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January
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Landmark Center, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and businesses throughout the city will be venues for event festivities, which include ice carving competitions, family-friendly artistic and educational activities, and much more! The festival has expanded each year to provide new programming that reflects changing demographics of the community. Landmark Center features free entertainment activities from diverse cultures: music and dance by local artists, hands-on crafts, and food and merchandise booths from around the world.
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February
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April
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June
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Founded over 30 years ago in stunning Central Wisconsin, Country Fest in Cadott, WI is the ultimate summer destination for the best outdoor Country Music Festival experience that brings fans back year after year. Country Fest is the largest 3-Day Country Music & Camping Event in the US. Legendary names in Country Music have graced this sacred Main Stage, including: George Strait, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, The Highwaymen including – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, & Waylon Jennings – George Jones, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and so many more.
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The official kick-off to summer and the largest one-day festival in the upper Midwest. What is it that draws in such a crowd? Over 150 food vendors, a family fun area, art district, six unique festival gardens, a parade and much more. General access to the event is free, but you will need to purchase a wristband to enter any of the 21+ festival gardens.
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Lakes Jam is a annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area! Located in lakes country on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway, the area boasts beautiful scenery and allows Lakes Jam to offer optimal camping and weekend fun. Founded in 2012, Lakes Jam intends to deliver a line-up from an array of excellent live performing artists every year. Each year will be different, fresh and exciting!
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The Midwest's finest high school marching bands gather in Alexandria for the Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. Summer parade bands are at their peak in late June and they pull out all the stops as they perform on the city’s extra-wide main street.
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July
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Lumberjack Enterprises produces high quality family entertainment for fairs, festivals, schools, and corporations throughout the entire United States. Jamie Fischer is the grandson of Harold Fischer, the famous lumberjack who performed at the very first Lumberjack Days in 1934 and for many years after. These guys do a fantastic job! Shows are typically 30 minutes in length. This keeps the crowds coming back time and again. If you’re looking for family friendly entertainment, don’t miss them!
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We are looking forward to celebrating 30 years of rock and roll at Moondance in 2021 with Halestorm, Cheap Trick, Todd Rundgren, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Night Ranger, Firehouse, Lit, The Guess Who, Foghat, ThundHerStruck and more! Almost Cooper, The Fabulous Armadillos and Mountain Ash will be on the main stage for the Pre Jam Party on Wednesday night. Camping is a major part of the Moondance experience. All campgrounds are clean and well lit with twenty-four hour security provided by the Cass County Sheriff and Moondance security staff.
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Twin Cities Summer Jam was founded in 2018 as the first multi-day, multi-genre music festival in the Twin Cities, MN metro area. The goal of TC Summer Jam is to bring the best musical acts possible to an outdoor festival setting, so fans can come together for an unforgettable experience. More than 35,000 people attended the festival in its inaugural year. The lineup included Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Pitbull, Rascal Flatts, Reo Speedwagon and more.
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August
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The Minneapolis Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the City of Minneapolis. Minnesota residents, workers and visitors have come to love and appreciate all that Minneapolis has to offer during the Aquatennial. Beloved Aquatennial flagship events will again bookend the Aquatennial in 2021. The CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade will take place on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 and the Target Fireworks on Saturday, July 24, 2021.
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Old fashioned fun awaits in Barnesville, Minnesota as the lowly spud takes center stage for the annual Potato Days Festival. Touted as one of the best potato producing areas in the country, Barnesville is proud to celebrate their potato heritage with two days of "spud"tacular excitement. A perfect weekend getaway, the entire family will enjoy bushels of activities from sunrise to sunset. The festival, originally dating back to the late 30's, combines some of the more traditional fare with a new millennium twist. There's something for everyone, from the nostalgic Potato Picking and Peeling Contests to the updated Miss Tator Tot Pageant and the specialized art of Mashed Potato Sculpturing.
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Welcome to the Bayfront Blues Festival, one of the largest annual outdoor music events in the upper Midwest. Each year nearly 20,000 fans are treated to more than thirty different acts on two stages at one of the region’s most beautiful open-air venues….. Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park. For over a quarter century the Bayfront Blues Festival has been a world leader showcasing a who’s who in the blues and blues/rock music genre. From Buddy Guy to Jonny Lang, Little Richard to Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray to Wilson Picket and Blues Traveler to Solomon Burke, nearly 500 artists in all have graced our famous stages.
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Wisconsin's longest running Blues Fest is back! Located on Fern Island in Wausau, Wisconsin, this venue is one of a kind. We are cautiously moving forward with 2021! The logistics are being worked out and we hope to be able to host everyone while listening to our favorite blues artists!
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For over 19 years the Boundary Waters Blues Fest has been entertaining the people of the north land with some of the best blues music and top musicians from across the country and beyond. Our stage is set against the beautiful backdrop of Fall Lake, in the heart of the Superior National Forest. Aside from the Beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, what really sets this event apart is its family friendly, “back yard blues party” atmosphere. Our attendees are like old friends that gather each year in celebration of the blues and welcome you to join the party. After the music, we all enjoy walking around and visiting with folks around campfires. Sometimes the musicians will even hang around at the fire for a little fireside acoustic jam.
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The 12th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler is a one-of-a-kind craft beer fest. With more than 130 breweries sampling over 400 beers, this premier summertime craft beer festival will take place on the grass at CHS Field, the home of the St. Paul Saints.
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Our annual festival is recognized as one of the most family-friendly events in the Twin Cities, one of the largest and most authentic Irish festivals nationwide and an amazingly great time. Come by, listen to the music, watch the dancers, and even enjoy a pint or two! All proceeds from our events and other donations are invested in supporting the Irish Fair's mission or in supporting our Irish & Celtic cultural community.
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Celebrating the spirit of Irish America! We look forward to sharing the spirit of the music and traditions that were brought over from the Emerald Isle and other Celtic nations across the centuries. The rich cultural heritage of Irish America will be on full display throughout the festival weekend!
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The Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival is held annually at El Rancho Mañana Campground. This festival features top national touring acts as well as the best bands from the Upper Midwest region in four days and nights of music on multiple stages, plus workshops, showcases, and much, much more! This festival is really an entire week of musical fun at El Rancho Mañana near Richmond MN. Bluegrass, Old-Time Stringband, and related forms of acoustic and Americana music are combined to suit a wide range of interests. You'll enjoy hearing something familiar and discovering something new! Pre-festival instructional camps will be followed by four days of bluegrass and old-time bliss.
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This end-of-summer tradition is held the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day. The 2021 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 26-Labor Day, Sept. 6. The State Fair’s mission is to educate and involve our guests by providing a world-class showcase that is innovative, entertaining and fun.
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King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of exciting entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 50th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!
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River City Days, Red Wing's premier summer festival, filled with FREE entertainment, delicious food and fun for all ages! Entertainment See what entertainment we had lined up for 2021!!
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The fair began in 1964 as a way to increase awareness of the arts while raising money for Uptown projects. Although the event has grown and changed over the years, its core mission remains the same. Each year, much of the proceeds from the fair are returned directly to the community to enhance numerous programs and activities. Aside from showcasing amazing art, the fair is a celebration of the hip, refreshingly unconventional Uptown community. Uptown is a crossroads that connects the energy of the city and the calm of the lakes.
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Vintage Band Festival began in 2006 as a multi-day event with performances in outdoor settings all over Northfield, Minnesota and surrounding communities. These four-day events occur on three year intervals. During the intervening two years, a one-day event is staged and this happens only in Northfield and only at one location.
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Since WE Fest’s inception in 1983, it has been one of the leading country music festivals in the nation. Twice nominated for the Country Music Association’s prestigious Best Special Event award, WE Fest is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding events of its kind in the nation. WE Fest offices are located on the scenic Soo Pass Ranch, which also contains a natural amphitheater that accommodates up to 50,000 people, including 7,000 reserved seats, and 10 separate campgrounds with a total camping capacity of 35,000 people.
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The Winstock Committee is announcing Winstock will take place Friday-Saturday, Aug. 20-21, 2021 at the festival grounds in Winsted instead of the previously-announced June 18-19. Winstock is one of the Upper Midwest’s premier outdoor country music and camping festivals organized entirely by volunteers, with all proceeds from this event used to help fund private education for students from Winsted and surrounding communities. More than 1,000 people volunteer more than 5,000 hours to bring you the opportunity to enjoy country music’s finest entertainment, food, and fun.
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September
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We're excited to share the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party is back this year. We'll take to the stages September 10 & 11, 2021 to rock a full crowd. The lineup is out, the tickets are set. Make your plans to rock with us now. Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party, September 10 & 11, 2021 Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN. The Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party began in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary. Today, proceeds from the event benefit the Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores, and advances the historic Basilica of Saint Mary.
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The Maple Grove Lions Foundation and the city of Maple Grove partnered together for Concert on the Lawn, two nights of concerts in September. Each night will feature three musical acts and include beer gardens and food trucks at Central Park in Maple Grove. “The Maple Grove Lions, their motto is “we serve” so every dollar we raise goes right back into the Maple Grove community,” explained Phil Leith, a member of the Maple Grove Lions. “You can come out and support Maple Grove, have a good time, and hear some good music on top of it.”
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Join emcee John Munson as he rounds up some of the best Minnesota musicians outdoor concerts perfect for the whole family. This year’s musicians include the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers, jeremy messersmith, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Roe Family Singers, Lucy Michelle, Mayyadda, Humbird, Louis & Dan and the Invisible Band, and more! Registration to stay at Camp du Nord for the music festival open on May 4, 2021, and are expected to sell out quickly.
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We aim to make St. Paul Oktoberfest Minnesota’s most authentic Oktoberfest! Just like the Munich original, our festival is held in September. Our beer is imported directly from Munich and our food is from local German restaurants. With fun for the whole family, it’s a two day celebration of traditional German food, beer, and culture. Usually held the second weekend in September.
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Shangri~la is a Music Festival in Southern Minnesota hosted by Wookiefoot. It is early September at Harmony Park Music Garden. Come to the group to share your love and ideas with this community ! Please feel free to add anyone who you know loves gathering under the Oaks as much as we do ...thanx!
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October
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November
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