A Taste of Minnesota returns to Waconia July 2-5.

A Taste of Minnesota returns July 2-5 to the Carver County Fair Grounds in Waconia.

Get ready for fireworks— literal and figurative.

Rain and flooding in St. Paul brought A Taste of Minnesota to Waconia last year, but the city’s welcoming spirit is what’s bringing the festival back for a second season. A Taste of Minnesota has relocated from St. Paul’s Harriet Island to the Carver County Fairgrounds (501 W. Third St.) in Waconia.

Music fans and food-lovers can expect four days of concerts along with a food fair featuring many local restaurants. Visit atasteofmn.com for details.

Main Stage Music Line-up
Thursday: Jenn Bostic, Mark Andrews, The Suburbs, Gear Daddies
Friday: Atlanta Rhythm Section, Georgia Satellites, Kat Perkins, Foghat
Saturday: The Castaways, Blue Coupe, Badfinger, Owl, Fuel, P.O.D.
Sunday: Maiden Dixie, Chris Hawkey, Jon Pardi, Phil Vassar