Join Edina locals at the fifth annual Open Streets for a day of fun on 50th Street between Wooddale Avenue and Chowen Avenue. There will be plenty of opportunities to get to know the community, from listening to live music, bringing your furry friend to the Pet Zone or hanging out at the Red Cow beer garden. Open to bikes and pedestrians, the street will have a plethora of activities ranging from crafts to yoga, games and more. 50th St. between Wooddale Ave. and Chowen Ave., Edina
Food & Drink
Attend the largest vegan festival in the Midwest with Veg Fest. In the beautiful Harriet Island Park, you can enjoy over 100 different vegan vendors. Sample and purchase plant-based foods and hear from speakers and learn more about a vegan lifestyle with cooking demos. The nonprofit festival is part of Compassionate Project for Animals, a local animal advocacy organization.
Treat yourself with a tasting of unlimited beer, wine and cocktails, hosted at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins. Enjoy the live entertainment or compete in a game of giant Jenga as you take in all the ballpark has to offer. Included is a keepsake sampling glass, free Metro rides to and from the event, as well as free admission to the after party. Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Mpls.; ballparkfestival.com
Experience a Taste of Greece at the Minneapolis Greek Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Try authentic Greek food, from gyros to baklava, while participating in the various cultural experiences available. It will be a weekend full of bookstores, boutiques and dancing finished off with a 5K run for Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation.
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) and Rose Street Patisserie are hosting a cocktail-style event featuring the diverse and delicious local restaurants that make Linden Hills a food lover’s destination – including Martina, Tilia, Rose Street Patisserie, Harriet Brasserie, Naviya’s, Clancey’s, Zumbro, Old Southern BBQ, the Wedge & Linden Hills Co-ops, Great Harvest and Coffee & Tea, Ltd. Wine and beer will be available, and there will be entertainment by local musicians.
Experience Wooden Hill beer expertly paired with a 5 course tasting menu:
6PM - Cocktail Hour
2 Drinks Included
7PM - Seated Dinner & Beer Pairings
24hr Apple butter
Beer-loving runners rejoice, the Brewery Running Series is back at Surly this Sunday. End your 5K through Prospect Park with a free beer and pint glass. A portion of proceeds benefits People for Parks, Brewing a Better Forest, and the Red Shoe Society. 21 and up for free beer.
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!
This delicious event is home to over 40 superstar street vendors serving anything from mini doughnuts to pot stickers in the heart of Mears Park. Wash down your tasty handheld snacks with a wide variety of local craft brews, classics or ciders while jamming to live music and enjoying good company. Mears Park, 3221 Fifth St. E., 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.