Go & Do: July 12- July 17, 2017

Go & Do is the list of weekly recommended events.


Bastille Day- Uptown or Selby & Summmit- July 15, 11am- 10pm

Regardless of what side of the river you are on, there are ways to celebrate the French Revolution.  Hit up one or make an entire day of it.  The day event starts in St. Paul at Selby & Snelling from 11am-3pm which will have French food trucks, kid events and a flea market.  Then cross the river Barbette hosts the Uptown event filled with music, drink and food from 3-10pm.  Cost:  Free

DO:  Free, Music, Festival, Food 



Extreme Race Day- Canterbury Downs- July 15, 11am-5pm

Horse racing just a little too mainstream for you?  How about ostrich’s, zebras and camels instead?  Extreme Race Day at Canterbury is a fun event that mixes in some of these novelty races in with their regular champions for a silly spin on the day.  Cost:  $5- $42 (bets are extra)

DO:  Silly



Highland Fest & Water Tower Tour-  Highland Park- July 14-16

Highland Fest is your typical street festival set in Highland Park.  Although it is not the largest or most creative festival around, it still offers things to do for all while strolling through a fantastic neighborhood.  Make sure you check out the tent sale happening at Half Price Books and climb the water tower for some amazing views (it is only open for climbing a couple times a year and Sat only 9-5 for this event).  Cost:  FREE

DO:  Free, Family



National Puppetry Festival- Concordia University – July 17-22nd

Love puppets?  This festival is for you.  Concordia is hosting a festival that covers all aspects of puppetry with a variety of workshops and exhibits to check out if this is a passion or just performances to watch open to the public.  Lots of different shows to choose fromCost:  $15 public performances.  Workshops and day passes to the events are extra.

DO:  Create, Puppet, Theater



Minnesota Waldorf Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival- Waldorf School (St. Paul)- July 15, Noon- 8pm

Need your bluegrass fix or perhaps you just have a thing for the banjo.  There are some great acts lined up to keep you dancing in your seat.  This is a fun event for all the members in your family.  Tickets are available in advance or at the gate.  Cost:  $15-$25

DO:  Music, Bluegrass



Social Science:  Fermentaional Informational- Science Museum- July 13, 6-10pm

This adult event at the Science Museum explores fermentation.  What a better way to explore bubbles, brew and favorite fermentation flavors while drinking beer!  Learn about the science while sipping on some suds and play a round of mini golf while you are at it.  Comes with a special cup that lets you sample 10 local brews.  If you haven’t don’t the Pixar exhibit yet- get that add on! DD tickets available too.  21+ only.  Cost:  $15- $30

DO:  Adult, Brew, Museum, Science


Middle Eastern Festival- St. George’s Antiochian, West St. Paul- July 14-16

Camel rides, hooka’s, dancing, petting zoo and of course the FOOD.  This family – friendly event is great for all.  Come for the food and star for the fun as you eat your way through the middle east.  Seriously great food everyone- I go every year.  Cost:  FREE (food and camel rides are extra)

DO:  Festival, Free



Great Inflatable Race- Running Aces Casino-  July 15, 9am-11am

This is a wacky obstacle course for adults and kids alike.  Think Ninja Warriors meets a bouncy house.  Take on your friends or complete strangers in this head on challenge.  Get your tickets hereCost:  $35-$50

DO:  Silly, Active



Al- Stravaganza:  A Burlesque Tribute to Weird Al- Historic Mounds Theater- July 14, & 15th   7:30-Midnight

Weird- Al inspired burlesque and quirky  shenanigans at this fun event.  Come enjoy many of your favorite Weird- Al songs in a most unusual burlesque theme show.  Cost:  $20+$35

DO:  Burlesque, Adult



Craft & Cocktail Workshops- FIKA at American Swedish Institute- Every Wed July 12- Aug 16, 6:30-8:30

This weekly event runs for a month and each one will feature a different Swedish craft inlcuing felting, glass fusing, wood etching, painting, wire art and paper cutting.  This is a great opportunity to get an intro to various art forms so pick the one that interests you the most and sign up for a night of creating while sipping cocktails.  Cot includes a cocktail and all class materials.  Cost:  $30-$35

DO:  Create, Cocktail




Woolworth’s Brick Giveaway- Minnesota & 7thSt Downtown St. Paul-July 12-20 (4 days)  2pm

The former Woolworth’s location in Downtown St. Paul is undergoing a major renovation and they are handing out bricks to anyone who wants a piece of this historic spot.  Brick giveaways will happen on the sidewalk at this site.  Cost:  FREE

DO:  History, Free



Northeast Folk Festival- Grumpy’s (NE)- July 15, Noon -Late

Grumpy’s is hosting an all day event with free music for everyone.  Stop on by and check out some of the amazing performers for this one-day event.  Cost:  FREE  (food & drink extra)

DO:  Folk, Music, Free



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Iā€™m an easy going adventurer, explorer, avid music -lover, and enthusiastic photographer who loves trying new things -often the more obscure, the better.
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4 thoughts on “Go & Do: July 12- July 17, 2017

  1. Okay. The first picture already got me like “Whaaat?” I’ve never actually believed there are humans trying to ride these birds! (I have no clue what the English name is). And a Science Museum? Sign me up! šŸ˜€

  2. Burlesque to the music of Weird Al…that sounds unique. Will you be going to all of these events?

    1. I try to go to as many events as I can. The Weird Al one sounds just uniquely bizarre and strange, but I want to go!

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