Whether you’re looking for outdoor or indoor events this season, there’s so much to do and explore in the Twin Cities! Here are some ways to keep busy this season.

Local Summer Events:

(Changes may occur. Check the official websites of your favorite events to see specific COVID guidelines or updates.)

Rock the Garden | Enjoy live indie music, food trucks, and beer tents in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on June 11, 2022.

St. Paul Summer Beer Fest | Held at the MN State Fairgrounds, this event features sampling from over 50 breweries, live music, food, and lots of fun. Takes place June 11, 2022.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival | Join a weekend of music and art on the Minneapolis riverfront, which takes place June 18-19, 2022.

Twin Cities Pride Festival | The 50th annual fest will be held in Loring Park from June 25-26, 2022, and features vendors, food, and music.

St. Paul Food Truck Festival | Stop by the Union Depot in St. Paul to eat from over 45 food trucks each selling their own unique cuisine. Takes place August 6, 2022.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival | Come celebrate the 51st annual festival featuring over 250 artisans, entertainment, food, and music and open on weekends starting August 20 to October 2, 2022.

Minnesota State Fair | The Great Minnesota Get-Together is back and will take place from August 25 to September 5, 2022.

Twin Cities Farmers’ Markets | Search for a local farmers’ market near you on the Minnesota Grown website and when they are open.

You can also check out the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Explore Minnesota tourism sites for any other guides or lists. To finish off, here are some additional places to see at your own leisure:

Como Zoo and Conservatory

Minnesota Zoo

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Guthrie Theater Shows

Ordway Center Shows

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