Following are tourism events around Minnesota, as provided by the Minnesota Office of Tourism. For more information, visit http:www.exploreminnesota.com or call (800) 657-3700 or (651) 296-5029 in the Twin Cities area.
The Ole Oppe Festival will be held in ALEXANDRIA on Sunday, May 27, with children's activities, stage entertainment, a street dance, fireworks and a variety of family events. For further information, call 1-800-235-9441.
BACKUS will be the site of An Old Timer's Weekend from Saturday-Monday, May 26-28. Highlights will include an ice cream social, a variety of entertainment, a potluck dinner, reunion, memorial service and horseshoe tournaments. To find out more, call 218-947-3569.
BAUDETTE will be the site of Willie Walleye Day on Saturday, June 2. Featured will be crafts and handiwork, children's events, drawings and a wide variety of community activities. To learn more, call 218-634-1351.
Seegwan-A Celebration Of Spring will be offered at Wild River State Park in CENTER CITY on Saturday. Included will be fun, educational and challenging activities for the whole family. To find out more, call 651-583-2925.
A Festival Of The Birds will be offered in DETROIT LAKES from Friday through Sunday with field trips to wildlife areas, workshops, a trade show, speakers and displays. To find out more, call 1-800-542-3992.
An Antique Car Show will be held in GRAND MARAIS on Saturday with a car parade, as well as displays of old cars and vehicles. To learn more, call 1-888-922-5000.
A Bluegrass Music Festival will be offered at Cushon Peak Campground in HOUSTON from Friday through Sunday with regional and national bands, workshops and jam sessions. For more information, call 507-864-8109.
A Memorial Day Pie & Ice Cream Social will be offered Monday, May 28, at the 1885 G.A.R. Hall, Civil War and Pioneer Museums in LITCHFIELD. For more information, call 320-693-8911.
Loring Park in MINNEAPOLIS will be the site of Syttende Mai Minnesota on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. in honor of Norwegian Constitution Day. Festivities will include a parade, musical entertainment, events and displays. For further information, call 612-827-3611.
Rib Fest & More will be held at the Fargodome in MOORHEAD from Thursday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9, with award-winning BBQ ribs, chicken, corn on the cob, a petting zoo, carnival rides and musical entertainment. To find out more, call 1-800-235-7654.
MORRISTOWN will be the site of Dam Days from Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3. Highlights will include a twilight parade, a fishing contest, car show, carnival, kiddie tractor pull, bands, sports tournaments and a variety of concessions. To find out more, call 507-685-4155.
The Spring Bacchus Festival will be held at the Morgan Creek Vineyards in NEW ULM on Saturday with tours, entertainment and fine arts on display. To learn more, call 507-947-3547.
The Harkin Store in NEW ULM will be the site of Bluegrass At The Harkin Store on Sunday, May 27, with bluegrass and gospel music performed by area musicians. For further information, call 507-354-2160
A Family Fun Day will be offered at the North West Company Fur Post in PINE CITY on Sunday with games and crafts of the fur trade era. For more information, call 320-629-6356.
PRESTON will be the site of Trout Days & Sykkle Tur on Friday and Saturday. Featured will be a car show, dance and chicken barbecue, as well as parade at 4 p.m. Saturday. To learn more, call 1-888-845-2100.
A Family Fun Weekend will be offered at Historic Fort Snelling in ST. PAUL from Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28. Featured will be hands-on frontier era activities and crafts. For further information, call 612-726-1171.
Grand Avenue in ST. PAUL will be the site of Grand Old Day on Saturday, June 3. Highlights will include musical entertainment on 14 stages, a parade, rides, food and merchandise vendors. To learn more, call 651-699-0029.
Valleyfair Family Amusement Park Preview Weekend will be offered at Valleyfair in SHAKOPEE on Saturday and Sunday. To find out more, call 952-445-7600 or 1-800-386-7433 (800-FUN-RIDE).
Green Lake in SPICER will be the site of A Classic Car Cruise on Saturday. Featured will be approximately 80-100 classic cars on display from 4:30-6:30 p.m., just before the cruise around Green Lake. To find out more, call 1-800-845-TRIP.
SPRING GROVE will hold A Syttende Mai Festival on Saturday and Sunday with Norwegian foods and gifts, a 10k run, arts, crafts, a flea market and a parade. To find out more, call 507-725-3641.
STILLWATER will hold its annual Rivertown Art Festival along the banks of the St. Croix River on Saturday and Sunday. To learn more, call 651-430-2306.
A Syttende Mai Celebration will be held in WANAMINGO on Friday and Saturday with a Norwegian dinner, crafts, food and a parade. To find out more, call 1-800-856-7849.
Wild West Days will be held in ZIMMERMAN from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28. Included will be a rodeo, a parade, carnival, a variety of foods, a craft fair, softball tournaments, soapbox derby and dances. For further information, call 763-856-4277 or 763-856-3612. In addition, the Camp in the Woods Resort in Zimmerman will be the site of A MINNESOTA HOMEGROWN KICKOFF from Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3, with bluegrass and old-time music during this camping festival. To find out more, call 1-800-635-3037.
And, just some of the upcoming concerts & performances will include: LATE NITE CATECHISM at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, through Sunday; SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Orpheum Theatre, downtown Minneapolis, through Sunday; GARRISON KEILLOR & A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, each Saturday through June 9; PIPPI LONGSTOCKING at the Children's Theatre Co. in Minneapolis, through June 9; SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at the Hey City Theatre in Minneapolis, through June 17; DONNY OSMOND at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Friday-Sunday; THE BLACK CROWES AND OASIS at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Saturday; THE GEORGE STRAIT COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Sunday; WWF RAW at the Target Center, June 4; THE WEEKENDER POPS AND BERNADETTE PETERS at the Ordway, June 8 & 9; SOUTH PACIFIC at the Ordway, June 12-July 1; 'N SYNC at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, June 24; JOAN OSBORNE at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul, June 28; BON JOVI at the Target Center, July 9; JOURNEY & PETER FRAMPTON at the Target Center, July 22; ROXY MUSIC at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, July 31; YES at the State Theatre, Aug. 7; JAMES TAYLOR at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Aug. 11.
For further information on any of these performances, contact TICKETMASTER at 612-989-5151.
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