Minnesota Festivals 2016, 2017

Minneapolis Aquatennial 2016

July, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota

For over 75 years, the Minneapolis Aquatennial has celebrated the city's close ties to the Mississippi River and surrounding waterways. Every July, the traditional event kickoff starts with a nighttime parade featuring illuminated floats.. Read More
Bayfront Blues Festival 2016

August 12, 2016

Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, Minnesota

For one of the largest and best blues rock venues the Midwest has to offer, visit the Bayfront Blues Festival. This three-day event features blues musicians performing on two alternating stages, allowing fans plenty of time to take in all of the shows... Read More
Minnesota Renaissance Festival 2016

August 20, 2016

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds, Shakopee, Minnesota

For almost five decades, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival has been offering lively entertainment for all ages. From theme weekends to events like the Fairytale Princess Party and the classic Pig N' Swig Beer & Bacon Tasting.. Read More
WE Fest 2016

August, 2016

Soo Pass Ranch, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Sometimes referred to as Minnesota's biggest party, the country music camping festival formally known as WE Fest has been going strong since 1983. Staged at Soo Pass Ranch near Lake Sallie, the ten different campgrounds can accommodate.. Read More
Soundset Festival 2017

May, 2017

Shakopee, MN, Shakopee, Minnesota

DJs and MCs descend upon Shakopee for this independently produced hip hop festival. Enter the grounds, find a nice seat on the grass, and enjoy a full day of non stop hip hop music with a positive vibe... Read More
Revival Festival 2017

May, 2017

Harmony Park, Clarks Grove, Minnesota

Located in beautiful Harmony Park outside of Clarks Grove, Minnesota, and adjacent to Lake Geneva, the Revival Festival is a music festival dedicated to music preservation through story telling. The festival is focused on sharing through sound and creating a peaceful energy. Past performers include Railroad Earth and Xavier Rudd & The United Nations... Read More
Moondance Jammin Country 2017

June, 2017

Walker, MN, Walker, Minnesota

Bring your cowboy boots and your camp gear for the Midwest's most prominent country music festival. A three day festival where camping by the stage is encouraged. Lodging at nearby hotels is also available if you prefer. If you attend the whole festival, make sure you check out the pre-jam concert on the first day... Read More
Bloomtown Music & Arts Festival 2017

June, 2017

Pure Bliss Ranch, Waubun, Minnesota

With forty acres of wilderness and limited capacity admission, the Bloomtown Music and Arts Festival in Wauburn allows you to wander the forest grounds and discover some of the best of electronic and psychedelic music. Multiple stages, including a hidden stage, ensure that discovery of a trippy new beat is just around the corner... Read More
Waconia Wine Festival 2016

July 30, 2016

Waconia, Minnesota

Mayer Rising Community Festival 2016

Mayer Rising Community Festival

July, 2016

Local downtowns bars - Mayer, MN 55360, Mayer, Minnesota

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Blues on Belgrade Festival 2016

Blues on Belgrade Festival

July, 2016

Belgrade Avenue, Mankato, Minnesota

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Otterjam 2016

Otterjam

July, 2016

Watertower Park , Ottertail, Minnesota

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Minneapolis Riverfront Fest 2016

Minneapolis Riverfront Fest

July, 2016

Sheridan Memorial Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Bean Hole Days and Arts and Crafts Fair 2016

Bean Hole Days and Arts and Crafts Fair

July, 2016

Trailside Park - Pequot Lakes, MN 56472, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota

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Summer Faire Concert Series 2016

Summer Faire Concert Series

July, 2016

Shoppes at Arbor Lakes , Maple Grove, Minnesota

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Slice of Shoreview 2016

Slice of Shoreview

July, 2016

Island Lake County Park , Shoreview, Minnesota

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Stearns County Fair 2016

Stearns County Fair

July, 2016

Fairgrounds - Sauk Centre, Sauk Centre, Minnesota

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Hambone Music Festival 2016

Hambone Music Festival

July, 2016

Historic Mayowood Mansion, Rochester, Minnesota

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Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival 2016

Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival

July, 2016

DECC Arena, Duluth, Minnesota

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Ely Timberwolves Craft and Antique Show 2016

Ely Timberwolves Craft and Antique Show

July, 2016

Ely Ice Arena - Ely, MN 55731, Ely, Minnesota

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Shakopee Derby Days 2016

Shakopee Derby Days

July, 2016

Huber Park, Shakopee, Minnesota

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Log Jam Summer Festival 2016

Log Jam Summer Festival

July, 2016

Lowell Park, Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater, Minnesota

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Washington County Fair 2016

Washington County Fair

July, 2016

Lake Elmo Fairgrounds, Stillwater, Minnesota

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Targhee Fest 2016

Targhee Fest

July, 2016

Postal code 55092, United States, Wyoming, Minnesota

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Kolacky Crafts in the Park 2016

Kolacky Crafts in the Park

July, 2016

Memorial Park , Montgomery, Minnesota

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About Festivals in Minnesota

Throughout the ages, Minnesota’s festival scenes do a lot to shape the perception of the state for both locals and outsiders. There are so many different festivals available from urban to rural- from art to music. Festivals in Minnesota tend to congregate in the summertime due to weather constraints but there are also a number that are popular in other seasons.

As far as popular Minnesota music festivals there are a couple that come to mind. The Moondance Country Festival is a huge draw for the entire state as well as surrounding states. They have some of the best and most popular country music artists in the world coming to visit us in Minnesota. If country isn't your style Soundset is one of the best pop/indie/rock festivals in the country and people fly in from both costs as well as other countries to attend.

The Saint Paul Harvest festival is one of the most popular fairs in the state and is somewhere great to visit. Originally created as a gathering for local farmers to show their wares and barter goods it has grown into one of the largest state farms in the United States. If you are a fan of festivals you should seriously consider a trip to Minnesota- especially during the summer months.