We at A.D. Hays Group challenge all of the area’s residents to take advantage of Minnesota and all of the many things to do this month, from concerts to festivals and much more. To make it easier, we’ve built this list to showcase events around town that we think are worth checking out. As a bonus, we added a few restaurants where you can enjoy the summer weather.
Red, White and Boom
Minneapolis – Stone Arch Bridge
July 4, 2018
Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Red, White and Boom celebration, hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale – fireworks! Wander the Stone Arch Bridge and take-in the gorgeous views overlooking the Mississippi River.
4th of July at Langford Park
St. Paul – Langford Park
July 4, 2018
Head to Langford Park on July 4th for an exciting, family-friendly celebration of America’s Independence Day. Start the day off with an early morning distance race. Enjoy the colorful parade and stake out a patch of grass to enjoy an afternoon of music, games, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments. There is something for everyone at the 4th of July in Langford Park!
Basilica Block Party
Minneapolis – Basilica of Saint Mary
July 6 – July 7, 2018
Tickets start at $75
The Basilica Block Party offers two days of awesome musical artists, both local and national. Enjoy music from John Butler Trio, Cake and Third Eye Blind. All ticket proceeds go to the Basilica Landmark, which controls the preservation, restoration and advancement of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations. There are also several VIP options available which give guests backstage access along with a dedicated bar and restrooms.
3rd Annual Northeast Food Truck Rally
July 14, 2018
Head to Northeast Minneapolis to experience the glory that is the 3rd Annual Northeast Food Truck Rally, sponsored by Able Seedhouse & Brewery and Meals On Wheels. This year, the event theme is “Around the World”, featuring 12 trucks offering a variety of internationally inspired dishes – no two trucks will be the same! Additionally, popular bands will be featured on the event grounds and Secondhand Hounds will be joining the party with the puppy kissing booth!
Downtown Minneapolis – U.S. Bank Stadium
July 19 – July 22, 2018
Tickets start at $20
X Games is coming back July 19-22 with its world-class action sports competition as well as musical performances from artists such as Kaskade, Brother Ali, Ice Cube and Zedd. The sports happen at U.S. Bank Stadium, in downtown Minneapolis. The music takes place at Commons Park just outside the Vikings’ football field. Tickets are on sale, starting at $20 for general admission and $50 for three-day passes, with upgrades and VIP options available where guests can take behind-the-scenes tours and meet the athletes.
7th Annual Fine Spirits Classic
Minneapolis – Orchestra Hall
July 26, 2018
Tickets range from $10-$60
Celebrate cocktails at the 7th Annual Fine Spirits Classic on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Minnesota Orchestra Hall. This interactive event is a spectacle that you shouldn’t miss out on. With the Twin Cities’ top mixologists and national/local distillers dolling out their unique concoctions, you’ll taste the best drinks in town and have a great time doing it. Sample new brands and spirits from around the world while enjoying gourmet fare and gathering new cocktail recipes.
Loring Park Art Festival
July 28-29, 2018
Loring Park Art Festival combines creative expression and community connectedness to surprise and delight all who attend. The event features 140 visual artists selling original work, with something for everyone. Visitors will encounter strolling musicians, scheduled stage performances, engaging children’s activities and adventurous culinary options. With beautiful ponds and formal gardens, Loring Park makes an idyllic spot to celebrate art, music, food and entertainment for two days each summer in downtown Minneapolis.
Best Patios in the Twin Cities
Here are some of the best patios in the twin cities to enjoy the nice summer weather this July:
- W.A. Frost and Company – this upscale restaurant is a St. Paul staple located in a historic venue. The patio is one of the best in the city for enjoying the restaurants New American fare and extensive wine offerings.
- Ox Cart Ale House and Rooftop – if you want a gorgeous view to accompany your meal, head to this hip hangout. Featuring classic American comfort food and a long list of local craft beers, there’s no place like it in St. Paul.
- Brit’s Pub – Brit’s is a favorite in Minneapolis, offering classic fare and English pints in a relaxed setting. With rooftop lawn bowling every week, you’re missing out if you haven’t been to Brit’s.
- Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge – for the best tiki bar in town, head to Psycho Suzi’s. With a riverfront patio that’s decked out in Polynesian-themed decor, along with delicious burgers and pizza, it’s a local favorite; and likely to become your new favorite hangout, as well.
At A.D. Hays Group, we love helping our neighbors find awesome things to do in the Twin Cities! We also love being the area’s preferred partner when it’s time to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities. If you want an expert team on your side during the buying or selling process, we’re here for you – ready to solve your unique problems. Get in touch with our team today to find out how we’ll help you meet your real estate goals.