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
Arts & Performance
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
This fantastical production featuring songs from the 1971 film will delight both children and the adults they bring along. Treat your family to 60 minutes in Roald Dahl’s sweet candy-colored world at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Read more about Willy Wonka at the Stages Theatre Company
This musical adaptation of the popular children’s book will blow the house down at Old Log Theater. You know the story of the Three Little Pigs, but will you listen to what the Big Bad Wolf has to say for himself? Read more about The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Giant video projections, interactive sculpture installations, experimental performances and more will transform spaces under the city lights. The festival takes place for two nights in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul, the American Indian Cultural Corridor and Downtown East Minneapolis.
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul; American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls; The Commons Park, 425 Portland Ave. S., Mpls Read more about Northern Spark Late Night Art Festival
One weekend only! June 7-9 at Squirrel Haus Arts: 3450 Snelling Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
• Opening reception: June 7, 5-10pm •
Grilled cheese by All Square • Beer by Surly Brewing Company • DJ set by Preston Drum • Bar proceeds benefit We Are All Criminals, who will be doing on-site interviews as part of their ongoing project about privilege, dignity, and criminal justice. Read more about Another Fine Mess, Drawings and Installations by Russ White
Delve into the world of music and have a play at a fun, yet unique educational experience that initiates the development of skills in a creative environment. With over 35 summer camps to choose from, there is something for everyone at any age and every musical level. Read more about 2019 MacPhail Center for Music Camps
Listen to a diverse and exciting mix of traditional and contemporary sacred and secular works, showcasing pieces from Billy Joel to famed British choral composer Bob Chilcott. The Minnesota Boychoir features 150 talented voices from the ages of 6–18 years old, across four choirs. Read more about Minnesota Boychoir Spring Concert
Immerse yourself into the world of yoga in the heart of the Chinese Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Both morning and late afternoon sessions are offered to calm your every sense, accompanied by a nourishing and delicious breakfast and lunch. Read more about Yoga in the Garden
The historic lakeside village of Excelsior draws art enthusiasts from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with its unique shops, galleries and restaurants.
Excelsior Art on the Lake provides an inspiring experience for both the artist and the public. Local musicians will entertain and regional food vendors will be onsite throughout the two-day event. Read more about Excelsior Art on the Lake