Central Minnesotans have been waiting nearly a year for life to get back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic forced several of our favorite annual events to cancel or postpone. Many of our favorite summer traditions just didn't get to happen, or at best were modified versions of what we've known and loved. Many of us still have hope that this summer will look a lot more like what we've been used to. To help you keep it all straight, here's a list of what we know is happening and also what we know has already been canceled.

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(Keep in mind, anything could happen. Events could still get canceled depending on what happens with the pandemic)

Here's what we know IS scheduled to happen in 2021:

  • Music in the Garden summer concert series in St. Cloud: season kicks off Sunday, June, 13 and happens every Sunday through August 22
  • Foley Fun Days: June 21 through 23
  • Rapids River Days & Food Fest in Sauk Rapids: June 25 through 27
  • Sherburne County Fair in Elk River (Jerrod Niemann concert on July 16)
  • GREAT Theatre productions: season kicks off again July 23
  • FireFest in Cold Spring: Saturday, July 24th
  • Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre: July 28 through August 1
  • Cold Spring Hometown Pride Days: July 29 through 31
  • Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids: August 3rd through 8th
  • Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights: August 26 through September 6

Here's what we know has been postponed/Cancelled for 2021:

  • Waite Park Family Fun Fest canceled until 2022

We'll keep adding to our list as we hear about more events in the community. Do you know of an event that's been canceled or is still being planned for 2021? Let us know about it and we'll add it to our list. Email ashli@mix949.com.

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