- Pride Festival & Parade
One of the country's largest annual Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender pride celebrations (June)
- MSRA Back to the 50's Car Show
Car show with over 11,000 street rods, custom and classic cars on display held annually at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The event also includes arts and crafts, swap meet and 50's dances.
- Minneapolis Aquatennial
Summer festival with more than 70 events including milk carton boat races and Torchlight Parade.
- Schwan's USA Cup
Greatest youth soccer tournament event in the US with over 1,000 teams from 18 countries. (July 12-15, 2013)
- Minnesota Fringe Festival
Hundreds of music, dance & theater performances at about 20 different venues. (1st week in Aug.)