Twin Cities Events Calendar — October 12th-18th

Welcome to the Twin Cities Events Calendar, where we will feature festivals, block parties, exhibitions and other events each week that are similar to the Minnesota State Fair, for those who want to enjoy the rest of what the Twin Cities have to offer year-round! This weekly calendar will be posted each Thursday, covering the following seven days. Know of an event coming up in future weeks, or know of an event we missed on the current calendar? Email us at

Friday, October 12th:

  • Gasthof’s Oktoberfest Festival: Gasthof’s hosts one of the Twin Cities biggest Oktoberfest celebrations, with live music, food, games and of course, beer!
  • Pancakes and Booze Art Show: As the nation’s premier pop-up art show, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 350 pieces of artwork created by some 70+ artists local to Minneapolis’ unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again. Come Experience one of Minneapolis’ largest pop-up art event including 70+ of Local Emerging Artists, Live Body Painting, Live Art and a Free Pancake Bar.
    • Time: 8pm
    • Location: The Cabooze, South Minneapolis
    • Admission: $10
    • For more information: Event Facebook Page
  • Sever’s Fall Festival: Celebrate all things Fall with one of Minnesota’s largest corn mazes, hayrides, food trucks, circus performers, and a pumpkin patch.
    • Time: 1pm-8pm; also Oct. 13th 10am-8pm, Oct. 14th 10am-6pm, each Fri-Sun through Oct. 28th
    • Location: Canterbury Park, Shakopee
    • Admission: $15
    • For more information:
  • St. Paul Art Crawl: Artist studios will open up to visitors at sites throughout St. Paul to display their artwork. There are more than 300 participating artists that will host over 20,000 visitors throughout the weekend.

Saturday, October 13th:

  • CalaverasFest Twin Cities Latinx Music Festival: Join us for a night of live music and art by local Latinx artists in celebration of Dia de los Muertos! The festival is being held at the brand new La Doña Cerveceria brewery (scheduled for its grand opening celebration next weekend). Vendors will also have arts and crafts on sale.
    • Time: 5:30pm-12:45am
    • Location: La Doña Cerveceria, North Minneapolis
    • Admission: $10
    • For more information: Event Facebook Page
  • SurlyFest: The party starts at 10 am in the Beer Hall and Beer Garden. Games, steins, music from Jake Rudh and Transmission, and German-inspired fare from the Beer Hall and Surly Pizza Upstairs. Entry is free, all ages, and open to the public!At 2 pm, the doors to Festival Field will open, with an array of music, food trucks, games, inflatables, steins, a frankly ridiculous amount of beer, and all of it headlined by The Hold Steady.
  • Twin Cities Book Festival: Located in the Progress Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, this is the largest, most adventurous literary event in the Upper Midwest; it is THE annual get together for devoted book lovers from the Twin Cities and beyond! The single-day event will feature hundreds of exhibitors, dozens of presenting authors from near and far, special children’s programming and endless curiosities for all ages, all in a massive celebration of our vibrant Minnesota literary culture.
  • Zombie Pub Crawl: Certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “World’s Largest Gathering of Zombies,” the ZPC gathers thousands upon thousands of undead souls for a night of pub crawling, dancing, world-class live entertainment, and all sorts of other fiendish fun. Plus, Live Pro Wrestling from F1RST Wrestling, the return of the World Brain-Eating Championship, the ZPC costume contest carnival rides and games, and the largest horde of zombies the world has ever seen. Join the horde!

Sunday, October 14th:

  • Highland Water Tower Open House: Visitors are invited to climb the 151-step staircase inside the tower to the observation deck. The deck offers stunning views of the Highland area, the Twin Cities, and the Mississippi River, providing an excellent opportunity for photographs and a fun family outing.

Monday, October 15th:

  • Taps and Tails at 56 Brewing: In addition to delicious beers from 56 Brewing, enjoy our Puppy Pen! With a small donation to MN SNAP, shake off the stress of your workday and climb into a pen full of adorable and affectionate doggies. You’ll also have the opportunity to play larger-than-life Beer Pong on 56 Brewing’s patio, complete with basketballs and industrial-sized barrels. Players and puppy cuddlers will be entered in a raffle drawing to win a growler with each ticket purchased.
    • Time: 6pm-9pm
    • Location: 56 Brewing, Northeast Minneapolis
    • Admission: Free
    • For more information: Event Facebook Page
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