Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, around May 5. The District del Sol, in St. Paul's West Side is home to a large Mexican population, who celebrate with a street festival of food, music and a car show.
Art-A-Whirl, the third weekend in May. Northeast Minneapolis artists host art studio tours and open houses in Northeast Minneapolis.
Juneteeth, around June 19. Minneapolis hosts one of nation's largest Juneteenth festivals with food, music and a parade in Minneapolis' Theodore Wirth park.
The Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, Father's Day weekend. Art, music, cars and entertainment in the Minneapolis Riverfront District.
Twin Cities GLBT Pride Celebration, end of June. Almost half a million people attend the annual parade and festival.
City of Lakes Tri-Loppet, end of June. Cheer on the racers as they kayak, run and bike around Minneapolis in the summer's answer to the cross country ski Loppet in February.
July 4 used to be A Taste of Minnesota festival on St. Paul's Harriet Island. The festival's organizers went bankrupt in 2010 and the City of St. Paul is looking for a replacement Fourth of July event...
Minneapolis Aquatennial, third week of July. Milk carton boat races, the Torchlight Parade, sandcastle sculpting contests, live music and fireworks in the biggest free summer festival in the Twin Cities.
Art Fair Weekend, beginning of August. The Loring Park Art Festival, the Uptown Art Fair and the Powderhorn Art Fair are all held on the same weekend. Fine arts, local crafts, and everything in-between is for sale at these three art fairs.
Minnesota Fringe Festival, beginning of August. Hundreds of music, dance and theater performances are shown at venues across the Twin Cities.
Irish Fair of Minnesota, beginning of August. A free festival in Harriet Island, St. Paul with sports, dancing, music and all kinds of Irish-themed fun.
Minnesota State Fair, end of August. The "Great Minnesota Get-Together" is the twelve days up to Labor Day every year. Farm animals, thrill rides, live music, food on a stick, and all the fun of the fair.
Halloween, October 31. We love Halloween in the Twin Cities and there's plenty of haunted houses and Halloween parties around the Metro area.