Weekend Best Bets: July 29-31

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, July 29th

Parade of Pooches

What: 2016 Northeast Dog Parade
When: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Northeast Minneapolis Riverside District
Bring your furry friends and costumes for fun, prizes, and a parade. Festivities will include treats from local vendors as well as activities and prizes designed for the enjoyment of humans and canines alike. Learn More

Rio and Rhythms

What: Jillian Rae and Rio 2 movie screening         
When: 7:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Harriet Bandshell
Celebrate the summer with music from Minnesota musician Jillian Rae, followed by a screening of the movie Rio 2; it’s all a festive night to recognize the Summer Olympics (as well as the Minnesotans competing in them—in Rio, natch). Learn More

Saturday, July 30th”‹

Craft Crawl

What: 11th Annual FLOW Northside Art Crawl
When: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Where: W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis
Celebrate and support North Minneapolis artists, from DJs to designers, during the last day of this three-day art crawl. This tour is free and self-guided. Learn More

Hops and History

What: Minneapolis History and Brew Tour
When: 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Tour begins at Hennepin History Museum
Tour the streets of Minneapolis on a vintage bus for an afternoon of history and beer, including a stop at Day Block Brewery (among others). This event is 21+ and tickets are available online. Learn More

Sunday, July 31st

Alice Under the Big Top

What: Circus Juventas Presents: Wonderland
When: Through August 14
Where: Circus Juventas
Take a trip down the rabbit hole in this year’s summer Circus Juventas show, featuring some of the famed youth circus’ most talented and advanced performers. Tickets are available online and by phone. Learn More

Guinness Record in Gold Medal Park

What: Guinness Book of World Records Largest Water Balloon Fight attempt
When: 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Gold Medal Park
Let off some steam and help try to create a new Guinness Record for World’s Largest Water Balloon fight—the current record to beat is 8,957 participants. This event is family-friendly, and participants should bring their own water balloons. Learn More