Jun 24, 2022 - Things to Do

Jazz Fest and food trucks: Your weekend in the Twin Cities

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๐Ÿช Get up very early on Saturday for Planet Party at the Bell Museum. From 4am-5am, all seven planets (plus Pluto) will be visible in the night sky. Telescopes will be provided. Free, but registration required.

๐Ÿ–ผ If you want to see some non-immersive Van Gogh, Minneapolis Institute of Art has a new exhibition opening Saturday featuring five paintings by the artist. $16.

๐Ÿšฒ Show off your pre-2000s ride at the Vintage Bike Show at One on One Bicycle Studio on Saturday. BYOB (Bring your own bike stand). Free.

๐ŸŽก Itโ€™s a great weekend for festivals. Blaine Festival, Eagan Art Festival, Dan Patch Days in Savage, Wayzata Art Experience and Minnetonka Summer Fest are all this weekend. Free.

๐Ÿ› Two words: Free food! โ€œThe Food That Made Us,โ€ a traveling food truck tour highlighting authentic dishes from different cultures, is coming to Minneapolis this weekend โ€” and all of the food is free. Free.

๐Ÿ“ Try some fresh, locally grown berries at the Afton Strawberry Festival this weekend. Get there early on Saturday to sign up for the Strawberry Shortcake Eating Competition. Free.

๐ŸŽท Bring a chair to Mears Park and enjoy live music at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Park performances are free, and businesses around Lowertown will also host jazz performers throughout the weekend.

๐Ÿ–Œ Walk a park full of chalk art and vote for your favorites at the Chalk Walk Festival in New Brighton this weekend. Free.

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