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

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    Peavey Plaza
  • Wednesday, Jul 20 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Lawn Games at Go Outside with Hennepin County

    Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza
  • 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

    The Commons
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    Peavey Plaza
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    Nicollet Market

    Nicollet (between 6th and 9th Streets)
  • Thursday, Jul 21 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Lawn Games at Peavey Plaza

    Hennepin County Government South Plaza
  • 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

    Peavey Plaza
  • 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 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Midtown Global Market Salsa Cookoff

    Midtown Global Market
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    AquaJam

    West River Parkway near Stone Arch Bridge
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Mpls Craft Market

    Chicago Mall
  • Saturday, Jul 23 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    City of Lakes Market

    Chicago Mall
  • 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
    Peavey Plaza

    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 Peavey Plaza.

    Click here to sign up and schedule your blood donation.

    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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    Lawn Games at Go Outside with Hennepin County

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

    Don’t miss out on lawn games at Hennepin County Government Center during Aquatennial. Each Tuesday through Thursday throughout the summer, South Plaza features an outdoor activities and picnic space during your lunch break courtesy of Go Outside with Hennepin County. The space features lawn games, art activities and more.

    These events take place each Tuesday through Thursday from June 1 through August 31, so be sure to enjoy South Plaza throughout the summer. To learn more, visit www.mplsdowntown.com/gooutside.

  • 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
    The Commons

    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
    Peavey Plaza

    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 Peavey Plaza.

    Click here to sign up and schedule your blood donation.

    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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    Lawn Games at Peavey Plaza

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

    Don’t miss out on lawn games at Hennepin County Government Center during Aquatennial. Each Tuesday through Thursday throughout the summer, Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza features an outdoor recreation room and picnic space during your lunch break. The space features lawn games, art activities and more.

    These events take place each Tuesday through Thursday 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
    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

    The Twin Cities River Rats present Super Mario World!

    Join Mario and Luigi, and their friend Princess Peach, on their quest to rid the water ski world of villains and the dreaded Bowser. Super Mario World is filled with adventure, including high-flying jumps, tall pyramids, powerful balancing acts, and barefoot tricks. But, will all the courageous tricks be enough for Mario, Luigi and Peach to convince Bowser to be a friend of Super Mario World? Join us for a free, family show to find out!

    DETAILS:
    Located 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.

    Street parking only along West River Road (arrive early for easier parking).

    Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for seating.

    Concessions are available.

    1758 West River Road N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    (www.tcriverrats.com/location)

  • Jul
    22
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    Aquatennial Blood Drive

    9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Peavey Plaza

    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 Peavey Plaza.

    Click here to sign up and schedule your blood donation.

    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

    Let’s celebrate summer in the city! Alchemy 365 is taking over the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for a free Cardio class to celebrate the Minneapolis Aquatennial! Check-in will begin at 5PM and class will begin at 5:30PM. Class is free and all fitness levels are welcome – bring your own yoga mat and get ready for a good time.

    This 50-minute class starts with a gradual, yet progressive warm up integrating fundamental yoga postures to get the body moving and the heart pumping. Our Cardio class peaks when you give it your all during a 20-minute stretch of maximum cardio. Class winds down with a dose of incredibly soothing stretching so you can walk away ready to conquer your day.

     

    Pre-register at: 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

    The Twin Cities River Rats present Super Mario World!

    Join Mario and Luigi, and their friend Princess Peach, on their quest to rid the water ski world of villains and the dreaded Bowser. Super Mario World is filled with adventure, including high-flying jumps, tall pyramids, powerful balancing acts, and barefoot tricks. But, will all the courageous tricks be enough for Mario, Luigi and Peach to convince Bowser to be a friend of Super Mario World? Join us for a free, family show to find out!

    DETAILS:
    Located 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.

    Street parking only along West River Road (arrive early for easier parking).

    Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for seating.

    Concessions are available.

    1758 West River Road N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    (www.tcriverrats.com/location)

  • 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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    Midtown Global Market Salsa Cookoff

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Midtown Global Market

    Join us on Saturday, July 23 for the “Salsa Cook-Off” at the Midtown Global Market from noon – 2 p.m. The event will include special Aqua guests, a Salsa dance experience and live music! Midtown Global Market chefs will create their own “Salsa with a global flair”. Guests are invited to donate to help support the Market cultural events and receive a sets of ten+, 3-ounce samples of salsa and corn chips.  Everyone is asked to vote in the “People’s Choice Awards” for their top three salsas, and awards will be given to the chefs who win this coveted contest!

  • Jul
    23
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    AquaJam

    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    West River Parkway near Stone Arch Bridge

    An Aquatennial classic event is back! Join us for AquaJam, a legacy event that was a popular Aquatennial destination during the 1980s. This year’s event is taking place right along West River Parkway. Stop by and either take part or watch incredible skateboard just steps away from foods, beverages, shopping, live music and more, all leading up to the Target Fireworks at 10 pm.

     

  • Jul
    23
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    Mpls Craft Market

    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Chicago Mall

    Minneapolis Craft Market is popping up at Aquatennial with a huge marketplace of local makers. Shop jewelry, clothing, woodwork, home goods, print-making and more, all handmade by designers and makers of the North.

  • Jul
    23
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    City of Lakes Market

    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Chicago Mall

    The City of Lakes Market will run 5-10 pm leading up to the Target Fireworks on the Chicago Mall. Browse and shop products from fantastic local vendors and makers as you prepare to watch the Target Fireworks at 10 pm!

    The City of Lakes Market is a mix of retail goods provided by small business owners in and around the Twin Cities. Our vendor village will have something for everyone.

  • 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.