A decades-old tradition is heading back to the island next summer after a number of years off. Organizers with the Taste of Minnesota have announced that the popular summer event will return to Harriet Island next Fourth of July weekend.
Beginning this week — and every Saturday throughout the summer — park rangers will be hosting guided tours. You choose which route: Harriet Island, Stone Arch Bridge or Fort Snelling. We asked the rangers to give us a little sneak peak.
Summer is a time to make the most of the outdoors. It is also a time when summer theater groups in Minnesota ramp up the entertainment options, more than making up for the lighter summer schedule of mainstream theater.
The Minnesota Opera plans to present free outdoor concerts next month.
If traveling to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest is not feasible, why not check out one of these celebrations held right here in Minnesota?
The largest free Irish Fair in the US hit the Twin Cities this weekend. People came out to Harriet Island in St. Paul starting on Friday night to enjoy music, dancing, and food.
Saturday is the start of the two-day River’s Edge Music Festival. About 35,000 people are expected for the Harriet Island, event which features national acts like Dave Matthews and Tool as well as local acts.
Russ Korpela and Patrick Hunt are from Ellsworth, Wisconsin. They made the trip to St. Paul for the big festival. “I’ve been down here for Taste of Minnesota so it’s nice to see another music festival come to Harriet Island. And we are big fans of Tool, so we came to check it out,” said Korpela.
Heading out to River’s Edge Music Festival this weekend? Well, there’s a few things you may want to know before you go.
Dave Matthews Band and Tool will headline the first ever River’s Edge Festival, slated for Harriet Island in June.
The Mississippi River is starting to cover Harriet Island near downtown St. Paul.
The March of Dimes is moving two fundraising events in Minnesota this spring because of the potential for flooding on the Mississippi River.
St. Paul city officials have rejected four proposals for events to replace the Taste of Minnesota. That means no summer festival in 2011. However, there will be July Fourth fireworks at Harriet Island.
It was a popular 4th of July weekend event for nearly three decades. But it looks like the Taste of Minnesota festival has ended its run.
The city of St. Paul’s message to the Taste of Minnesota: Pay up or get out.