July 2024 Events in Greater St. Cloud

Can you believe it’s July already?! Time really flies when you’re having fun! This month is all about entertainment and fun for the whole family! Here’s a glimpse of what’s happening in Greater St. Cloud but make sure to CLICK HERE for the full events calendar! 

Fourth of July Celebration + Fireworks

July 4

Activities and Food Trucks starting at Noon until 10 pm at Wilson + Hester Park! The Municipal Band will be performing starting at 8 pm. Food trucks to include:  Jupiter Moon Ice Cream, Buddy’s Burritos, Mr. Egg Roll, Dana’s Kitchen, Amaizen Grazen Karmel Korn and many more! Fireworks are launched off the barge between Wilson and Riverside parks, starting at 10pm! Great viewing from either side of the Mississippi River!

Kinder Coffee Lab Cribbage Tournament

July 6

Join Kinder Coffee Lab for a Cribbage Tournament starting at 10 am on the 1st Saturday of EVERY MONTH! The tournament is single elimination, so bring your A-game. The winner takes home a $50 Kinder gift card. The best part? Entry is easy – declare you are going to the Facebook event and buy a drink or treat to secure your spot. See you there for a day of fun and fierce competition!

Music in the Gardens- Ruckus in the Bearbrush

July 7

This concert will showcase high quality local talent! The concert will be held near the gazebo in Munsinger Gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River starting at 3pm on July 7th. 

The Beach Boys-Endless Summer Gold

July 10

For more than six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been an indelible part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements. The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. Don’t miss the chance to experience the phenomenon for yourself on July 10th at The Ledge Amphitheater.   

Summer Zoo Party!

July 12

The annual Summer Zoo Party is a popular summer celebration geared toward families at Hemker Park & Zoo. Receive discounted admission of $16.00/person + tax for anyone 2 years & up into the zoo for our Beach Party! We will be having hourly giveaways and an entire day of fun and games!! Join us on July 12th starting at 10am. Reserve your spot, get your tickets in advance! 

Zoo to You

July 13

Hemker Park & Zoo will be at Crossroads Center July 13th from 10AM-12PM.
Don’t miss the diverse range of creatures and all there is to learn about them! 
Hemker Park & Zoo’s experienced team of zookeepers will provide a fun learning experience, educating you about the animals’ origins, how they care for them, and their unique adaptations that allow them to thrive in various environments. 

Pop-up Splash Pad

July 13

Beat the summer heat at St. Cloud’s Pop-Up Splash Pad! Attendees can run through the spray of a fire hose, check out a fire truck and police car, and play some lawn games with our local firefighters and police officers! This event is free and for all ages. No registration is required – just bring a towel and dress in clothes that can get wet! Saturday, July 13, 4p – 6p at Rotary Park West in St. Cloud. 

Story Strolls in the Parks

July 15

Embark on a literary adventure with this new partnership with Great River Regional Library! Immerse yourself in nature while enjoying a curated collection of children’s stories in various St. Cloud parks! Stories will be available from 8am-6pm for independent self-led reading with a themed recreation staff-led activity from 4-6pm (while supplies last). July 15th: Schmidt Park 751 18th St S, St Cloud, MN 56301

Annual Art Fair in the Gardens

July 18

Each summer, Munsinger and Clemens Gardens hosts an art fair featuring artists from all around the state.  Visitors are encouraged to browse and purchase some wonderful pieces of artwork from 60-plus artists.  Also enjoy the many music performers provided on stage along the river. In addition many wonderful food vendors. Free and open to the public at Riverside Drive SE, St Cloud Minnesota starting at 10am on July 18. 

Love & Paws: Date Night for Animal Welfare

July 18

Indulge in a delightful dinner, hit the dance floor to the beats of our fantastic DJ, and bid on incredible items at our silent auction, all while supporting a paw-some cause! Love & Paws will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center on July 18th starting at 5:30p. Ticket Prices: $50.00 per person Table for 8 $350.00. Proceeds from this event will go towards covering veterinarian fees and building an emergency fund to ensure that every animal in need receives the care they deserve. Let’s come together to make a difference in the lives of animals and create a brighter future for our beloved companions! 

Pierz Freedom Fest

July 20

Four great country bands will be performing including headliner Chase Rice! Much more than a music festival, Pierz Freedom Fest is committed to giving back to the Pierz and the surrounding communities! General Admission Tickets – $65. Doors open at 3PM on July 20th.

Jason Mraz & the Superband

July 20

GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz has recently announced a second leg of “The Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride” tour. The Jason Mraz tour is scheduled for summer 2024, and will include a performance at The Ledge Amphitheater on Saturday, July 20, 2024. 

Thirty Seconds to Mars

July 21

Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band is noted for its energetic live performances and for fusing elements from a wide variety of genres, through its use of philosophical and spiritual lyrics, concept albums, and experimental music. Don’t miss your chance to see them live at The Ledge Amphitheater on July 21st! 

Cold Spring Hometown Pride Days

July 25 – 27

Mark your calendars for Cold Spring’s Hometown Pride Days July 25th-July 27th! 

History Outdoors- Blazing the Oregon Trail

July 25

This summer, students will bring the 1980s computer hit to life as they experience the triumphs and tragedies of The Oregon Trail in real time at the Stearns History Museum. Can you make a wagon that floats across the river? Can you find enough food to keep your party alive? Will you make it to Oregon? Recommended ages: 8-14. Cost: $10/child, members free. 

Family Day at the Sherburne History Center

July 27

Come have lunch and enjoy the afternoon at the Sherburne History Center on July 27 from 11 am to 2 pm for Family Day! Please bring your own lawn chairs! Event Includes: The Pork Chop Guys Food Truck, Brain Freeze Ice Cream Truck, The Crows Feet – Live Band on the Patio, Inflatables, Scavenger Hunt and Design and Fly Kite Project!


July 27

The greatest one day country music concert in the Upper Midwest! Firefest is Proud to Host: Brothers Osborne in 2024 at the Cold Spring Brewing Company Distribution Center. 

Summer Splash Olympix

July 27

Celebrate the Paris 2024 Summer Games in style here in St. Cloud! From friendly races to mini-challenges, your kiddos are invited to try their hand at various summer games in the park! After you win your gold medals, cool off in the wading pool for the perfect post-event splash. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a swimsuit and towel, and don’t forget your water bottle! Concessions will be available; no registration is required. Cost: Seberger Wading Pool Daily Admission of $2.25/Child

Benton County Fair

July 30 – Aug 4

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Benton County Fair happening Tuesday, July 30th – Sunday, August 4th!!

Clearwater Heritage Festival

July 31 – Aug 4

Save the date for the Clearwater Heritage Festival happening July 31st-August 4th!