The Selby Ave JazzFest on Saturday is a free community-oriented event featuring great food, local artists and businesses, and lively jazz music from Jason “Malletman” Taylor, Dick & Jane’s Big Brass Band, Walker West Music Academy, Wenso Ashby & Zsamé Morgan, Mikhalized, Yohannes Tona, The John Raymond Project, Salsa Del Soul, and more.
If you want to get the jump on Oktoberfest, Minneapolis offers Oktoberfest on the riverfront at St. Anthony Main, featuring traditional German food presented by Kramarczuk’s Eastern European Deli and the Black Forest Inn, as well as a variety of German beers and wines. Friday, Sept. 12, 4–9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter is also starting Oktoberfest early, with two weekends of dancing, German food and beer in a festival tent on September 12-14 and 19-21. Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, 8390 Lofton Avenue, Stillwater, MN 55082 Phone: 651-439-7128