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Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration

Aug. 11
7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Aug. 12
8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Aug. 13
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Free; some free events require tickets/reservations
Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Family Events, Festivals, Music, Speakers

The Minnesota State Capitol will bring people together this weekend to celebrate the end of its multi-year, multimillion-dollar restoration project with happenings for kids and grown-ups alike. Each morning, there will be free yoga sessions on the lawn. Head inside and sign up for a group tour detailing the building’s upgrades, or head into one of the rooms hosting lectures, which will cover topics such as Minnesota beer history, local folklore, and our music scene past and present. Outside, families can play in the Kids’ Zone and adults can enjoy cocktails on the loggia. Live music and performances are also scheduled, with a Prince dance party on Friday night and sets from Cloud Cult and Poliça on Saturday evening. Fireworks cap off the first two days of celebration around 9:30 p.m. For a complete lineup and additional info, visit