The Minneapolis Aquatennial Celebration kicks off on Wednesday, July 24th, and ends on Saturday, July 27th, 2024. According to the President and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, " Aquatennial is a beloved summer destination for our community. This year's Aquatennial lineup includes more than two dozen activities downtown, headlined by the Aquatennial Torchlight Parade on Wednesday, and the Target Fireworks on Saturday night. Come downtown and enjoy all of the festivities while taking in all our city's core has to offer - incredible dining, nightlife, performances, sports, and more."

Here is the schedule of events, which are all free, and are created to be family-friendly, so the whole family can treasure the event.

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  • 11:30 am - Go Outside: Summer Sessions
    This will include live music, giveaways, and lots of fun for the whole family
  • 12:10 pm - The Minnesota Twins will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Target Field
  • Noon  - Music in the Park. Enjoy music in 'The Commons'
  • 5:30-7:30 pm - Loring Park Family Fun Fest
  • 7 pm - Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Water Ski Show-Ratagascar: A Little Wild" will be held on the Mississippi River, West River Road
  • 7:30 pm - The Aquatennial Torchlight Parade on Nicollet from 12th Street to 4th Street
  • 8:45 pm - Movies in the Park: Barbie will be played at Dusk


  • 11:30 am - 1:30 PM Downtown Thursday - Music, giveaways & activities for all
  • 5:30 pm - CorePower Yoga Class at Boom Island Park
  • 7:00 pm - Music in the park in The Commons
  • 7:00 pm - Outdoor Movie Night: 'Wonka' at Target Field Station
  • 8:45 pm - Movies in the Park: 'Best in Show' at Loring Park at dusk.


  • 5:30 PM - Alchemy 365 at Aquatennial - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at 726 Vineland Place
  • 7 pm - Music in the Park at Water Works Park
    7 pm - 3 am: Warehouse District Live at 1st Avenue North from 5th Street to 6th Street.


  • 8 am - 4 pm: YMCA Basketball Tournament-The Alley Project
  • 9 am: USTA Cardio Tennis at Kenwood Park
  • 9 am: Day of Music at Orchestra Hall
  • 10 am - 10 pm: Twin Cities Carifest at West River Road between Broadway & Plymouth
  • 10 am - 6 pm: Loring Park Art Festival at Loring Park
  • 10:30 am: USTA Cardio Tennis at Kenwood Park
  • 11 am - 6 pm: Mpls Parks and Recreation Market at Nicollet Island
  • 2:30 pm: Minnesota Sinfonia Concert at Loring Park
  • 3 pm: Aquatennial Ambassadors Organization Coronation at Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of MN
  • 4 pm - 7 pm: AquaJam at West River Parkway (Mill City Museum)
  • 4 pm - 7 pm: MN Coffee & Cars Show West River Parkway (near 3rd Avenue Bridge)
  • 5 pm - 9 pm: MPLS Craft Market West River Parkway (near Guthrie Theater)
  • 5 pm: City of Lakes Market West River Parkway (near Guthrie Theater)
    6 pm - 10 pm: Pre-Fireworks Festivities - Live Music West River Parkway near Water Works Park
    6 pm - 9 pm: Pre-Fireworks Festivities - Kids Zone West River Parkway near Water Works Park
  • 10 pm: Target Fireworks West River Parkway near Portland Ave
  • 7 pm - 3 am: Warehouse District Live*
    1st Avenue North from 5th Street to 6th Street, 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM


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