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GUIDE: Minneapolis Aquatennial Events

Updated: 07/17/2014 9:04 PM
Created: 07/17/2014 4:55 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

A Twin Cities summertime favorite starts Friday.

Minneapolis Aquatennial events are happening all across Minneapolis, from July 18 through the 26.

This year's event is a big one as they celebrate 75 years. Leah Wong, the festival director, stopped by KSTP to talk more about the events and the new additions, like the Key Log Rolling Invitational and other returning favorites:

  • The Star Tribune Beach Bash Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun
  • Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun
  • Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races Sunday, July 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun
  • CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade Wednesday, July 23, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., Hennepin Ave. between Dunwoody College of Technology and Fifth Street
  • Target Fireworks –one of the top five annual fireworks shows in the country Saturday, July 26, 6 p.m. -10:30 p.m., West River Parkway along the Mississppi River

Find a full schedule of Aquatennial events here.


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