While many of the summer’s events and festivals have been cancelled or postponed, there are still many ways to explore the Twin Cities responsibly. Whether you explore virtually or in-person as some of these locations start to open up, here’s some ways to keep busy this summer.

Summer Events

June 28 | Uptown Food Truck Festival. Enjoy food from over 65 food trucks showcasing the best local and global dishes.

July 25-26 | Loring Park Art Festival. Browse a variety of artwork from 140 different artists.

August 7-9 | Uptown Art Fair. Explore the artwork of over 350 professional fine artists from around the world.

August 16 | Como Park Japanese Obon Festival. Featuring bonsai, martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food, and other aspects of Japanese culture.

August 22 – October 4 | Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Enjoy walking this 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment, over 250 artisans, and crowd performers.

August 27 – September 7 | Minnesota State Fair. The Great Minnesota Get-Together opens once again as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.

(Changes may occur. Check the official websites of your favorite summer events to see if they’re postponing, cancelling, or going virtual.)

Virtual Experiences

MIA & MIA at Home. Experience the MIA’s art collection, listen to podcasts, watch videos, and learn about art from home.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Explore this amazing sculpture garden and learn all about the art from your computer.

Weisman Art Museum & WAM@HOME. Enjoy virtual tours of the exhibits, kid-friendly activities, livestream studio visits, and more.

Go Outdoors

Walk, bike, or hike one of Minnesota’s trails. Try to maintain social distancing by keeping 6 feet between you and others. Here’s a great list of scenic routes to try if you want to expand from your usual trails.

Farmer’s markets are open and ready for the busy season. Check out this guide to find one near you.

Global Food Tour

Support local restaurants while enjoying foods from around the world with this food guide.

Browse other activities, events, and updates through the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Explore Minnesota tourism sites.

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