The Aquatennial is Upon Us!

The “Ten Best Days of Summer” are in full swing! Celebrated in locations and venues across the city, the Minneapolis Aquatennial is the largest parade and free outdoor concert in Minnesota and has one of the largest fireworks displays in the U.S.! This celebration is attended by nearly 800,000 people over 10 days!

As I discussed before in this previous article about the Aquatennial, the celebration is always held the third full week of July. This year, the event started on Thursday, July 18, and it will run through July 27. This year’s Aquatennial will celebrate the year Minnesota achieves 150 years of statehood.

Some attractions and events at the Aquatennial include boat races, a sandcastle building competition, a beachside art fair, neighborhood park BBQs, athletics competitions, live music, entertainment, and more! Don’t forget the first Torchlight Parade and the annual “Milk Carton Boat Races”!

You can check out the full schedule of activities at the official Minneapolis Aquatennial website!

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