Twin Cities Calendar for August
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August in the Twin Cities is a time for the Minnesota State Fair, easily the best state fair in the state.
The Art Fairs have intensive advanced waiting lists and competitions; they should be called Art Superiors.

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1   2   Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. at Target Center on August 2nd
345  Olympics begin
Olympics in Rio, Aug 5-21

Suicide Squad
6  Gabriel Iglesias

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs

8   Election Primary
Journey & Doobie Bros.
Election Day - Vote
10    11
12  Wallflowers

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul  
15 16 17  Perseid meteors
19  Donald Trump
Kubo and the 2 Strings
      Luke Bryan
 Weird Al Yankovic

full moon
20  India Fest

Metallica at US Bank Stadium on Aug 20th


25  Don Henley

Minnesota State Fair
26   Charlie Wilson
       Lady Antebellum

Minnesota State Fair  
27   Dixie Chicks
       Jay Leno
Minnesota State Fair    Jay Leno at Mystic Lake Casino on Aug 27th 
28   Dixie Chicks

Minnesota Vikings football at TCF Stadium   Minnesota State Fair
29  Happy Together

Minnesota State Fair
30  G-Eazy

Minnesota State Fair
31   Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas

Minnesota State Fair


Twin Cities Calendar for August  2016

Monday, August 1


Tuesday, August 2

Louis C.K. at Target Center on August 2nd
 Louis C.K., Target Center (8pm, $25+)

August 2, 4-6, 11-14, 22-24, 30-31: Saints baseball, CHS Field, St. Paul

Thursday, August 4

August 4-6: We Fest, Detroit Lakes (Eric Church, Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Steven Tyler...)

August 4-14: Fringe Festival, various locations

Friday, August 5

Alan Jackson, Grand Casino Hinckley (7:30pm)

Legends of Motown, Treasure Island Casino (8pm, $39+) -- The Commodores with The Four Tops and The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards

Suicide Squad movie (DC comics villians) - trailer

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs
August 5-7: Uptown Art Fair, Hennepin and Lake, Mpls (free)

Olympics in Rio, Aug 5-21
August 5-21: Olympics in Rio

Saturday, August 6

Gabriel Iglesias, Treasure Island Casino, Welch MN (8pm, $50+)

Hot Import Nights, Canterbury Park Expo Center, Shakopee, MN

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs
August 6-7: Powderhorn Park Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis (free)

Sunday, August 7

Loring, Powderhorn, & Uptown Art Fairs

Beach Boys, State Theatre (7pm, $50+)

Gwen Stefani, Xcel Center (7pm, $40+)

Tuesday, August 9
Election Day - Vote
Election Primary

Journey at Xcel Center on August 9th
Journey & Doobie Brothers, Xcel Center (7pm, $30+)

August 9, 11, 19, 30: Lynx basketball, Target Center

Friday, August 12

Wallflowers, Grand Casino - Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Onamia, MN (7:30pm, $45+)

August 12-13: Perseid meteors

Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul
August 12-14: Irish Fair, Harriet Island, St. Paul (free)

August 12-14: Star Trek - 50 Year Mission convention, Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

August 12-14: Supernatural convention, Minneapolis Convention Center

Saturday, August 13

Canterbury BeerFest, Canterbury Park (6-10pm, $50)

Monday, August 15

 Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah, Bender Park, 200 North Third Street, Henderson, MN (9-5pm, free)

 India Fest, Minnesota State Capitol grounds, St. Paul (11am-9pm, free)

Friday, August 19

full moon  
full moon

Donald Trump fundraiser
Donald Trump fundraiser (but this could be B.S. too), Minneapolis

Kubo and the 2 Strings movie - trailer

Luke Bryan, US Bank Stadium (5pm, $38+)

Weird Al Yankovic, State Theatre (8pm, $49+)

Aug 19-21: Wacipi, SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake, MN ($10)

Saturday, August 20

Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah, Bender Park, Henderson, MN (9am-4:30pm, free)

India Fest, State Capitol Grounds (11am-9pm, free)

Metallica at US Bank Stadium on Aug 20th
Metallica, US Bank Stadium (6pm, $50+)

August 20-21:  Greek Festival, St. George Church, 1111 Summit Av, St. Paul (Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm)

August 20-21, 27-28, Sep 3-5, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30, Oct 1-2:  Renaissance Festival, 12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee, MN

Thursday, August 25

Minnesota State Fair
August 25-Sep 5:  Minnesota State Fair, State Fairgrounds ($13)

Don Henley, State Fair Grandstand (7:30pm, $50+)

Friday, August 26

Minnesota State Fair

Charlie Wilson, State Fair Grandstand (7:30pm, $40+)

Lady Antebellum, Grand Casino Hinckley (7:30pm)

Southside With You movie

August 26-28: Woodbury Days, Ojibway Park, Woodbury

Saturday, August 27

Minnesota State Fair

Dixie Chicks, State Fair Grandstand (7:30pm, $57+)

Jay Leno at Mystic Lake Casino on Aug 27th
Jay Leno, Mystic Lake Casino, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Prior Lake, MN (8pm, $69+)

Sunday, August 28

Minnesota State Fair

Dixie Chicks
, State Fair Grandstand (7:30pm, $57+)

Minnesota Vikings football at TCF Stadium
Vikings v. Chargers (preseason NFL football), new US Bank Stadium (noon)

Monday, August 29

   Minnesota State Fair
Happy Together, State Fair Grandstand (8pm, $21)

Tuesday, August 30

   Minnesota State Fair

G-Eazy, State Fair Grandstand (7:30pm, $33+)

Wednesday, August 31

   Minnesota State Fair
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas, State Fair Grandstand (7pm, $40+)

Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair is the glue that holds St. Paul and Minneapolis together as Twin Cities and holds the Twin Cities together with the rest of the state. Attendence continues to increase year by year. It just gets better and batter (corn dogs or pronto pups).

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