Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are five ideas for things to celebrate summer with family and friends in the Twin Cities.
Edina Art Fair
Through Sunday, June 8
Considered the first "official" art fair of the year, the Edina Art Fair features 300 juried local, national and international artists, food, entertainment, a kids zone and more. Located at 50th and France Avenues. There is plenty of nearby free parking and shuttles. Click here for more information.
Nature in Glass Exhibition
Through August 31
Free with regular admission
At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the beauty of nature provides a perfect setting for 32 extraordinary creations by glass sculptor Craig Mitchell Smith. Each of Smith's iridescent, fused glass sculptures is a masterpiece created specifically for the Arboretum's unique outdoor setting. Click here for more information.
Saturday, June 7 - Gates open at 5 p.m. and the action begins at 7 p.m.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and head out for a night of fun with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Elko Speedway is a high-banked 3/8 mile paved oval allowing for two, sometimes three, wide racing. Both outside and inside track lights allow for fantastic fan viewing during night events. Elko Speedway has four divisions that race under the NASCAR Banner. Elko Speedway is located a half hour south of downtown Minneapolis just a mile and a half west of I-35 at the Elko-New Market Exit 76. Click here for more information.
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest
Saturday, June 7 - 2 - 6 p.m.
General Admission: $40.00/VIP Admission $60.00 with entry at 1:00 pm
This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul and the fun atmosphere of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Click here for more information.
Ladies & Gentlemen...The Beatles!
Through September 7.
Adults: $7.00; Students: $6.50 (18 years and older, valid ID required); Seniors: $6.50 (65 years and older); Military:$6.00 (Valid ID required); Youth: $5.00 (6-17 years); Children: free (5 years and younger)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States, Mall of America and the Midwest Music Museum are hosting the traveling exhibition of the Fab Four. Original Beatles memorabilia including records, photographs, tour artifacts and even a jacket worn by Paul at Shea stadium will be on display. Another interactive highlight: you can learn to play the drums with Ringo Starr. Click here for more information.