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Woodbury Days

Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park! 

Irish Fair in St. Paul

Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.

Minnesota State Fair

Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick. 

Revolution Church

Revolution Church strives to provide an all-inclusive space where transparency, honesty, hope and doubt are welcomed and encouraged. It is a place that seeks to embody grace. Plus it's a church in a bar with a bowling alley, what's not to like?

Every Sunday at 11:00am · FREE

Supermoms: How We Define Success on Our Own Terms

Join us for a panel of leading women who will share their experiences and insight on how they’ve juggled the demands of family life with building businesses and careers. No woman has the same path to success and, after this panel, you’ll be inspired to define success on your own terms.

Panelists:

Hannah Barnstable (Seven Sundays)

Steph Flies (City Moms Blog)

Junita Flowers (Junita's Jar)

Shannan Paul (media personality)

Carly Zucker (media personality)

LGBTQ+ Business Founders Panel

Join us to celebrate LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs as a community! The Riveter is hosting a panel discussion with LGBTQ+ founders on how they built their businesses. Our goal is to provide an affordable and accessible space for local, diverse LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to have real conversations about what it is like to own a business. Ask questions, hear their stories, learn how they navigate challenges and bias, and celebrate their triumphs, large and small.

Panelists:

Charlie Brackney (Founder of HAUS Salon)

History on Wheels

The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance happens this July at the Excelsior Commons. The lakeside park will play host to one-of-a-kind historic cars (including many of their owners dressed in period garb and ready to chat with show-goers), boats and motorcycles. Guests can also shop at vendor booths, listen to live music, munch on treats from food stalls, and visit the kids’ zone. (And no need to worry about parking—grab a shuttle from Excelsior Elementary School or Minnetonka High School.) 

Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

Minnesota Reptile Show

Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet.

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