Even though it is August, there’s still plenty of summer left. If you’re looking for events in the Twin Cities this August, you’ve come to the right place. August is a busy time St. Paul with the Minnesota State Fair, St Paul Farmers Market and the St Paul Food Truck Festival. Those are just some of the fun things to do this August. Don’t forget August 2nd is National Night Out. It’s not too late to plan your block party!

Events in the Twin Cities this August

Chisago City’s Farmers Market
When: Fridays in August
Where: Moberg Park
10656 Railroad Avenue
Chisago City, MN

The Chisago City’s Farmers Market will be back this year at Moberg Park, 10656 Railroad Ave. Shop the spring/summer’s best produce and more local goods. Our market offers a variety of fresh products from local growers, producers, and artisans.

Live Music Saturdays at St. Croix Vineyard
When: Saturdays in August
Where: St. Croix Vineyard
6428 Manning Avenue N
Stillwater, MN

Free Admission
Enjoy live music this summer at Saint Croix Vineyards from June through August!

LIVE MUSIC Saturdays from 1-4pm: Outside (or inside the winery)
JULY 30 Gigi Amal
AUGUST 13 Andrew Spreck & Robert Colbert
AUGUST 20 Phil Berbig
AUGUST 27 David Le Duc
SEPTEMBER 10 Function Junction

Live Music Sundays: Outside (or inside the apple barn)
NOVEMBER 5 2-5PM Joshua J. Schmidt

Bow Wow-A-Rama
When: August 2nd, 2022
Where: Eagan Festival Grounds
1501 Central Pkwy St E
Eagan, MN

Bring your favorite canine friend out to meet pet friendly vendors, participate in Art Block activities, enjoy Food Trucks and watch demonstrations. This inaugural event will be fun for the whole family. No admission fee.

National Night Out at Union Depot
When: August 2nd, 2022
Where: Union Depot
214 4th Street East
St. Paul, MN

Shop local artists, jam to a live DJ, enjoy food options, interact with chalk murals, create your own design with chalk, spin-the-wheel for free prizes, stay for giveaways and meet your neighbors! Everyone is welcome. All events are happening on the North Plaza near the Green Line.

Eagan Market Fest
When: Wednesdays in August
Where: Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN

Find fresh produce, locally made food products, fine arts and fun! Learn about healthy-living and enjoy live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and more from one of the top voted Farmers Markets in Minnesota.

Wednesdays on the Water
When: Wednesdays in August
Where: Lake Johanna
3500 Lake Johanna Blvd
Arden Hills, MN

Join us every Wednesday afternoon/evening in the summer at Lake Johanna in Arden Hills! Come with your own kayak to paddle on the lake or rent from us.
The best deal in town for lake kayaking. 2 hour rental for just $20 per person. You can bring your entire family!
Launch times are 3:30 – 5:30 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Must RSVP to guarantee a rental spot.
We also have beginner paddle lessons 3:00 to 5:00pm just $40.00* Discount available for families. Must book lessons in advance.
Email booking@twincitieskayaking.com to reserve a spot for any event. Reserve early to guarantee a spot.
Need to come earlier with a group? Just email us.
*Parent must accompany all children under 10 on the water for lessons.

Uptown Art Fair
When: August 5, 6, 7, 2022
Where: Uptown
Lake & Hennepin
Minneapolis, MN

The fair began in 1964 as a way to increase awareness of the arts while raising money for Uptown projects. Although the event has grown and changed over the years, its core mission remains the same. Each year, much of the proceeds from the fair are returned directly to the community to enhance numerous programs and activities.

Aside from showcasing amazing art, the fair is a celebration of the hip, refreshingly unconventional Uptown community. Uptown is a crossroads that connects the energy of the city and the calm of the lakes. It’s a destination that combines shopping and dining with nature and lifestyle. Centered around Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, Uptown blends the sophisticated, the scenic and the stylish into a decidedly urban environment—a perfect potpourri of places to go and people to see. We urge you to explore our community during your visit and experience this fabulous neighborhood for yourself!

The Uptown Art Fair is a labor of love made possible by hundreds of volunteers, the generosity of sponsors, the kindness of local businesses, and supporters of the arts. In our humble (and admittedly biased) opinion, it’s the best art fair around and we think our 350,000+ patrons agree – visitors have made the Uptown Art Fair the 2nd most attended event in the State of Minnesota (only second to the Minnesota State Fair). We hope you enjoy it!

St Paul Food Truck Festival
When: August 6th, 2022
Where: Union Depot Lot C
390 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

Free event featuring 45+ food truck fares!

The 6th annual St. Paul Food Truck Festival (opens in new window) WILL BE BACK at Union Depot in Lowertown St. Paul Saturday, August 6th.

More than 45 food trucks will be selling their unique street eats with global cuisines ranging from Maine lobster rolls to Spanish Paella to New Zealand meat pies. Food trucks will be sprinkled about Union Depot’s (opens in new window) LOT C.

With hours from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m you’ll be able to sample food truck delicacies all day long. In addition to the de-lish food trucks, the festival will include unique experiences on 4 wheels: fashion/clothing trucks, vintage record truck, photo booth truck and something just for our four-legged attendants! Other activities include life-size Jenga, mechanical bull, bean bag toss, henna tattoo artists and a psychic tarot reader.

Not to mention you’ll be able to enjoy local cover bands which pairs nicely with a freshly poured handcrafted beer.

In terms of event specifics, there is ample parking in the areas surrounding the event location (similar to parking for a Saint’s game). However, we encourage ride sharing/ light rail & Metro Tranisit. If you want to enjoy the handcrafted beers, you will need a free wristband which will benefit Feed My Starving Children (opens in new window) – in 2021 over 28K meals were raised for those in need.

Franconia Art & Farmers Market
When: August 7th, 2022
Where: Franconia Sculpture Park
39836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN

The first Sunday of each month, May-October from 10 am – 2 pm, local farmers and artists come together to provide a variety of fresh produce and handmade crafts to our 180,000 annual visitors. Each event is a fun way for people to connect directly with the local farmers and artists in the St. Croix River Valley. The first Art & Farmers Market will take place on Sunday, May 1st, and will feature a free informational workshop on beekeeping at 2 pm, led by Bone Lake Meadows Apiary.

Art in the Garden
When: August 19 – 21, 2022
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr
Chaska, MN

Join us for Art in the Gardens in August at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. You’ll find high-quality products available at the market, ranging from artisan foods and handmade jewelry to nature-inspired art and spa-worthy bath and body products.

Minnesota State Fair
When: August 25th – September 2nd, 2022
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1256 Snelling Avenue N
St. Paul, MN

A cherished end-of-summer tradition, the Great Minnesota Get-Together welcomes 2 million guests annually to a world-class showcase of agriculture, entertainment, food, art, science and industry. Perennially popular are the 500 food items (more than 80 on-a-stick); 900 free entertainment shows; Minnesota craft brews and wines; livestock competitions; the Mighty Midway and Kidway; Grandstand concerts; horse shows; CHS Miracle of Birth Center; baking, fine arts, talent, 4-H and FFA contests; 1,000 vendors; hundreds of how-to demonstrations and exhibits for kids and adults; a fireworks show each evening; and more! The Minnesota State Fair is always 12 days ending Labor Day. 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (9 p.m. on Labor Day)