Irish Fair of Minnesota
When: August 13-15; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Harriet Island, St. Paul
The 41st three-day celebration of Irish art and culture arrives on St. Paul’s Harriet Island, August 13-15. There will be a Celtic Kitchen with cooking demos and samples of authentic Irish foods and beverages. Check out the Irish breakfast on the patio and the Guinness Pub tent. Lots of Celtic foods, merchandise, and music (Eileen Ivers, Young Dubliners, the Ashley Davis Band, Gaelic Storm). Click here for more.
Anoka Food Truck Festival
When: August 21, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Downtown Anoka
There will be a culinary playground in Anoka on August 21, with 50 food trucks, plus fun for kids and four-legged friends. It’s free admission to hear live music, play games, and craft. Look for the craft beers, fashion trucks, giveaways, an escape room, and a photo booth truck while listening to live bands day and night. The food trucks will showcase Greek, South American, American, and Mexican cuisines, as well as mini donuts and more. Click here for more.