Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are six ideas for things to celebrate summer with family and friends around the Twin Cities.
Music In Mears Park
July 10, 6 - 9 p.m.
This week the free outdoor summer concert series in St. Paul's Mears Park features Fort Wilson Riot opening for Communist Daughter. And for some added fun, this is also the kick off a film series with a locally made/produced music video compilation. Food and beverages can purchased from Fork in the Road, Chow Hound, Simply Steve and Gastrotruck. Click here for more information.
Made Here and The Parklot Launch Party
July 11, 7 p.m. - midnight
Head downtown to celebrate the launch of Made Here, the largest art in storefronts initiative in the country, and The Parklot Pop-up park as part of activating the downtown Minneapolis Cultural District. Along with the art displays, the party will feature street music, comedy and dance. Click here for more information.
Basilica Block Party
July 11 and 12
$60.00 for one night. $100.00 for both at the door.
The 2014 Cities 97 Basilica Block Party celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Headliners include Panic at the Disco, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Train.
The two-day outdoor concert is at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Downtown Minneapolis.
The gates open at 5 p.m. both days.
All Star Fanfest
Minneapolis Convention Center
$30.00 12 and under
All Star week kicks off on Friday with the T-Mobile FanFest. Billed as the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world. For five days, baseball fans have the opportunity to listen to local broadcasts, meet MLB Legends and obtain free autographs. Fans can also participate in baseball training drills, test out their batting skills in the All-Star batting cages, view hometown memorabilia and artifacts from Twins' history. Click here for more information.
The All Star Color Run All Star 5K
First races start at 8:30 am
Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul
Considered by some to be the happiest 5K on the planet, the race was founded in March 2011 as a way to promote health and happiness by bringing the community together. Sunday's event will be the first ever The Color Run MLB All Star 5K. Click here for more information
Bastille Day Block Party
Sunday July 13
Sponsored by Café Barbette, Lake and Irving Streets Minneapolis
Rain or shine, the free annual block party features performances by Hippo Campus, Black Diet, GRRRL Party, Nadine Dubois and Les Folies Risque and more. Street entertainment with Kaleena Miller Dance and Infiammati Fire Circus and of course plenty of food and drink. Click here for more information