Summer is here! It’s time to get out and enjoy the beautiful, warm weather through all the fun events happening around the Twin Cities this summer.

  • June 20-22: Twin Cities Jazz Festival: Join thousands of music appreciators as they enjoy national and local jazz performers.
  • July 12-13: Basilica Block Party. Enjoy 20 different performers like Kacey Musgraves, Jason Mraz, and more at this yearly music fest.
  • July 13-14: Dragon Festival: Join this weekend celebration of Asian Pacific culture and watch the popular dragon boats race.
  • July 19-21: Highland Fest: A three-day outdoor festival that includes live music, an art fair, business expo, petting zoo, and much more.
  • July 24-27: Minneapolis Aquatennial: Celebrate the lakes and rivers of Minnesota by attending a variety of fun, family-friendly events.
  • Aug. 1-4: X Games. Attend this top action sports event that features competitions in skateboard, BMX, and moto plus world-class musical performances.
  • Aug. 17: St. Paul Food Truck Festival. Enjoy delicious food from over 40+ food trucks all in one location!
  • Aug. 22 – Sept. 2: Minnesota State Fair. It’s time again for the Great Minnesota Get-Together!
  • Aug. 17 – Sept. 29: Renaissance Festival. Enjoy live music, a handcrafted marketplace, jousting, and so much more at this annual fest.

Times and locations on these events can be found at the Minneapolis and St. Paul tourism sites.

We’ve also listed some additional places to see at your own leisure:

Farmer’s Markets

Movies in the Park

Minnesota Twins Games

St. Paul Saints Games

Minnesota United FC Games


Como Zoo and Conservatory

Science Museum of Minnesota

We hope you enjoy all the fun events and activities that the Twin Cities in summer has to offer!