Independent Bookstore Day

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different.

National Small Business Week

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Let's support Lake Street's small businesses this week. 

HOBT MayDay Parade

Every spring, In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's MayDay Parade, explodes onto Bloomington Avenue! They own the street for the day, dancing and playing instruments with fiery verve, telling a story with a walking theatrical performance.

Danish Day

Join the Danish American Center's celebration of Danish heritage with picnic lunch, music, and social time. Be sure to eat a few Æbleskive (pancake balls) while you enjoy the arts, crafts and music. 

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.

Taco Tour on Lake Street

Taco Tour on Lake Street is a family-friendly event. Join us for free tours for you and your friends! Be a tourist in your own city and discover the foodie wonders that this district has to offer. You will learn about each restaurant, their specialties, their roots in the Latino community, the inspiration for their cuisine and their great prices.