Two cute kids, a criminal grandma and one stay-at-home dad is a recipe for both disaster and the humanity of parenting in Stinkers. Writing and directing are Josh Tobiessen and Sarah Rasmussen, the duo behind 2017’s small-town comedy Lone Star Spirits. Read more about Raising a Couple of Stinkers at the Jungle Theater
Arts & Performance
Larger-than life greats of rock, pop and country will shake Shakopee’s Canterbury Park for a crazy three-day weekend of summer jams. Lineup includes Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, REO Speedwagon and Soul Asylum. Go for a day or sing to the tunes all weekend. Read more about Twin Cities Summer Jam Music Festival
Get ready to benefit the preservation of our historic Basilica by rocking its socks right off. The positive and poppy Jason Mraz, Scottish electro-pop stars CHVRCHES and Semisonic of “Closing Time” fame promise an eclectic but fully danceable weekend. Read more about Cities 97.1 presents the 25th Basilica Block Party
Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes. Read more about Aquatennial Celebrations
Come to Church of the Open Door from 3pm-7pm for DJ, Food Trucks, Games, and a Charity Fair featuring over 30 local non profits.
Then from 7:30-9pm join us for a special night of worship featuring The Church of the Open Door Worship Collective, Dove award winner Joel Hanson and local band favorite Family Three.
Charity Fair Activities from 3-7pm are FREE. Worship Concert is $15 online and $20 at the door. For more info go to https://www.coveyevents.com/bright-side-charity-event Read more about The Bright Side Charity Fair
Light up the night at this peaceful, yet memorable outdoor event. Design your lantern and set it free on the still water, delve into delicious food from a range of local food trucks, jam to music and more. Read more about Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival
The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature. Read more about Art of the Garden
Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances. Read more about Pride Parade and Festival
On the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, see not only over 100 art vendors but also enjoy food trucks, beer and wine and sailboat rides as part of the Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash event. Read more about Wayzata Art Experience
Catch dozens of performances in Mears Park and surrounding downtown venues. Headlining this year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival are saxophonist James Carter, Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, modern Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco and many others. Attend youth performances, clinics and masterclasses—all for free! Read more about Twin Cities Jazz Festival