In the Know: 5 things to do this weekend, July 4-6

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are five ideas for things to celebrate summer with family and friends around the Twin Cities.

1. A Taste of Minnesota

July 3 - 6, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Free until 3 p.m., $10 after 3 p.m.

While typically held at Harriet Island in St. Paul, A Taste of Minnesota returns this year but in a new location at the Carver County Fairgrounds. The four day event will feature great Minnesota food, live music from popular national musicians and local headliners, and one of the best fireworks displays in the state. Click here for more information.

2. Fireworks

July 4

Still need to find a spot to catch fireworks on Independence Day? There are plenty of options in the metro including the Stone Arch Bridge, Lake Calhoun and Commons Park in Excelsior. In St. Paul, fireworks will take place at the State Capitol around 10 p.m. Click here for more listings and information.

3. Lake Minnetonka Air show

July 4

The Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Air Show will be back this year for another breath taking performance! Join us as we take to the skies in an aerial tribute to the Minnesota Military Family Foundation. A combination of high performance airplanes, WWII vintage war birds and skydivers will take over the skies in Excelsior starting at 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

4. My Fair Lady

July 3 - Aug. 31

Twin Cities theater fans are buzzing in anticipation for this season's long awaited audience pleaser, My Fair Lady, which opens July 3. For the first time in its storied history, the Guthrie is staging the show here in Minneapolis. Guthrie Theatre Artistic Director Joe Dowling is also directing the production. Click here for more information.

5. Hold Steady

July 5 - 7 p.m.

$45 - 57.50

Critically acclaimed rock band and Minneapolis natives, The Hold Steady, will be taking the stage in the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater on Saturday. The band released their most recent LP, "Teeth Dreams," in March. Click here for more information.


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