Weekend Best Bets: June 16–18

Your weekend to-do list for the Twin Cities

Friday, June 16

Live, from Minneapolis, It’s…

What: Seth Meyers
When: 8 p.m.
Where: State Theater, 805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Buy last-minute tickets to watch Seth Meyers, Emmy Award–winning writer and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, bring his political-minded comedy from your late-night screen to the stage for one night only in Minneapolis. Learn more

Berry Sweet

What: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest
When: 2 p.m.–Midnight
Where: Kingston Park, 9195 75th St. S., Cottage Grove
Kick off summer with a taste of fresh strawberries, carnival rides, and a parade. Many in the area remember picking strawberries in the ’60s and ’70s, and the four-day event aims to keep that past alive for the start of a relaxing season. Learn more


Saturday, June 17

On the Riverfront

What: Stone Arch Bridge Festival
When: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Where: Water Power Park, 206 SE Main St, Minneapolis
Head down to the Stone Arch Bridge for its 23rd annual showcase of local arts and music on the Minneapolis waterfront—also featuring car shows, shops, family activities, and a beer sampler that includes Lakefront Brewery and Summit. Learn more

A Furry Love Affair

What: Pet-a-Palooza
When: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave, St. Paul
Celebrate your love of furry friends by bringing your pet to Pet-a-Palooza. Get your dog washed, participate in the cutest pet competition, let your pet feast at the Pet Buffet, or start the process of adopting one. Learn more


Sunday, June 18

A Feast Fit For Fathers and Family

What: Father’s Day Brunch Cruise
When: 11–1 p.m.
Where: Harriet Island, St. Paul
Have a Father’s Day feast while cruising down the Mississippi and taking in all of the views it has to offer. Arrive hungry to spend quality time with Dad—and to stuff your face at a buffet featuring French toast with berry sauce, smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, and more. Learn more

C’est La Vie, Paris

What: An American in Paris
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Ordway Theater, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul
The Tony-winning musical An American in Paris tells the story of an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and their post-war lives and desire for new beginnings. The Broadway hit comes to the Ordway with its unforgettable songs, magic, and romance. Learn more

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