Arts & Performance

Twin Cities Summer Jam Music Festival

Larger-than life greats of rock, pop and country will shake Shakopee’s Canterbury Park for a crazy three-day weekend of summer jams. Lineup includes Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, REO Speedwagon and Soul Asylum. Go for a day or sing to the tunes all weekend. 

Cities 97.1 presents the 25th Basilica Block Party

Get ready to benefit the preservation of our historic Basilica by rocking its socks right off. The positive and poppy Jason Mraz, Scottish electro-pop stars CHVRCHES and Semisonic of “Closing Time” fame promise an eclectic but fully danceable weekend. 

Aquatennial Celebrations

Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.

Freaky Friday

NEW! When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival

Light up the night at this peaceful, yet memorable outdoor event. Design your lantern and set it free on the still water, delve into delicious food from a range of local food trucks, jam to music and more.

Art of the Garden

The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature.

Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances.

Wayzata Art Experience

On the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, see not only over 100 art vendors but also enjoy food trucks, beer and wine and sailboat rides as part of the Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash event.

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