Around Town: A Look at This Weekend's Events

August 09, 2018 09:58 PM

The video above is from a morning show interview highlighting the Irish Fair of Minnesota.

No plans this weekend? Need to get out of the house? Here is a look at what is going on in the Twin Cities this weekend.


Irish Fair of Minnesota 

Embrace the culture of Ireland over the weekend during the Irish Fair of Minnesota. At the event, attendees can enjoy local and international Irish and Celtic music, Irish dancing  and cooking demonstrations at the Celtic Kitchen. According to the event organizers, all proceeds are reinvested into the state's Irish cultural communities.

Date: Friday-Sunday 

Place: Harriet Island Regional Park


Celebrate the Mississippi River and the resources it provides during RiverFest 2018. During the event, youth and adults will have the opportunity to fish the Mississippi with the help of National Park Rangers. Equipment and bait is provided to assist you in catching a lunker. Participants older than 16 must have a Minnesota fishing license. 

Date: Saturday

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Place: Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Brooklyn Park

Blue, Brews N BBQs

Support nonprofits PRISM and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity while enjoying barbecue, beer and blues music. This year's Blues, Brews N BBQs in Plymouth features four different performers and craft beer from Surly Brewing Co. And of course, plenty of barbecue. According to organizers, the event has helped raise $92,000 in the last six years. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 3:30 to 10 p.m.

Place: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Plymouth

Square Lake Film and Music Festival

Enjoy local music and independent films during the Square Lake Film and Music Festival. The annual festival is held just outside of Stillwater. This year's music lineup includes Koskinen, Night Moves, Pieta Brown, Under Violet, Soft Topics, Lovers on the Balcony, Flavor Crystals and Lady Midnight. The outdoor event is billed as rain or shine. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 2 p.m. to midnight

Place: Stillwater


Summertime is the time for music festivals. If you have yet to make it to one, bands will be firing up their instruments at Nershfest at Inbound BrewCo. The local bands highlighted during the festival include Beer Choir Twin Cities, Ali and the Scoundrels, Ginstrings and General B and the Wiz. Food trucks and other vendors will be on-site as well. 

Date: Saturday

Time: 2 to 10 p.m.

Place: Inbound BrewCo

Newport Pioneer Day

Celebrate the city of Newport during its annual celebration of Pioneer Day. The celebration kicks off with the Pioneer Day Parade down Fourth Avenue. It then continues at Pioneer Park with local bands, multiple vendors, sweet corn and a raffle. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Pioneer Park, Newport

YWCA Women's Triathlon

It may be too late to register, but you can still head to Lake Nokomis to cheer on athletes as they participate in the YWCA Women's Triathlon. According to event organizers, more than 1,200 girls and women ages 11 to 75 participate in the annual event. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Place: Lake Nokomis,

Blood, Sweat and Beers 

Bodyslam the end of your weekend with a unique event at Bauhaus Brew Labs. On Sunday, the northeast Minneapolis brewery will be hosting wrestlers from F1RST Wrestling and The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling for Blood, Sweat and Beers. Grab a brew and circle around the ring as local wrestlers show off their moves. The event is open to all ages. 

Date: Sunday

Time: 3 - 9 p.m.

Place: Bauhaus Brew Labs, Minneapolis

Farmers Markets Across the Metro

What better way to purchase your produce than from local growers? Every week across the metro there are a number of farmers markets. Here's a look at the ones you can catch over the weekend:

Minneapolis Lyndale Market

Minneapolis Downtown Market

St. Paul Downtown Market 

Inver Grove Heights Market 

Savage Market 

Woodbury Market

Apple Valley Market 

Burnsville Market 

Lakeville Market


Ben Rodgers

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