September is always a busy month in the Twin Cities and this September is no different. From back to school to the Minnesota State Fair to The Parade of Homes, there is so much to do this month in the Twin Cities.

Events in the Twin Cities this September

Minnesota State Fair
When: August 26 – September 6, 2021
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Avenue N
St Paul, MN

The Minnesota State Fair is back after missing it last year due to Covid! Everything you love about Minnesota can be found at the MN State Fair. Every kind of food-on-a-stick imaginable, butter head sculptures, the best apples ever, The Midway, Machinery Hill, The Haunted House – it’s all there for your end of summer fun!

Parade of Homes Fall Tour 2021
When: September 11 – October 3, 2021
Where: Various locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area

Shop new homes. Find builders & remodelers. Get inspired.
Discover your perfect home on the Parade of Homes℠ Twin Cities and Remodelers Showcase. Tour hundreds of new homes and remodel projects across Minnesota twice a year. Plus, explore hundreds of virtual tours online!
2021 Fall Tour Dates:
Parade of Homes | September 11-October 3
Remodelers Showcase | October 1-3
Guidebooks are available at Holiday Stationstores and Kowalski’s Markets.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival
When: August 21 – October 3, 2021 (Weekends)
Where: 3525 145th St W
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 50th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

Merge Twin Cities
When: September 4, 2021
Where: Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St. Paul, MN

We are gathering to celebrate and honor the 100+ nations represented in our Twin Cities community. This is a FREE family friendly event! Throughout the day we will have local food trucks, vendors, performances and activities and games for the whole family. In the evening we will have performances from Tasha Cobbs, Chandler Moore and KB.

Selby Avenue Jazz Fest
When: September 11, 2021
Where: Selby and Milton Avenues
St. Paul, MN

A full, free day of great jazz from “just down the block,” local, regional, national and international performers. Four Grammy winners and eight Grammy-nominees as well as numerous regional and national award winners have graced the JazzFest stage.

Plus, a Health & Wellness Village, Family Fun Zone, Village Marketplace and great food.

St Paul Oktoberfest
When: September 10 & 11, 2021
Where: Germanic – American Institute
301 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN

Just like the Munich original, we celebrate in September when the weather is better! Our Oktoberfest beer is imported directly from Paulaner in Munich. We’re going international with food this year, from Bratwurst to tacos. With non-stop entertainment and fun for the whole family, it’s a two-day celebration of traditional (and not so traditional) German food, beer, and culture! Alcohol wristbands for those 21 and older will be for sale on site for $5, photo IDs are required.

St Paul Art Crawl
When: September 12, 2021
Where: Various St Paul Locations

Participating galleries and exhibitions welcome a series of live events including open art studios, live music, dance, performances, and interactive demonstrations. “This is the first time in more than a year that many local artists will have the opportunity to showcase works in person. It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm of our member artists working hard to open galleries and studios and bring the Saint Paul Art Crawl back together.” says St. Paul Art Collective President, David Evans. Organized by local communities of artists and spread out over the entire fall/winter season, the expanded calendar allows visitors more time to discover new art and participate in activities. “The main reason we started the Saint Paul Art Crawl was to give artists a way to share artwork to the public directly, in person. We all look forward to being able to reconnect our community and share our love of art.”