This weekend looks to be a beauty with warm temperatures and a vibrant array of events to help you enjoy the start of fall. In addition to the weekend picks below, don’t forget to check out Pumpkins, caramel and more; Twin Cities fall fun for fall-themed events taking place this weekend!
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The 23rd Annual Black Master Storytellers Festival: “Signifyin’ & Testifyin,’” kicks off this week with the inspiring and uplifting theme, “Straighten Up An’ Fly Right.” The three-day storytelling celebration begins with an opening ceremony on Thursday, a “Liar’s Contest” at the Ames Elks Lodge on Friday, and closes Saturday with the Grand Finale at the Minneapolis Central Library’s Pohlad Room. Find the schedule of events and other details at BlackStorytellers.com
All events are free and open to the public.
Harriet Brewing presents Rauchfest IV, an outdoor beer, art, food and music festival. Festivities include craft beer, food trucks, local art and two stages with live music. Harriet Brewing will brew a single batch of Rauchfest, a smoked Oktoberfest Lager, for the festival.
Noon – 5pm
3036 Minnehaha Ave Harriet Brewing, Minneapolis
Free admission this year!
The Minneapolis Urban League is celebrating its 25th year of Family Day by transforming north Minneapolis streets into an urban festival, marketplace, and resource fair. The festivities kick off with the Family Day Parade that aims to promote peace in the neighborhood and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Civil Right Voting Rights Act of 1964. Visit the Minneapolis Urban League website for more details.
Between Plymouth and Logan avenues, Minneapolis
10 am – Dusk
The Mill City Museum and the Mill City Farmers Market are teaming up for the 8th Annual Mill City Oktoberfest, a celebration of Minnesota’s brewing past and present. Activities this year include cooking and baking demonstrations, music, dancing, beers samples, food and beverages sales. There will also be festivities inside the museum, outside the Ruin Courtyard, the Farmers Market area, and surrounding areas, reflecting the tastes, sights and sounds of Germany.
8 am – 2 pm
This unique event is one part festival and one part expo, with the goal of providing networking opportunities for community members and businesses, in a festive and fun atmosphere. Call Aguilar Productions at 651-665-0633 for more info about the event.
Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center
179 Robie St E, St Paul
10 am -3 pm
If you’re curious about where your food comes from or how to obtain a healthy vegetarian lifestyle, you’ll love this event. Twin Cities Veg Fest is open to everyone, from omnivores to vegetarians and vegans, and offers tons of free vegan food samples and vegan cuisine and healthy lifestyle information and resources.
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave. Southeast, Minneapolis
10 am – 4 pm
Come celebrate Ramen Massive Attack with Zen Box Izakaya, in celebration of the restaurant’s third year anniversary benefitting the Children’s Caner Research Fund. The celebration, hosted by Mill City Museum, features ramen tasting featuring Zen Box Chef John Ng and world-renowned Ramen Chefs Jack Nakamura, Mihoko Obunai, and Keizo Shimamoto, beer and sake sales, cooking demos by local chefs, live music, desserts by Fro-Yo Soul Organic Yogurt Food Truck and more. Get your tickets here.
Mill City Museum
704 South Second St, Minneapolis
12 pm – 6 pm
Updated 9/24 6:29 p.m.