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  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    WCCO-TV
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Aquatennial Tennis Classic

    2nd Ave S & S 5th St.
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Wednesday Food Trucks & Lawn Games | Go Outside with Hennepin County

    Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 12:10 pm

    Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees

    Target Field
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night

    Loring Park
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides at the Loring Park Family Fun Night

    Loring Park
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Rally the Family at Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night

    Loring Park
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 7:30 PM

    Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K

    Hennepin Avenue, from the Basilica of Saint Mary to the Mississippi Riverfront
  • Wednesday, Jul 19 | 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade

    Hennepin Avenue, from Basilica of St. Mary to 5th Street
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Downtown Farmers Market

    Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    East Town - Wells Fargo Towers
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Aquatennial Tennis Classic

    2nd Ave S & S 5th St.
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    MN Made Market

    JB Hudson Jewelers
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Candid Canines Film Fest

    Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street)
  • Thursday, Jul 20 | 7:00 PM

    Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show

    West Bank of the Mississippi River between Broadway and Plymouth Avenues
  • Friday, Jul 21 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    CBS Radio (625 S. 2nd Avenue)
  • Friday, Jul 21 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Aquatennial Tennis Classic

    2nd Ave S & S 5th St.
  • Friday, Jul 21 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Aquatennial Yoga presented by CorePower Yoga

    The Commons (400 Portland Avenue South)
  • Friday, Jul 21 | 7:00 PM

    Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show

    West Bank of the Mississippi River between Broadway and Plymouth Avenues
  • Friday, Jul 21 | 7:10 pm

    Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

    Target Field
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Twin Cities Carifest

    West River Road between Plymouth Ave. & Broadway Ave.
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    AquaJam

    Boom Island
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    AAO, Queen of the Lakes Coronation

    Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Aquatennial Pre-Fireworks Events

    West River Parkway near Portland Avenue
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 6:10 pm

    Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

    Target Field
  • Saturday, Jul 22 | 10:00 PM

    Target Fireworks

    West River Parkway near Stone Arch Bridge
  • Jul
    19
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    WCCO-TV

    Join us for the Aquatennial Blood Drive and help give back to your community during The Best Days of Summer! The Aquatennial Blood Drive is brought to you by the American Red Cross in partnership with WCCO-TV and CBS Radio. Sign up in advance through the online registration, or stop by the day of the event. The Aquatennial Blood Drive will take place 9 am-3 pm. There is currently a large shortage of blood donation, so your gift during Aquatennial will make a big impact this summer. Sign up in advance and secure your blood donation time by clicking here.

    Learn more about the American Red Cross, WCCO-TV, BUZ’N 102.9 FM, 104.1 Jack FM and 830 WCCO-AM.

     

  • Jul
    19
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    Aquatennial Tennis Classic

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    2nd Ave S & S 5th St.

    Tennis tournament featuring the best adult and junior players in the area competing for prize money. Come to Downtown Minneapolis and grab a seat at one of the premier outdoor, urban tennis tournaments.  Championship rounds of the tournament featured on Thursday & Friday.

    Click Here for more information on USTA Northern, or check out their Facebook page. They’re also on Twitter and Instagram @USTANorthern using the hashtag #Aquatennis.

  • Jul
    19
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    Wednesday Food Trucks & Lawn Games | Go Outside with Hennepin County

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza

    Don’t miss out on Go Outside with Hennepin County activities during Aquatennial. Each Wednesday throughout the summer, Go Outside transforms South Plaza into an outdoor recreation room during your lunch break. The space features a food truck each week, yard games, an art cart, a meditation room with colorful blankets and yoga mats there for you to enjoy a brief get-away, and the Pianos on Parade piano if you’d like to play a song or two.

    These events take place each Wednesday from June 1 through August 31, so be sure to enjoy Go Outside with Hennepin County throughout the summer. To learn more, visit www.mplsdowntown.com/gooutside.

  • Jul
    19
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    Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees

    12:10 pm
    Target Field

    The Minnesota Twins host the New York Yankees at 12:10 pm on Wednesday, July 19 at Target Field. Enjoy a Twins home game during Aquatennial! For tickets, visit TwinsBaseball.com/Tickets.

  • Jul
    19
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    Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Loring Park

    Loring Park Family Fun Night is a family focused event held just blocks from the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade.

    Activities & Booths include: Free Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides, free tennis lessons with USTA, MN Zoo, MN Valley Wildlife Refuge, MN Timberwolves, The Nut Job, KidsDance, Pony rides, Inflatables jumpers, Carnival games with prizes, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MPRB Environmental Team, Elmer the Elm Tree, and Food trucks!

    Find your seat for the parade and bring the family down for some fun!

    Learn more about Citizens for a Loring Park Community, and follow them on Facebook.

  • Jul
    19
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    Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides at the Loring Park Family Fun Night

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Loring Park

    Free voyageur canoeing and paddling instruction open to people of all abilities, including people with disabilities. Experienced Wilderness Inquiry guides will provide all equipment needed, ensuring a safe and fun experience for all.

    Click Here for more information on Wilderness Inquiry Voyageur Canoe Rides.

  • Jul
    19
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    Rally the Family at Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night

    5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Loring Park

    Presented by USTA Northern, Rally the Family focuses on tennis for all ages, using lower compression red, orange, and green balls, shorter courts, shorter racquets and modified scoring, along with a focus on families spending time together in fun, healthy activities. Stop by from 5-7:30 pm!

    Click Here for more information on USTA Northern, or check out their Facebook page. They’re also on Twitter and Instagram @USTANorthern using the hashtag #Aquatennis.

  • Jul
    19
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    Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K

    7:30 PM
    Hennepin Avenue, from the Basilica of Saint Mary to the Mississippi Riverfront

    Whether you are a dedicated runner or just someone who jogs from the couch to the fridge, the Twin Cities Orthopedic Torchlight 5k in Minneapolis is the fun run for everyone! Grab your family, friends and running shoes because the Torchlight 5k starts with a bang and ends with a brew. That’s right, Life Time Fitness’ legendary post-race party features musical entertainment and complimentary refreshments. Then take the NEW shuttle bus system back to the start area. It’s the party of the year that just happens to start with a run!

    The Torchlight 5k starts near the historic Basilica of Saint Mary and follows the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade route. The course offers up close views of the Guthrie, Gold Medal Park, the Mighty Mississippi, Stone Arch Bridge and St. Anthony Main. Sign up today at www.torchlight5k.com.

    Follow along for updates on Facebook or on Twitter by following @Torchlight5k and using the hashtag #Torchlight5K.

  • Jul
    19
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    CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade

    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Hennepin Avenue, from Basilica of St. Mary to 5th Street

    Join us for the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, set to take place Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. Join the community as they gather and watch great floats, displays and bands march through the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. This is CenterPoint Energy’s 17th year being part of the Aquatennial and sponsoring the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade. Come down and celebrate on July 19! Arrive early, find a spot along the parade route and enjoy!

    The Minneapolis Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade has been a longstanding Aquatennial tradition.  As a flagship Aquatennial event, the parade continues to grow.  The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade is the largest nighttime parade in Minnesota. We’re excited to see you at this year’s event!

    Learn more about this year’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade here!

  • Jul
    20
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    Downtown Farmers Market

    6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza

    Stop by the Downtown Farmers Market during Aquatennial and enjoy great local produce, vegetables, flowers and much more. The Farmers Market is located at Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza and is open 6 am-6 pm each Thursday from May through October. For more information, visit www.mplsfarmersmarket.com.

  • Jul
    20
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    East Town - Wells Fargo Towers

    Join us for the Aquatennial Blood Drive and help give back to your community during The Best Days of Summer! The Aquatennial Blood Drive is brought to you by the American Red Cross in partnership with WCCO-TV and CBS Radio. Sign up in advance through our online registration, or stop by the day of the event. The Aquatennial Blood Drive will take place 9 am-3 pm. There is currently a large shortage of blood donation, so your gift during Aquatennial will make a big impact this summer. Sign up in advance and secure your blood donation time by clicking here.

    Learn more about the American Red Cross, WCCO-TV, BUZ’N 102.9 FM, 104.1 Jack FM and 830 WCCO-AM.

  • Jul
    20
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    Aquatennial Tennis Classic

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    2nd Ave S & S 5th St.

    Tennis tournament featuring the best adult and junior players in the area competing for prize money. Come to Downtown Minneapolis and grab a seat at one of the premier outdoor, urban tennis tournaments.

    Click Here for more information on USTA Northern, or check out their Facebook page. They’re also on Twitter and Instagram @USTANorthern using the hashtag #Aquatennis.

  • Jul
    20
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    MN Made Market

    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    JB Hudson Jewelers

    The MN Made Market is a FREE open house event showcasing the finest Minnesota makers and creator, hosted at JB Hudson Jewelers in their iconic Downtown Minneapolis store.

    For this special evening JB Hudson is partnering with the Minneapolis Aquatennial and The Growler Magazine to bring you a marketplace filled with hand-crafted goods, art, food and beer.

    Joining the fun are creatives like award-winning Patrick Mohs Jewelry, Minny & Paul, Mademoiselle Miel, Bench Pressed, Oh Dier, Hark Weber Studio, Peter Paul Pottery, Kerry’s Donut Bites, O’Cheeze Food Truck, Nisko Fabryka, Modist Brewing Company and more!

    Taste a preview of Lakes & Legends Brewing Company Rhu-berry Farmhouse Ale, sample some of the best Minnesota beer, get your groove on at the Silent Disco hosted by The Growler, then cool off with a sweet treat from MN Nice Cream truck!

    Get your FREE tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mn-made-market-tickets-34733734535

    Free Admission | RSVP Required | 21+ to attend ”

  • Jul
    20
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    Candid Canines Film Fest

    4:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Target Field Station (335 N. 5th Street)

    See your dog on the big screen! The Candid Canines Film Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of dogs! Join us for a film showcasing dogs being super sweet, silly, smart and oh so talented. Video clips submitted by dog lovers, as well as popular online dog videos will be featured in a 40 minute film produced right here in Minnesota. Bring your chairs or blankets to sit on at Target Field Station, and of course your dogs are welcome. The video will be played at 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, & 8:30 pm.

    Learn more: www.candidcaninesfilmfest.com

  • Jul
    20
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    Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show

    7:00 PM
    West Bank of the Mississippi River between Broadway and Plymouth Avenues

    Join the Twin Cities River Rats for a humorous, family-friendly water ski show on the Mississippi River. Watch high-flying stunts, fast-paced barefooting, graceful swivel skiing, and even human pyramids courtesy of the talented Twin Cities River Rats crew.

    Bring beach towels or lawn chairs and enjoy this free water ski show for the whole family along the banks of the Mississippi River – located just south of the Broadway Bridge. The River Rats will be doing shows at 7 pm on Thursday, July 20 and 7 pm on Friday, July 21.

    Click Here for more information on the Twin Cities River Rats, and follow along on Facebook using the hashtags #TCRiverRats and #RiverRats.

    This year’s theme:

    Welcome to R.A.T.S Academy!

    Candidates at River Arts and Theatrical Skiing (R.A.T.S) Academy earn their merit on the water at this water skiing institution.  Watch as we welcome new candidates in search of the elusive academy degree. Do they have the right stuff? Can they withstand the pressure? Will they graduate and become RATS? Watch the adventure as our skiers climb the heights with on-the-water human pyramids, and perform barefoot water skiing, acrobatic feats over jumps at high speeds, and much, much, more!

  • Jul
    21
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    CBS Radio (625 S. 2nd Avenue)

    Join us for the Aquatennial Blood Drive and help give back to your community during The Best Days of Summer! The Aquatennial Blood Drive is brought to you by the American Red Cross in partnership with WCCO-TV and CBS Radio. Sign up in advance through our online registration, or stop by the day of the event. The Aquatennial Blood Drive will take place 9 am-3 pm. There is currently a large shortage of blood donation, so your gift during Aquatennial will make a big impact this summer. Sign up in advance and secure your blood donation time by clicking here.

    Learn more about the American Red Cross, WCCO-TV, BUZ’N 102.9 FM, 104.1 Jack FM and 830 WCCO-AM.

  • Jul
    21
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    Aquatennial Tennis Classic

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    2nd Ave S & S 5th St.

    Tennis tournament featuring the best adult and junior players in the area competing for prize money. Come to Downtown Minneapolis and grab a seat at one of the premier outdoor, urban tennis tournaments.

    Click Here for more information on USTA Northern, or check out their Facebook page. They’re also on Twitter and Instagram @USTANorthern using the hashtag #Aquatennis.

  • Jul
    21
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    Aquatennial Yoga presented by CorePower Yoga

    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    The Commons (400 Portland Avenue South)

    Enjoy an outdoor yoga class during the Minneapolis Aquatennial taught by CorePower Yoga. Experience one of CorePower Yoga’s signature style classes, C2, that will strengthen, balance and detoxify your entire body and mind as you move through more challenging postures and connected breath.

    Join us at The Commons in East Town (400 Portland Avenue South) on an early July evening to take in the weather and the atmosphere that comes with the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Celebrate summer in the City!

    This yoga class is free and open to all abilities. Check-in begins at 4:30 pm. Yoga mats are not provided for this class. No pre-registration required, come early to reserve your spot.

    Click Here to learn more about CorePower Yoga.

  • Jul
    21
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    Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show

    7:00 PM
    West Bank of the Mississippi River between Broadway and Plymouth Avenues

    Join the Twin Cities River Rats for a humorous, family-friendly water ski show on the Mississippi River. Watch high-flying stunts, fast-paced barefooting, graceful swivel skiing, and even human pyramids courtesy of the talented Twin Cities River Rats crew.

    Bring beach towels or lawn chairs and enjoy this free water ski show for the whole family along the banks of the Mississippi River – located just south of the Broadway Bridge. The River Rats will be doing shows at 7 pm on Thursday, July 20 and 7 pm on Friday, July 21.

    Click Here for more information on the Twin Cities River Rats, and follow along on Facebook using the hashtags #TCRiverRats and #RiverRats.

    This year’s theme:

    Welcome to R.A.T.S Academy!

    Candidates at River Arts and Theatrical Skiing (R.A.T.S) Academy earn their merit on the water at this water skiing institution.  Watch as we welcome new candidates in search of the elusive academy degree. Do they have the right stuff? Can they withstand the pressure? Will they graduate and become RATS? Watch the adventure as our skiers climb the heights with on-the-water human pyramids, and perform barefoot water skiing, acrobatic feats over jumps at high speeds, and much, much, more!

  • Jul
    21
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    Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

    7:10 pm
    Target Field

    The Minnesota Twins host the Detroit Tigers at 7:10 pm on Friday, July 21 at Target Field. Enjoy a Twins home game during Aquatennial! For tickets, visit TwinsBaseball.com/Tickets.

  • Jul
    22
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    Twin Cities Carifest

    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    West River Road between Plymouth Ave. & Broadway Ave.

    For more than two decades, Twin Cities Carifest has been the premier Caribbean Festival featuring Caribbean food, music, arts, crafts, and a traditional carnival parade with colorful costumes and dance. Held along the banks of the Mississippi River, you can see the Minneapolis Aquatennial Target Fireworks!

    Visit Twin Cities Carifest‘s website for more information, and follow them on Facebook or on Twitter.

  • Jul
    22
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    AquaJam

    3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Boom Island

    An Aquatennial classic event is back! Join us for AquaJam, a legacy event that was a popular Aquatennial destination during the 1980s. It offers a chance for the public to skateboard on a skate course or watch others take part, including professionals during a competition. This year, it returns at Boom Island and will feature an entire day of food, fitness and fun. Stop by and enjoy any and all of the below events:

    • Open Skate
    • Skateboarding competition
    • Local food and craft brews serving on site
    • And more!

    Stop by and enjoy this fun returning event at Boom Island!

    AquaJam is presented by Fulton Beer and Familia Skateshop.

     

  • Jul
    22
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    AAO, Queen of the Lakes Coronation

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota West Bank

    The Coronation of the Aquatennial Ambassadors will be held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota where the 2017 Queen of the Lakes, Aquatennial Princesses, Commodore and Captains will be announced. The program plans are all in place and it will be another entertaining event! Tickets can be purchased through University of Minnesota Ticket Office at 612-624-2345. For more information visit https://www.aquatennialambassadors.com/events

  • Jul
    22
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    Aquatennial Pre-Fireworks Events

    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    West River Parkway near Portland Avenue

    Join the fun for the Aquatennial Pre-Fireworks events leading up to the Target Fireworks at 10 pm. Stop by for music, food and more as you await one of the nation’s top five annual fireworks shows.

    The fun includes:

    • Live Music
      • 6 pm: Heart & Soul Drum Academy
      • 7 pm: Stone Arch Isles
      • 8 pm: Great Lakes Navy Band: Horizon
      • 9 pm: The Grateful RED
    • Kids Zone
    • Food Trucks
    • And More!
  • Jul
    22
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    Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers

    6:10 pm
    Target Field

    The Minnesota Twins host the New York Yankees at 12:10 pm on Wednesday, July 19 at Target Field. Enjoy a Twins home game during Aquatennial! For tickets, visit TwinsBaseball.com/Tickets.

  • Jul
    22
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    Target Fireworks

    10:00 PM
    West River Parkway near Stone Arch Bridge

    Join the Minneapolis Aquatennial in celebrating another year of with the Target Fireworks, considered one of the top five annual fireworks displays in the nation. The event will take place at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. Get there early! Space fills up pretty quickly at this beloved event along West River Parkway and on the Stone Arch Bridge. Music and activities run from 6-10 pm.

    Viewing Tips: Come early to get your viewing spot—bring sunscreen for the afternoon and bug spray for the evening. The best spots are between Gold Medal Park and the 3rd Avenue Bridge on West River Parkway.

    While you’re there: Enjoy a show, tour or walk on the Endless Bridge at the Guthrie Theatre, learn about Minneapolis’ history at the Mill City Museum, enjoy a morning at the Mill City Farmers Market or a leisurely afternoon at Gold Medal Park. Stop by Stone Arch Bridge and check out the skyline view from the Mississippi River. And tune into Go 96.3 and enjoy the simulcast of music set to the Target Fireworks display.