Thursday, July 30, 2015

Weekend Happenings: July 31 - Aug 2, 2015

Vikings Training Camp

Minnesota State University Mankato
200 Stadium Road
Mankato, MN 56001
July 24 - Aug. 15, 2015
Cost:  Free to attend, $10 parking charge

Vikings Training Camp

For 49 years, the Minnesota Vikings have come to Greater Mankato for training camp. Join in the excitement as fans attend practices and scrimmages at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Blakeslee Field. The festive Vikings Village includes a Vikings Autograph Zone, a Kids Zone, delicious food along with regular and adult beverages.  Kids can attend free football and cheerleading clinics.  Saturday, August 1st, stick around for team introductions and a fireworks show.

Shakopee Derby Days

Huber Park
150 Fillmore St. N, Shakopee
July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015
Fri:  10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sat:  7:30 am to 10:00 pm
Sun:  1:00 pm Parade
Cost:  Free to attend

Shakopee Derby Days Logo

Shakopee's 28th annual community festival, held the first full weekend in August. Many events and activities for all ages, including entertainment, Family Fun Park, bags tournament, Taste of Shakopee, soapbox derby, market fair, business expo, fireworks, parade, 5K turf run, turtle derby, and more. Most events are located in Huber Park.

Tour de Taco

Gold Medal Park
2nd St. S & 11th Ave. S, Mpls
Aug. 1, 2015
3:00 PM start time
Cost:  Free to participate, need cash to purchase tacos

Leave it to Minneapolis to come up with this idea: a bike ride focused around tacos. That’s right, at 3:00 pm folks will gather at Gold Medal Park, ready for a casual bicycle ride and plenty of tacos. The route is not yet firmed up, but you can bet there will be plenty of corn and flour tortillas to be had.

Everyone is welcome…as is cash for those places on the tour that don’t take plastic. Simply show up and prepare yourself for bikes, tacos and awesomeness.

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