Friday, August 5, 2016

What’s Happening This Weekend?

Image by Eoin O'Mahony via Flickr
It’s Tour de Tonka weekend! Come be a spectator at one of the coolest bicycle events around. Last year 3,500 from more than 200 different Minnesota communities and 20 states participated. Riders can choose from seven distances: 16, 28, 40, 48, 57, 67 or 100 miles.
Tour de Tonka also partners with the ICA Food Shelf to give participants an opportunity to make an impact with their ride. A portion of each rider’s registration fee is donated to the ICA. Remaining proceeds support Minnetonka Community Youth Education and Early Childhood Programs.

You don’t have to be a rider to have fun though. You can volunteer or be a great cheer team for the bicyclists.

When: Saturday, August 6th – The races start at 7 a.m.
Where: Tour de Tonka’s routes move through 23 different west metro communities including Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Independence, Mayer, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Navarre, Norwood Young America, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Wayzata
Price: Free to volunteer or be a spectator
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If you are looking for something else to do check out Brew at the Zoo in Apple Valley. It is the 8th annual Brew at the Zoo and the MN Zoo. They will be serving appetizers and have live music to compliment a plethora or local domestic and micro-brews. Proceeds go to help Tiger Conservation.

When: Friday, August 5th – 7 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Zoo - 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Price: $50 for advance tickets, $60 at the door

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This Weekend is also the Uptown Art Fair. There will be over 350 artists featured. It’s a huge three-day get together with kid-friendly activities, art, entertainment and food.

When: Friday, August 5th – 12 - 8p.m.
          Saturday, August 6th – 10a.m. – 8p.m.
          Sunday, August 7th – 10 a.m. – 5p.m.
Where: where Lake street meets Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis
Price: Free Admission

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