Summer is in full swing and there are so many fun, family friendly events in the Twin Cities this July, 2022 taking place. From fireworks displays to farmers markets there’s plenty to do this month in the Twin Cities.
Events in the Twin Cities this July 2022
When: Now through July 4th, 2022
Where: White Bear Lake, MN
Manitou Days is a three-week summer festival showcasing the great lakeside community of White Bear Lake. For 50+ years this annual summer ritual has been a favorite of locals and visitors.
The fun kicks-off with Marketfest and ends on the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks display to music over the lake. Festival highlights include the Grande Parade, the Beach Dance, Medallion Hunt, Kiddie Parade, Community Garage Sale, and more.
Build a sand castle. Enter a fishing contest. Shop Downtown White Bear Lake. Do yoga on the beach. Hunt for a medallion. Dance under the stars. Watch fireworks on the beach. With 50+ events, this is something for everyone!
Firefly Viewing Nights
When: July 1st, 2022
Where: Minnesota Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Experience the magic of summer nights at the Arb with hundreds of fireflies flashing through the sky. Bring your family and friends to marvel at the wonder of these glowing winged beetles (also known as lightning bugs).
Begin your firefly viewing experience by gathering in the Sensory Garden Parking Lot to learn about these special creatures from Minnesota Master Naturalists and to plan your hike for the evening.
Pick from four options for firefly viewing hikes throughout our grounds. We’ll note which route offers the best viewing each night.
When: June 30 – July 10, 2022
One Valleyfair Drive
Come to Valleyfair on select days June 25 – July 10* to experience how the world kicks up its heels at our day-to-night, larger-than-life, global celebration. King Carl Nivale, Queen Cara Nivale, and their Royal Court are your hosts on a worldwide expedition. Enjoy AWESOME high-energy live music, delicious international food, lively games and unique crafts!
Take in the extravagant sights and sounds of our nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade, a glittering sensory spectacular of lavish floats, interactive street performers and pulsing rhythms. As the parade concludes, thunderous music builds to a crescendo and our King and Queen kick off a high-energy block party filled with animated entertainers, spirited dancing, scrumptious eats and so much more. Grand Carnivale is an international festival with AWESOME fun for everyone!
*Grand Carnivale will not be operating on Tuesdays, but Valleyfair will still be open.
Chicago City Farmers Market
Where: Moberg Park
10656 Railroad Avenue
Chicago 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.
Red, White and Sangria!
When: July 2nd and 3rd, 2022
Where: St. Croix Vineyard
6428 Manning Avenue North
Celebrate this holiday weekend with our locally produced wine! Sample our reds, whites, and try the Sangria. Experience our favorite Sangria recipe as a part of your wine flight or by the glass!
Franconia Art & Farmers Market
When: July 3rd, 2022
Where: Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
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.
4th of July Fireworks Dinner Cruise
When: July 4th, 2022
Where: Hudson City Docks
3291 St. Croix Trail S
Treat your guests to a beautiful trip along the shores of Minnesota and Wisconsin on the Scenic St. Croix River. The professional, courteous staff and crew of our vessels will accommodate all of your needs. Catering is prepared from the kitchen of the Afton House Inn restaurant. Dinner is served buffet style. Full bar service available for your social time. Special sit-down dinner arrangements are available. Enjoy our excellent cruise menus. Cash Bar available on all cruises.
Afton 4th of July Parade and Celebration
When: July 4th, 2022
Where: Downtown Afton
Afton’s 4th of July parade starts at 1 pm Food & Beverage Booths are available. Music in the park. Come early, stay late! Enjoy Afton’s Shops and local restaurants for dining and lodging.
When: July 4th, 2022
Where: Central Park Lexington
Rosefest celebrates the
Roseville community traditions of health and wellness, arts and entertainment,
and fun and fresh air for people of all ages. There are Rosefest events for
everyone, including the annual Rose Parade and culminating with the Party in
the Park on the 4th of July.
Karl Oskar Days
When: July 6-10, 2022
Where: City of Lindstrom
This year will be the 60th Karl Oskar Days! Expect a fun mix of new and traditional events similar to 2021, with a few changes. Special events to commemorate the 60th anniversary will also be part of the celebration. Activities include Downtown Marketplace, Info Booth, Food Vendors, Kids Ninja Course, Paintball, Laser Tag, Fireworks Show, Senior Citizen Prom, Beer Garden at the Fire Hall, Street Dance, Parade, Car Show and so much more.! Follow the Karl Oskar Days Facebook page (opens in new window) for updates & event details.
Wine Meets Art Festival
When: July 9 & 10, 2022
Where: St. Croix Vineyards
6428 Manning Avenue N
Enjoy a day of local art and crafts, local award winning wines and local food. All paired with wonderful music! Interact with artists and artisans as you stroll through the show.
Free mini massages for attendees!
Free winery tour at 12pm!
Try our delicious wine slushies!
Historic Hastings Car Show
When: July 17th, 2022
Where: 100 Second Street East
The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited to announce the return of the 16th Annual Historic Hastings Car Shows in 2022!
Join us on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings the 3rd Sunday of every month May through September from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food.
If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at 651.437.6775 or Hastings Downtown Business Association.
When: July 18 – 24, 2022
Where: TPC Twin Cities
11444 Tournament Players Parkway
The 3M Open now marks a new era in MN golf. As an official PGA TOUR stop and part of the FedEx Cup series, the 3M Open brings the world’s best golfers and elite competition to the Twin Cities.
In the inaugural 3M Open we had one of the most exciting finishes on the PGA TOUR. We look forward to seeing you.
When: July 20 – 23, 2022
Where: Downtown Minneapolis
The Minneapolis Aquatennial is a four-day festival celebrating the City of Minneapolis taking place July 20-23, 2022. Beloved Aquatennial flagship events will again bookend the Aquatennial in 2022. The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade will take place on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 and the Target Fireworks on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Join in on The Best Days of Summer this July and enjoy local food and activities for the whole family, the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade–Minnesota’s largest night-time parade, the Target Fireworks–a top 5 fireworks display in the nation, and much more!