Events

American Swedish Institute’s Crayfish Feast - Kräftskiva

ASI’s popular, annual Kräftskiva, or Crayfish Party, serves crayfish family style. Tradition has it that crayfish are to be eaten outdoors under gaily colored paper lanterns, with bibs and comic paper hats. The little creatures are served with good bread, strong cheese, salads, Swedish paj (similar to quiche) and, of course, aquavit, beer, live music and drinking songs.

Independencia de Mexico en Minneapolis

You are invited to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Lake Street between 2nd Ave and Portland Ave. This yearly event features the best Latino entertainment groups in Minnesota, food and merchandise vendors, plus activities for the whole family.

Powderhorn Porchfest

2019 Powderhorn Porchfest
September 21st, 2018
4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
17th Avenue South between 32nd and 34th Streets
A South Minneapolis music festival featuring 16 local bands across 4 porches that transform into stages. Powderhorn Porchfest is unique in its focus on celebrating local music and local foods. While dancing in the streets to jazz, blues, indie and more you can enjoy sweet and savory delights from half-a-dozen food trucks. Bring the kids, Porchfest is free and friendly for all ages.

LOLA Art Crawl

September 21-22, 2019  |  10 AM - 5 PM

Smaller and more intimate than many art festivals, the LoLa Art Crawl gives visitors a glimpse into the creative workspaces of artisans working on jewelry, glasswork, painting, collage, photography, textiles, pottery, sculpture, and more. Hosted by the League of Longfellow Artists. 

Nicollet Open Streets

September 22, 2019 |  11 AM - 5 PM

By opening up the streets for people to walk, bike, run and skate for a day, the Open Street Festivals create get an opportunity to experience our city in a whole new way. This is a great opportunity for everyone young and old to be active while engaging with neighbors and local businesses.

6th Anniversary of the Somali Museum of Minnesota

The Somali Museum's Anniversary is an annual event bringing together the Twin Cities' vibrant Somali-American community for a massive culture-focused celebration. The Event commemorates the 2013 opening of the Somali Museum's public gallery, with performances by international and local Somali stars in music, theater and comedy. This year's Anniversary will for the third time take place inside Benson Great Hall of Bethel University.