Memorial Day has come and gone and that means it is officially summer in Minnesota. If you’re looking for family friendly events in the Twin Cities this June then you’ll want to check out all of the great festivals and celebrations taking place this month. From Woodbury to Maplewood, and Afton to St. Paul (and even some in the western suburbs) there is a fun filled family friendly event for everyone to enjoy. This year Grand Old Day expands to two days and there’s always great art and music to be had at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival.
Events in the Twin Cities this June
Grand Old Days
When: June 4th & 5th, 2016
Where: Grand Avenue in St. Paul
This year Grand Old Day is two days! Saturday, June 4th is for the businesses on Grand Avenue to have special promotions and sales for visitors to the area. The wide variety of retail businesses, services and restaurants along Grand Avenue will offer sidewalk sales and in-store events. Grand Avenue will remain open for this new Saturday addition.
Sunday, June 5th is the Grand Old Day you remember — Whether you’re looking for the best summer parade in Minnesota (complete with candy, of course!), Minnesota outdoor music festivals, some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer, or just some good old family fun in the sun – St. Paul’s Grand Old Days is the place to go! The 2-1/2 Miles of Grand Avenue is divided into 4 unique “Districts” which will have something for all ages and interests.
Rock the Block
When: June 4th, 2016 | 2pm – 9pm
Where: 2923 Girard Ave S, Uptown, Mpls
To celebrate the start of Summer, coup d’état is kicking it off with their third annual block party. ROCK THE BLOCK, a day into night party will take place on Saturday, June 4th on
Girard Avenue between Lake Street and Lagoon Avenue. ROCK THE BLOCK will feature live music, food tents, several bars and fun games. The full line up of bands for ROCK THE BLOCK includes; Filthy Animals, Oaks, Phillip Morris, Honeydogs, and Viva Knievel. Tickets for the 21 and over event are now onsale at www.coupdetatmpls.com and are $10 in advance and will be $15 at the door. A variety of unique food options will be available with several of the adjacent restaurants and other Jester concepts restaurants.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
When: June 17th – 19th, 2016
Where: Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN
A weekend of Art and Music on the Minneapolis Riverfront! Activities for this annual event include live music, food, art, beer sampler and really just a great excuse to get out and enjoy the great weather while taking in local talent. Bring the kids! Leashed pets are welcome.
Rock the Garden
When: June 18th, 2016
Where: Boom Island Park, NE Minneapolis
Summer 2016 starts with a boom! Due to construction at the Walker, this year your kickoff to summer heads out of the garden and over to Boom Island Park in NE Minneapolis along the mighty Mississippi with a view of the city skyline. One day, two stages, eight bands on Saturday, June 18, 2016!
Lineup includes: The Flaming Lips, Chance the Rapper, Polica, M. Ward, Hippo Campus, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRRRL PRTY, Plague Vendor.
Twin Cities Pride
When: June 25th – 26th, 2016
Where: Various Locations
Twin Cities Pride brings the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. We create events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.