MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just about everywhere you look this weekend, you’re bound to find an outdoor festival. From music, cars to Italian culture, here’s a look at the hottest festivals in town.
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The O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals roars into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend with burnouts, autocross and thousands of show cars. It’s a national celebration of horsepower, high performance muscle cars, and street machines from across the country.
Tickets are at the gate.
The weekend also marks the annual celebration of Minnesota’s largest black neighborhood. Rondo Days takes place this Saturday at Rondo Education Center’s Outdoor Field.
Enjoy a 5K, a grand parade and of course lots of music and food.
Lakefront Music Fest
Well-known rock band Daughtry and country music legend Dwight Yoakam will headline the 2015 Lakefront Music Fest in Prior Lake. The two-day festival features one night of rock music and one night of country music and takes place at Lakefront Park.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Fizzles, But More Heavy Rainfall Coming Overnight
Tickets are $30 in advance for both days.
Celebrate Italian heritage in Minnesota at Festa Italiana. This Friday and Saturday at Harriet Island, sample Italian cuisine, take a gondola ride or play some bocce ball.
This event is free.
Stillwater Log Jam
Head to Stillwater’s historic Main Street for the Stillwater Log Jam. On Saturday, take in some downhill derby races, sports tournaments, a farmers market, party zones for both kids and teens. Yes, the lumberjacks will be returning as well showing off their log rolling skills and wood carving with chainsaws.
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Finally, raise money to fight cancer… by drinking beer. Even better? Get served by the owner and founder of Summit Brewing Company! Mark Stutrud along with head brewer Damien McConn will be guest bartenders at Half Time Rec in St. Paul Saturday. For each beer sold, Half Time will donate one dollar to Regions Hospital Cancer Center.