Four free things to do this week


This week in free stuff to do we have bees, block parties, the Beatles, and a parade.

Come take a look and plan your week.

Minneapolis Aquatennial: Torchlight Parade (Downtown Minneapolis)

This Wednesday, the Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates its halfway point with its annual Torchlight Parade. Participants will go down Hennepin Avenue, from Dunwoody College to Fifth Street. For more info including complete schedule of happenings, visit Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Wabasha Block Party (Wabasha Street, between Kellogg Boulevard and Exchange Street, St. Paul)

Looking for something to do with your lunch hour? The community and businesses on Wabasha Street are celebrating the neighborhood this Thursday with a free daytime festival. There will be live music, freebies, food and beverages, bike-related activities, local vendors, and more to enjoy. For more info visit Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Pollinator Party: A Celebration of Bees (Lyndale Park Gardens, 4125 E. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis)

Hooray for bees! Stop by Lyndale Park Garden this Thursday for a party honoring the little pollinators. Here you'll find samples of Minnesota honey to taste, info on urban beekeeping, live music, family crafts and take-home activities, and more. The evening concludes with screening of Wings of Life. Thursday 5-8 p.m.

The Beatles in MN (W Hotel Minneapolis/The Foshay, 821 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Attention Beatlemaniacs: This week and next, W Hotel Minneapolis will be hosting an exhibition featuring rare photography by Bob Bonis of the Beatles' 1965 performance at the Met. The opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. this Thursday will feature drinks, bites, DJ music, and more. The pictures will be on display through August 3. To attend the opening reception, you need to RSVP by July 23 to [email protected].
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