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2013 Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic presented by Lipton Tea & Honey
  • 9:00am CDT - 5:00pm CDT
  • Many of USTA Northern's best tennis players compete for over $5,000 in prize money in Men's Singles & Doubles, Women's Singles & Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

    Can't make it to the match? Stream online for free here.

    For more information, contact the USTA Northern Office at (952) 358-3287 or visit northern.usta.com

  • Location: Canadian Pacific Plaza, 2nd Ave. S. & S. 5th St.
  • Tag(s): Athletics  Family  Outdoor 
Best Days of The Bakken Museum: Benjamin Franklin
  • 10:00am CDT - 5:00pm CDT
  • The Bakken Museum celebrates summer with five fabulous days of FREE admission, special programming, and more!

    July 17 Theme: Benjamin Franklin will be the center of attention. Visitors will learn of the many hats Franklin wore in his lifetime and view and try out electrifying static experiments in our very own Electicity Party Room.

    For a full schedule of events and more information, visit thebakken.org.

  • Location: The Bakken Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.
  • Tag(s): Family  Museums/Visual Arts 
Aquatennial Ambassador Organization Meet the Queen of the Lakes Candidates
Historic Aquatennial: Hennepin County Collects
  • 1:00pm CDT - 5:00pm CDT
  • Come learn about the broad range of items in this historic Aquatennial collection.

    Enjoy the exhibition of Aquatennial objects and archives featuring a selection of materials from the private collection of collector, and 1995 AAO Captain, Ken Haffen including photographs, documents, and personal correspondence. 

    For more information, visit hennepinhistory.org

  • Location: Hennepin History Museum, 2303 3rd Ave. S.
  • Tag(s): Aquatennial Ambassador  Family  Museums/Visual Arts 
Aquatennial Pre-Parade Party at Loring Park
  • 5:00pm CDT - 7:30pm CDT
  • Enjoy family fun in Loring Park featuring music, carnival games, free food and drinks, inflatable bounces, pony rides, a new water ballon sling-shot, and more!

    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/loringpark/.

  • Location: Loring Park
  • Tag(s): Family  Music  Outdoor 
Life Time Torchlight 5k
  • 7:30pm CDT
  • Grab your running shoes and join Life Time for the Torchlight 5k. It doesn't matter if you are a trained runner or just a beginner, enjoy this 5k open to all ages and abilities. 

    For more information, registration materials, and course map, visit torchlight5k.com.

  • Location: Hennepin Ave. from Basilica of St. Mary to Father Hennepin Bluffs Park
  • Tag(s): Athletics  Outdoor  Participant 
CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade
  • 8:30pm CDT - 10:30pm CDT
  • Brighten up your summer with the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade. This one-of-a-kind parade will illuminate downtown with bands, floats, and fun for all ages. Parade entry applications are available here.

    Thank you to all parade entries for your participation and helping to make the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade an amazing event. Congratulations to the following groups on their winning parade units:
    - Queens Award: Northeast Minneapolis Royal Ambassador Program
    - Premier Parade Sponsor Award: Fridley Ambassador Scholarship Program
    - Summer in the City Award: Minneapolis Sister City Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicve
    - Aquatennial Award of Excellence: Maple Grove Ambassador Scholarship Program


  • Location: Hennepin Avenue between the Dunwoody College of Technology and 5th Street
  • Tag(s): Family  Music  Outdoor