What to do in Minnesota: 5 things to do this weekend (June 30-July 2)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: A dog is walked around the perimeter of the field before the game between the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 11, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. ( (Getty Images)

Try local eats, bring your dog to a baseball game, or celebrate Independence Day at a historic Minnesota location at events this weekend.

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Taste of Minnesota

  • Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
  • July 2 and July 3
  • Free entry, register here

This highly anticipated festival is a celebration of Minnesota culture and cuisine, from the classic dishes that have become our signature to the bold and innovative flavors that are putting MN on the map as a foodie destination. The event also offers live music, an art market, and more!

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Dog Day at CHS Field

  • CHS Field, St. Paul
  • July 2
  • Tickets on sale here. Use password DogDays2023.

Bring your pup to the ballpark for the game! Use the dog park outside or bring your dog inside to catch the game.

Grand Carnivale

Grand Carnivale is an international festival with fun for everyone! This international event includes a nighttime Spectacle of Color Parade featuring floats, interactive street performers, and music. As the parade concludes, the King and Queen of the event kick off a high-energy block party.

Comedy Night at the Caves

  • Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul
  • June 30
  • $10 cover charge

Head to this 1930s nightclub fort a night of laughs. This event has a two drink minimum.

Independence Day at Fort Snelling 

  • Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul
  • July 1
  • $12 per adult

Experience an Independence Day from the late 1890s at Fort Snelling. The festivities include a military parade, historical military music from the Historic Fort Snelling Fifes and Drums, and cannon salutes.