Thursday, July 17, 2014

Weekend Happenings: Aquatennial, Raspberry Festival, and Crazy Days

Minneapolis Aquatennial
Throughout Minneapolis
July 18-26, 2014
Events Daily
Cost:  Free to the Public


The Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis.  For 75 years this has been a favorite celebration for the entire twin cities area.  With a ton of fun events scheduled throughout Minneapolis each day of the Aquatennial, there is sure to be plenty for you to see and do.  

Aquatennial Flagship Events include the Star Tribune Beach Bash on Sunday, July 20, featuring the Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition and Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races; CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade on Wednesday, July 23; and Target Fireworks and pre-firework festivities on Saturday, July 26.

You can find more information about all the events at the Aquatennial Website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Downtown Hopkins
July 12-20, 2014
Events throughout the day
Cost:  Free to Attend


The Hopkins Raspberry fest has been going on for almost a week now but the big events are happening this weekend.  Friday night brings a street dance; Saturday is Family Day with kids actvities, music and bands, good food, craft show, beer fest, softball tournament, another street dance and even a pro wrestling event; Sunday culminates the festival with the Raspberry Run and the Grand Parade.  You won't want to miss any of this fun Festival.

Downtown Excelsior
July 17-20, 2014
Thurs, 7:00 am early bird sales
All days, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Cost:  Free to Attend

Come find fantastic bargains, tons of food, and tons of fun in downtown Excelsior as they celebrate Crazy Days.  Early bird sales start at 7:00 am on Thursday morning.  Thursday night will be Girls Night Out with lots of specials.  There will also be lots of food, farmers market, flea market, moon walk, a historic walking tour and a special Kid's Day on Saturday. 

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