Best Bets: July 11-18

Things to do this week in the Twin Cities area: Stillwater Ice Cream Social, Hopkins Raspberry Festival, Minnesota Wind Chill match


Celebrating Water

What: New London WaterDays
When: July 11-17, hours vary
Where: Downtown New London

New London annual WaterDays festivities include a medallion hunt, tennis tournament, water ski show, street dance grand day parade, and fireworks.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Mississippi Sippin’

What: Mississippi Sippin’ at Minnesota Marine Art Musueum
When: Tuesdays, July 12- Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 800 Riverview Drive, Winona

MMAM is bringing back its popular summer event with extended museum hours and food and drink available for purchase. This year’s series is inspired by the exhibition currently on display, Sonja Peterson: What the Trade Winds Brought.

Walking Tour of Rice Park

What: St. Paul Walking Tour in Rice Park
When: July 13, 10-11 a.m.
Where: 75 W. Fifth St., St. Paul

Tour one St. Paul’s oldest public parks, Rice Park, with a guide to learn about its history and surrounding landmarks.

Maple Grove Days

What: Maple Grove Days
When: July 13-17, hours vary
Where: 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove

More than 40 events are offered at this community celebration, including a diaper derby, fun runs, outdoor yoga, a fishing clinic, adult bean bag toss, parade, and fireworks.

Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hopkins Raspberry Festival

What: The Hopkins Raspberry Festival
When: July 13-17, hours vary
Where: 1609 Mainstreet, Hopkins

The 88th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes a royalty coronation event, street dance, movie screening, softball tournament, fireworks, and more across five days.


Stillwater Ice Cream Social

What: Community Ice Cream Social
When: July 14, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 101 Pine St. W., Stillwater

Held outside on the historic Courthouse grounds, the annual ice cream social is freeand open to the public. Bring a blanket and listen to live music on the lawn, enjoy root beer floats and ice cream and participate in Franconia Sculpture Park’s art activities.

Music at Midtown Global Market

What: 29:11 South African Choir performance at Midtown Global Market
When: July 15, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

From South Africa to South Minneapolis, the international exchange performance group  29:11 will perform a free concert at Midtown Global Market as part of the venue’s Family Fridays events. The group performs original works, including a cantata depicting the history of traditional African songs, gospel favorites, remixed rhymes, and pop covers. 

Minnesota Wind Chill

Ultimate Frisbee Game

What: Wind Chill vs. Chicago Union ultimate frisbee competition
When: July 16, 6 p.m.
Where: 281 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul

The Minnesota Wind Chill, the men’s professional ultimate frisbee team competing in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) compete against the Chicago Union.