Twin Cities Gateway Events

The Twin Cities Gateway offers a full schedule of events year ‘round. From our nine communities’ signature events (listed at left) to sporting events and large expositions at the National Sports Center in Blaine and live theater at the Lyric Arts Center in Anoka, our calendar of events is loaded with fun events for the whole family.

In addition to all the local events in the Gateway communities, remember you’ll also be within minutes of all sporting, concert and cultural events taking place in the Twin Cities. Click here for Twin Cities events.

August, 2015 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

3M Championship

July 27th to August 2nd, 2015 | TPC Twin Cities

The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour, played annually at the TPC Twin Cities in...

The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour, played annually at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. 3M is the main sponsor of the tournament.

11444 Tournament Players Parkway | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 795 0846

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Grease

July 10th to July 12th, 2015 & July 16th to July 19th, 2015 & July 23rd to July 26th, 2015 & July 30th to August 2nd, 2015 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Danny and Sandy fall for each other during a carefree summer fling. But when the school year begins, Danny is...

Danny and Sandy fall for each other during a carefree summer fling. But when the school year begins, Danny is torn between his feelings for good-girl Sandy and his image with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. This simple and well-known plot is set against the backdrop of 1959, a pivotal moment in American history, when rock and roll was in its infancy and everything in American culture was about to be turned upside down.

At it’s heart, Grease is an unconventional and rebellious musical about America’s tumultuous crossing over from the 1950’s to the 1960’s — all fueled by cars, drive-in movies, and, more than anything, rock and roll.

420 E Main Street | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 763 433 2510

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Fridley Farmers Market

Every Saturday from May 9 - October 31 | Fridley Community Center

Our mission is to enrich the body & soul by encouraging awareness of local farming, natural & healthy eating &...

Our mission is to enrich the body & soul by encouraging awareness of local farming, natural & healthy eating & nutrition, & to feed the mind by connecting our community to people & places to explore Earth’s grounds, pursue organic or homemade alternatives, & chase dreams of growing, creating or crafting.

6085 7th Street NE | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 612-759-6702

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New Brighton Stockyard Days

August 2nd to August 9th, 2015 | Long Lake Park

Enjoy a full week of good food, good music and good times at the New Brighton Stockyard Days.

Starting with the...

Enjoy a full week of good food, good music and good times at the New Brighton Stockyard Days.

Starting with the golf tournament "The Corral Open" and ending with the Coronation of our 2015 Ambassadors, this year’s festival brings our community together like no other event. And sandwiched between these events, we manage to fit in a softball tournament, the Medallion Hunt, a kiddie parade and movie night, a Grande Parade, two street dances with top name bands, car show and swap meet, a karaoke contest, a duck race and three days of food and craft vendors at the scenic Long Lake Regional Park. We will also be the finish line for the 120 mile Antique Car Run featuring cars that were built before 1909.

Most events are free and held at the Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Hwy 8. There is a $3 parking fee.

803 Old Hwy 8 NW | New Brighton, MN 55112

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Shoreview Farmers Market

Every Tuesday from June 16th through October 20th | Shoreview Community Center: Events and Rentals

The Farmers' Market is a weekly summer event that brings the community together. Featuring local fresh produce, handcrafted artisan items...

The Farmers' Market is a weekly summer event that brings the community together. Featuring local fresh produce, handcrafted artisan items and live entertainment, it promises something for everyone.

4580 Victoria St N | Shoreview, MN 55126 | P: 651-490-4790

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Coon Rapids Farmers Market

July 22nd, 2015 & July 29th, 2015 & August 5th, 2015 & August 12th, 2015 & August 19th, 2015 & August 26th, 2015 & September 2nd, 2015 & September 9th, 2015 & September 16th, 2015 | Coon Rapids Ice Center

The Coon Rapids Farmers Market will be held each Wednesday from 3-6pm until the end of the growing season. All...

The Coon Rapids Farmers Market will be held each Wednesday from 3-6pm until the end of the growing season. All vendors are part of the Anoka County Growers Association.

11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard | Coon Rapids, MN 55433 | P: 763-951-7221

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2015 Coon Rapids Summer Concert Series - Buddy & The Boys (Buddy Holly Tribute Band – 50’s)

August 6th, 2015 | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is proud to present the 2015 Thursday Nites LIVE! Summer Concert Series! The concerts, held...

The Coon Rapids Arts Commission is proud to present the 2015 Thursday Nites LIVE! Summer Concert Series! The concerts, held rain or shine, are perfect for all ages and feature a wide variety of musical genres. Invite your friends and family to enjoy an evening of fun!

Concerts take place at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (9750 Egret Boulevard, Coon Rapids) on Thursday nights beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the performance pavilion. Anoka County Parks waives the $5.00 parking fee for the evening, which is required to enter the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. Food is also available for purchase by the North Star Lions Club and Boy Scout Troop 524.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and get ready to enjoy these FREE evenings of entertainment!

9750 Egret Blvd | Coon Rapids, MN 55433 | P: 763-757-3920

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Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days

August 15-17, 2014 | Lino Park

A highlight of the festival is a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Drive, starting at Target and...

A highlight of the festival is a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Drive, starting at Target and ending just short of Main Street. The parade has become more popular each year, with celebrity grand marshals and guest emcees, floats, local organizations and businesses, and the Lino Lakes Ambassadors riding on the city float. Other popular events include the street dance on Friday and Saturday night at Millers on Main, Quad Chamber Business Expo, American Legion Family Picnic, YMCA Splash and Dash, Lions Petting Zoo, Centennial Fire Open House, Blue Out 5K Fun Run and much more! The coronation is held on Sunday of that weekend to crown the next year’s Miss Lino Lakes Ambassadors. Each year something new and different brings families out to enjoy the festivities.

7850 Lake Drive | Lino Lakes, MN 55014 | P: (651) 815-2750

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Mounds View Festival in the Park

August 16, 2014 at City Hall Park | City Hall Park

Mounds View's annual celebration, Festival in the Park, will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014. All events (with the...

Mounds View's annual celebration, Festival in the Park, will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014. All events (with the exception of the 5K Fun Run and Family Walk) will be held at City Hall Park, which is located behind Mounds View City Hall at 2401 County Rd 10, Mounds View, MN 55112.

2401 County Rd 10 | Mounds View, MN 55112 | P: (763) 786-7051

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Popsicle's The BIG WIFF

August 22nd to August 23rd, 2015 | Blaine Baseball Complex

The fourth annual Popsicle's The BIG WIFF, a wiffle ball tournament benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota, will be held...

The fourth annual Popsicle's The BIG WIFF, a wiffle ball tournament benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota, will be held at three Minnesota locations on Saturday, August 22, 2015, including Blaine, Brainerd and Minnetonka. The championship tournament will take place Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the Minnetonka Miracle League field.

Popsicle's The BIG WIFF will benefit the Miracle League of Minnesota, a non-profit organization that provides every child facing challenges the opportunity to play baseball. Miracle League fields are custom-designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walking devices while preventing injuries.

The game of Wiffle Ball is easy and fun, especially with no base running. Previous experience is not necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Teams of all ages, from 2-92 years old, can register to participate in The BIG WIFF tournament by the deadline of August 17, 2015 at www.thebigwiff.com. Prizes will be awarded for Best Team Costumes.

On Saturday, August 22, beginning at 10 a.m., teams of three to five people will play in a round-robin tournament at three fields across Minnesota:

  • Blaine: Ivy Hills Park, 1150 Paul Parkway
  • Brainerd: Memorial Park, 1700 Mill Avenue
  • Minnetonka: Bennett Park, 3717 County Road 101

Championship games featuring the winning teams from each of the three locations will be held on Sunday, August 23, at the Minnetonka Miracle League Field beginning at noon. The tournament champions will be awarded a trip to Milwaukee to see two Twins vs. Brewers baseball games. Second place tournament champion teams will win tickets to a 2016 Twins game from Playball! Minnesota.

For more information on Popsicle's The BIG WIFF, please visit thebigwiff.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBIGWIFF.

Tournament media partners are: 1500ESPN and FOX Sports North. The event is presented by Popsicle and supported by: PlayBall! Minnesota, SUBWAY® Restaurants of Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin, and Global Sites.

About The Miracle League of Minnesota There is something special about playing the game of baseball that lights up a kid's eyes, but for children facing physical and mental challenges, that opportunity can often be a difficult first step. The Miracle League gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine, and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form. For more information, visit www.MiracleLeagueMN.com.

1150 Paul Parkway | Blaine, MN 55449

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