What’s up Weekend: July 4-8

This week we are adding a BONUS section for Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4th! We hope everyone has a safe and fun time celebrating the holiday, and hopefully you’re able to keep that fun going right through the weekend. To see more for each day, click the “View All” links under each date or click here to see the whole events calendar.

July 4th

Snap, crackle, BOOM. The St. Cloud Fireworks are back for another fun year of festivities and firelight over the Mississippi. Catch the show from Wilson Park, Hester Park, or anywhere nearby. Hester Park will f    eature the St. Cloud Municipal Band from 8:30 – 10pm, and Hester hosts Little Texas, First Circle, and Whiskey Plates starting at 3pm! Click here for more information.

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July 5th

What starts with a B… Three things: Bikes. Beer. Burritos. Earn that tasty reward with Beaver Island Brewing Co. and Bravo Burritos every Thursday. Meet at the taproom, bike the route designated by Fitzharris, end back at the taproom for beer and burritos. What’s not to love? You can sign up for a 10 ride punch pass, or pay for each ride individually as you’re available. Click here for more information.

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July 6th

Don’t forget your tuxedo! Just kidding, the penguins will be the only ones sporting tuxedos at the Hemker Zoo Beach Party. Enjoy a day of summer fun including games, giveaways, grub, and more at Hemker Zoo in Freeport. And honestly, it’s just another good reason to chill at the zoo! Click here for more information.

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July 7th

Before there is beer… there’s Mighty Axe Hops! Take a tour of one of Minnesota’s largest hop farms, spanning over 80 acres of hop trellis, a state of the art harvest facility, and two really friendly hop farmers. Learn about the brewing process, get all of your home-brew questions answered, and spend a beautiful summer morning on the farm. Click here for more information.

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July 8th

A heavenly ride. The 2018 Tour of Saints is back for another fun ride through Central Minnesota! Same-day registration is available for this 18, 35 or 50 mile bike ride from St. Joseph, through Collegeville, Avon, Cold Spring, and back to St. Joseph. It’s not a race, it is just an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer morning exploring rural Central MN from a bike seat! Click here for more information.

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