.festaitalianamn.org. 651-765-1813.
PIONEER DAYS: Parade, live entertainment and craft vendors. June 6-8. St. Francis Community Park, Along Hwy. 47 south of St. Francis Elementary School. www.stfrancischamber.org/pioneerdays.
FREEDOM DAYS: Parade, car show, carnival and entertainment. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 4. June 27-July 5. Johnny Cake Ridge Park, W. 144h St. and Johnny Cake Ridge Rd. 952-953-2300. www.avfreedomdays.com.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BURNSVILLE: Vendor and food tents, cultural displays, live entertainment. 3-9 p.m. July 12. Free. Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Av. S. 952-895-4491.
BURNSVILLE FIRE MUSTER: Police and fire demonstrations, parade, live music, carnival and family activities. Fireworks at dusk. Sept. 6. 5 p.m. Sept. 4-5;
8 a.m. Sept. 6; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7. Free. Events at various locations, check website for details. 952-895-4491. www.burnsvillefiremuster.com.
RIVER CITY DAYS: Medallion hunt, talent competition, disc golf, fun run, sidewalk sale. City Square park and other locations, see www.chaskarivercitydays.com for detailed information. 4 p.m. July 25; 10 a.m. July 26; 9:30 a.m. July 27. City Square Park, 300 Chestnut St. www.chaskarivercitydays.com.
STRAWBERRY FEST: Parade, top chef contest, doggy dash, balloon rides and family activities. Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. June 21. June 19-22. Kingston Park, Indian Blvd. & 75th St. 651-458-2800. www.cottagegrovestrawberryfest.com.
EAGAN ART FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29. Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy. www.eaganartfestival.org.
EAGAN FUNFEST: Carnival, Texas Hold’em tournament, car show vendors, juggling show. Fireworks at dusk on July 4. 2 p.m.-midnight July 3; 10 a.m.-midnight July 4. Central Park, 1501 Central Pkwy. 651-675-5001. www.eaganfunfest.org.
EDINA ART FAIR: Minnesota’s second-largest art fair with more than 300 artists, live music, food and pottery wheel demonstrations. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 6-7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8. Free. 50th and France, 50th St. and France Av. S. 952-922-1524. www.edinaartfair.com.
DEW DAYS: Bean bag tournament, bed race, pie and pizza eating contest, rib cook-off and live entertainment. June 17-21. Held in downtown Farmington. 651-463-7111. www.farmingtondewdays.com.
DAKOTA COUNTY FAIR: 4-10 p.m. Aug. 4; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 5-9; 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 10. $2-$5. Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 W. 220th St. 651-463-8818. www.dakotacountyfair.org.
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS DAYS: Music and family activities. Sept. 5-7. Oakwood Park, 78th St. and Clayton Av. www.igh
SCOTT COUNTY FAIR: Live music and entertainment, carnival, food, beer garden, 4-H events and contests. Noon-10 p.m. July 23; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 24-26; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27. $5-$10. Scott County Fairgrounds, 7151 W. 190th St. 952-492-2436. www.scottcountyfair
SCOTT CARVER THRESHERS STEAM & GAS ENGINE FESTIVAL: Vintage farm equipment, daily parade and flea market. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 1-2; 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $8. Thresher’s Park, Held north of Hwy. 169 near the Scott County Fairgrounds. 952-496-8164. www.scottcarverthreshers.org.
HEIMATFEST: Family activities and entertainment. Sept. 5-6. Free. Lagoon Park, 300 Park Dr. 952-492-2355.
PAN-O-PROG: Fun fair, cruise night, Miss Lakeville pageant, pet show and orchestra performance. Fireworks at dusk July 4th. July 4-13. Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Av. www.panoprog.org.
MENDOTA DAY: Parade and family activities. Noon July 12. Free. Sibley Historic Site, 1357 Sibley Hwy. 651-322-0827. www.cityofmendota.org.
KOLACKY DAYS: Arts and heritage exhibit, blacksmithing demonstration, park dance, log cabin display, live music. Noon July 25; 8 a.m. July 26-27. Montgomery Memorial Park, Park Lane W. and 5th St. SE. www.montgomerymn.org/kdayschedtentative.html.
DOZINKY CZECH HARVEST FESTIVAL: Friday night car cruise and Saturday festival with traditional Czech dishes, beer garden and open-air market. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20. Main St. www.newprague.com.
DEFEAT OF JESSE JAMES DAYS: Family entertainment, parade, bank robbery re-enactment, dances and more. Sept. 3-7. Events held at various locations around Northfield. See website for details of times and locations of specific events. www.djjd.org.
LAKEFRONT MUSIC FEST: Music by Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Trace Adkins and others. 5 p.m. July 18; 3:30 p.m. July 19. $20. Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Pkwy. www.lakefrontmusicfest.com.
THE GREAT MIDWEST RIB FEST: 4-9 p.m. July 25; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 26; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27. Free. Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. 952-445-9000. www.mysticlake.com.
LAKEFRONT DAYS: Music in the park, boat tours, business expo and more. Fireworks at dusk, Aug. 9. Aug. 7-9. Prior Lake Lakefront Pavilion, 15836 Ridgemont Av. SE. www.priorlakechamber.com.
LEPRECHAUN DAYS: Puppets in the park, bluegrass music festival, photo contest, parade and amusement rides. July 18-27. Rosemount Central Park, 2893 145th St. W. www.rosemountevents.com/leprechaun.html.
DAN PATCH DAYS: Wine tasting, Taste of Savage, carnival, mechanical bull rides and pancake breakfast. Fireworks at dusk June 21. 6 p.m. June 19-20; 9 a.m. June 21; 7:30 a.m. June 22. Savage Community Park, 13500 Dakota Av. 952-440-6255. www.danpatchdays.org.
DERBY DAYS: Market fair, business expo, live entertainment and family activities. July 30-Aug. 3. Huber Park, 150 Fillmore St. N. 952-233-9500. www.shakopeederbydays.com.
RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: During themed weekends see 16th-century fashions, live jousting, live entertainment and artisans. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16-17, Aug. 23-24, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Sept. 6-7, Sept. 13-14, Sept. 20-21, Sept. 27-28. $13.95-$22.95. Minnesota Renaissance Festival Grounds, 12364 Chestnut Blvd. 952-445-7361. www.renaissancefest.com.
CARVER COUNTY FAIR: Pig races, BMX Mega Jump Show, Minnesota Mounted Shooters and more. 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Aug. 6-9; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 10. $7. Carver County Fairgrounds, 501 W. 3rd St. 952-442-2333. www.carvercountyfair.com.
AFTON ART IN THE PARK: More than 50 fine arts and crafts vendors showcasing fine art, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography and fiber alongside folk and jazz musicians. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 28. Afton Town Square Park, S. St. Croix Trail and 34th St. 651-436-5090. www.ci.afton.mn.us.
AFTON STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Live entertainment and family activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22. Steamboat Park, 15951 Upper 34th St. S. 651-436-8883. www.exploreafton.com.
ROCKIN’ RIBS ON THE RIVER: Rib contest, wine and beer garden and live music. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 14-15. Bayport Lakeside Park, Lake St. S. and 2nd Ave. S. www.rockinribsontheriver.com.
KI-CHI-SAGA DAYS: Family activities, parade and vendors. Fireworks, Aug. 16 at dusk. Aug. 14-17. Moberg Park, 10656 Railroad Av. 651-257-4162. www.ci.chisago.mn.us.
STRAWBERRY FEST: Parade, top chef contest, doggie dash, balloon rides and family activities. Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. June 21. June 19-22. Kingston Park, Indian Blvd. & 75th St. 651-458-2800. www.cottagegrovestrawberryfest.com.
EAST BETHEL BOOSTER DAYS: Movie in the bark, water games, pancake breakfast and parade. Fireworks at dusk on July 18. July 18-19. Booster Park, 22269 Palisade St. NE. 763-434-9569. www.ci.east-bethel.mn.us.
ST. PAUL SUMMER BEER FEST: Sample beers from local brewers, food vendors and live entertainment. Designated driver tickets for $10. 2 p.m. June 7. $10-$60. Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av. 651-642-2372. www.mnstatefair.org.
MINNESOTA STATE FAIR: Midway, vendors, ticketed and free concerts, horticulture exhibits and more food than you can shake a stick at! 6 a.m.-midnight Aug. 21-31. $10-$12. Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av. 651-288-4427. www.mnstatefair.org.
RAMBLE JAM: Lost Highway, Sam Hunt, Chris Hawkey and others 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12; 2 p.m. Sept. 13. $39-$129. Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 W. 220th St. 651-463-8818. www.ramblejamcountry.com.
FOREST LAKE 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Carnival, music and activities. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 4. July 2-6. Forest Lake American Legion Post 225, 355 Broadway Av. W. www.post225.com/Events/FourthOfJulySchedule.htm.
LAKE FEST: Movie in the park, fishing tournament, golf demonstration and live performances. See website for full schedule. Fri.-June 7. Lakeside Park, 95 E. Broadway 651-464-3550.
RIVERTOWN DAYS: Medallion hunt, teen night, kittenball tournament and carnival. Fireworks at 10 p.m. July 20. 5-11 p.m. July 18; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. July 19; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Jaycee Park, 420 Lock and Dam Rd. www.hastingsmn.org/rivertowndays.html.
BOOSTER DAYS: Parade, entertainment and carnival. July 3-6. Lakefront Park Hudson, 1st. and Walnut Sts. www.hudsonboosters.net.
HUFF N’ PUFF DAYS: A four-day sports tournament including softball, volleyball, golf and bean bags. Also children’s entertainment. Aug. 7-10. Lake Elmo Lions Park, 3525 Laverne Av. N. www.lakeelmojaycees.org.
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR: Power sports, music, animal judging, talent show and vendors. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3. $4-$7. Washington County Fairgrounds, N. 40th St. and Manning Av. 651-430-6000. www.co.washington.mn.us.
KARL OSCAR DAYS: Live entertainment and family activities. Fireworks at dusk July 11. 4 p.m. July 11; 10 a.m. July 12-13. Lions Club Park, 13292 Sylvan Av. 651-257-0620. www.cityoflindstrom.us.
RAMSEY COUNTY FAIR: Live music, food, petting zoo, fireworks, carnival rides, parade. 5-11 p.m. July 9-10; noon-midnight July 11-12; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. July 13. Free. Ramsey County Fairgrounds, Frost and White Bear Av. www.ramseycountyfair.com.
ROSEFEST: Community wellness fair, Bugs & Buds family festival, theatrical performances, live music and more. Events at various times and locations, see website for details. 5 p.m. June 26; 11:30 a.m. June 27; 8 a.m. June 28; 10 a.m. June 29; 6:15 p.m. June 30. Roseville Central Park, 2540 Lexington Av. N. 651-792-7000. www.ci.roseville.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1237.
SOUTH ST. PAUL
KAPOSIA DAYS: Parade, craft and flea market, and kite fly. Fireworks at dusk on June 29. 1 p.m. June 27; 8 a.m. June 28-29. Central Square Park South St. Paul, 100 N. 7th Av. 651-554-3200. www.kaposiadays.org.
MIDDLE EASTERN FESTIVAL: Live entertainment, marketplace, church tours, camel rides and Middle Eastern cuisine. noon-10 p.m. July 18-19; noon-6 p.m. July 20. Free. St. George Antiochian Orthodox, 1250 Oakdale Av. 651-457-0854. www.mideastfest.com.
DRAGON FESTIVAL: Dragon boat races and family activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 12-13. Free. Phalen Park, Wheelock Pkwy. and Phalen Dr. www.dragonfestival.org.
FESTA ITALIANA: A showcase of Italian culture with vendors food and entertainment. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3. Harriet Island, Plato Blvd. and Justus Ohage Blvd. 651-917-4156.
GRAND OLD DAY: Parade, live music, family fun and art areas. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. next Sun. Free. Grand Avenue Business Association, 867 Grand Av. 651-699-0029. www.grandave.com.
ST. ANTHONY PARK ARTS FESTIVAL: Art booths and vendors, used book and plant sale, food and live music. Held along Como Avenue near the library. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7. St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Av. www.stanthonyparkartsfestival.org.
FLINT HILLS CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: Music and dance performances with family activities. Outdoor activities free. Ordway performances $5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-next Sun.. Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts. 651-224-4222. www.ordway.org.
RONDO DAYS: Parade, drill team competition and family activities. July 19-19. Rondo Avenue Inc., 1360 W. University Av., Suite 140 651-459-1054. www.rondoavenueinc.org.
LYNGBLOMSTEN MID-SUMMER FESTIVAL: Three stages of live entertainment, arts activities, food and games. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12. Free. Lyngblomsten, 1415 Almond Av. 651-646-2941. www.lyngblomsten.org.
GERMANFEST: Family activities, food and beer. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. June 21; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 22. Free. Schmidt Artist Lofts, 882 W. 7th St. www.germanfestmn.org.
IRISH FAIR: Musical entertainment by Altan, the Eddies, Gaelic Storm and others. Also family, dance and cultural activities. 3-11 p.m. Aug. 8; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 9; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 10. Harriet Island, Plato Blvd. and Justus Ohage Blvd. www.irishfair.com.
RIVERTOWN ART FESTIVAL: Handcrafted works on display and sale and food sampling from local vendors. 10 a.m.-5 p.m Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-next Sun.. Lowell Park, Water and Myrtle Streets 651-439-4001. www.stillwaterrivertownartfestival.com.
STILLWATER LOG JAM: Soap box derby, pontoon boat rides, hammerschlagen, chef competition, fishing tournament and more. Events at various locations, see website for details. July 18-20. Lowell Park, Water and Myrtle Streets 651-430-8800. www.stillwaterlogjam.com.
HERITAGE DAYS AND BOOYA: Photo contest, senior picnic, pig roast and family activities. Events at various times and locations, see website for details. Aug. 14-17. Vadnais Heights Community Park, 661 E. County Road F. 651-204-6000. www.cityvadnaisheights.com/Heritage-Days.aspx.
WHITE BEAR LAKE
MANITOU DAYS: Build a sandcastle, enter a fishing contest or enjoy summer foods at a community picnic with live entertainment. Fireworks on July 4 at dusk. June 19-July 4. Downtown White Bear Lake, 4701 Hwy. 61 651-429-8256. www.manitoudays.com.
WHITE BEAR MUSIC FESTIVAL: 4-10 p.m. Aug. 22-23. $18-$30. Lakewood Hills Park, 2110 Orchard Lane 1-855-926-3378. www.whitebearmusicfest.com.
MARKET FEST: A summer festival with two stages of live music, children’s games, activities, farmers market and more than 150 vendors. 6-9 p.m. June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31. Downtown White Bear Lake, 4701 Hwy. 61 651-429-8537. www.marketfest.org.
WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP
TOWNSHIP DAY: Live music, children’s activities and historical and educational displays. 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Free. Polar Lakes Park, 1280 Hammond Rd. 651-429-8256. www.ci.white-bear-township.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BA493218E-2A86-49E3-8330-78CCE1175D67%7D.
WOODBURY DAYS: Bike ride, live music, business fair and family entertainment. Fireworks at dusk on Aug. 23. Aug. 22-24. Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Dr. www.woodburydays.com.
FRIENDLY CITY DAYS: Live music, carnival, parade and sports activities. Fireworks at dusk June 13. June 11-15. Albertville Central Park, 5800 Main Av. NE. www.albertvillefriendlycity
BECKER FREEDOM DAYS: Parade, live entertainment, games, power tool racing and fireworks at dusk. 10 a.m. June 21. Becker Community Center, 11500 Sherburne Av. 763-261-5900. www.beckercommunity
SUMMER FETE: Live music, food and activities. Fireworks at dusk. Normandale Lake Park, W. 84th St. and Normandale Lake Blvd. www.ci.bloomington.mn.us.
BUFFALO DAYS: Fishing clinic, triathlon and craft show. Fireworks at dusk on June 13. June 8-15. Free. Sturges Park, Hwy. 25 and 2nd Av. S. 763-682-4902. www.buffalochamber.org.
BUFFALO ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16. Free. Downtown Buffalo. 763-682-4902. www.buffalo
CHANHASSEN 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Carnival rides, Taste of Chanhassen, live music, fishing and sand sculpture contests. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 4. 3-10 p.m. July 2; 4:30-11 p.m. July 3; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4. City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd. www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us.
RIVER CITY DAYS: Medallion hunt, talent competition, disc golf, fun run and sidewalk sale. 4 p.m. July 25; 10 a.m. July 26; 9:30 a.m. July 27. City Square Park, 300 Chestnut St. www.chaskarivercitydays.com.
HENNEPIN COUNTY FAIR: June 19-22. Lions Park, 7205 Cty. Rd. 101 763-420-4546. www.hennepincountyfair.com.
MINNESOTA FESTIVAL OF JAZZ ON THE PRAIRIE: 2 p.m. June 8. Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail 952-949-8456.
EDEN PRAIRIE 4TH OF JULY HOMETOWN CELEBRATION: Live music, activities and concessions. Fireworks at 10 p.m. 3 p.m. July 4. Free. Round Lake Park, 7550 Constitution Av. 952-949-8456. www.edenprairie.org.
EDINA ART FAIR: Minnesota’s second-largest art fair with more than 300 artists, live music, food and pottery wheel demonstrations. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 6-7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8. 50th and France, 50th St. and France Av. S. 952-922-1524. www.edinaartfair.com.
ART ON THE LAKE: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 14; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. Downtown Excelsior. www.excelsiorartonthelake.com.
LAKE MINNETONKA 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Sand sculpture contest, Popsicle social, music by the Wolverines Big Band, salute to veterans and fireworks at dusk. 8 a.m. July 4. Excelsior Commons, Lake St. along the west shore of Excelsior Bay www.southlake-excelsiorchamber.com.
CRAZY DAYS: Girls night out, flea and farmers market and historic walking tour. July 17-19. Downtown Excelsior. www.excelsiordowntown.com.
HANOVER HARVEST FESTIVAL: Parade, foot races, displays and demonstrations and fireworks at dusk. 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Free. Settlers Park, 11250 5th St. NE. 763-497-3777. www.hanoverharvestfestival.com.
RASPBERRY FESTIVAL: Parade, bowling, bike race, rugby tournament, live music and family activities. Fireworks at dusk on July 19 in Central Park. July 12-20. Events held throughout Hopkins, see website for details. www.raspberrycapital.com.
WRIGHT COUNTY FAIR: Live music, classic car show, carnival and entertainment. July 30-Aug. 3. $3-$5. Wright County Fairgrounds, Cty. Rd. 6. www.wrightcountyfair.com.
SUMMERFEST: Water ski show, community garage sale, kids activities and live music. Fireworks June 14 at dusk. June 12-14. www.longlakeareachamber.com.
CORN DAYS: All you can eat corn, beer tent, live entertainment, silent auction. 1-11 p.m. Aug. 9; noon-5 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. Church of St. George, 133 N. Brown Rd. 952-473-1247. www.corndays.com.
MAYER COMMUNITY RISING FESTIVAL: Car and truck show and family entertainment and activities. 9 a.m. July 12. Mayer Community Center, 413 Bluejay Av. 952-657-1502. www.cityofmayer.com.
CITY PAGES BEER FESTIVAL: 5-9 p.m. May 31. $10-$40. Near 10th and Hennepin in the theater district. http://microapp.citypages.com/beerfest/201.
STONE ARCH BRIDGE FESTIVAL: More than 250 visual artists and live music on three stages. 7-10 p.m. June 13; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 14; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15. Free. Stone Arch Bridge, Main St. and 6th Av. SE. www.stonearchbridgefestival.com.
MIDSOMMAR CELEBRATION: Learn traditional songs and dancing, choral performance, food and crafts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14. $5-$10. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S. 612-871-4907. www.asimn.org.
TWIN CITIES PRIDE: Live entertainment, exhibits and vendors. Parade at 11 a.m. June 29 along Hennepin Av. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29. Loring Park, Oak Grove St. and Hennepin Av. S. 612-305-6900. www.tcpride.org.
BASILICA BLOCK PARTY: Music by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Train, Ingrid Michaelson and others. 5-10:30 p.m. July 11-12. $55-$100. Basilica of St. Mary, 16th St. and Hennepin Av. S. 612-333-1381. www.basilicablockparty.org.
NORWAY DAY: Food, vendors and dancing. 11 a.m. July 13. Minnehaha Park, Godfrey Road and Minnehaha Av. S. 612-230-6400.
MINNEAPOLIS AQUATENNIAL: Beach bash, torchlight parade and fireworks on July 20. July 18-26. Various times and locations, see website for details. www.aquatennial.com.
FLOW NORTHSIDE ARTS CRAWL: Self-guided art tours and performing artists at businesses along W. Broadway. Noon-10 p.m. July 25; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. July 26. Free. 612-353-5178. www.flownorthside.org.
UPTOWN ART FAIR: Noon-8 p.m. Aug. 1; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3. Lake St. and Hennepin Av. S. 612-823-4581. www.uptownartfair.com.
LAKE HIAWATHA NEIGHBORHOOD FESTIVAL: Family fitness challenge, canoe rides and talent contest. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2. Free. Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 E. 44th St. www.lhrc.freeservers.com/festival.htm.
LORING PARK ART FESTIVAL: Juried art fair, musical entertainment, children’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3. Loring Park, Oak Grove St. and Hennepin Av. S. www.loringparkartfestival.com.
POWDERHORN ART FAIR: A juried art fair with more than 184 artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 3. Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Av. S. 612-729-0111. www.powderhornartfair.org.
MINNETONKA SUMMER FESTIVAL: Inflatable games, horseback rides and other activities. Music by the Okee Dokee Brothers and Synergy, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. 10 a.m. June 28. Minnetonka Civic Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd. 952-939-8200.
SPIRIT OF THE LAKES FESTIVAL: Live music, fire dancers, French toast breakfast, parade, arts festival and more. Fireworks on July 19 at 10 p.m. 5-10 p.m. July 17; 8:30 a.m.-midnight July 18; 7 a.m.-midnight July 19. Mound Bay Park, 5701 Bartlett Blvd. 952-334-6551. www.spiritofthelakes.com.
DUK DUK DAZE: Basketball shootout, beanbag tournaments, Hammerschlagen, pizza eating contest and more. Fireworks at dusk July 18-19. 5-11:30 p.m. July 18; 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m. July 19; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Northwood Park, 3800 Boone Av. N. 763-531-5129. www.dukdukdaze.com.
RICHFIELD 4TH OF JULY: Movie in the park, parade, street dance and fireworks at dusk on July 4. 5:30 p.m. July 2; 10 a.m. July 3; 1 p.m. July 4. Free. Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Av. S. www.richfield4thofjuly.com.
MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS AND OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL: Sawtooth Bluegrass, Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Monroe Crossing, Hogwire Stringband and others. 6 p.m. Aug. 7; 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8-9. $10-$85. El Rancho Mañana, 27302 Ranch Rd. 1-800-635-3037. www.minnesotabluegrass.org.
WHIZ BANG DAYS: Carnival, block party, parade, sidewalk sale and live entertainment. Fireworks at dusk July 13. July 10-13. Lakeview Terrace Park, 3500 Beard Av. N. 763-531-1290 ext.: 6313. www.whizbangdays.com.
ROCKFORD RIVER DAYS: Spaghetti feed, disc dog competition, midway and live entertainment. Fireworks at dusk Aug. 9. 5 p.m. Aug. 8; 8 a.m. Aug. 9-10. Riverside Park, Main and Elm St. www.rockfordriverdays.weebly.com.
SPRING LAKE PARK
TOWER DAYS: Lumberjack shows, street dances, all city garage sale, craft and business fair and pet expo. June 5-8. Lakeside Lions Park, 79th Av. and Pleasantview Dr. 763-784-6491. slprec.org/Tower_Days.html.
SPASS-TAGEN: Wiener dog races, BBQ contest and family entertainment. 11 a.m. June 28. Missile Park, 8822 Wildwood Av. 612-419-5932. www.stboni-spass-tagen.com.
ST. LOUIS PARK
PARKTACULAR: Senior dinner and coronation, block party, water slides and inflatables and music by R-Factor and others. 4:30 p.m. June 12; 5:30 p.m. June 13; 10 a.m. June 14. Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr. 952-924-2550. www.parktacular.org.
ST. LOUIS PARK JULY 4 CELEBRATION: Vendors, concessions and live music by Cocktail Stevie and the Table Rockers, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. 7 p.m. July 4. Free. Aquila Park, 3100 Xylon Av. S. 952-924-2500. www.stlouispark.org.
LAKE WACONIA BAND FESTIVAL: Marching band competition followed by an awards ceremony. 6 p.m. June 21. Downtown Waconia.
WAYZATA ART EXPERIENCE: A show featuring artists along Wayzata’s Lake Street overlooking Lake Minnetonka. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. Free. Downtown Wayzata. 952-473-9595. www.wayzataartexperience.com.
JAMES J. HILL DAYS: Arts and crafts, food, business and nonprofit expos, parade and dachshund races. Fireworks at dusk, Sept. 6. Sept. 5-7. Downtown Wayzata. 952-473-9595. www.jamesjhilldays.com.
WILD WEST DAYS: Soap box derby, pony and camel rides, concerts and carnival. Fireworks at 10 p.m. May 25. 6 p.m. Thu.; 8:30 a.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m. Sun. Free. Zimmerman Lions Park, 2nd E. St. and Main St. 763-856-4666. www.gowildwestdays.com.