Weekend Best Bets: September 19-September 21

What you need to see, do, hear, and experience this weekend

Friday, September 19

Rollin’ on the River

WHAT: Fall Sightseeing Cruises on the River
WHERE: Harriet Island
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
Fall is one of Minnesota’s most beautiful seasons, and the Padelford Riverboat tours give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the great outdoors. A luxurious cruise down the river may be just the way to unwind, relax, and enjoy the autumn colors. Get tickets and more information at visitsaintpaul.com

Modish Midwest

WHAT: MN4MN Fashion Show
WHERE: The Shops at West End, St. Louis Park
WHEN: 6 p.m.
This Friday, a red carpet tent show at the Shops at West End will show off some of the best fashion designers, manufacturers, and boutiques in Minnesota. Saturday features a market that’s open and free to the public, presenting favorite Minnesota brands and boutiques, such as Forage Modern Workshop, Duluth Pack, and Sanborn Canoe Co. Tickets at mn4mn.com.

Saturday, September 20

This Side of Pascal St.

WHAT: F. Scott Fitzgerald Walking Tours
WHERE: The Commodore Hotel, St. Paul
WHEN: 1 and 3 p.m.
The Twin Cities have been a home to literary greats throughout history, but perhaps none so famous as the legendary Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald. This tour will travel around the sites of Fitzgerald’s early days while providing a historical overview of other Jazz Age writers and Fitzgerald’s impact on the St. Paul community. Register online at events.mnhs.org or call 651-259-3015 to make a reservation.

Tipsy Tour

WHAT: St. Paul’s Brewing History Tour
WHERE: Minnesota History Center
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
The Twin Cities were hip with the hops even before microbrewing and Surly Furious were cool. This three-hour tour will cover the bases of St. Paul brewing history, as well as allowing you to sample some of Minnesota’s finest beers all around the city. Register online at events.mnhs.org or call 651-259-3015 to make a reservation.

Sunday, September 21

Canine Capers

WHAT: Bark and Rec Day
WHERE: Harriet Island Regional Park
WHEN: 8 a.m.
The Wiggle Butt 5K invites dog lovers and their furry friends to come together and walk in support of saving homeless animals, and to enjoy a day of pets and play with the whole family. Proceeds benefit Midwest Animal & Rescue Services. Find out more about the event at facebook.com

Nice Day for a White Wedding

WHAT: Twin Cities Bridal Show
WHERE: St. Paul River Centre
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Love Pinterest? Already have your dream wedding planned? Why not take it to the next level at the Twin Cities Bridal Show? The Inspiration Station will allow you to create a real, in-person version of your Pinterest fantasies, somewhere in between your Glam 2 Go professional makeover and the Aisle of Style fashion show. Get more info at twincitiesbridalshow.com