Hard to believe the summer is coming to and end. Soon it will be cool and crisp and the air will be filled with pumpkin spiced everything. Fall is a wonderful time in the Twin Cities (the Fall Parade of Homes is just around the corner), but the warm days are truly cherished. Before they’re gone, get out and enjoy the end of summer events taking place this month

Events in the Twin Cities this August

Eagan Food Truck Festival
When: August 9th, 2019
Where: Eagan Central Park Festival Grounds
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN

Enjoy the Twin Cities’ tastiest food truck fare, local craft beers and entertainment at the Eagan Food Truck Festival. The event promises to be a salty and sweet Friday evening with more than 20 trucks representing tastes from across the globe.

Square Lake Film and Music Festival
When: August 10th, 2019
Where: 13359 Partridge Road North
Stillwater, MN

The Square Lake Film & Music Festival is Minnesota’s premier independent and local film & music festival featuring live music performances and film viewing all held outdoors annually near Stillwater, Minnesota.

Forest Lake Blues Festival
When: August 10th, 2019
Where: Forest Lake American Legion
355 W Broadway Ave
Forest Lake, MN

Come celebrate at the outdoor blues festival! Family friendly, vendors, blues for kids harmonica workshop and live music!
Bitter Roots 1-3pm
Dylan Salfer Trio 3:30-5:30pm
Joe Flip Band 6-10pm
Smoked BBQ rib dinner and beverage voucher with paid admission of $15

Irish Fair of Minnesota
When: August 11th, 2019
Where: Harriet Island
St. Paul, MN

Since 2001, beautiful Harriet Island Regional Park in downtown St. Paul has hosted Irish Fair of Minnesota. The festival is recognized as one of the most family-friendly events in the Twin Cities, one of the most authentic Irish festivals nationwide and an amazingly great time by the 100,000 people who attended last year’s festival. Come by, listen to the music, watch the dancers, and even enjoy a pint or two!

White Bear Lake Summerfest Concert
When: August 17th, 2019
Where: Frassati Ball Field
4690 Bald Eagle Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN

SummerFest is a community outdoor concert event celebrating 10 years of outdoor music to the White Bear Lake Community. We have two great acts under the big top this year.

Kicking off SummerFest this year is hoot tapping sounds of The Elements, a Minneapolis/St. Paul-based classic rock band featuring music from the 1960s to today.  Enjoy classics songs from the Eagles, John Mellencamp, the Beatles, the Byrds, Grassroots, Pure Prairie League, CCR, Bob Seger, Doobie Bros, Van Morrison, Bad Company, Grand Funk, Poco, Big Head Todd, and more.

Vadnais Heights Heritage Days
When: August 17th– 18th, 2019
Where: Community Park and Vadnais Heights Commons
Vadnais Heights, MN

Enjoy fun for all ages at our 44th annual Heritage Days celebration on August 15, 17-18, 2019! Events include:
Bean Bag tournament
Car show
Children’s games and inflatables
Food and merchandise vendors
Grande parade
Kiddie parade
Lions pig roast
Live bands
Medallion hunt
Senior picnic
Softball tournaments
A water ball tournament between local fire departments
And more!

St Paul Food Truck Festival
When: August 17th, 2019
Where: Lowertown in Mears Park
221 5thStreet E
St. Paul, MN

Food Trucks on Food Truck
One of the Twin Cities most popular & delicious free events–The St. Paul Food Truck Festival– will invade Mears Park on Saturday, August 17th.
Free Event!
12-10 PM

11thAnnual Beer Dabbler
When: August 17th, 2019
Where: CHS Field
360 N Broadway Street
St. Paul, MN

The 11th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler is a one-of-a-kind craft beer experience. With more than 140 breweries sampling over 450 beers, this premier summertime craft beer festival will take place on the grass at CHS Field, the home of the St. Paul Saints.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival
When: Weekends beginning August 17ththrough Sept. 27th
Where: 12364 Chestnut Blvd
Shakopee, MN

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of exciting entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 49th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

Minnesota State Fair
When: August 22nd– September 2nd, 2019
Where: State Fair Grounds
St. Paul, MN

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is back for another year of great food (on-a-stick), great fun, great music, and fantastic people watching! There’s no better way to say goodbye to summer than the Minnesota State Fair. Rain, heat, cold – doesn’t matter the fair is on and better than ever.