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Aquatennial Flagship Events

Aquatennial Flagship Events

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  TBD

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

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

The Twin Cities River Rats have been a mainstay of Aquatennial entertainment, and they're back this year to provide another big splash! The River Rats perform hour-long shows combining various water skiing acts and skits with music. The acts include barefooting, pyramids, doubles and more. All shows are free and concessions are available. Learn more about the River Rats and check out their full schedule at their official website,TCRiverRats.com.

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

**Stay tuned for more announced events to come


Loring Park Family Fun Night | Loring Park, 5:30 PM

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

CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade | 8:30 PM



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

Twiin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show | Mississippi River TBD



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

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

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