We hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and were able to spend it with family and friends. Now that summer is over and the kids are back in school, there are still some great events in the Twin Cities this September. From the opening ceremonies at Fashion Week to the Walk to end Alzheimer’s, you’re sure to find something the whole family will enjoy this month in the Twin Cities. Don’t forget to visit Pratt Homes on the Parade of Homes starting this Saturday.

Events in the Twin Cities this September

American Pottery Festival
When: September 7th, 2017
Where: Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN

Join us as we kick off our fall season with the 19th annual American Pottery Festival, our annual fundraising benefit. Heavyweight artists from across the country will offer a sneak peek inside their wheelhouses with crowd-worthy lectures and panel discussions, rousing gallery chats, slam-dunk demonstrations, and outstanding ceramic wares. NCC promises another round of rewarding interactions with some of your favorite clay makers, as well as some legends in the making.

When: September 7th, 2017
Where: The Living Room
9th and Marquette
Minneapolis, MN

W Minneapolis + The Scout Guide Minneapolis present #MINNSTAFASHION: Official FWMN Fall 2017 Kickoff. Hitting repeat on the coveted #MINNSTAFASHION event, its fifth semi-annual installment kicks off Fall Fashion Week MN in style. #MINNSTAFASHION was born with the bold vision and compulsive desire to create fab insider access and experiences, and flaunting these magnetic events across social media channels. The event welcomes fashionistas, influencers, movers, and shakers who are ready to see and be seen. The event will feature designs by 5 new/next emerging designers worn by models on staged rotating platforms, and pop-up shopping from local jewelry and accessory brands.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Twin Cities
When: September 9th, 2017
Where: Target Field
550 3rd Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN

The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research is coming to the Twin Cities. All you have to do is move your feet. All ages are welcome to meet at Target Field to walk and fight this disease. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9:25 a.m. Free.

Cocktails at the Castle
When: September 15th, 2017
Where: American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN

All are welcome to ASI when the ladies rule the Castle, celebrating women in all their glory – women artists, musicians, craftspeople, and especially Karin Broos, whose paintings of women are showcased in ASI’s current Still Life: Karin Broos exhibition. Broos’ deeply personal portraits show unassuming, modern women, immortalized in paint and thus made extraordinary.

Performance is a highlight with Lady Midnight, former lead vocalist of Malamanya; Lady Lark, the playful and slinky local pop/soul star-to-be; DJ Keezy, named best Club DJ by City Pages; and pop-up dance by Kaleena Miller Dance, a founder of Rhythmic Circus. And, of course, sip delicious cocktails crafted for this signature event and sample the fine food from FIKA.

Illuminate the Lock: Part One
When: September 15th, 2017
Where: Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam1
Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series.

Surface by artist Aaron Dysart kicks off the series, using years of handwritten data recorded by Army Corps of Engineers staff at the Lock as the basis for a light show. Daily pool heights and lockages will translate into shifting colors projected on atmospheric effects created in the lock chamber. The spectacle will display the 52-year operating history of this iconic Minneapolis space through near daily observations by the people who tended it.

Rosemount County Fair
When: September 16th, 2017
Where: Steeple Center
14375 Robert Trail S
Rosemount, MN

The Rosemount Area Arts Council and The Friends of the Robert Trail Library are hosting the Rosemount Country Faire, complete with award-winning authors, artists, and artisan foods. Come for the art, stay for the ice cream floats from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lantern Lighting Celebration
When: September 16th, 2017
Where: Lakewood Cemetery
3600 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Join us for Lakewood Cemetery’s third annual Lantern Lighting Celebration, a unique evening of beauty, remembrance and entertainment for the entire community.

Our Lantern Lighting Celebration is a special event to honor loved ones who have passed away. Enjoy live music and entertainment while you decorate your own candlelit floating lantern with words of remembrance and hope in memory of your loved ones. At dusk we will gather with friends, family and other guests on the shores of Lakewood’s lake to release the lanterns in a beautiful ceremony.

We strongly encourage you to reserve a lantern by registering for the event in advance.

11th Annual Minneapolis Bike Tour
When: September 17th, 2017
Where: Stone Arch Bridge
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

The 11th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island and features multiple fully supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system of Minneapolis at their own pace, traffic free!

When: September 17th, 2017
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

Known for producing the world’s best bridal events, The Wedding Guys® bring you UNVEILED, a bridal show unlike anything you have seen before. Each event brings the latest ideas and trends directly to Minneapolis and St. Paul. You’ll discover style galleries that feature the fashion, flowers, photography, cakes and stationery.

Come shop nearly 150 of the area’s premier wedding service providers from florists, stationers, cake designers, decorators, to videographers, reception sites and more.

The Children Matter Benefit Concert
When: September 20th, 2017
Where: CHS Field
360 N Broadway Street
St. Paul, MN

The Children Matter is a collaborative initiative founded by Gene Simmons & MATTER with the simple belief that the lives of children matter.

Join the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame Legend, Gene Simmons and be a voice of change to save lives & ignite healthier futures for children, right here in our community and around communities the world.