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  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    IDS Center
  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night

    Loring Park
  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 7:30 PM

    CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade

    Nicollet from 12th Street to 4th Street
  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM

    Movies in the Park at The Commons

    IDS Center Crystal Court
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    IDS Center
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    Nicollet Market

    Nicollet (between 6th and 9th Streets)
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Music in the Park at The Commons

    The Commons
  • Thursday, 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 22 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    IDS Center
  • Friday, Jul 22 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Alchemy 365 at Aquatennial

    Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
  • Friday, Jul 22 | 7:00 PM

    Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show

    West Bank of the Mississippi River between Broadway and Plymouth Avenues
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Open House

    Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Twin Cities Carifest

    West River Road between Plymouth Ave. & Broadway Ave.
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Pre-Fireworks Festivities – live music

    West River Parkway near Stone Arch Bridge
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 10:00 PM

    Target Fireworks

    West River Parkway
  • Jul
    20
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    IDS Center

    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. Sign up in advance through the online registration (coming soon), or stop by the day of the event. The Aquatennial Blood Drive will take place 9 am-3 pm at the Red Cross bloodmobile at IDS Center.

    In addition, the Red Cross has expanded its testing to include sickle cell trait screening on all donations from self-identified African American donors. This additional screening will help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help sickle cell patients and provide our Black donors an additional health insight during a time when health information has never been more important.

    Learn more about the American Red Cross.

  • Jul
    20
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    Loring Park Pre-Parade Family Fun Night

    6:00 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.

    It will include fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

    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
    20
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    CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade

    7:30 PM
    Nicollet from 12th Street to 4th Street

    Join us for the Aquatennial’s CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade, set to take place Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. on Nicollet beginning at 12th Street and running to 4th Street. Join the community as they gather and watch floats, displays and bands march through the heart of mpls downtown. Plus, plus take in piano performances, games, Street Show performances and activities all along Nicollet from 6-8 pm. Come down and celebrate on July 20! Arrive early, find a spot along the parade route and enjoy!

    The Minneapolis Aquatennial CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade has been a longstanding Aquatennial tradition. 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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    Movies in the Park at The Commons

    9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    IDS Center Crystal Court

    Some of the best views of mpls downtown are from The Commons, and this summer you can enjoy evenings in this two-block green space with Movies in the Park. Grab your friends or family, some chairs or blankets to sit on, swing by one of your favorite downtown restaurants and grab some food, and head over for a fun evening nestled between the downtown skyline and U.S. Bank Stadium. During Aquatennial, the Movie in the Park will be Black Panther. Enjoy!

    For the full movies and music schedule, visit www.mplsdowntown.com/commons.

  • Jul
    21
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    IDS Center

    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. Sign up in advance through the online registration (coming soon), or stop by the day of the event. The Aquatennial Blood Drive will take place 9 am-3 pm at the Red Cross bloodmobile at IDS Center.

    In addition, the Red Cross has expanded its testing to include sickle cell trait screening on all donations from self-identified African American donors. This additional screening will help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help sickle cell patients and provide our Black donors an additional health insight during a time when health information has never been more important.

    Learn more about the American Red Cross.

  • Jul
    21
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    Nicollet Market

    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    Nicollet (between 6th and 9th Streets)

    Stop by the Nicollet Market during Aquatennial and enjoy great local produce, vegetables, flowers and much more. The Nicollet Market is located along Nicollet and is open 10 am-2:30 pm each Thursday from June through September. For more information, visit www.mplsfarmersmarket.com.

  • Jul
    21
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    Music in the Park at The Commons

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    The Commons
    Join us at The Commons for a summer concert series on Thursdays from July-August! During Aquatennial, Concerts at The Commons will be featuring JoJo Green. Join us from 5-6 pm on July 21 for a fun, free musical performance in the heart of mpls downtown!
  • 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 another spectacular show on the Mississippi River! The nationally ranked Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team puts on an exciting blend of water skiing, acrobatics and high speed thrills!

    Right on the banks of the Mississippi River between the Broadway and Plymouth Ave Bridges. Pre-show begins at 6:30pm, main show starts at 7pm.

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

  • Jul
    22
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    IDS Center

    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. Sign up in advance through the online registration (coming soon), or stop by the day of the event. The Aquatennial Blood Drive will take place 9 am-3 pm at the Red Cross bloodmobile at IDS Center.

    In addition, the Red Cross has expanded its testing to include sickle cell trait screening on all donations from self-identified African American donors. This additional screening will help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help sickle cell patients and provide our Black donors an additional health insight during a time when health information has never been more important.

    Learn more about the American Red Cross.

  • Jul
    22
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    Alchemy 365 at Aquatennial

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

    Join us for a fitness workout that combines yoga, strength, and conditioning into one class to change the body and renew the mind. We’ll be at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for a fun and challenging class. Think: power yoga warm-up, 20 minutes of high intensity bodyweight movements, power yoga cool-down. This workout is for all fitness levels and all are welcome! Bring a yoga mat and water.

    Join us at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (726 Vineland Place) 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 class is free and open to all abilities. Check-in begins at 6:30pm CST, class starts at 7:00pm at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Mats are not provided for this class. Please pre-register for class using the link below to save your spot!

    https://alchemy365.io/aquatennial

  • Jul
    22
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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 another spectacular show on the Mississippi River! The nationally ranked Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show Team puts on an exciting blend of water skiing, acrobatics and high speed thrills!

    Right on the banks of the Mississippi River between the Broadway and Plymouth Ave Bridges. Pre-show begins at 6:30pm, main show starts at 7pm.

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

  • Jul
    23
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    Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Open House

    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam

    The National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection invite you to experience Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam like never before! Enjoy a leisurely stroll or picnic on lock wall surrounded by panoramic views of the falls, explore the visitor center, interact with National Park Service rangers and the Army Corps of Engineers, and discover the history and impact of the falls on Minneapolis and the nation.

  • Jul
    23
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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!

    Follow Twin Cities Carifest on Facebook or on Twitter for more information.

  • Jul
    23
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    Pre-Fireworks Festivities – live music

    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    West River Parkway near Stone Arch Bridge

    Let’s get festive down at the river where the City of Minneapolis was born! Enjoy a jam-packed evening leading up to the Target Fireworks along West River Parkway.

    More details to come on this year’s live music and additional festivities.

    Join us for a new experience along the Mississippi Riverfront this Aquatennial!

  • Jul
    23
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    Target Fireworks

    10:00 PM
    West River Parkway

    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 23. Get there early! Space fills up pretty quickly at this beloved event along West River Parkway. 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.