Summer in the City

Festival and art fair return with family-friendly events.

Maple Grove Days and the Arbor Lakes Art Fair make their anticipated return, making the middle of July an especially fun and family-friendly time in the city. (Events will follow COVID guidelines.)

The festivities kick off on July 14 with the start of Maple Grove Days, which runs through July 18. Highlights include the drive-through parade on July 15 at Maple Grove High School and the beer garden from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on July 17 (location to be determined) with food and drink trucks, live entertainment and a fireworks show after 8 p.m., among other smaller events.

Starting July 17, the two-day Arbor Lakes Art Fair joins the lineup. The fair is held at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, an Arbor Lakes Art Fair partner, and runs from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on July 17 and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on July 18. With booths from local artists boasting everything from jewelry to ceramics to photography, it’s sure to be an artistic highlight.

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