June 2021: What’s Happening in Greater St. Cloud

June is here, so it’s safe to say that summer is also here to stay in Central Minnesota. Warm temps and a full events calendar, our two favorite things! There is something happening nearly every day of the week in Greater St. Cloud. Here are a few big ones that we picked out, but you can also view the entire events calendar hereHappy planning, and have a great, safe summer!

Into the Woods

June 3 – 12

This is your chance to see Into the Woods… in the woods! Saint John’s Prep Outdoor Theater is bringing the Brothers Grimm to the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. Musically sophisticated, darkly funny, and magical, this is a show you do not want to miss. MORE INFO

United States Axe
Operation Grand Opening at United States Axe

June 4 – 5

Your mission is to learn how to throw axes, win prizes, eat from food trucks, play yard games, and have the best time ever! Axe throwing at United States Axe is fun and unique – and anyone can do it! Come celebrate their grand opening accordingly. MORE INFO

Wood Fired Wednesdays

May 26 –  September 8

Some days it just feels like you’ll never make it to the weekend. That’s where Wood Fired Wednesday comes in! Add a little spark to your week and enjoy live acoustic music, wood-fired pizzas, and adult beverages every Wednesday this summer from 4pm-9pm! MORE INFO

The Homegrown 5K

June 11

Come out for the Homegrown 5K, Friday evening, June 11, from 5pm-8pm at Wilson Park in East St. Cloud. There will be a 5K run plus a 2 mile walk and El Jay Plumbing’s “Little Sprouts” 1K kids race. The Homegrown 5K will host a farmers market and craft fair to pair nicely with the 5K race. MORE INFO

Caramel Roll Ride

June 12

This is the annual “Beginning of Summer” ride on the trail. Choose to go east to Avon, Collegeville or St Joseph, west to Freeport, and of course, north to Holdingford and the covered bridge, then on to the Soo Line Trail. As always, the best caramel rolls you can find anywhere will be available at all the rest stops along the way. MORE INFO

Music in the Gardens
Music in the Gardens

Sundays, June 13 – August 22

All concerts are held on alternating Sundays at 3:00 p.m. near the Gazebo in Munsinger Gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River. All concerts are free and the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society will again sell those fabulous root beer floats. MORE INFO

Brew at the Zoo

June 17

Come join in the fun at Brew At The Zoo! Take part in a fantastic evening of beer, wine and spirits sampling from local breweries, wineries, distilleries, and more. During the event, listen to live music and shop the silent auction. There will also be food available for sale. MORE INFO

Minnesota Monster Truck Madness

June 18 – 19

Come watch 6 of the baddest monster trucks in the country! These are professional monster trucks that run with the big boys, and they are ready to come show Central Minnesota how to have some fun at an outdoor track. MORE INFO

Millstream Night Market

Mondays, June 21 – August 30

Expect a relaxed, laid-back vibe with string lights overhead, small musical ensembles set up on the sidewalk with tables and chairs and artist booths sprinkled here and there along the alley next to Krewe Restaurant and the Flour & Flower Bakery. Shop local art, eat local food, and listen to local music. MORE INFO

Summertime by George Aerial by Fines Aerial Imaging
Summertime by George

Wednesdays, June 23 – September 1

Summertime is a go! The 2021 Summertime by George concert series will kick off on Wednesday, June 23 from 5 -9 p.m. at Lake George. The series will run for 11 weeks, concluding on Wednesday, September 1, and the first headliner will be Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks. MORE INFO

Granite City Days

June 24 – June 27

Granite City Days is back at full strength! The festivities kick off on June 24 with the Lemonade Art Fair and opening ceremony followed by the Liberty Block Party on Friday, Parade, Talent Show and Fireworks on Saturday, and the 5K and closing ceremony on Sunday. MORE INFO

Art in Motion Music Festival

June 25 – June 27

Get out of the house and enjoy a musical retreat along the beautiful Lake Wobegon Trail. Join Art in Motion, the birds, and the wildflowers for a weekend-long summertime music festival. Tickets: $40 for the whole weekend. Youth 15 and under: Free. MORE INFO

Rapids River Food Fest

June 26

Come hungry and bring the family to the 32nd Annual Rapids River Food Fest on Saturday, June 26th from 11am to 8pm at Municipal Park on North Benton Drive. Admission is free and there will also be live music, craft vendors, activities, and of course dozens of food and drink vendors! MORE INFO