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Aquatennial Flagship Events | July 22-25

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade | Wednesday, July 22  8:30 PM

Hennepin Ave. from Dunwoody College of Technology to 5th St.

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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. 

CLICK HERE to register for the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade!


Twin Cities River Rats | Thursday, July 23  6 & 8 PM

West River Parkway, along the Mississippi River between Plymouth Avenue and Broadway Avenue

Aquatennial, Twin Cities River Rats, Mississippi River, Downtown Minneapolis

Join Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michaelangelo as they battle the forces of evil for control of the Mississippi River!  The 2x Regional Champion Water Ski Team is back with a new theme this summer featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  During this humorous, family-friendly show, watch high-flying stunts, fast-paced barefooting, graceful swivel-skiing and even human pyramids on water as the good guys save the day... and eat a little pizza!

Bring beach towels or lawn chairs and enjoy this free waterski show for the whole family along the banks of the Mississippi River - located just south of the Broadway Bridge.

Twin Cities River Rats will also feature weekend Water Ski Show an 3 pm & 7 pm shows on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19! 


Target Fireworks | Saturday, July 25  10 PM

West River Parkway, along the Mississippi River

Aquatennial, Target, Target Fireworks, Downtown Minneapolis

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 2015 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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

Historic Aquatennial Presented by Cambria | Cambria Gallery on 7th, 8:00 am-6 pm

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

Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) Meet the Queen of the Lakes Candidates | City Center Atrium, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Loring Park Family Fun Night | Loring Park, 5:00 PM

Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides at Loring Park Family Fun Night | Loring Park, 5:00 PM

Life Time Torchlight 5K | Hennepin Avenue, 7:30 PM

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade | 8:30 PM

 

THURSDAY, JULY 23

Historic Aquatennial Presented by Cambria | Cambria Gallery on 7th, 8:00 am-9 pm

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

SAA 500 Card Tournament | Ballentine VFW, 10 AM

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

Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show | Mississippi River 6 & 8 PM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 24

Historic Aquatennial Presented by Cambria | Cambria Gallery on 7th, 8:00 am-6 pm

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

Rockin' The Waves Aqua Dance Party featuring "Rhino" the band | Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 7:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, JULY 25

Historic Aquatennial Presented by Cambria | Cambria Gallery on 7th, 11:00 am-4 pm

The Salvation Army's MOST Amazing Race presented by CenterPoint Energy Qualifying Event | U of M 9:00 AM

Aquatennial Community Event: Tour De Camden | Creekivew Park 10 AM

New Belgian Brewing's Tour De Fat | Loring Park 10:00 AM

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Kites, Butterflies & Mary Poppins | West River Parkway, Mill District, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Minneapolis Aquatennial Blood Drive at the Target Fireworks | West River Parkway, Mill District, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Minneapolis Fire Department at the Target Fireworks | West River Parkway, Mill District, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Twin Cities Carifest | West River Parkway between Plymouth Avenue & Broadway Avenue, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Aquatennial Community Event: Midtown Phillips Festival | Stewart Park, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

The Salvation Army's MOST Amazing Race presented by CenterPoint Energy | Stone Arch Bridge 2:00 PM

Queen of the Lakes Scholarship Program Coronation | U of M Ted Mann Concert Hall 4:00 PM

Target Fireworks | West River Parkway, Mill District, 10:00 PM