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

As summer draws to a close and September steps in, there is no shortage of fun to be had around Greater St. Cloud. The cooler temps are a refreshing change and the perfect compliment to many outdoor venues this month. Attend a circus, ride for caramel apples, head to the zoo, catch a concert at The Ledge, celebrate Pride, check out some tractors, and say cheers to Oktoberfest. For the full event calendar, click here

Cirque Italia
Cirque Italia Water Circus

September 9 – 12

Started in 2012, Cirque Italia is an Italian entertainment company that brings a performance of European style. It is described as a “vivid, dramatic, and moving experience under a customized traveling tent.” The circus will set up in the Crossroads Center parking lot near Target. Tickets are available in advance here

Little Shop of Horrors

September 10 – 19

Musical comedy will be in full bloom with this perennially-popular, award-winning musical. Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock, and Motown tunes into a charming and totally-twisted, monster hit. This show takes the stage at the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts Friday – Sunday both the weekend of the 10th and 17th. Get your tickets here

Caramel Apple Ride

September 11

Sticky, but fun! Enjoy the fall colors and great apple refreshments at all the rest stops including caramel apples! This family-friendly ride starts in Sauk Centre and offers two route options: East to Melrose and west to Osakis all along the Lake Wobegon Trail. Preregister now to save $5 on your admission. 

Feeding a Giraffe at Hemker Park & Zoo
Hemker Fall Zoo Fest

September 11

Fall Zoo Fest is a special event at Hemker Park & Zoo to celebrate harvest season. Discounted admission $11.00 + tax/person, Amish baskets, apples, crafts and more! Tickets get you in to all of the fun plus the joy of visiting Hemker Park & Zoo. Learn more and get your tickets here

St. Mary’s Cathedral Block Party

September 11

Come out on a beautiful fall day to Downtown St. Cloud to enjoy the music of local star Michael Shynes. Plus, enjoy the beer garden, food stands, silent auction, kids games, inflatables, bingo, wine wall, and more. Learn more and make some plans now. 

311 – Live from the Ride Tour

September 12

Alternative rock band 311 takes the stage for their “Live from the Ride” tour with special guests Iration and Iya Terra at the all new Ledge Amphitheater in Waite Park. Get your tickets now before they’re gone and experience live music in one of Central Minnesota’s most amazing venues!

Central MN Bloody Mary Fest

September 12

You’ve heard of wine tastings, you’ve been to beer fests, but have you ever been to a Bloody Mary festival? Well now is your chance at Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in Sartell! Get your general admission tickets to enter at 10:30pm, or go VIP and get in early at 10am plus get 18 holes at Blackberry Ridge! There is also a cookout, craft beer samples, and more. Get your tickets now!

St. Cloud Pride
St. Cloud Pride Week

September 13 – 18

Pride Week is back in St. Cloud and packed with fun for everyone! There are a ton of events planned, including roller skating, pecha kucha, a walk, trivia, burlesque show, dance party, pride in the park, a puppy parade, drag show, after party and the St. Cloud Pride Parade in Downtown St. Cloud! Learn more about all of these great events and more here

ZEPPO – Led Zeppelin Tribute

September 16

Minnesota rock veterans John Eller, Terry Fisher, Noah Levy, and Paul Boblett are Zeppo. Formed after a casual basement jam in St. Paul during the spring of 2016, this group of pals, along with keyboard wizard Zach Sershon, now celebrates their full-throated and full-throttle love of the Led Zeppelin catalog with audiences in the Twin Cites and beyond. Get your tickets for their show at the Pioneer Place on Fifth here

Albany Pioneer Days

September 16 – 19

Bring the family out for four days of historic fun. Watch the parade of tractors on Saturday and Sunday. Browse the expansive flea market. Check out wood working, milling, threshing print shop and blacksmith demonstrations all throughout. Enjoy great food, listen to live music, and much more. Plan your trip to Pioneer Days here

Beaver Island Brewing Co.
7th Annual Oktoberfest

September 25

Prost! It’s Beaver Island’s can’t-miss Oktoberfest celebration! Come out for German food, live music by the Chmielewski Funtime Band, and of course, Dam. Fine. Beer. Get your tickets ahead of time here


September 25

Enjoy authentic craft German beer, food & entertainment in the beer Hall. Saturday September 25 from 4pm – 11:45pm. Catch The Bavarian Musikmeisters followed by The Gregory James Band. Enjoy hourly specialty beer tapping, axe throwing, and stein holding contests. Get your tickets here