June 3-5, Grand Marais
Spend the weekend learning more about the birds, wildlife, and plants of beautiful northern Minnesota.
June 9-12, Grand Rapids
Get ready to click your ruby slippers celebrate Judy Garland’s 100th birthday celebration.
June 16, Minneapolis
Sip craft cocktails and sample new brands and spirits at the 10th anniversary event presented by Minnesota Monthly.
June 16-19, Cottage Grove
Have a berry good time at this festival that features food, bands, a carnival, and, of course, strawberries.
June 18, Granite Falls
Enjoy this amazing air show at the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum.
June 20-26, Duluth
Support the anti-hunger organization CHUM with this week-long event filled with rhubarb treats, food trucks, and a carnival.
July 2-9, Traverse City, Mich.
Hop over to Traverse City, Michigan, to see how they celebrate summer. Taste pies, peruse the arts and crafts show, and explore the car show.
July 4, Fourth of July Celebrations, throughout the region
July 8-17, West Fargo, N.D.
Explore exhibitions, live music, amusement park attractions, and food at this classic summer event that runs for 10 days.
July 9-10, Stillwater
Enjoy local food, art, wine and more that this weekend festival.
July 15-17, Madison
This cleverly-named event features a 5K race, street dance, rib and wing fest, fireworks, and children’s activities.
July 21-23, Walker
This rock-music weekend features Daughtry, Collective Soul, Brett Michaels, and more.
July 21-23, Shakopee
Head to Canterbury Park for country, rock, pop, and other performances. The lineup includes Blake Shelton, Kane Brown, and Trace Adkins.
July 23, Duluth
Celebrate the rich history of Duluth through music, food, and cultural activities.
July 29-31, Ely
Enjoy a variety of art and meet makers while sampling a menu of blueberry treats, grilled meats, seafood delights, and refreshing beverages.
July 29-31, Aug. 5-7, & Aug. 12-14, various Twin Cities metro locations
Explore some of the finest new home builds and renovations throughout the metro area on three luxurious weekends. Meet designers and builders, and find inspiration for your next project.
July 29- Aug. 6, Indianola, Iowa
With more than 100 colorful hot air balloons filling the summer sky, this nine-day experience includes live music, displays, and balloon rides.
July 3031, Minneapolis
For more than two decades, this festival has featured art by hundreds of artists, music, food, and entertainment.
Aug. 4-6, Detroit Lakes
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, and Luke Bryan headline this three-day music festival that features camping and other entertainment.
Aug. 5-7, Minneapolis
Browse the works of more than 350 artists, plus enjoy a wide range of food and beverage vendors in one of Minneapolis’ most vibrant cultural districts.
Aug. 5-7, Granite Falls
Experience the Upper Sioux Community’s Pezhutazizi Oyate Traditional Wacipi Powwow at Granite Falls.
Aug. 12-14, Duluth
The weekend-long festival on the Lake Superior shores features 30-plus regional and national artists, including Shemekia Copeland, and Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers.
Aug. 12-14, St. Paul
Celebrate the past, present, and future of the Irish community with an array of activities, performances, food and drink.
Aug. 12, Eagan
Enjoy the night sampling from 23 Twin Cities food trucks, while sipping craft beers, and listening to live music.
Aug. 13, Hutchinson
Celebrate all things garlic at this event featuring amazing foods, celebrity chefs, live music, games and more.
Aug. 13, Hackensack
From art to books to food, don’t miss this longest running art and literature festival in Minnesota.
Aug. 20-21, Chicago, Ill.
Get a front row seat on Chicago’s lakefront to see and hear the roaring U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly overhead at the two-day event.
Weekends Aug. 20-Oct. 2, Shakopee
The annual Shakopee experience showcases jousting knights, fire-breathing entertainers, and more costumed characters from centuries ago. The food and beverages are also feast-worthy.