August 2023 Events in Greater St. Cloud

It’s the final stretch of summer but the fun shows no signs of stopping in Greater St. Cloud! August is full of fairs, festivals, and unique events! Check out the highlights below and make sure to CLICK HERE to access the full events calendar!

2023 Benton County Fair – Sauk Rapids, MN

August 1 – 6

The Benton County Fair is celebrating its 110th year and they’re going BIG! The grandstand and beer garden stage have amazing lineups CLICK HERE for the list. The Benton County Fair will run August 1st – 6th. 

Minnesota Senior Games

August 3 – 6

The Minnesota Senior Games exists today as a non-profit organization dedicated to motivating active adults to lead a healthy lifestyle through the senior games movement. The Games, a 20 plus sport, annual competition for men and women 50 and over, is a statewide competition. Visit Greater St. Cloud is hosting the 2023 Minnesota Senior Games August 3-6 at multiple venues throughout the community. The games are open to the public and free to attend, CLICK HERE for a schedule of events. 

WACOSA’s 60th Anniversary Bash

August 5

WACOSA’s Turning 60 and we invite you and your friends and family to join us for this outta-sight celebration! We will have our very own WACOSA beer and root beer and food will be provided by Jimmy Z’s food truck. You don’t need to buy a ticket to come and enjoy an afternoon, but we encourage you to do so! You can get your groove on with music provided by Retro, or enjoy our silent auction. The party is 3p – 6p on August 5th at Back Shed Brewing Co. 

The Fabulous Armadillos and The Half Steps at Summertime by George

August 9

Summertime by George starts at 5p at Lake George, Downtown St. Cloud. Don’t miss a fun night of food, drinks and music!

Celebrate MN 2023 at Whitney Park in St. Cloud.

Celebrate MN 2023

August 11 – 12

Music, action sports, kids-fest family fun, sports clinics, car show, food vendors, and MORE at Celebrate MN August 11 – 12 at Whitney Park. CLICK HERE for all the details!

Grand Funk Railroad with Jefferson Starship

August 12

Grand Funk Railroad is extremely excited to make a stop at The Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park, MN on Saturday, August 12th with special guests Jefferson Starship. CLICK HERE for ticket info. 


Common Roots Music Festival

Central Minnesota Common Roots Music Festival

August 16 – 19

Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival is a showcase celebrating and supporting grassroots talent, local businesses, beautiful art, area performers and original music! The festival is focused in downtown St. Cloud. Follow us on social media for up-to-date information and lineup/venue announcements!

August Art Crawl

August 18

Join us for the August Art Crawl in Downtown St. Cloud! Featuring local businesses and artist on August 18th starting at 4p. 

The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

August 18

Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Doobie Brothers, have announced 35 US dates including a stop at The Ledge Amphitheater on Friday August 18th, 2023. CLICK HERE for ticket information. 

Rock Your Sole 5K

August 19

Join us for Central Minnesota’s premier trail run, the Anderson Trucking Service Rock Your Sole 5K on August 19th at 8AM. The Bernick’s Family Fitness Series is excited to host this family friendly event at gorgeous Quarry Park. Registration is only $5 per person. Sign up early to secure your t-shirt! Don’t forget to bring the kiddos out! The El Jay Plumbing and Heating Little Rockers 1K is back! Ages 12 and under can join in! Youth shirts included as part of the registration.

Amazing-est Race

August 19

If you’re a fan of the television show, you’re going to love UNITED WAY’S AMAZING-EST RACE on August 19th at 9AM! Get ready to search, run, jump, dance, skip, sing, eat, draw, and have an AMAZING day all while supporting mental health in Central Minnesota!! Amazing-est Race will start at beautiful Lake George before taking teams throughout downtown St. Cloud as they try to solve clues and complete challenges. You will use your creativity, knowledge of St. Cloud, and of course your feet to race your way to first place! Plus, the top three teams will win cash prizes! CLICK HERE for tickets and more information!

Bloody Mary Fest at Dick Putz Field-August 26h 10a-1p.

Central MN Bloody Mary Fest

August 26

Join us this Summer for a day of UNLIMITED bloody mary, craft beer and samples! Buy your tickets before it’s too late! Limited tickets available! Saturday, August 26th on Dick Putz Field at the Municipal Athletic Complex in Saint Cloud, MN. General Admission: 10am- 1pm tickets are $35.
Featured Vodka: Northland Vodka. SPECIAL APPEARANCE: MARK PARRISH (Former NHL Hockey Player and Co-Founder of Northland Vodka). This is an **Adults Only Event** CLICK HERE for tickets and info!