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Events for All Seasons

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival
Feb 4 – 5, 2023

A 2-day urban ski festival featuring the Luminary Loppet, as well as competitive and non-competitive cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, skijoring, and snowshoeing.

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest
March 3 – 25, 2023

Celebrate Jewish comedy, humor and chutzpah in all its forms, with storytelling, stand-up comedy, movies and more! Multiple events/nights in St. Louis Park and St. Paul!

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Golden Valley Pride Festival
June 10, 2023

The Golden Valley Pride Festival is a celebration of Golden Valley LGBTQ individuals, families and friends. This family-friendly event, held annually at Brookview Park, includes exhibits from local businesses and community groups, live music, food trucks, bouncy houses and games, a beer and wine garden and more. All are welcome.

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St. Louis Park Parktacular
June 16 – 18, 2023

The St. Louis Park Parktacular is a multi-day celebration designed to encourage a spirit of pride and a sense of community among residents and visitors. The Parktacular is comprised of a number of fun events, including: a “Splash into Summer” pool party, Rock the ROC concert, a Grand Day parade, an expo and health fair, mini art hunt, Kidtacular family and kids activities, and the coronation of SLP’s Parktacular Ambassadors.

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Slavic Experience
Aug 5 – 6, 2023

Celebrate Slavic heritage with two days of food, music, dance, traditional art demonstrations and family fun.

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SLP Art Fair
Sept 9, 2023

View and shop creations from local artisans, enjoy food trucks, live music and entertainment, art demos and community art projects. The event, held at the ROC, features the artistry of over 70 vendors.

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MinnesoThai Street Food Festival
Sept 16 – 17, 2023

MinnesoThai is a celebration of the rich traditions of Minnesotan and Southeast Asian cultures. This two-day event features Thai street food and food trucks, traditional Thai dance and musical performances, art and souvenirs, games, a beer garden, kids' bounce houses and more.

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Twin Cities Film Fest
Oct 19 – 28, 2023

Every October, the West End comes alive with movie magic as filmmakers and film aficionados alike descend upon the area for the Twin Cities Film Fest, a 10-day celebration of independent and Minnesota-made films. The ShowPlace ICON Theatre plays host, screening over 70+ short and feature-length movies, from documentaries to dramas. Passersby may even spot a celebrity or two!

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