Summer 2024: 9 Fun Things to do Near Minneapolis this July

Written by: Tess Helbig



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Make the absolute most out of this summer! There are tons of events happening all around the Minneapolis area this July- all action packed and filled with fun! ✨ From classic summer fun like a Twins games to new debuts like the Minnesota Yacht Club music festival, we've covered it all. Whether you're a Minneapolis local or just passing through, the city and those surrounding have got it all! We might have just picked 9 must-see events but the fun is never ending on this list. 😆 So keep scrolling because you are not going to want to miss out this July. 

Upcoming Events in July

1. St. Paul Food Truck Festival 

July 13th & 14th

✨ WHEN: 11am - 7pm

✨ WHERE: Union Depot Parking Lot C, 390 E Kellogg Blvd

With over 50 local street food vendors, enjoy food, drinks, live music, and games like giant connect 4 and bags. With free admission you can eat up and enjoy both sweet and savory.🍴The food truck festival has something for everyone! 

Additional Links

  • Vendor list → here
  • Parking options → here

2. Hopkins Raspberry Festival 

July 17th - 21st

✨ WHEN: 8am - 11pm

✨ WHERE: Hopkins Raspberry Festival, 1609 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

The Raspberry Festival is all about honoring Hopkins, MN's past and celebrating the present and future by bringing the community together! Fun for the whole family with events like a pie eating contest, scavenger hunts, a parade, a market place fair, live music and fireworks. ✨ Make sure to check out the events schedule to see what fun each day of the festival holds! 

Additional Links

  • Events schedule here
  • Directions and parking here

3. Minnesota Yacht Club 

July 19th & 20th

✨ WHEN: 12:30pm - 10:30pm

✨ WHERE: Harriet Island Regional Park, 49 Harriet Island Rd, St Paul, MN 55107

Spend July under the sun and surrounded by great music! Two days worth of performances across two stages with no overlapping sets between 20 artists and over 20 food vendors! See artists like Gwen Stefani, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more live! 

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4. Twins Games Events 

July 20th

✨ WHEN: 6:10pm

✨ WHERE: Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403 

612 Saturday

Score with special deals like $6 drinks, $1 snacks, and $2 food. Plus if you are one of the first 10,000 fans at entry, you’ll get a Royce Lewis replica bat at entry.

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July 21st

✨ WHEN: 1:10pm

✨ WHERE: Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Kids Day

Fun for the whole family, watch the Twins take on the Milwaukee Brewers! Be one of the first 5,000 fans to get a Rubik's cube at entry and get special deals like half priced kids meals. Plus the kids get to run the bases! 

Additional Links

  • Tickets →  here

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5. Car Racing and a Drive-In Movie

July 20th

✨ WHEN: 5pm

✨ WHERE: Elko Speedway and Drive-in, 26350 France Ave, Elko New Market, MN 55020

Eve of Destruction has it all for everyone in the family. Monster trucks, bus races, a petting zoo, live music and a showing of Inside Out 2 all wrapped up in one action packed night! 

Additional Links

  • Tickets →  here 

7. St. Paul Water Lantern Festival 

July 27th

✨ WHEN: 6pm - 10pm

✨ WHERE: Phalen Beach House, 1400 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106

Start the night off enjoying food from local food truck vendors alongside live music. Starting at 8pm you can design your own lantern followed by the lantern launch at 10pm!  

Additional Links

  • More info → here
  • Get tickets → here

8. Chris Lane Concert 

July 27th

✨ WHEN: 6:45pm

✨ WHERE: TPC Twin Cities, 11444 Tournament Players Pkwy Blaine, MN 55449

You can see Chris Lane live at the 3M Open, Minnesota’s only PGA TOUR event! Whether you are already at the tournament or just wanna listen to some live music, this is the perfect way to spent a day in July! 

Additional Links

  • More info → here
  • Get tickets here

9. Fan Girl's Warehouse Sale

July 17th

✨ WHEN: 12pm - 5:30pm

✨ WHERE: Bassett Creek Business Center, 901 N 3rd St, Suite 156

Warehouse Sale 

Heading to the Twins game this summer? Need a new game-day look? Stop by our warehouse, just a 5 minute walk from Target Field! This week, shop in-person and get 20% off our entire baseball collection!

July 24th

✨ WHEN: 12pm - 5:30pm

✨ WHERE: Bassett Creek Business Center, 901 N 3rd St, Suite 156

Shop the Drop

After watching the Twins play Wednesday afternoon, stop by our warehouse and shop 2 brand new styles that are only available in-person only on July 24th! Stop by to be the first to take a look at these exclusive looks 🤩!

July 31st

✨ WHEN: 12pm - 5:30pm

✨ WHERE: Bassett Creek Business Center, 901 N 3rd St, Suite 156

Mystery Sale 

This week has surprise styles and sales! 💜 Visit our in-person shopping experience to find out more, shop your fav looks, and meet the team!  

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