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, 2016 Events in the Twin Cities Gateway

Nice Work If You Can Get It

July 8th to August 7th, 2016 | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

It’s the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy...

It’s the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don’t go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.

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

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Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal

July 30th to August 27th, 2016 | Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Public Reception Saturday, July 30, 6-9:00 p.m.

Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition...

Public Reception Saturday, July 30, 6-9:00 p.m.

Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The exhibition was juried by Darkness Dave and Tim Dennis of Darkness Radio (1130am and syndicated to be heard around the world), and four established artists who work with paranormal themes. Stop in to see this diverse show featuring Bigfoot, zombies, ghosts, UFOs, creepy-crawlies, and more!

Extended Hours Throughout the run of the exhibition. Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Also open late on Fridays during the run of the show: 4-8:30 p.m.

Additional Programming:

What Exactly is Paranormal Art?

Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. Join Banfill-Locke Executive Director as she hosts a panel of artists featured in the exhibition as they discuss what paranormal art is, how to find source material to inspire, and the challenges of representing the unseen. Free and open to the public.

Paranormal Writing Workshop

On August 19 and 26 from 6:30-9:00 p.m., we are offering a special writing workshop with writer Jessica Freeburg, author, founder of Ghost Stories, Inc. and former paranormal news correspondent for the paranormal radio program, Darkness Radio. Join Jessica as she takes you through the use of paranormal to inspire your story. Use the Art of Darkness gallery show to flesh out your ideas, take a trip through the Banfill Tavern and feel the energy. Take what you’ve gleaned and write your tale. The second week, gather to share and discuss your stories in Manomin Park. Tuition: $40/ $35 BLCA members

Banfill-Locke Paranormal Investigation

On Saturday, August 20 from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., you can explore the mysterious sounds and sights that are common in the Banfill Tavern building. Led by investigators, the Twin Cities Paranormal Society invites you to learn from their expertise and share their equipment. Participation is limited and the experience costs $50 per person. Registration tba.

6666 East River Road | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-574-1850

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10K Brewing Wednesday Night Bingo

6PM on Wednesdays | 10K Brewing

10K Brewing presents Wednesday Night Bingo & Meat Raffle. Benefiting Northstar Search & Rescue and Anoke Police Dept. Junior Explorers...

10K Brewing presents Wednesday Night Bingo & Meat Raffle. Benefiting Northstar Search & Rescue and Anoke Police Dept. Junior Explorers Unit. Meat raffle courtesy of Anoka Meats. Free, and starts at 6PM.

2005 2nd Ave | Anoka, MN 55303

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2016 Coon Rapids Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday this summer (June 9 - August 11) | Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

The concerts take place each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the performance pavilion, rain or shine. Bring a lawn...

The concerts take place each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the performance pavilion, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment. Anoka County Parks and Recreation waives the $5.00 parking fee for the evening. Food is also available for purchase. Click on More Info for the complete concert schedule.

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

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3M Championship

August 5th to August 7th, 2016 | TPC Twin Cities

TPC Twin Cities has been the proud host of the 3M Championship since 2001. The 3M Championship is a professional...

TPC Twin Cities has been the proud host of the 3M Championship since 2001. The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour and is played annually in August.

The tournament's champions list includes some of the most recognized and in some cases, most decorated names in golf: Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Tom Kite, D.A. Weirbring, Bernhard Langer, and Jay Haas. Hale Irwin has won the 3M Championship 3 times ('97,'99,'02).

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

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Anoka Classic Car Show

Saturday evenings through-out the summer | Historic Downtown Anoka

The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings in May through September. Come out...

The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings in May through September. Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food. For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.

12 Bridge Square | Anoka, MN 55303 | P: 7634217130

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New Brighton Stockyard Days

August 7th to August 15th, 2016 | Long Lake Regional Park

Come join us for our 34th annual Stockyard Days Festival in beautiful New Brighton, MN.

We are currently planning this...

Come join us for our 34th annual Stockyard Days Festival in beautiful New Brighton, MN.

We are currently planning this year's festival and can assure you that all those events you have enjoyed in the past years will again be a part of this years event. Starting with the golf tournament "The Corral Open" and ending with the Coronation of our 2016 Ambassadors this years 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. Oh, and the finish of 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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Reading Series Event: Freya Manfred and Kao Kalia Yang

August 12th, 2016 | Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Join us for an evening of poetry and short stories when we invite Freya Manfred and Kao Kalia Yang to...

Join us for an evening of poetry and short stories when we invite Freya Manfred and Kao Kalia Yang to Banfill-Locke for our August Reading Series event on Friday, August 12 from 7:30-9pm. These intimate events are free and open to the public. We offer snacks and camaraderie and a chance to hear from talented writers. The 2016 reading series is presented in partnership with the Anoka Country Library.

6666 East River Road | Fridley, MN 55432 | P: 763-574-1850

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2016 Major League Lacrosse Semifinals

August 13th, 2016 | National Sports Center

The National Sports Center will be hosting one of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) semi-final games on Saturday, August 13....

The National Sports Center will be hosting one of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) semi-final games on Saturday, August 13. The other semifinal will be held at Rafferty Stadium at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn.

The National Sports Center Stadium will host the semifinal game at 5:30 pm CT.

Tickets for the 2016 MLL semifinals will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 28th and can be purchased at majorleaguelacrosse.com. For more information about the 2016 semifinals and updates on the ticket on sale date, please follow MLL on Twitter at @MLL_Lacrosse.

1700 105th Avenue NE | Blaine, MN 55449 | P: 763 785 5600

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Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days

August 19-21, 2016 | 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 Tavern on Main, Quad Chamber Business Expo & Art Fair, American Legion Family Picnic, YMCA Splash and Dash, Petting Zoo, Centennial Fire Open House, Shawn Silvera Memorial Run, Daisy Dash 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 20, 2016 at City Hall Park | City Hall Park

Mounds View's annual celebration, Festival in the Park, will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. All events (with the...

Mounds View's annual celebration, Festival in the Park, will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. 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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