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Upcoming Events

Below you'll find just a sampling of popular events and activities that are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Please click on the event you are interested in for full details including: age recommendations and pre-registration/fees if any.

Click to download a printable events calendar

July 2014 Events

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July 3-4, 2014

Minneapolis Red, White, and Boom!
From music and food to entertainment and fireworks, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and its partners offer a variety of family-friendly opportunities that put some sparks – large and small – into the 4th of July.

Thursday, July 3

Hot Dam 5K Fun Run and Walk | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Nicollet Island
All participants will receive the official Hot Dam t-shirt and giveaways with registration. Participants 21 and older will also receive a complimentary beer ticket from Harriet Brewing for the Music and Movie Night at Nicollet Island Amphitheatre following the run.

Friday, July 4

Tangletown 4th of July Picnic and Parade | 10am – 1:30pm | Fuller
Parade, entertainment, fun games, prizes and lots of good food.

July 4 Celebration | 11am – 3pm | Powderhorn
Music, food and fun for the entire family.

Wednesday, July 9

Ice Cream Social | 6 – 8pm | Bryant Square
Bring friends and family and come on down to the park to meet your neighbors, listen to live music, and enjoy some ice cream!

Thursday, July 10

Ice Cream Social | 6 – 8:30pm | Creekview
Music, games, prizes, food, sundaes, moon walk and face painting.

Saturday, July 12

Outdoors Photography: "Photo Safari" | 8 – 10 a.m. | Minnehaha Falls
Explore Minnehaha Falls and capture its beauty, from scenic photos to capturing memorable family images using the park as a stunning background. Learn how to achieve running water images and use a flash outdoors to improve images. Admission is free but pre-registration required. This class is brought to you as part of the 2014 Annual Photo Contest.

Tuesday, July 15

Waite Ice Cream Social | 5:30 – 7pm | Waite
Feast on fabulous flavors that tantalize your summer taste buds.

Wednesday July 16

Pershing Park Carnival | 1 – 4pm | Pershing
Treats, hands-on activities, and fun for children and adults.

Thursday, July 17

Morris & Keewaydin Park Summer Festival | 6 – 8pm | Morris
Concessions, inflatable fun for the kids, games, neighborhood businesses and a DJ.

MLK Ice Cream Social | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Music, face painting, arts and crafts, an environmental table along Minneapolis Institute of Arts table. Grilled hot dogs, root-beer floats and other goodies will be for sale at affordable prices

Saturday, July 19

Catfish Contest | 5 – 8pm | Powderhorn
Cat Fish contest for all ages and skills. 5pm: food, games, and registration. 5:30pm: Bullhead Shoot Out. 8pm: Weigh-ins and awards.

Tuesday, July 22

Minneapolis Pops Orchestra | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Elliot
Enjoy the wonderful music of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra during their annual summer concert. After the concert, join neighbors and friends for Ice Cream Social.

Wednesday, July 23

Aquatennial Pre-Parade Party | 5 – 7:30pm | Loring
Music, carnival games, pony rides, inflatable bouncers, balloon animals and face painting.

Thursday, July 24

Pollinator Party | 5 – 8pm | Lyndale Park Gardens
Bees, honey, games, food and music.

Used Book Sale and Family Fun Night | 6 – 8:30pm | Lyndale Farmstead
Family entertainment. Donations of books for the sale are much appreciated; children's books are especially popular at the sale. Drop books off at the park in July. No magazines or textbooks please. All proceeds from the book sale will be used to help cover the cost of the outdoor movies and summer entertainment.

Friday, July 25

Annual Sibley Cornfeed | 6 – 8:30pm | Sibley
Delicious roasted corn on the cob, family-friendly entertainment, face painting, concessions, live blues and rock-and-roll music, moonwalk, games and more!

Saturday, July 26

5 Key Elements to Improve Your Photography | 10 a.m. – noon | Lynnhurst
Learn about controlling the key elements of your camera to achieve consistently good photos. Admission is free but pre-registration required. This class is brought to you as part of the 2014 Annual Photo Contest.

Midtown Phillips Festival | noon – 8pm | Stewart
Live music all day, children's activities, and games.

Sinfonia Music and Arts Festival | 3 – 6pm | North Commons
Various music, arts and dance festivities for children and adults.

Thursday, July 31

Picnic in the Park | 5:30 – 8:30pm | Pearl
Live music, a DJ and carnival games for the kids. Food trucks and concessions, a door prize drawings and much more fun for all ages.


Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.


August 2014 Events

Friday, August 1

Riverfront Festival | 5:30pm – sunset | Sheridan Memorial Park
Food trucks, local beer, and music. Free. All ages.

Saturday, August 2

Close Up Photography | 8 – 10am | Lyndale Park Rose Garden
The Rose Garden is a haven of fun for photographers. The beauty alone is breathtaking and the opportunity for close up photography is fantastic. Whether you use a SLR, point and shoot or cell phone camera, you'll learn how to take better digital images. We will break down into groups and share some macro equipment. Admission is free but pre-registration required. This class is brought to you as part of the 2014 Annual Photo Contest.

Powderhorn Art Fair | 10am – 6pm | Powderhorn
Art lovers can view and purchase items from exhibitors while enjoying acoustic music and an array of food options.

Owamni: Falling Water Festival | 2pm – dark | Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
Celebrate indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, food, a movie under the stars and more. Free. All ages.

Summer Fest | 5 – 9pm | Kenny
Join your neighbors and celebrate being a part of the Kenny Neighborhood. Fun, games, music and food for everyone.

Sunday, August 3

Powderhorn Art Fair | 10am – 5pm | Powderhorn
Art lovers can view and purchase items from exhibitors while enjoying acoustic music and an array of food options.

2nd Annual Phillips Music Festival | 2 – 8pm | Phillips
A celebration of music from many different cultures and styles. Free Food, dance, fun and games for the family.

August 4-18

Loring Summer Music and Movies | 6 – 11pm | Loring
Mondays August 4, 11 and 18. The Fourth Monday August 25 Look for us at outside at The Walker in the open field by Vineyard.

August 5-7

Minneapolis Safety Camp | Theodore Wirth

Wednesday, August 6

Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival | 5 – 8pm | Lake Hiawatha
Talent show with prizes, carnival games, food and more.

Thursday, August 7

Lynnhurst Summer Fest | 5:30 – 8:30pm | Lynnhurst
Music, food, games, and entertainment.

Music in the Park | 6:30 – 8:30pm | Fuller
Featuring the Brahmstedt family and friends as they perform musical variety. You'll enjoy popular music including jazz, folk, and rock, as well as light classics.

Saturday, August 9

Truck Extravaganza | 11 – 3pm | Folwell
Trucks of all shapes and sizes for kids to explore, music and more.

Festival for Fathers | noon – 4pm | North Commons
Food, music, games and more.

Monday, August 11

Armatage Neighborhood Festival | 6 – 8:30pm | Armatage
Armatage. Fun, games, music and food.

Tuesday, August 12

Luxton Park's Summer Celebration | 5:30 – 8:00pm | Luxton
Music, dance, spoken word, food, family activities, and also a school supply giveaway for students and families.

Thursday, August 14

Longfellow Annual Cornfeed | 5:30 – 8pm | Longfellow
Enjoy hot, delicious fresh corn on the cob, live family-friendly entertainment, hair and face painting, fair style concessions, large

The Big Corn Feed | 6 – 8pm | Linden Hills
Family entertainment, face painting, concessions.

Sonny Siren Ice Cream Social | 6 – 8pm | Painter Park
A celebration of music from many different cultures and styles. Free Food, dance, fun and games for the family.

Saturday, August 16

Ice Cream Social | 6:30 – 8pm | Windom South
Picnic in the park and enjoy some free ice cream. Games, music, family fun.

Saturday, August 23

"Celebrate our Beloved Community" Celebration | 1 – 4pm | Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Enjoy a day of community celebration with music, family activities and more.


September 2014 Events

Saturday, September 6

Monarch Festival | 10am – 4pm | Nokomis Naturescape Gardens
Kids butterfly fun run, music, dance, hands-on art, good food, and plenty of monarch butterflies.

Saturday, September 13

Fall Festival/Push Cart Derby | 11:30am – 1:30pm | Waite
Teams from all over Northeast Minneapolis, and the greater Twin Cities, will have a chance to take home the title of Push Cart Champion! Stick around after the Derby for food, music and kids' games. Free. All ages.

Sunday, September 14

Minneapolis Bike Tour | 7:30am | Boom Island
What better way to explore the Minneapolis Park System than on a bicycle ride!

Friday, September 19

Dinner and a Movie – Finding Nemo | 6:15 – 8:45pm | Linden Hills
Kids will enjoy some active group games in the multi-purpose room after the film. Please notify us when registering about any dietary needs. $8 residents/$14 non-residents. Please pre-register. Ages 6-12.

Sunday, September 21

Como Cookout | 2 – 6pm | Van Cleve
Food, games, music and activities. Free. All ages.

Saturday, September 27

Fall Festival for Adults with Disabilities | 2 – 4 pm | Windom South
$5 admission. Ages 18 and older.


October 2014 Events

Friday, October 10

Kids’ Night at the Movies | 6 – 8:45pm | Kenwood
$6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11.

Friday, October 17

Dinner and a Movie – The Lego Movie | 6:15 – 8:45pm | Linden Hills
Pizza, veggies, chips and dip. $8 residents/$12 non-residents. Ages 6-12.

Friday, October 24

Kids’ Night at the Movies | 6 – 8:45pm | Kenwood
$6 residents/$8 non-resident. Ages 6-11.

Saturday, October 25

Monster Mash – Halloween Party | 11am – 1pm | Lynnhurst
Games, activity, dance and treats. Free. Ages 10 and under.

Halloween Party | 2 – 4pm | Van Cleve
Free. All ages.

Monday, October 27

Camden Haunted House | 6:30 – 9pm | Folwell
Haunted house, photo opportunity and concessions. Admission is $4. Ages 8 and up.

Wednesday, October 29

Preschool Family Halloween Party | 10am – noon | Lyndale Farmstead
Free. Ages 4 and under.

Camden Haunted House | 6:30 – 9pm | Folwell
Haunted house, photo opportunity and concessions. Admission is $4. Ages 8 and up.

Thursday, October 30

Pumpkin Party | 10 – 11:30am | Pershing
Please pre-register. Admission $2. Ages 5 and under.

Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | North Commons
Free. Ages 1-12.

Friday, October 31

Halloween Party and Parade | 4 – 6pm | Matthews
Free. All ages.

Spooktacular Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | Armatage
Treats, games, hayrides and bonfire. Free. All ages.

Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | Bottineau
Free. Ages 14 and under.

Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | Fuller
Free. All ages.

Harrison Halloween Treat Give Away | 6 – 8pm | Harrison
Treats and activities. Free. Ages 6-17.

Halloween at the Hills | 6 – 8pm | Linden Hills
Free. No pre-registration needed. All ages.

Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | Luxton
Free. All ages.

Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | Lyndale Farmstead
Free. All ages.

Halloween at the Horn | 6 – 8pm | Powderhorn
Free. All ages.

Halloween Party | 4:30 – 6pm | Sibley
Free. Ages 11 and under.

Halloween Party | 6 – 8pm | Windom NE
Free. Ages 12 and under.

Halloween Spooktacular | 6:30 – 8pm | Bryant Square
Dance, treats and bonfire. Free. All ages.

Camden Haunted House | 6:30 – 9pm | Folwell
Haunted house, photo opportunity and concessions. Admission is $4. Ages 8 and up.


November 2015 Events

Saturday, November 1

Under the Sea Party | 10:30am – 12:30pm | Creekview
Please pre-register. $5 admission. Ages 3-5.

Friday, November 7

Kids’ Night at the Movies | 6 – 8:45pm | Kenwood
Dinner will be served. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11.

Wednesday, November 12

Big Band Music and Luncheon | 12:30 – 2:30pm | Nokomis
Music by the "Commodores." Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. $8 admission. Ages 55 and up.

Friday, November 14

Dinner and a Movie – Spirited Away | 6:15 – 8:15pm | Linden Hills
Dinner during the movie and some active group games in the multi-purpose room after the film. Please notify us when registering about any dietary needs. $8 residents/$12 non-residents. Ages 6-12.

Tuesday, November 18

Senior Luncheon | 11:30am – 1pm | Keewaydin
Coffee, punch and water will be served with lunch. Free. Ages 50 and up.

Friday, November 21

Kids’ Night at the Movies | 6 – 8:45pm | Kenwood
Dinner will be served. $6 residents/$8 non-residents. Ages 6-11.


January 2015

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival | Lake Harriet
Kites of all colors, sizes, shapes and themes fly over Lake Harriet.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MPRB invites Minneapolis residents to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King in an annual city-wide observance.


Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.


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