Weekend Best Bets: September 2-4

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities

Friday, September 2

Tummy Tours the Town

WHAT: Rochester Food Tours
WHEN: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Peace Plaza, Rochester
Spend three hours indulging in tastings, walking around Rochester, and finding new favorite tastes. The tour features locally owned restaurants and food stores, and also offers historical and architectural information that make it worth the trip for the Twin Cities-based food lover. Learn More

An Evening of Art

WHAT: Lowertown First Fridays
WHEN: 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: 308 Prince St., St. Paul
Tour Saint Paul by way of art. Many artists will open their studios and galleries for visitors and prospective buyers alike. Along with the art, experience live dance performances, interactive events, and more. This is a fine opportunity to chance upon the piece of art your living room has been crying out for. Learn More

Saturday, September 3

Oh So Corny

WHAT: Green Giant Corn Feast at Valley Fair
WHEN: All day
WHERE: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee
The Green Giant Corn Feast is back for its 40th year, with 30,000 pounds of corn for Labor Day weekend. Free with Valley Fair admission, this all-you-can eat event ushers in fall. We’re not done with the warm weather just yet, and an afternoon at Valley Fair can be just the ticket. Learn More

Opposing Forces

WHAT: Bars and Measures
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis
A story of two brothers at completely different points in their lives, Bars and Measures questions faith and family and illuminates ways to connect regardless of differences. This show is part of the Jungle’s first season under new leadership, with interesting possibilities emerging from a beloved venue. Learn More

Sunday, September 4

Parks and Recreation

WHAT: Music at Lake Harriet Bandshell
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis
As summer comes to a close, so does one of its most classic traditions. Pack a picnic and watch the sunset over Lake Harriet with some good tunes. Katy Vernon, performing Sunday evening, has a folksy rock sound that’s perfect for summer reminiscing. Learn More

The State of Events

WHAT: Minnesota State Fair
WHEN: 6 a.m.–12 a.m.
WHERE: 1256 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul
The annual Minnesotan celebration can’t be matched. Grab a bite (or five), see the animals, and bask in the Midwestern glory that is the State Fair before it closes after Labor Day. Get a peek behind the scenes of the Great Minnesota Get-Together by visiting our “Inside the 2016 MN State Fair” series. Learn More

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