Time for the Taste of Minnesota in St Paul, the Minneapolis Aquatennial, and for County Fairs.  
Pack in the summer stuff before winter sneaks up.

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1  Styx & Foreigner  2 3   Devo
     Hold Steady
4  Independence
    (fireworks - see below)
5 6 7    Spookey Ruben
      Widespread Panic
8 9   Crystal Gayle &
Loretta Lynn
11  Art at St Kate's
Radio Rey Rodeo
Star Wars in Concert     
12 13  Joan Baez 14  Max Weinberg
      Modest Mouse
      WB Av Parade
15 16 Black Music Awards
     Jordin Sparks
Lynyrd Skynyrd
17  Art Escapes
      Dakota Street Fest
Pat Benatar &
REO Speedwagon
18  America
      Lilith Fair
19   20  21   22  Built to Spill 23  Bassgasm 2 24 Chicago
     Frankie Valli
     Natalie Merchant
Police Car Show
     Stew Thornley
25  Ringo Starr
      Swell Season
full moon
26   27  Heartless Bastards 28  Dead Weather 29 30 31   Bill Cosby
       Lowertown Music Fest

           July 1 rock            Styx, Foreigner, & Kansas, Target Center (7pm)
                    >> Here's Lady from Styx & I Want to Know What Love Is from Foreigner
July 1-4
fair              Eagan Funfest, Central Park Community Center, Eagan
                     >> July 4th 7pm The Penguins, 8:30pm The Dweebs
July 2-5 fair              Taste of Minnesota, Harriet Island, St Paul -- prices went up, no rides, & fireworks only on Sunday
                     >> July 2 - Gospel Retribution Choir (Hide It Away) & Minus the Bear (Pachuca Sunrise)
                     >> July 3 - Sammy Hagar (Can't Drive 55), Lou Gramm (Midnight Blue), John Waite (
Missing You)
                     >> July 4 - Counting Crows (Mr. Jones), Need To Breathe (Outsiders), Gin Blossoms (Hey Jealousy)
                     >> July 5 - 311 (Love Song), The Offspring (Pretty Fly), Pepper (No Control
July 2, 3, 9,
16, 22, 30
waterski     Little Crow Water Ski Team, Neer Park, New London, MN (7:30pm)
July 2-4, 9-11,
16-18, 23-25,
30-Aug 1
play            Come Blow Your Horn, Theatre In The Round
                    >> Neil Simon's first play was about two brothers who leave the wax fruit business.
July 3 punk           Devo, Minnesota Zoo (7pm)
rock            Hold Steady, Cabooze (5pm) -- here's The Weekenders
July 3-4
fair              Chanhassen Fourth of July, City Center Park & Lake Ann Park -- camel rides & carnival rides
             Hmong International Sports Tournament, McMurray Field, Como Park
July 3-Aug 29 play            A Streetcar Named Desire, Guthrie Theatre
                    >> Stella: "Don't you think your superior attitude is a little out of place?" -- Hey Stella!
July 4
holiday       Independence Day -- see below for Twin Cities fireworks displays & times
fair              Hometown Celebration, Round Lake Park, Eden Prairie (11:30am-11pm)
country      Oak Ridge Boys, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee (6pm) -- here's Elvira
run              Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, St Anthony Main, Mpls (6:30am)
July 4-10 fair              Pan-O-Prog, Lakeville
July 4, 6-11,
20-22, 28-31
baseball     St. Paul Saints, Midway Stadium
July 7 pop              Spookey Ruben, Kitty Cat Klub, Minneapolis -- here's These Days Are Old
                     >> “If I notice that we have somehow left the bassist at the gas station in Kapuskasing,
                            we will drive back and get him,” Spookey promises.
            Widespread Panic, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm) -- here's Love Tractor
                     >> They were Panicing before anyone... before it was common.
July 9
country       Crystal Gayle & Loretta Lynn, Hinckley Events & Convention Center (7pm) -- SOLD OUT
                     >> Here's Crystal's Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
July 9-10 music          Basilica Block Party, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis
July 9-11 powwow     Wacipi Celebration, Prairie Island Dakota, Welch, MN (Treasure Island Casino) -- here's Eyabay
                     >> Grand entry performances on July 9th at 7pm, July 10th at 1pm & 7pm, July 11th at 1pm.
July 10-11 fair              Dragon Festival, Lake Phalen, St. Paul
art fair        Hopkins Arts Festival, historic Mainstreet, downtown Hopkins
July 10-17 soccer         Schwan's USA Cup, National Sports Center, Blaine
July 11
art fair        Art at St Kate's, Randolph & Cleveland Av, College of St. Catherine (10am-5pm)
rodeo          Radio Rey Mexican Rodeo, Warner Coliseum, State Fairgrounds
classical     Star Wars in Concert, Xcel Energy Center (3pm & 7:30pm)
                     >> Gustav Holst composed The Planets nearly 60 years before
                           John Williams composed very similar Star Wars music. -- here's Mars
July 13 folk              Joan Baez, Minnesota Zoo (7pm)
July 14 jazz              Max Weinberg Big Band, Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis (7:30 & 9:30pm) -- here's Max
           Modest Mouse, Orpheum Theatre (7:30pm)
parade       White Bear Avenue, St. Paul (7pm)
July 14-15 Mex rock    Los Lobos, Minnesota Zoo (7pm) -- here's La Bamba
July 14-17 music          Moondance Jam, Moodance Saloon, Walker, MN (maps)
                     >> July 14 - Pre Jam Party & Hairball
                           July 15 - Sammy Hagar, Buckcherry, Collective Soul, & Hoobastank
                           July 16 - REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Don Felder, The Smithereens, & Pat Travers
                           July 17 - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonny Lang, Cinderella
                                           Black Stone Cherry, & Blackberry Smoke
July 14-18
fair              Ramsey County Fair, Maplewood
July 15-17 fair              Spirit of the Lakes Festival, Mound, MN
July 15-18 rock            Rock Fest, Cadott, WI
                     >> July 15 - Apocalyptica, Theory of a Deadman, Daughtry
                          July 16 - Default, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Soul Asylum, 3 Doors Down
                          July 17 - Elmwood, Candlebox, Blue October, Collective Soul, John Mellencamp
                          July 18 -  Sleeper Cell, Trapt, Drowning Pool, Limp Bizkit, Alice In Chains
July 16 music          Black Music Awards, Pantages Theatre (8pm)
rock            Hole (Courtney Love), First Avenue (10pm) -- here's  Celebrity Skin 
            Jordin Sparks, First Avenue (5pm) -- here's One Step At A Time  
rock            Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mystic Lake Casino (8pm) -- here's Free Bird in 1975 
July 16-18 fair              Highland Fest, Highland Park, St Paul
July 16-24 fair              Minneapolis Aquatennial, Lake Calhoun  - pictures 
July 17 art tour       Art Escapes, St Cloud - travel from Bloomington to St Cloud
rock            Band of Horses, State Theatre (7pm) -- here's The Funeral
exhibit        Beatles, One Night Stand in the Heartland, exhibit opening, History Center
fair              Dakota Street Fest, Nicollet & 10th, Minneapolis (noon-10pm)
rock            Pat Benatar & REO Speedwagon, Treasure Island Casino (8pm)
July 17-18 art fair        Woodbury Lakes Art Faire, Woodbury Lakes Center  (94 & Radio Dr), Woodbury
July 18 soft rock      America, Orchestra Hall (7pm) -- here's Sister Golden Hair, Tin Man, & Ventura Highway
          Lilith Fair, Target Center (2:20pm)
                     >> Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, Heart, Metric, Kate Nash, La Roux, & Vedera
rock             Wolf Parade, First Avenue (7:30pm) -- here's I'll Believe in Anything  
July 22 rock             Built To Spill, First Avenue (6pm) --  here's Car  
July 22-25 fair               Lumberjack Days, Lowell Park, Stillwater
                     >> July 24 - Chicago -- here's Saturday In The Park  
July 23 music fair    Bassgasm 2, First Avenue (5pm) -- here's the Feb 2010 Bassgasm  
July 23-24 fair               Carifest - Caribbean Festival, downtown Minneapolis
fair               River City Days,
City Square Park, Chaska
July 23-25 fair               Slice of Shoreview, Island Lake Park, Shoreview
July 24 soft rock      Frankie Valli, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee -- here's Can't Take My Eyes Off You
            Kele (Bloc Party), Varsity Theater (8pm) here's Tenderoni 
            Laurel & Hardy, Fitzgerald Theater (7pm)
car show
    Law Enforcement Car Show, Machinery Hill (between Hoyt & Randall)
                     >> Pull over to look at tomorrow's squad cars.
soft rock      Natalie Merchant, The O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine (8pm) -- here's Wonder
baseball      Stew Thornley, Hennepin Stages (7pm)
July 24-25 art fair         Owatonna Festival of the Arts, Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN
July 25 rock             Ringo Starr, Mystic Lake (10pm) -- here's It Don't Come Easy
folk              Swell Season, First Avenue (7pm) -- here's Low Rising  (I've also been in selective rain.)
July 27 rock              Heartless Bastards, Varsity Theater (7pm) -- here's Out At Sea
July 27-Aug 1 fair               Anoka County Fair, Anoka
July 28 rock             Dead Weather, First Avenue (8pm) -- here's Treat Me Like Your Mother  
July 29 folk              Joan Armatrading, Fitzgerald Theatre (7pm) -- here's Love and Affection
rock             Neil Young, Northrop Auditorium (8pm) -- here's Hey Hey My My
July 29-31
fair               Rice Street Festival & Parade, St Paul
July 31 comedy        Bill Cosby, Treasure Island Casino (7pm & 9:30pm) -- here's Chocolate Cake
music           Lowertown Music Festival, 5th & Sibley, St. Paul (3pm)
July 31-Aug 1 fair               Canadian Days, Little Canada

Twin Cities Calendar News for July 2010:  10,000 Lakes Festival is on hiatus in 2010.

Independence Day - Fourth of July - Fireworks Displays  (2010 Info)
Apple Valley - Johnny Cake Ridge Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Chanhassen - Lake Ann Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Coon Rapids - Sand Creek Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Eagan - Central Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Eden Prairie - Round Lake Park - fireworks start at 10pm
Forest Lake - Lakeside Park - fireworks start at 10pm 
(Am. Legion)
Lakeville - Lakeville North High School - fireworks start at dusk (set to music)
Maplewood - Hazelwood Park - no fireworks or events for 2010
Minneapolis - Powderhorn Park
- fireworks usually at 10pm (no 2010 information)
Minneapolis - Stone Arch Bridge - fireworks start at 10pm (usually 20 minutes)
Prior Lake - Watzel's Beach in Lakefront Park - fireworks start just after 10pm
- Veteran's Park 
- fireworks start at 10pm (for 20 minutes)
Roseville - Central Park - fireworks start at 10pm
St. Cloud - Mississippi River between Hester and Winter Parks at 10pm
St. Paul - Harriet Island - fireworks usually start at 10pm (fireworks Sunday only
Shakopee - Shakopee Mdewakanton Pow-wow Grounds (after the Oak Ridge Boys concert)
White Bear Lake - Memorial Beach
- fireworks start at 10pm (rain date July 5th)
Woodbury - Ojibway Park - fireworks start at 10pm
also Valleyfair, Shakopee - fireworks start at 10pm (& every Saturday night July 10-Aug 14)
Minneapolis Aquatennial
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