Top 4 Weekend Festivals

Drink wine, sample beer, browse art, and eat Caribbean food across Minnesota this weekend

A collection of beer tents and a crowd of people at All Pints North.
All Pints North

Photo Courtesy of the MN Craft Brewers Guild

Waconia Wine Festival


Three Waconia wineries within a five-mile radius combine forces for a small, scenic tour of their estates. Parley Lake Winery, Schram Vineyards, and the Winery at Sovereign Estate also feature vendors, including Groveland Chocolates, art and jewelry from Honey & Flint, and Natural Beauty Products, plus food from Crepe & Cake, Dakota Junction, and more. Learn more.

All Pints North


This showcase of 120-some craft breweries comes with food, music, and views of Lake Superior. Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park hosts such bands as cover rock group Viva Knievel, and local brewers include Castle Danger Brewing and Barrel Theory Beer. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild provides classes on brewing, and tasty bites include Tig’s Smok’n Pig BBQ. Learn more.

Loring Park Art Festival


In Minneapolis’ Loring Park, 140 artists converge, setting up pottery, paintings, jewelry, photos, and more in tents. Regional music acts, including blues singer Annie Mack and the Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, entertain live while kid-friendly activities include puppet shows and a “play with clay” session. Learn more.

Twin Cities Carifest


Caribbean culture takes over West River Toad along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Performers Shurwayne Winchester, Samantha Moon, Leonce, and others take the stage, and festivities include a parade, arts and crafts, and, of course, Caribbean food. In addition, this year marks 25 for the fest. Learn more.