Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park! Read more about Woodbury Days
Food & Drink
This delicious event is home to over 40 superstar street vendors serving anything from mini doughnuts to pot stickers in the heart of Mears Park. Wash down your tasty handheld snacks with a wide variety of local craft brews, classics or ciders while jamming to live music and enjoying good company. Mears Park, 3221 Fifth St. E., St. Paul Read more about St. Paul Food Truck Festival
Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund. Read more about Irish Fair in St. Paul
Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick. Read more about Minnesota State Fair
Our Supper on the Farm is by far our most magical event of the year. Join us on August 17th, 2019 for an evening full of festivities including a grand tour of the farm in which you can see where 80 - 95% of the food at Wise Acre is grown as well as meet our beautiful heard of Scottish Highland Cattle, turkeys, ducks, heritage bread pigs and chickens. Following our tour you are invited to sit down to a beautiful multi-course farm-inspired dinner prepared by the talented culinary staff from Wise Acre Eatery. Every farm supper offers something new, but is always pure magic. Read more about Wise Acre Supper on the Farm
Tour the Southwest Metro's finest wineries while enjoying special wine tastings, great food and live music.
Waconia Wine Festival Weekend is set for July 27-28 at Parley Lake, Sovereign Estate and Schram Vineyards. Click here for ticket information and a full music lineup. Read more about Waconia Wine Festival Weekend
A few new brews will be on tap at this year's Prairie Brewfest. This year, Modist Brewing, 56 Brewing, Able Seedhouse and Brewery and Sociable Cider Werks will be among the 20 craft brewers and other businesses at the annual festival at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie.
In addition to craft beer, the event will feature live music, games and food trucks.
The Eden Prairie Community Foundation hosts the fundraiser, and this year, attendees will vote to decide how Foundation grant money should be allocated through the Brewfest Choice Grants. Read more about Prairie Brewfest
Looking to pig out? More than 30 restaurants bring the meat with their hottest bacon dishes. When you get thirsty, choose from among more than 100 craft beers of all kinds. There’ll be music, games and a commemorative glass to bring home when you’re full. Read more about Twin Cities Bacon and Beer Classic
Friends of the Eden Prairie Library will host their annual Volumes & Vines fundraiser at a new location this year - the Bearpath Golf & Country Club.
The September event features more than 100 wines, ciders and craft beers, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction items and more! Read more about Volumes & Vines