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Aquatennial Flagship Events

The 2016 Minneapolis Aquatennial will be held Wednesday, July 20 through Saturday, July 23.

 

Check back throughout to see more updates and additions to the 2016 lineup!

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade | Wednesday, July 20  8:30 PM

Hennepin Ave. from Basilica of St. Mary to 5th St.

REGISTER NOW to take part in the 2016 CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade

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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. 


Target Fireworks | Saturday, July 23  10 PM

West River Parkway, along the Mississippi River

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One of the top 5 firework shows in the country, the Target Fireworks will light up the Minneapolis sky at 10 pm with a spectacular pyrotechnic display in celebration of the 2016 Aquatennial. The event brings hundreds of thousands of people to the Mill District along the Mississippi River, all joining together in the fun. In addition to the amazing fireworks, enjoy pre-firework festivities starting at 6 pm. 


Full Events Schedule

Click the links below to view full information on each event.

**Stay tuned for more announced events to come

**Events will continue to be announced throughout 2016, so check back frequently for updates!

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Hennepin History Museum Aquatennial Exhibit presented by Cambria | 625 2nd Ave. S, 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Aquatennial Tennis Classic | 2nd Ave. S & 5th St. S, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Go Outside with Hennepin County South Plaza Activities | 300 6th St. S, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Loring Park Family Fun Night | Loring Park, 5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Rally the Family at Loring Park Family Fun Night | Loring Park, 5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides at Loring Park Family Fun Night | Loring Park, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K | Hennepin Avenue, 7:30 PM

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade | Hennepin Avenue (Basilica of St. Mary to 5th St.), 8:30 PM

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Downtown Farmers Market | 300 6th St. S, 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Hennepin History Museum Aquatennial Exhibit presented by Cambria | 625 2nd Ave. S, 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Aquatennial Tennis Classic | 2nd Ave. S & 5th St. S, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Twin Cities River Rats | West River Road between Plymouth & Broadway Avenues, 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Aquatennial Yoga presented by CorePower Yoga | Target Field Station, 5:30 PM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Hennepin History Museum Aquatennial Exhibit presented by Cambria | 625 2nd Ave. S, 8:00 am-6:00 pm

Aquatennial Tennis Classic | 2nd Ave. S & 5th St. S, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Twin Cities River Rats | West River Road (Between Plymouth & Broadway Bridges), 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Big Waters Classic Bike Race: Fulton's Downtown Drag Race | North Loop, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Hennepin History Museum Aquatennial Exhibit presented by Cambria | 625 2nd Ave. S, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Twin Cities CariFest | West River Road between Plymouth & Broadway Avenues, 11:00 AM

Aquatennial Ambassadors Organization Coronation | Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of M, TBD

Pre-Fireworks Event | West River Parkway near Portland Avenue, 6:00 PM

Target Fireworks | West River Parkway near Portland Avenue, 10:00 PM