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.
Education & Community
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.
Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more.
For over 50 years, Manitou Days has celebrated everything about White Bear Lake. From Marketfest on Thursdays to events on the lake, it kicks off with the parade that goes through downtown and along Lake Avenue to a party on Memorial Beach.
A moderated panel of local and national experts will discuss the extent to which Catholic education impacts our families, parishes, and our community at large. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required.
It’s our turn to thank the nurses & teachers for all they do! To celebrate National Nurses Day on May 6 and Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7, we’re offering something special to those who take care of others.
Show your teacher or nurse badge on either day and receive complimentary Mushroom Toast.
Dine-in only // not valid with other offers
Early this month, the annual Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast will be held at Inwood Oaks Event Center. Marketing coordinator Lisa Boe says, “The theme this year is ‘Equipped with God,’ Philippians 4:13. We will have a panel of well-known local sports figures [who] will share their story [of] how they have been equipped with God.” Organizers expect hundreds of guests at the event. Purchase tickets online.
St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School invites the community to its annual fundraising event. The Spring Shindig includes dinner and drinks, a live auction, a raffle for a snazzy new car, and live music. Assistant principal Erin Nemetz says, “Last year, our Spring Shindig raised over $60,000 to support our long-term tuition endowment fund. We hope to exceed that amount this year. This fund is used to help families in need of financial assistance experience the wonderful, Catholic education that Saint Ambrose has to offer.”
Honor the history of Minnesota at Fort Snelling this Memorial Day. Learn the stories of the fort’s role in the youth of our country. See demonstrations of centuries-old ways of living, join activities on the parade grounds, and maybe hear the old cannons fire. All ages.
If your child wants to grow up to be a veterinarian, this 3-hour program can set them down the right path. They’ll learn about surgery skills using a pretend patient, how to recognize common illnesses and what it’s like to work at a shelter. Kids grades 3-6.