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Manitou Days is a three-week summer festival showcasing some of the greatest things about the community around White Bear Lake. With more than 60 events, Manitou Days offers something for everyone! Attend a parade. Build a sand castle. Shop Downtown White Bear Lake. Do yoga on the beach. Dance under the stars. Watch fireworks on the lake. There is something for everyone!Find out more »
The 21st annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival is headlined by vocalist José James, vocalist Nnenna Freelon, the James Carter Organ Trio, saxophonist Grace Kelly, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand with Tom McDermott, and more. The three-day music festival features headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park in Lowertown Saint Paul, plus performances at over 20 area clubs, bars and studio venues. Jazz Fest brings top Jazz artists to Saint Paul to share the joy of jazz…Find out more »
A weekly summer staple of downtown Rochester, Thursdays Downtown combines arts, music, food and a vendor market into one community-uniting, block-party-style event! Art abounds at Thursdays Downtown; find works of art from jewelry to photography to glassware and everything in between! Your taste buds will be satisfied with enticing foods and musical styles, too! Every week running June through August, enjoy life, feel a sense of place, and interact with others at the Thursdays Downtown! Relax with friends and family…Find out more »
Marketfest is a summer festival that features more than 150 vendors each week that offer a wide variety of arts, crafts, merchandise, services, and foods. The event also includes 2 stages of live musical entertainment, children's games and activities, a petting zoo, a farmer's market, and a classic car show. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people attend each Thursday evening.Find out more »
Photographer Peter Adamson finds himself on a journey with his translator Faruk to save Faruk's wife during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Friendship, love and painfully beautiful moments come to life with full-ensemble street dance and driving songs by Chan Poling (Glensheen, The Suburbs). With drama, dancing, and music by Chan Poling, Heaven is created and directed by Joe Chvala of Flying Foot Forum, a Park Square Theatre in Residence. "This is theater that grabs you by the shoulders…Find out more »
Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chowder and brats...there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers and plan your next adventure. Join us as we welcome the summer season in the best way possible: talking boats, celebrating community and hanging out on…Find out more »
The Saint Paul Garden Club is hosting"Once Upon A Summer's Day"Flower Show this June. This flower show is family friendly with free admission. There are many challenging, educational and creative classes in floral design, horticulture, conservation, photography and botanical arts. All classes will reflect the "Once Upon A Summer's Day"theme. There is even a photography children's class. This is a Garden Club of America Flower Show where all exhibitors are required to adhere to its national standards of excellence in…Find out more »
Join us for Festa Fiesta, a night of live music on both stages with drink specials too! On one stage, enjoy the amazing Samba Meu from 7pm-10pm. Brazilian country music!? YES! Forró is a dance and musical style from rural Northeastern Brazil. Music is sung in Portuguese with fiddle, accordion and lots of percussion. No experience necessary -- but if you know a two-step or can envision yourself joining a slightly funky, multi-cultural square dance scene, you will be right…Find out more »
Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time -- Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp's Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient. Austene…Find out more »
The Twin Cities' largest, free blues festival—with an extra dose of funk—returns to Mears Park for the sixth year! Friday’s Funk Day features the sounds of Sumo Seven, Boogie Wonderland and a founding member of the Commodores Thomas McClary. Saturday’s Blues Day has the Craig Clark Band, Bridget Kelly Band, Joyann Parker, Carolyn Wonderland, Popa Chubby and Jon Cleary. A limited amount of VIP tickets with preferred seating, backstage passes, food and beverage, and select artist meet-and-greets are available for…Find out more »
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