Signature Events

Events for All Seasons

January
Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival
Jan 27 – 30, 2022

Celebrate Jewish comedy, humor and chutzpah in all its forms!

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City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival
TBD

A 3-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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May
Songkran Thai New Year Festival
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Join Wat Promwachirayan for Songkran, a celebration of the Thai New Year and the healing it ushers in during the transition from last year into the new year. It is a time of blessing, renewal and coming together as a community to uplift and celebrate. Guests will experience local performances featuring traditional Thai music and dancing, as well as Thai street food and desserts.

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June
Golden Valley Pride Festival
Jun 11, 2022

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
Jun 15 – 19, 2022

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, a fishing clinic for kids, kayak/canoe rides, a Father’s Day brunch and the coronation of SLP’s Parktacular Ambassadors.

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September
SLP Art Fair
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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
Sep 18, 2021

MinnesoThai is a celebration of the rich traditions of Minnesotan and Southeast Asian cultures. The event includes a blessing from the Wat Promwachirayan monks, traditional Thai dance and musical performances, a papaya salad eating contest, and, of course, Thai street food and merchandise.

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October
Twin Cities Film Fest
Oct 21 – 30, 2021

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 100 short and feature-length movies, from documentaries to dramas. Passersby may even spot a celebrity or two!

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