Sep 17, 2021 - Things to Do

10 things to do in the Twin Cities this weekend

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It's a beautiful weekend in the Twin Cities! Here are some things to do:

🍻 Oktoberfest season begins at Utepils Brewing Friday and Saturday β€” Remember to dress up for the "authentic outfit competition" and prep for the pretzel-eating contest. Free on Friday, $5 on Saturday.

🌾 Celebrate Minnesota's harvest season and Native American culture at Saturday's Wild Rice Festival in Roseville. Enjoy demonstrations of traditional wild rice harvesting and processing, apple cider pressing and Native drummers and dancers from Little Earth. Free.

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ Take a walking tour and discuss one of Minnesota architecture's most recognizable features: the three season porch? The Saturday afternoon tour will be led by local artist Monica Sheets in collaboration with Birchwood Palace Industries and Free.

🍎 Minnesota Cider Guild Ciderfest comes to the lot behind Minneapolis Cider Co. on Saturday. A GA ticket gets you unlimited pours from the 18 cideries featured. $50 for GA, $60 for VIP.

🎷 Miss last weekend's Selby Ave JazzFest? Head back to St. Paul for the Twin Cities Jazz Fest this weekend. Four outdoor stages and more than 15 St. Paul venues will have jazz programming Friday-Sunday. All performances are free and open to the public.

🎢 Stop by the Twin Cities Record Show Saturday afternoon for a wide selection of records, 45s, CDs, music memorabilia and beer from Able Seedhouse & Brewery. Free.

🌟 Walk/bike/rollerskate to the Midtown Greenway Saturday night for the Greenway Glow Arts Festival, featuring art installations, theater performances and live music. Free, or VIP for $55.

πŸ₯¦ Twin Cities VegFest is back! The biggest plant-based festival in the Midwest takes over Harriet Island Park on Sunday with 120+ vendors, speakers and cooking demos. Free.

πŸ“– All zines are $7 or less at Sunday's Autonomous Zine Fest in Powderhorn Park. Want to sell your own? No sign-up needed β€” just bring your own table or blanket.

🐢 Bring your pups to Goldzilla on Sunday, a fundraiser and fair dedicated to golden retrievers! All money raised supports rescuing and rehoming golden retrievers and golden mixes. Free.

πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ Pryes Brewing Co. will host local up-and-coming wrestlers this Sunday for the Pryes and Glory wrestling tournament. All ages, $15.

We're experimenting with an extended version of our weekly events calendar. Let us know what you think! Email Audrey at [email protected].


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