21 reasons to love August

July 27, 2011

August is probably one of my favorite months, it might have a little do with the warm, sunny weather, there are plenty of things to do and see in the city and it’s also my birthday month! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to love the month of August like I do…

  1. Summer Music & Movies in Loring Park. Every Monday in August at Loring Park. Free. 7-11pm
  2. Uptown Art Festival. Hennepin/ Lake Street. Free. August 5-7.
  3. Roof top and patio Happy Hours. Various hot spots around town.
  4. Mini Golf at the Science Museum in St. Paul. Learn about landscapes as you play 9 holes.
  5. MN Fringe Festival. August 4-14th. Indulge your inner movie maven!
  6. Macy’s Glamorama. Orpheum Theater. August 5th.
  7. Victory Neighborhood Annual Garden Tour. August 7th. 1pm – 4pm. Go visit the pretty side of North Minneapolis!
  8. Pizza Luce Block Party. Music and fun in the street! August 13th noon-10pm.
  9. Farmers Markets. At a location near you! Lots of yummy fruits and veggies are in season this time of year. Go shop local at your farmers market!
  10. Martinis and Manicures. The Lounge. August 18th 4:30 – 8:30.
  11. Glass Art Appreciation at Foci Glass Arts. Glass blowing demos and more!August 27th 3-9pm.
  12. Adele in concert at the Xcel Energy center.
  13. Rockin’ for Music Ed Block Party at West End in St. Louis Park. August 20th noon- 10:30.
  14. MN State Fair.
  15. Walker Art Center.  Get in to the museum for free every Thursday! Bring your sketch book and hone your drawing skills.
  16. Loring Park Art Festival. August 6th 10am-6pm.
  17. Twins games at Target Center. Various days in August.
  18. 46th & Grand Block & Summer Art Party. August 14th.
  19. Brit’s outdoor movies. Downtown at Brit’s Pub on Nicollet Mall.
  20. Powderhorn Art Fair at Powderhorn Park. August 7th 10am – 5pm.
  21. Activities on the Chain of Lakes. Paddle boarding, canoeing, running, or swimming – I love it all in August!

Whew! What a list! What are some of your favorite August activities?

Cheers! 🙂 -amber

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