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Come to the 2014 Ice Cream Peanut Butter and Jam for free Izzy’s Ice Cream and live music!  Just bring a jar of peanut butter for the food shelf. Food and fun for the whole family.

Here’s the line-up:

1:30PM-2:30PM: DJ Snuggles
2:45PM-3:45PM: The Auto Body Experience
4:00PM-5:00PM: Elizabeth Ghandour
5:15PM-615PM: Pill Hill
6:30PM-7:30PM: The Falderals
7:45PM-9:00PM: The Hounds of Finn

This FREE fundraising event will be held outside in Merriam Park and is sponsored by the Union Park District Council and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Check out this map for the event location: bit.ly/ICPBJtransit and click here for more details regarding transportation

Red Hot Art & Music will transform Stevens Square Park into an exciting festival of local art and culture, connecting thousands of attendees with over 100 artists, more than 20 local bands and performers, local food trucks, community organizations, interactive games, and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. 

Click here for a performance schedule.

July 26-27, 2014
Stevens Square Park

The Lowertown Blues Festival takes place Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Mears Park.  This event is free and features music from Sena Ehrhardt, The Lamont Cranston Band, Hamilton Loomis and Shemekia Copeland.  Click here to view a performance schedule.

One of the largest annual firework shows in the country, the Target Fireworks will light up the Minneapolis sky with a spectacular pyrotechnic display in celebration of the Minneapolis Aquatennial. In addition to the amazing firework show at 10 pm, enjoy pre-firework live music beginning at 6 pm, between Portland Avenue and the 3rd Avenue Bridge. Check back for the live music line-up announcement.

Keep watching http://www.aquatennial.com for more information, including the pre-firework live music line-up.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
West River Parkway along the Mississippi River

My husband and I need to learn how to do this!

The Ordway Summer Dance Series comes to a close this week with ballroom dance lessons.  The lessons are fun for all ages and dance ability levels. After the lesson by Cinema Ballroom, you are invited to put those moves to practice during open dancing the rest of the evening with a live, local band Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Dancing starts at 6pm, live music starts at 7:15pm
Landmark Plaza (5th and Market Street in downtown Saint Paul)
In case of rain, Summer Dance will be held inside the Landmark Center Cortile


The MN Sinfonia welcomes you to a free concert this weekend.  There will be an ice cream social to follow.

The program includes:

Light Cavalry Overture………………………Franz Von Suppe

Opus I, rev…………………………………………………Max Friedman
Winner of the 2014 Junior Composers Competition

Symphony No. 5………………………………Ludwig Van Beethoven
Featuring Youth Outreach Week participants

Friday, July 18, 2014
Lake Harriet Bandshell

Highland Fest 2014

Highland Fest is back and better than ever this summer, starting on Friday, July 18 and running through Sunday, July 20. In celebration of its 31st year, Highland Fest will continue to offer its traditional free and family-friendly activities, but will also be mixing things up with some exciting new additions to the schedule.

Events that are making a return appearance at Highland Fest this year include live music, a beer tent, the juried art fair, a petting zoo, wiener dog races, the business fair, inflatable rides and games, the 5k road race and an exciting array of food and beverage vendors.

Activities that are making their Highland Fest debut include the community picnic, Wine and Canvas, a meat raffle/bingo, Zumba in the park, a pancake breakfast, a wine tasting, a movie in the park, a Cross Fit competition, the book mobile, a yoga class and the inaugural All Ford Car and Truck Show, commemorating 86 years of the Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and Highland Fest.

Click here for a full schedule.

DEAL ALERT: Also, be sure to check out this deal for B1G1 free beers and 50% off registration for the 5K!

July 18-20, 2014
Cleveland & Ford Parkway
Highland Park

The annual Bastille Day Block Party features performances from Hippo Campus, Black Diet, GRRRL PRTY, Nadine Dubois @ Les Folies Risque, The Cloak Ox, Heiruspecs, Brass Messengers, MC Foxy Tann, Kaleena Miller/ Kaleena Miller Dance, Chanter de la Nuit, and Infiammati Fire Circus. Enjoy organic picnic foods, cold beverages, and a local artist market.

This is a hot asphalt event so be sure to leave the pups at home!

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Intersection of Irving & Lagoon
Free!  Rain or shine!

Powderhorn Park fireworks display photo by Stevesworldofphotos


Red, White and Boom, July 3-4, 2014:

  • Free concert by Bomba de Luz followed by an outdoor screening of Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Art at 9pm on July 3rd
  • Fireworks start at 10pm on July 4
  • Click to see the best viewing locations
  • Numerous live concerts before the fireworks starting at 6pm on July 4th

Powderhorn Park, July 4, 2014:

  • No fireworks this year!

St. Louis Park, July 4, 2014 (rain date is July 5th):

  • Fireworks start at 10pm
  • Live music from Stevie and the Table Rockers (rock-n-roll music) starting at 7pm

St. Paul

Harriet Island , July 3-6, 2014:

  • Fireworks start around 10:20pm
  • Downtown riverfront area, near Harriet Island Regional Park

White Bear Lake, July 4, 2014 (rain date is July 5):

  • Fireworks start at 10pm
    Live music by Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band starting at 8pm, flyover at 8:30pm

Valleyfair (Shakopee)

What’s better than fireworks?  Roller coasters AND fireworks!  Valleyfair will put on an extended display July 4th in celebration of independence day.  If you plan to attend, save $11 off tickets by buying tickets online at least three days in advance.

The annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday in Mears Park.  Admission is free. Click here for a performance schedule.