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With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, many summer festivals and events are confirming the plans. Read on to find out what events take place and when.

The Andover Family Fun Fest will take place July 9-10. This year marks the 25th anniversary with a car show, beanbag throwing tournament, parade and 5km race.

The Anoka County Fair is confirmed and will release a schedule of events soon. The fair takes place July 20-25 at the Fairgrounds, 3200 St. Francis Blvd. NO, Anoka. Learn more about

Anoka Riverfest will return to downtown Anoka from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 10. Shop over 150 kiosks with artisan products and browse the food court. Learn more about

The annual Blaine Festival will be held from 5 pm to midnight on Friday, June 25; from 10 a.m. to midnight, Saturday June 26; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 27. All events will take place at Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St. NE. Some of the dozens of events taking place at this year’s festival include a carnival, medallion hunt, craft show and vendor fair, dance parties, numerous music events and the parade. annual Blaine Festival at noon on Saturday June 26. No entry ticket required, and the majority of events are free. Parking is also free. Learn more about

Columbia Heights Jamboree

The Columbia Heights 2021 Jamboree Festival takes place June 23-27. The Columbia Heights Lions Club has hosted the festival since 1974. Events will include a Tasty Pizza medallion hunt, carnival, sack tournament, Lions Waffle Breakfast Carnival, car show, parade and fireworks. Learn more about

Coon Rapids July 4th

The Coon Rapids Town Independence Day celebration will only last two days this year instead of the usual three days, July 3-4. The festival includes a car show and parade on July 3, as well as a 5 km race and fireworks on July 4. There will be a carnival on both days. The 10K and fire department bingo have been canceled.

The City of East Bethel will be celebrating its annual Booster Day event on Saturday July 17 at Booster Park. The event will include a medallion hunt starting Monday July 12 and fireworks on July 17 at dusk.

Canceled. The announcement of the cancellation was made in April when the duration of the COVID-19 restrictions was still unknown.

The Game Fair is scheduled for August 13-14 and 20-22 from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Armstrong Ranch Kennels, 8404 161st Ave. NW at Ramsey. This year, Game Fair will feature many old favorites as well as new shows, renovated grounds and new dog events, according to the fair’s website. Learn more about

Today’s Heritage Festival

The Nowthen Heritage Festival is scheduled for Saturday 25 September in the Nowthen Memorial Park, near the corner of Nowthen and Viking boulevards. Learn more about

Ramsey’s annual Happy Days Festival takes place Saturday, September 11 at COR, north of Highway 10, near the Ramsey Civic Center. The event will include a dog show, parade and food vendors.

Community day of the Saint-François room

Although the decision was made in April to cancel Pioneer Days, the St. Francis Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it will be holding a one-day event called Community Day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday June 12. The event will take place in the community park. , 22825, boulevard Saint-François NO, Saint François. It will feature Ninja Anywhere activities, a petting zoo, pedal, food trucks and more. Learn more about

Spring Lake Park Tower Days

Spring Lake Park Tower Days will take place June 9-13 at Lakeside Lions Park, 7840 Pleasant View Drive. The Minnesota Street Machine Association’s annual auto show takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 13 at Kraus-Hartig VFW. The citywide garage sale is June 10-13, and an all-day medallion hunt is Wednesday, June 9 with a prize of $ 250. For a full schedule, visit


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