Twin Cities Summer Activities in June
Minneapolis is a place of wonder during the summertime. After the last two years of many events having to be canceled due to Covid19 restrictions, Minneapolis seems to be coming alive again. We are now able to roam freely around the city, whether that is Foshay Museum and Observation Deck or taking a nice stroll around the Lake at Bde Maka Ska Park for fun activities. You will not be bored this summer; here is a small guide to just a few events happening this summer.
Northern Spark Art Festival
The first June event is free and is happening Saturday, June 11 from 9 pm-2 am, with a Closing Event happening from 2 am-5:30 am. The festival will be on University Avenue and parts of downtown St. Paul. The Closing Event will happen on Raspberry Island downtown St. Paul. Northern Spark fest is a display of local artists, who will do visual, performances, interactive, literary, and behavioral art as the genres displayed. The theme for this year is called “What the World Needs Now.” This Fest has been happening since 2011 but was canceled the last two years due to Covid19. What makes this fest unique is that it is from dust to dawn; by the end, all who are there will greet the sunrise together. This is a great way to explore the Twin Cities nightlife and support our local artists.
Hillsong United + Chris Tomlin
What an amazing night of worship with two of the biggest names in Christian music Chris Tomlin and Hillsong United. This concert is happening on June 13th at the Target Center. The powerful live experience of Hillsong United is one of the best concerts and is not one to disappoint. If you are a fan of any of these artists then you should book your tickets now. This show was supposed to happen earlier this year but was postponed due to the risen outbreaks of Covid. This unique experience is worth the price (price range: $20.00-$312.00) and is family-friendly. It would be a fun night out with friends to worship and dance for Jesus.
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival
This festival is happening from Saturday, June 18th through Sunday, June 19 at the Stone Arch Bridge. This is a two-day festival and is a display of over 200 artists and culinary artists. Though this event is free to get in, bring some money to support the artists. This allows artists to sell their art and skills, there will be art, food, a car show, and live music. This would be a fun, safe way to spend a day with family and friends.
Whatever you plan to do this June, here are some fun ideas that will fit any budget. Don’t forget that some places still have restrictions due to the pandemic, so make sure to check the events online for regulations. When you have a night out, find a food truck and have some outside dining at a park with friends. Also, don’t forget about all the wonderful parks that Minneapolis has to offer, Get out, be social, and get some sun this June.