Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs – A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide

Though we’re typically modest Minnesotans, the Twin Cities doesn’t shy away from its fairs and festivals. We’ve got hundreds of options for Minnesota Festivals & Fairs to attend all year long.

Twin Cities Minnesota Festivals & Fairs - A Year-Round Family Guide

We celebrate our communities and traditions all year round. From Winter Carnival in January, to the legendary Minnesota State Fair in August, to the Holidazzle Festival in December, we love to get outside and explore this awesome state. Browse our monthly listings to find old favorites and new ideas:


Twin Cities Minnesota Festivals & Fairs - A Year-Round Family Guide

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7/26/19-8/4/19: Family Fringe | Saint Paul

8/2/19-8/4/19: Canadian Days | Spooner Park, Little Canada

8/2/19-8/4/19 Day Out With Thomas | Duluth

8/2/19-8/4/19 Uptown Art Fair | Minneapolis

8/3/19: Owamni Falling Water Festival | Father Hennepin Bluff Park

8/3/19-8/4/19: Powderhorn Art Fair | Minneapolis 

8/3/19: Victoria Volksfest | Victoria 

8/4/19  Open Streets Northeast | Minneapolis

8/4/19-8/12/19: New Brighton Stockyard Days

8/7/19: Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival | Lake Hiawatha Park, Minneapolis

8/9/19-8/11/19: Irish Fair of Minnesota | Harriet Island Regional Park, St Paul

8/9/19-8/11/19: Twin Cities Polish Festival

8/9/19-8/11/19: Rockford River Days

8/9/19: Eagan Food Truck Festival | Eagan Festival Grounds

8/10/19: Fiesta Latina | CLUES St Paul 

8/10/19: IndiaFest | Minnesota State Capitol

8/11/19: Pioneer Day | Pioneer Memorial Park, Newport

8/15/19-8/18/19: : Vadnais Heights Heritage Days

8/15/19-8/18/19: Ki Chi Saga Days | Vilhelm Moberg Park, Chisago City 

8/16/19-8/17/19: Mounds View Festival in the Park | Silver View Park, Mounds View

8/16/19-8/18/19: North Hudson Pepper Fest

8/16/19-8/18/19: Heritage Days Festival | St Paul Park 

8/16/19-8/18/19: Blue Heron Days | Lino Lakes

8/17/19: Nershfest | Inbound Brewco, Minneapolis

8/17/19: Spelmansstämma | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia 

8/17/19: St Paul Food Truck Festival | Mears Park

8/17/19-8/18/19: Greek Festival | St. George Greek Orthodox Church, St Paul 

8/17/19-9/29/19 (weekends): Minnesota Renaissance Festival | Shakopee

8/18/19: Como Park Japanese Obon Festival | Como Park Conservatory, St Paul

8/22/19-9/2/19: Minnesota State Fair | Falcon Heights

8/23/19-8/25/19: Woodbury Days

8/23/19-8/25/19: Stiftungsfest | Norwood Young America

8/25/19: Open Streets Franklin | Minneapolis, 11 AM – 5 PM

Find More Information in our August Festivals Guide

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9/4/19-9/7/19Burnsville Fire Muster 

9/7/19: Harvest of Art Celebration | Eagan Art House 

9/7/19-9/8/19: Edina Fall into the Arts Festival | Centennial Lakes Park, Edina

9/7/19-9/22/19: Eagan Art Block | Eagan  

9/13/19-11/3/19: Sever’s Fall Festival | Shakopee  

9/8/19: Open Streets University of Minnesota | Minneapolis

9/5/19-9/8/19: Inver Grove Heights Days

9/6/19-9/8/19: James J. Hill Days | Lake Street, Downtown Wayzata

9/6/19-9/8/19: CountryFest | St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Oak Grove

9/7/19: Minneapolis Monarch Festival | Lake Nokomis, 49th & Woodlawn

9/14/19: Fulton Fall Festival | Pershing Park, Minneapolis (9/8/18)

9/7/19: Harvest of Art Celebration | Eagan Art House

TBA: Scarecrow Festival | Emma Krumbees, Belle Plaine (9/8/18-10/27/18)

9/14/19: Minnesota Children’s Book Festival | Anderson Center, Red Wing

9/14/19: Blaine World Fest | Blaine

9/14/19: St. Louis Park Art Fair | The ROC, St. Louis Park

9/14/19: Open Streets West Broadway | Minneapolis, 11 AM – 5 PM

9/14/19: Otsego Prairie Festival | Prairie Park, Otsego

9/13/19-9/14/19: St. Paul Oktoberfest | Historic Schmidt Brewery

9/14/19: Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival | City Hall Campus

9/14/19: Nickle Dickle Day | Waconia

9/14/19: Wild Rice Festival | Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville

9/15/19: Twin Cities Veg Fest | Harriet Island, St Paul

9/20/19-9/21/19: Bayport Derby Days | Lakeside Park, Bayport

9/21/19: Bloomington Heritage Days | Nativity of Mary Catholic Church grounds

9/21/19: Prairie Festival | Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights

9/21/19: Excelsior Apple Day | Downtown Excelsior

9/21/19-9/22/19: Lakeville Art Festival | Downtown Lakeville

9/21/19: Japanese Garden Festival | Normandale Japanese Garden, Bloomington 

9/21/19: Plymouth on Parade | Plymouth City Center

9/21/19: Apple Festival | Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights

9/28/19: Fall Raptor Release | Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Hastings 

9/21/19-9/22/19: Lone Oak Days Fall Festival | Holz Farm, Eagan ($2/admission)

9/21/19-10/27/19: Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze | Brooklyn Park | Weekends only

9/22/19: Open Streets on 50th | W 50th Street, Edina

9/22/19: Open Streets Nicollet | Minneapolis

9/28/19-9/29/19: Afton Art in the Park | Town Square Park

9/28/19-9/29/19: Pahl’s Market Fall Festival | Pahl’s Market, Apple Valley

TBA: Afton Apple Fest | Afton Apple Orchard, Hastings | Weekends only (9/29/18-10/14/18)

Find More Information in our Fall Festival Guide


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TBA: Scarecrow Festival | Emma Krumbees, Belle Plaine (10/1/18-10/27/18)

TBA: Fall Fair | Afton Alps, Hastings (10/4/18-10/14/18)

10/5/19-10/16/19: Annual Apple Festival | Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard, Hastings. First two weekends of October.

TBA: Family Fun Saturdays | Barten Pumpkins, New Prague (10/6/18 & 10/13/18)

10/6/19:  Fall Color Blast | Warner Nature Center, Marine on St Croix, (Free, suggested donation of $10 per vehicle)

10/10/19: Harvest  Fest | Frogtown Farm Park, St Paul 

10/12/19: Fall on the Farm | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park

10/12/19: Twin Cities Book Festival | State Fairgrounds, St. Paul 

TBA: Stillwater Harvest Fest | Downtown Stillwater (10/13/18-10/14/18)

10/12/19-10/13/19: Apple Fest | Carpenter St Croix Nature Center, Hastings (10/13/18-10/14/18)

TBA: Wargo Fall Festival | Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes (10/21/18) (Vehicle Fees apply)

10/26/19: Gibbs Halloween | Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights

Browse more 2019 Twin Cities Halloween events

What Happened to: Harvest Haunting | LeDuc Historic Estate, Hastings? This event is not listed in LeDuc’s 2019 events. We’ll keep in eye on it.


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11/22/19-12/31/19: Hometown for the Holidays | Stillwater 

TBA: Rice Park Tree Lighting & WinterSkate Opening | St Paul (11/16/18-12/31/18)

11/29/19-12/1/19: Taylor Falls Lighting Festival

TBA: Light Up the Lake Celebration | Wayzata (11/23/18)

11/29/19-12/22/19: Holidazzle | Loring Park, Minneapolis 

TBA: Anoka Hometown Holiday (11/23/18 & 11/24/18)

11/29/19-12/1/19: Christmas in Excelsior

TBA: Holiday Fest | Shakopee (11/30/18)

Browse more Twin Cities early holiday events.


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12/6/19-12/7/19: Afton Village Holiday – 12/7/19 Family Day

12/8/19: Holz Farm Old-Fashioned Holiday | Eagan

TBA: Seward Winter Frolic | Minneapolis (12/1/18 & 12/2/18)

TBA: Grand Meander | Grand Avenue, St Paul (12/1/18)

TBA: Holiday Harbor Lights & Tree Lighting | Downtown Blaine (12/1/18)

TBA: Holiday on Main | Lakeville (12/1/18)

December Saturdays: Christmas in Excelsior 

TBA: North St. Paul Holiday Hop | North St. Paul (12/1/18)

12/7/19: Reindeer Day at Linden Hills | Minneapolis

TBA: Plymouth Old Fashioned Christmas | Plymouth Creek Park (12/1/18)

TBA: Delano Old-Fashioned Christmas (12/1/18)

TBA: Winter in the Village | St Anthony Village (12/8/18)

Browse more events in our Twin Cities Christmas & Holiday Guide.


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TBA: Ice Castles | The Commons, Excelsior | Read our review of Ice Castles

TBA: Winter Trails Day | Fort Snelling State Park (1/12/19)

TBA: 28th Annual Winter Ice Festival | Centennial Lakes Park, Edina (1/13/19)

TBA: Arctic Fever | Excelsior, Shorewood & Tonka Bay (1/18/19-1/20/19)

TBA: The Big Chill | Firemen’s Park, Chaska (1/18/19-1/20/19)

TBA: 15th Annual Winter Fete | Bloomington (1/18/19-1/20/19)

TBA: Winter Open House | White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake (1/19/19)

TBA: Winter Play Day | Silverwood Park, St Anthony (1/19/19)

1/23/20-2/3/20: St Paul Winter Carnival | St Paul 

TBA: Anoka Winterfest | Greenhaven Golf Course & Event Center, Anoka (1/25/19-1/26/19)

TBA: Winter Blast | Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie (1/25/19)

TBA: Coon Rapids Snowflake Days (1/26/19-2/10/19)

TBA: Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival | Lake Harriet Park, Minneapolis (1/26/19)

TBA: 12th Annual Art Sled Rally | Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis (1/26/19)

TBA: Winter Fun Day | Oak Hill Park, St Louis Park (1/26/19)

TBA: WinterFest | Lake Elmo Park Reserve (1/26/19)

TBA: Scandia Vinterfest (1/26/19)

TBA: 19th Annual Snow Day | Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes (1/26/19)

TBA: Pond Dakota Winter History Festival | Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington (1/26/19)

1/30/20-2/2/20: City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival | Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis

TBA: Art Shanty Projects | Lake Harriet, Minneapolis (seeking funding to continue)

Find More Information on our Winter Festivals Guide


TBA: Frosty Fun Festival |  Dodge Nature Center, West St Paul (2/2/19)

TBA: Fire & Ice Festival | Plymouth (2/2/19)

TBA: Fire & Ice at Luxton | Minneapolis (2/2/19)

TBA: Mid-Winter Fest | Apple Valley Community Center (2/2/19)

TBA: Febuary Fest (Feb Fest) | Lake Ann Park, Chanhassen (2/2/19)

TBA: Wonders of Winter | Central Park, Maple Grove (2/9/19)

TBA: Ham Lake Snow Bowl | Ham Lake Park (2/9/19)

TBA: Minnetonka Kids Fest | Minnetonka Community Center (2/10/19)

TBA: Embrace the North Festival | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park (2/16/19)

TBA: Wildlife Science Center Winter Festival | Stacy (2/16/19)

TBA: Phalen Freeze Fest | St Paul (2/23/19)


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TBA: St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Rice Park, St Paul (3/17/19)

TBA: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration | Landmark Center, St Paul (3/17/19)

TBA: Minneapolis’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade (3/17/19)

Browse our massive list of Twin Cities Easter Egg Hunts & Activities.

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TBA: Earth Day Celebration | Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville

TBA: Family Earth Day Celebration | Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes

TBA: Minneapolis Arbor Day Festival | Theodore Wirth Regional Park

TBA: Earth Day Birding Festival | Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings

Find more details on our Twin Cities Spring Family Festival Calendar.

Listen to your Mother and find more Earth Day events here


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TBA: Spring Babies | Twin Cities Festival, Brooklyn Park

TBA: Festival of Nations | RiverCenter, St Paul

TBA: Cinco de Mayo | West Side neighborhood, St Paul

TBA: MayDay Parade & Festival | Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis

TBA: Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival | Washington Cty Fairgrounds, Stillwater

TBA: Art-A-Whirl | Northeast Minneapolis

TBA: West St Paul Days | West St Paul 

TBA: Hopkins Mainstreet Day | Hopkins

TBA: Spring on the Farm | Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park

TBA: Arts in the Park | Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie 

TBA: Linden Hills Festival | Linden Hills Park, Minneapolis 

TBA: Holz Farm Spring Festival | Holz Farm Park, Eagan 

TBA: Immigrant for a Day | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia 

TBA: Memorial Day Celebration at Lakewood Cemetery | Minneapolis 

TBA: Edina Art Fair | 50th & France, Edina

Find More Information in the Spring Festivals Calendar


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TBA: Flint Hills Family Festival | Downtown St Paul 

TBA: Edina Art Fair | 50th & France, Edina

TBA: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest | Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington

TBA: Party in the Park | Northside Park, Maple Plain 

6/6/20: Art in the Hollow | Swede Hollow Park, St Paul

TBA: Waterfest | Phalen Regional Park, St Paul

TBA: Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival | Como and Carter Avenues, St Paul

TBA: Union Depot’s Train Day | Union Depot, St Paul

TBA: I Love Burnsville Week 

TBA: Open Streets Lyndale | Minneapolis, 11 AM – 5 PM 

TBA: Rhubarb Fest | New Brighton History Center Museum, New Brighton

TBA: Grand Old Day is ON in 2019! | Grand Ave, St Paul. – Yes it is happening.

TBA: Albertville Friendly City Days | Albertville 

TBA: Spring Lake Park Tower Days | Spring Lake Park

TBA: Hugo Good Neighbor Days | Hugo

TBA: Johnstock | Johnson St NE, Minneapolis

6/6/20-6/7/20: Art on the Lake | Excelsior

TBA: Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes | Maple Grove

TBA: Deutsche Tage | Germanic-American Institute, St Paul

6/14/20-6/21/20: Buffalo Days | Buffalo

TBA: Minnesota Festival of Jazz on the Prairie | Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie

TBA: Farmington Dew Days | Farmington

TBA: Faribault Heritage Celebration | Faribault 

TBA: St. Louis Park Parktacular | St Louis Park 

TBA: Fridley ’49er Days | Commons Park, Fridley

TBA: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest | Kingston Park, Cottage Grove

TBA: Tater Daze Festival | Brooklyn Park 

TBA: Manitou Days | White Bear Lake

TBA: Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake

TBA: Northern Spark | Minneapolis

6/20/20-6/21/20: Stone Arch Bridge Festival | Minneapolis

TBA: Midsommar CelebrationAmerican Swedish Institute, Minneapolis 

TBA: Earle Brown Days Festival | Brooklyn Center

TBA: Twin Cities Jazz Festival | St. Paul

TBA: Oakdale Summerfest | Walton Park, Oakdale

6/27/20: Minnetonka Summer Festival | Civic Center Campus

TBA: Midsommar Dag | Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia 

TBA: Afton Strawberry Festival | Afton

TBA: Uptown Food Truck Festival | Lake & Hennepin, Minneapolis

TBA: Scandinavian Summer Fest | Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis 

TBA: Rosefest | Roseville

TBA: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree | Huset Park, Columbia Heights

TBA: Apple Valley Freedom Days | Apple Valley 

TBA: Blaine Festival | Aquatore Park, Blaine

TBA: Kaposia Days | South St. Paul

TBA: Eagan Art Festival | Eagan 

TBA: Forest Lake 4th of July | Forest Lake 

TBA: Discover Aviation Days is not happening in 2019 | Anoka County Airport, Blaine – Look for it 6/6/20-6/7/20.

Find More Information in our June Festivals Guide


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TBA: Apple Valley Freedom Days | Apple Valley 

TBA: Forest Lake 4th of July | Forest Lake 

TBA: Marketfest | Downtown White Bear Lake

TBA: Manitou Days | White Bear Lake

TBA: Bloomington Summer Fete | Normandale Lake Park 

TBA: Hudson Booster Days

TBA: Rosefest | Roseville

TBA: Coon Rapids 4th of July | Coon Rapids Ice Center 

TBA: Richfield Red, White & Blue Days 

TBA: Pan-o-Prog – Lakeville’s Summer Festival

Twin Cities Independence Day Events

TBA: Karl Oskar Days | Lindstrom

TBA: Maple Grove Days

TBA: Ramsey County Fair | Maplewood

TBA: Whiz Bang Days | Robbinsdale

TBA: Monticello Riverfest | Monticello

TBA: Andover Family Fun Fest 

TBA: Duk Duk Daze | Northwood Park, New Hope 

TBA: Hopkins Raspberry Festival

TBA: Anoka Riverfest

TBA: Dragon Festival | Lake Phalen Park, St Paul

TBA: Blaine Family Fun Night | Aquatore Park

TBA: Excelsior Crazy Days Fair & Festival 

TBA: Spirit of the Lakes Festival | Surfside Park & Beach, Mound 

TBA: Lowertown Blues Fest | Mears Park, St Paul

TBA: Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games | Eagan Central Park

TBA: Highland Fest | St Paul

TBA: Wannigan Days | Taylors Falls/St Croix Falls

TBA: Rivertown Days | Hastings

TBA: Lumberjack Days | Downtown Stillwater

TBA: Rosemount Leprechaun Days | Central Park, Rosemount

TBA: Discover Anoka Day & Sidewalk Sale – Anoka Food Truck Festival | Anoka

TBA: International Festival of Burnsville | Nicollet Commons Park

TBA: St. Paul Rondo Day | Rondo Ave, St. Paul 

TBA:  Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha | Minneapolis, 11 AM – 5 PM

TBA: Minneapolis Aquatennial

TBA: Anoka County Fair | Anoka

TBA: Scott County Fair | Jordan

TBA: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl | Minneapolis

TBA: Crystal Frolics

TBA: Slice of Shoreview Days | Island Lake County Park

TBA: Chaska River City Days

TBA: Day Out With Thomas | Duluth (also August 2nd-4th)

TBA: Loring Park Art Festival  | Loring Park, Minneapolis

Find More Information in our July Festivals Guide

Travel tip: It’s often easier to take public transit to Fairs and Festivals. In fact Metro Transit offers Free Rides to some events. Joy offers suggestions on packing for an all day outing and getting around by bus with kids in Get on the Bus! Public Transit With Kids.

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