May 28-29 | Experience the excitement of Thai New Year firsthand with the sights, smells, and sounds of Thailand and Southeast Asia at the Minnesota Songkran Festival. In addition to authentic street food, souvenir vendors, traditional arts and crafts and enterainment, don't miss the legendary and the Songkran photobooth with an authentic sam lor and tuk-tuk the infamous 3-wheeled bikes and motorized vehicles of Thailand!
June 11-12 | Join the Germanic-American Institute on their beautiful Summit Avenue grounds for Deutsche Tage (Deutsche Tage? Oh, German Days!). The annual celebration of German heritage and community will feature art, music and delicious food.
July 2-3 | Considered the Olympics of the Hmong American community, the Hmong International Freedom Festival returns after a 2-year hiatus with all sorts of sports, food and entertainment to Como Park.
August 7 | Little Africa Fest is a day of free art, music, food and dance along Hamline Park, Snelling and LaFond. The annual family-friendly event put on by the African Economic Development Solutions of Minnesota will include an African fashion show, entertainment and more.
August 12-14 | Join in the fun at this annual 3-day celebration of all things Irish on Harriet Island! with a few updates this year. Bigger and better than ever, the event features a fantastic line-up of international, national and local music, dance, storytelling, sports, children's activities, cultural exhibits, marketplace activities and more. Tickets
August 21 | Bonsai, martial arts, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture, will be featured at this family-friendly event, reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, Held on the grounds of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, don’t miss capturing the most stunning photo of the summer at dusk when the lanterns are lit and released in the Japanese Garden and Frog Pond.
September 10 | Gratis para toda la familia (free family fun!) at Fiesta Latina celebrating the richness of Minnesota Latinos through arts, health and wellness, fitness, food and entertainment.