Free Movie in the Park in Rosemount 8/2: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2


Free Movie in the Park in Rosemount this Saturday, August 2nd: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

Begins at dusk/9:00pm at 2893 145th Street West, Central Park Amphitheater, Rosemount, MN 55068. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. In case of weather issues, check with (651) 322-6020.

Canadian Days in Little Canada August 1- 3


The 38th annual Canadian Days festival will be held on August 1-3, 2014 in Spooner Park, 350 Eli Rd, Little Canada.

Little Canada’s community festival “Canadian Days” was first started as a bicentennial celebration in 1976.  Residents enjoyed it so much that the celebration planners decided to make it an annual event. 

Food vendors, carnival, parade and more.

Half-Price Minnesota Renaissance Festival Tickets – LAST DAY!

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Since this is such a great deal, I just wanted to give you a heads up that today is the LAST DAY to get discount Minnesota Renaissance Festival tickets at the price of only $11.50. Regular price is $22.95. The tickets are only redeemable the following weekends of the : August 16-17, August 23-24 & August 30-September 1. You have through Thursday, 7/31, to purchase this deal – or until the deal is sold out! Have fun!!

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Riverfront Fest in Minneapolis – Friday, August 1


The second annual Riverfront Fest is at the new Sheridan Memorial Park in Minneapolis, MN this Friday, August 1st, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Highlights include:

  • Food trucks, including Stanley’s, Undead Franks, Scratch, Tin Fish, and El Taco Riendo.
  • Live Music
  • Craft Beer
  • Kids’ Activities
  • Water acrobatics from Twin Cities River Rats
  • Bike Tune-Up Corral

Sponsored by the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, the East Minneapolis Exchange Club, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Afrifest 2014 in Brooklyn Park – Saturday, August 2nd


Afrifest 2014 is this Saturday, August 2nd in Brooklyn Park.

This event is FREE and open tot he public. It’s the 8th annual pan African festival with free BBQ (while supplies last!), a kidz zone, music, games and more.

Afrifest is from 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. It’s a multi-cultural outdoor festival in the parking lot of North View Junior High School.

Bring your soccer/kick ball/rugby/cricket teams…fields open and available! Picnic with the family! Meet new friends and neighbors…It’s the great MN Pan African Get Together!

Northview Junior High School is located at 5869 69th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429.

Discount Tickets to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival – Save 50%

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There are only a few weeks left before the start of this year’s Minnesota Renaissance Festival and if you buy your tickets NOW, you can save a bunch! Through Thursday, 7/31, you can get discount Minnesota Renaissance Festival tickets at the price of only $11.50. Regular price is $22.95. The tickets are only redeemable the following weekends of the : August 16-17, August 23-24 & August 30-September 1.  You have through Thursday, 7/31, to purchase this deal – or until the deal is sold out! Have fun!!

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Festa Italiana in Shoreview August 1-3


Celebrate Italian culture at this year’s Festa Italiana at Island Lake Park in Shoreview, MN this weekend, August 1- 3. FREE ADMISSION.

Live music, dancing, bocce ball tournament, gondola rides, Italian cars and bikes, food and vendors.

Established in 2010, Festa Italiana MN began its huge endeavor to produce a Festival celebrating the vibrant culture of Italy and the fascinating story of Italian Americans in Minnesota. It seeks to preserve our rich Italian heritage and share it with Minnesotans of all ethnic backgrounds.


Meet Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush, stars of The Giver, at Mall of America July 29


The Giver opens in theaters August 15th and at the Mall of America on Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00pm you can meet Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush, stars of this new movie!

Brenton & Odeya will show a trailer of the film, sign autographs, & answer questions from fans! Visit for more information.

The haunting story of the THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER opens in theaters August 15.


Kolacky Days in Montgomery, MN July 25 – 27


Montgomery, MN celebrates Kolacky Days this weekend, July 25 – 27.

Many activities including arts and heritage exhibit, blacksmithing demonstration, antique tractor and small engine display, live music, kiddie parade, inflatables, fireworks and more.

(By the way…A kolacky is a small dinner roll-like pastry which is folded, enclosing filling in the center.)

You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival “Women Who Rock”! in St. Louis Park – July 26


The 2014 You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival “Women Who Rock” is
Saturday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to Midnight at the Shops at West End in St. Louis Park.

FREE ADMISSION! This event is for all ages. 21+ to drink.

Who’s ready to rock? This year’s 2014 Minnesota-Made Festival features some of the best female performers who got their start in the land of 10,000 lakes. Live music, Paul Bunyan beard and lumberjack contest and more.

The Shops at West End are located at 1621 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park.