Minneapolis Aquatennial events

July 15, 2010

This weekend is the start of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. The fun events run now until July 25th.  Most events are free and family friendly.

Join in some of the fun festivities…


Friday 16th  – Block Party Downtown

  • On Nicollet Mall between 3rd and 4th streets
  • 5pm – 11pm
  • No ticket required! It’s free!
  • Bands including: Night Ranger, Corey Stevens, and Romantica
  • Happy hour from 5-6

Sunday 18th – Beach Party at Lake Calhoun

  • On Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun
  • 10am – 4pm
  • Meet and greet the Mpls Fire Department
  • Watch the milk carton boat races
  • Sandcastle building contests

Wednesday 21st – Life Time Torchlight parade/ 5k

  • Parade route runs down Hennepin Ave starting at 8:30pm
  • 5k starts at 7:30pm at the Basilica and goes to Nicollet Island
  • After party will be held at Nicollet Island with the local band, Root City

Saturday 24th – Fireworks along the Riverfront

  • X-cel Riverblast from 6-10 along the Mississippi Riverfront
  • Enjoy food, music, and more before the fireworks
  • Fireworks from 10-10:30 along West River Parkway

For more information on other events visit: www.aquatennial.org

Enjoy! amber


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