Break Out the Crayfish
What: Crayfish Party
When: Friday, Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Where: American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis
Sweden’s annual crayfish festival has an iteration here on the lawn of the American Swedish Institute. Guests shovel down so much dill-brined crayfish and stay for the singalongs and complimentary shot of aquavit.
When: Aug. 25-27
Where: Spirit Mountain Lodge, 9500 Spirit Mountain Place, Duluth
Highlighting Duluth’s status as one of six International Mountain Bicycling Association Gold Medal Ride Centers in the the world, this event features vendors, contests, demos of new bikes, and more.
Sounds Like She’s Singin’
What: Running in the Shadows: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
When: Friday, Aug. 25, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Day Block Brewing Company, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
Enjoy your favorite hits from Fleetwood Mac, performed by tribute band Running in the Shadows.
Get-Together At Last
What: Minnesota State Fair
When: Aug. 24-Sept. 4
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul
Minnesota’s biggest blockbuster event kicks off on Thursday. Prepare with these resources:
Up-Down’s Summer Send-Off
What: Backyard BBQ at Up-Down
When: Saturday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Up-Down Minneapolis, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis
One more backyard bash for summer 2023: Head to the Minneapolis arcade bar for a cookout with hot dogs, cocktails, and yard games.