2017 Skipper Pin Promotions

Show your Aquatennial spirit and get great deals downtown! Purchase your 2017 Skipper Pin today!



Between July 1 and July 22, unless otherwise noted, your Skipper Pin will get you freebies and promotions from local businesses around downtown, including:


Downtown Business Promotion Available
AC Hotel Minneapolis Show your pin and receive 50% off a second drink at the AC Lounge at the AC Hotel Minneapolis Downtown
Hilton Minneapolis/Ten 01 Social 25% discount on food and beverage on checks over $25.
Hyatt Regency 20% off of the bill at Prairie Kitchen & Bar.
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company Buy one beverage, get one free.
Lok(e)l in IDS Center Take 20% off of one full-priced item (excluding food) for the month of July.
Loews Minneapolis Hotel Enjoy 10% off in Apothecary Bar & Lounge, Relevé Champagne Lounge, and Cosmos Restaurant at Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Mens Spa Salon $20 Gift Card off any service
People’s Organic Take $5.00 off of a purchase of $25.00 or greater.
Radisson RED 15% all food and drink purchases at the OUIBar + KTCHN
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, Milwaukee Road BOGO! Enjoy a complimentary draft beer or house wine with a purchase of one. Enjoy our outdoor patio and accessible parking! Easy walk to the many Aquatennial events. One redemption per pin/per day.
Shout House Free cover charge with skipper pin
Sociable Cider Werks $2 off a pint in the Sociable Cider Werks Taproom.
The Bird Buy one drink, get one free of equal or lesser value. Valid on wine, beer, and cocktails. Limit one offer per person, with pin.
The Lowry Enjoy $5.00 off of a $25.00 purchase.

Click Here to download the Skipper Pins promotions guide in PDF form.

Thank you to our Aquatennial Skipper Pin Corporate Program Sponsors:

Kraus Anderson
614 Company
Base Management
Mortenson Construction

** 2017 Aquatennial Skipper Pin must be present to receive promotion. All offers valid July 1-July 22 unless otherwise noted. Exceptions/Restrictions may apply on some specials. Check with establishment for details.

Run the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5K

Get your run on and enjoy a post-race party along the Mississippi Riverfront!



Whether you are a dedicated runner or just someone who jogs from the couch to the fridge, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5k is the fun run for everyone!

The Twin Cities Orthopedics Fitness Torchlight 5k starts near historic Basilica of Saint Mary and ends with a legendary post-race party featuring musical entertainment and refreshments.

For more information on the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5k or to register, CLICK HERE.


Check out the Candid Canines Film Fest on Thursday, July 20th at Target Field Station!

Candid_Canines_4cOne of Aquatennial’s new events this year is the Candid Canines Film Fest! The event will feature videos of dogs—YOUR dogs, submitted by YOU—and compiled into a 40-minute video to be shown at Aquatennial on Thursday, July 20 (multiple showings: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm) at Target Field Station. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to see the funny, silly, super sweet, smart and/or talented dogs featured in the film! Learn more about the event by visiting the Candid Canines Film Fest website. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness our furry best friends on the bug screen. This event is produced by the Can Do Canines, a local organization dedicated to connecting people with disabilities to specially-trained dogs. The video above is a sample clip showing an example of what to expect this July at Target Field Station!


Become a volunteer through the Aquatennial Volunteer Program sponsored by U.S. Bank

Each year the Aquatennial continues to thrive thanks to the hundreds of individuals that helpMinnesota-Aquatennial-Mockup Hat Only out through the Aquatennial Volunteer Program Sponsored by U.S. Bank. This year, you can be part of all the fun! Don’t miss out on being part of the Aquatennial Volunteer Program sponsored by U.S. Bank! Ask us about volunteer opportunities by sending us an inquiry (using the subject Volunteer Inquiry) and take part in events like the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, Target Fireworks and more. This annual program offers a chance for individuals or corporate groups to have fun while giving back to your community during Minneapolis’ Official Civic Celebration. Perks include access to the premier viewing area at the Target Fireworks on Saturday, July 22, a t-shirt, a Love Your Melon hat (pictured at right) and more. The earlier you sign up, the more volunteer times and locations will be available for your team. For more information, email [email protected].

Click below to sign up for volunteer time slots:

Click to Sign Up For Aquatennial Volunteer Opportunities