The Summer is heating up and so is The Weekender with some exciting and different ideas for your weekend activities. There is music, unicycles, ink, and cookies this week to partake in. If you want your event included in The Weekender email us here.

  • Classic car owners show off their cars in the 38th Annual St. Cloud Antique Car Show. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
    Classic car owners show off their cars in the 38th Annual St. Cloud Antique Car Show. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)


    Little Falls

    Head up to downtown Little Falls for their Americana festival. The Lone Eagle Auto Club will have their classic cars parked downtown and encourage others to bring theirs as well. Great River Arts is supplying chalk for people to decorate the sidewalks plus there will be food, live music, and other activities by participating businesses.  Free to attend.

    Saturday:  12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • BWP Media, Getty Images and blackieshoot on Unsplash
    BWP Media, Getty Images and blackieshoot on Unsplash

    Dinosaurs & Cookies

    St. Cloud

    It might not be a real cookie monster but it could be close. Animatronic dinosaurs will invade the Ashley Furniture parking lot with the top food truck in America and it’s deep-dish cookies. The exhibit will feature a Raptor enclosure photo ops and more. There is a unique admission charge, buy one deepdish cookie for $5, or 6 for $25. Click on the link to find out how to get a free cookie at the event too.

    Saturday:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • St. Cloud Municipal Band
    St. Cloud Municipal Band

    Barden Park Concerts

    St. Cl;oud

    If Summertime by George, and Music in the Gardens aren’t enough outdoor summer music for you head out to Barden Park, located on the St. Cloud State campus by the Miller Learning Center for the Barden Park music series. The St. Cloud Municipal Band kicks off the 6-week series with a sci-fi-themed show that will also have a few fan-favorite marches and show tunes.  Other bands in the series are the Riverside Jazz Band, and Meire Grove Community Band.  There will be rootbeer floats for sale too with proceeds going to the park.

    Thursday: 7:00 p.m.

  • Paul Habstritt, WJON
    Paul Habstritt, WJON

    Tatoo Fest

    St. Paul

    Tattoo fans can check out the Twin Cities Tattoo Festival with over 200 tattoo artists from all over the world for three days of tattooing, art making, merchandise selling, and more. People will be able to get tattooed by artists on site and there will be contests where you can enter your tattoos that you have previously collected, and see some of the best artists from across the globe practice their craft.  The Twin Cities Tattoo Festival is an all-ages event. Individuals must be 18+ to be tattooed. Tatoo Fest is at the River Centre in St. Paul.  $30 for a single-day pass, or $65 for a weekend pass.

    Friday:  12:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 11:00 a.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m.

  • Rob Carr, Getty Images
    Rob Carr, Getty Images

    UNICON 21


    Head up to beautiful Bemidji and check out the 21st Annual Unicycle Championships. Over 1,200 Competitive Unicyclists from around the world will showcase their talent in a wide array of events over 13 days. Most of the events are free to attend but some events require tickets to see.

    July 14 - July 26th.  Use the link to see the full schedule of events.

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