Posts tagged St. Paul
Are you trying to decide where to get your fireworks fix this July 4th? Here’s your guide to shows happening around the Twin Cities.
Apple Valley: 10:00 PM at the Freedom Days celebration (Johnny Cake Ridge Park East – 5800 140th St. W.)
Eagan: 10:00 PM at the July 4th Funfest (Eagan Community Center festival grounds – 1501 Central Parkway)
Forest Lake: 10:00 PM (Forest Lake American Legion - 355 W. Broadway)
Lakeville: 10:00 PM at the Pan-O-Prog summer festival (Lakeville North High School – 19600 Ipava Ave)
Maplewood: Dusk at Light It Up Maplewood (Hazelwood Park - 1663 County Road C)
Mendota Heights: Dusk (Mendakota Country Club – 2075 Mendakota Drive)
Minneapolis: 10:00 PM (find a viewing location)
Mystic Lake (Prior Lake): 10:00 PM at the Rock and Rockets Fourth of July Celebration (Mystic Lake Casino – 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW)
Roseville: 10:00 PM at the Party in the Park (Central Park - 2540 Lexington Avenue North)
St. Paul: At the conclusion of the St. Paul Saints game at CHS Field
Stillwater: 10:00 PM (Lowell Park)
White Bear Lake: 10:00 PM at Manitou Days (Memorial Beach - 4980 Lake Ave)
Woodbury: 10:00 PM (Bielenberg Sports Center – 4125 Radio Drive)
Get more information from Pioneer Press.
Cuban Film Festival – Thursday March 24th
The Minnesota Cuba Committee, in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul and the Cuban Film Institute, presents the 7th edition of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival. This Thursday marks the fifth film screening in a series of six. Just bring your Spanish translator because the films are in Spanish.
Macy’s Flower Show – Now until April 3rd
You don’t need to go to Denver to enjoy some good greenery. Over the next few weeks the eight floor of Macy’s downtown will come alive with grasses, tropical flowers, cacti, and other green and not-so-green flora. It’s too bad we don’t have a VW bus in the MHCC fleet. It would fit this event perfectly.
Smoke Signals BBQ and Brewfest – Saturday, March 26th
Generally we’re not fan of smoke, whether it’s blue smoke from a tailpipe or any other variety, but we can’t turn down a little smoked barbeque. This Saturday Indeed Brewing is paring some of the finest BBQ with some of their tasty suds at Smoke Signals. Throw in an outdoor bonfire for good measure you’ve got a great trifecta.
A shortlist of upcoming events that piqued our interest
Adult Coloring Club – Thursday, February 25th
Who says coloring should only be for kids? The Coloring Club MPLS gives artistic adults an opportunity to put their colored pencils to use, which is good for people like Amber (one of our graphic designers) who have “coloring degrees” and want to keep up on their skills. Throw in $5 beers from Eastlake Craft Brewery (the event host) and coloring sheets from local artists and you can’t go wrong.
WinterFest at the Union Depot – Friday, February 26th
When he was in town last week Vice President Joe Biden had nothing but good things to say about St. Paul’s Union Depot. If that’s not reason enough to plan a visit maybe a little beer might persuade you. This Friday the Minnesota Craft Brewers guild is hosting Winterfest, a tribute to Minnesota beer. Chase out the winter chill with a multitude of Winter Warmers, hearty food, beer education, entertainment and music
Tech Fest 2016 – Saturday, February 26th
We’re all for introducing our youth to engineering, mechanics and hands-on technology. If we don’t who is going to fix all of these old cars we’ve collected? All kidding aside, The Works Museum is hosting a neat family engineering and technology fair offering hours of technology exploration for the whole family. Consider it a good alternative to sitting home on the couch.
Red Bull Crashed Ice – February 26th and February 27th
The icy spectacle known as Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to St. Paul this weekend for its fifth straight year in a row and serves as the grand finale of the worldwide four-stop tour. If you’ve never been it’s definitely something you should check out. Also be sure to check out the Crashed Ice Village. If you’re looking for easy travel to and from St. Paul Metro Transit will be offering a variety of free shuttles.
In case you’re still making last minute plans for the fourth of July we put together a comprehensive list of fireworks displays and other events celebrating Independence Day.
Fireworks — Friday July 4
Apple Valley: Fireworks at 10pm at Johnny Cake Ridge Park
Blaine: Fireworks at 10pm at the National Sports Center
Bloomington: Fireworks at 10pm at Normandale Lake Park
Chanhassen: Fireworks start at 10pm at Lake Ann Park
Chaska: Fireworks start at 10pm at McKnight Park
Coon Rapids: Fireworks at 10pm
Eagan: Fireworks at 10pm at Eagan Festival Grounds
Eden Prairie: Fireworks at 10pm at Round Lake Park
Edina: Fireworks at 10pm at Rosland Park
Excelsior: Fireworks start at 10pm. Commons Park in Excelsior is the hub of Excelsior fireworks activities
Maplewood: Fireworks start at 10pm in Hazelwood Park
Marine on St. Croix: Fireworks at 10pm in the Village Square
Minneapolis: Fireworks start at 10pm along the river in Downtown Minneapolis
Prior Lake: 10pm at Mystic Lake Casino
Richfield: 10pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park
Roseville: Fireworks at 10pm in Central Park
St. Cloud: Fireworks at 10pm best viewed between Wilson and Hester parks
St. Louis Park: Fireworks at 10pm at Aquila Park
St. Paul: Fireworks begin at 10pm at the State Capital Mall
Stillwater: Fireworks begin at 10pm in Downtown Stillwater.
White Bear Lake: Fireworks begin at 10pm at Memorial Beach
Woodbury: Fireworks begin at 10pm at Bielenberg Sports Center
Fireworks – Saturday, July 5
Delano: Fireworks begin at 10pm in Central Park.
Mendota Heights: Fireworks at 10pm at Mendakota Country Club
Other Independence Day Activities
Taste of Minnesota
A series of concerts andJuly 3 through July 6, Carver County Fairgrounds
Thursday, July 3
8:30 pm – Soul Asylum
Friday, July 4
8:30pm – Starship
Saturday, July 5
8:30pm – Halestorm
Sunday, July 6
8:30pm – Joe Nichols
Delano 4th of July Celebration
Minnesota’s oldest and largest fourth of July celebration includes a 5k, a bean bag tournament , parade, food and fireworks.
Friday, July 4
9:15am - 5k race
10:30am – 4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 5
10:00am – Bean Bag Tournament
10:00am – Fireman Waterball Tournament
Fort Snelling Independence Day Celebration
8am to 5pm on July 4th — Cannon salutes, War of 1812 reenactment, fife and drum music, plus more.
Lake Minnetonka 4th of July Airshow
7:45pm to 9pm — Excelsior Bay and surrounding area
Minneapolis Red, White and Boom
This two day celebration includes music, food, running races and of course fireworks
Thursday, July 3
Hot Dam 5k – 6:30pm at the Stone Arch Bridge
Live Music and Movie –7pm at the Nicollet Island Amphitheater
Friday, July 4
TC Half Marathon – 6:30am beginning in Northeast Minneapolis
Red, White and Boom Fireworks – 10pm along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront
Firecracker 5k and 10k
8:30am – City of Excelsior