What to do in the Twin Cities this Weekend

Highland Fest


Highland Fest is back and better than ever this summer, starting on Friday, July 14 and running through Sunday, July 16. Highland Fest is celebrating its 34th year. Highland Fest marks summer’s mid point with a place to gather with friends and neighbors, with so many great activities there is sure to be something for everyone.  The line up for the weekend includes live music, a beer tent, the juried art fair, a petting zoo, wiener dog races, the business fair, Home Expo inflatable rides and games, the 5k road race and an exciting array of food and beverage vendors, community picnic, a meat raffle/bingo, Zumba in the park,  wine tasting, movie in the park, the book mobile, a yoga class and the inaugural All Ford Car and Truck Show, commemorating 88 years of the Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant in cooperation with Ford Motor Company .


Wine Meets Art Festival (Stillwater)

Wine Meets Art – Art show at the winery! Enjoy a day of local art, local wine, and local food. All paired with wonderful music!

Enjoy interacting with top local artists as you stroll through the art show

Free Admission!

Live Music 1-4!

Food Trucks!!


Country Bar Crawl

The Country Crawl is coming to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday July 15th! Grab your cowboy hats, daisy dukes, flannels, and boots, and get ready to party!
What you get:
– 16oz Country Stadium Cup for all your drinks!
– Drink and food specials at participating bars!
– Lanyard for access to specials and entry to bars!
– No cover at participating bars!
– An amazing crowd of country fans celebrating the best of country music!

Participating Bars:

Brothers Bar and Grill (Registration 2p-5p)
$4 16oz Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Golden, and Miller Lite, 
$5 double any rail mixers (excluding Red Bull)
$10 Red, White, and Blue 32oz Pitchers
$3 Fireball

Cowboy Jacks

$3 Jacks IPA, Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Light
$3 shot special

Gay 90s
$3 Miller Lite/MGD
$3 Rail
$5 Vodka Redbull

The 508 Bar + Restaurant
$3 Bud Light and Michelob Golden Light taps
$5 Fireball

The Pint
$3 Fireball
$3 domestic taps
$3 rails
$5 Jameson drinks
$5 Vodka Red bull

The Pourhouse

The Pourhouse
$3 Bud, Bud Light and Michelob Golden bottles
$4 16 oz stadium cup domestic draft refills
$5 Absolut Vodka Cocktails
Tickets start at $15 and go up as the event gets closer! Get yours today! Must be 21 years old or more, all sales final, no refunds. Event goes on rain or shine!

Highland Water Tower Open House



The water tower is a Highland neighborhood landmark located at the intersection of Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway.

The tower, which was designed by Clarence Wigington, was completed in 1928. Wigington, a city of Saint Paul architect from 1915 to 1949, also designed many other important structures in the area, including the  the Saint Paul Public Safety Building (1929–30) and Como Park Pavilion (1934).

The construction of the Highland water tower includes facings of Kasota and Bedford stone and a riveted steel-plate tank with a capacity of 200,000 gallons.

The 127-foot tower is no longer in service.

The tower is open to the public twice a year:

  • The weekend of Highland Fest, July 15 -16, 2017.
  • The second weekend in October, for the viewing of the fall colors. Oct. 14 -15, 2017.
  • The tower is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Free Ice Cream Tasting



What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream day than with pints of amazing ice cream and pints of amazing beer!

We will have THREE super secret flavors as well as Stracciatella for July!

Come by to sample all the currently available flavors. Discover
which pints you like, and purchase the pints you love!

RSVP not required. Do not need to be 21 to attend.

See you there!

Sunday, July 16th 3-6

Lake Monster Brewing
550 Vandalia Street
Saint Paul, MN

(As always, if you’re just hitting up the event to buy pints and not interested in tasting, there’s no need to wait in line!)

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