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Things to do in the Twin Cities this June

It’s June and that means it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy all that the Twin Cities has to offer. If you’re looking for things to do in the Twin Cities this June then be sure to check out all the great family friendly events taking place this month. From the venerable Grand Old Day (now two days!) to the newest home tour event, the Artisan Home Tour, there’s something for everyone this month in the Twin Cities.

Things to do in the Twin Cities this June

Artisan Home Tour
When: June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26
Where: Various homes in the Twin Cities

Imagine the life you’ll love to live…Tour the Twin Cities’ most gracious and well-appointed homes representing the vision and craftsmanship of some of the most respected and innovative homebuilders in the Metro area.

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) is proud to announce the dates of the newest Parade of Homes event, the Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes.  They’ve had over 60 years of experience presenting the nation’s largest Parade of Homes tours. And, for the last 18 years they’ve opened five or six extraordinary homes (our Dream Homes) in every tour, spring and fall, which benefit their BATC Foundation with a $5 donation at the door.

Grand Old Days
When: June 4th & 5th, 2016
Where: Grand Avenue in St. Paul

This year Grand Old Day is two days! Saturday, June 4th is for the businesses on Grand Avenue to have special promotions and sales for visitors to the area. The wide variety of retail businesses, services and restaurants along Grand Avenue will offer sidewalk sales and in-store events. Grand Avenue will remain open for this new Saturday addition.

Sunday, June 5th is the Grand Old Day you remember — Whether you’re looking for the best summer parade in Minnesota (complete with candy, of course!), Minnesota outdoor music festivals, some of the best fair foods Minnesota has to offer, or just some good old family fun in the sun – St. Paul’s Grand Old Days is the place to go! The 2-1/2 Miles of Grand Avenue is divided into 4 unique “Districts” which will have something for all ages and interests.

Rock the Block
When: June 4th, 2016 | 2pm – 9pm
Where: 2923 Girard Ave S, Uptown, Mpls

To celebrate the start of Summer, coup d’état is kicking it off with their third annual block party. ROCK THE BLOCK, a day into night party will take place on Saturday, June 4th on

Girard Avenue between Lake Street and Lagoon Avenue. ROCK THE BLOCK will feature live music, food tents, several bars and fun games. The full line up of bands for ROCK THE BLOCK includes; Filthy Animals, Oaks, Phillip Morris, Honeydogs, and Viva Knievel. Tickets for the 21 and over event are now onsale at www.coupdetatmpls.com and are $10 in advance and will be $15 at the door. A variety of unique food options will be available with several of the adjacent restaurants and other Jester concepts restaurants.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival
When: June 17th – 19th, 2016
Where: Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN

A weekend of Art and Music on the Minneapolis Riverfront! Activities for this annual event include live music, food, art, beer sampler and really just a great excuse to get out and enjoy the great weather while taking in local talent. Bring the kids! Leashed pets are welcome.

Rock the Garden
When: June 18th, 2016
Where: Boom Island Park, NE Minneapolis

Summer 2016 starts with a boom! Due to construction at the Walker, this year your kickoff to summer heads out of the garden and over to Boom Island Park in NE Minneapolis along the mighty Mississippi with a view of the city skyline. One day, two stages, eight bands on Saturday, June 18, 2016!

Lineup includes: The Flaming Lips, Chance the Rapper, Polica, M. Ward, Hippo Campus, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRRRL PRTY, Plague Vendor.

Twin Cities Pride
When: June 25th – 26th, 2016
Where: Various Locations

Twin Cities Pride brings the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. We create events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.

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