Milk carton races at Bde Maka Ska Image courtesy the Star Tribune


Twin Cities Beach Blast

July 21
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Family Events, Festivals

Are you in the Twin Cities? Do you want to spend Sunday at a beach party? Well, you’re in luck, as there are two happening today. Twin Cities Beach Blast, which will be at Thomas Beach on Bde Maka Ska (3700 Thomas Ave. S.), will have milk carton boat races, featuring homemade contraptions made by folks of all ages. Or watch in awe as creatives build sandcastles in hope of taking home a grand prize. Food and beverages will round out the free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the Mondo Queer Beach Party at Lake Nokomis’ east side beach (5003 E. Lake Nokomis Pkwy.) will offer inclusive fun for all ages. This chill party will have sand toys for kids, swimming with friends, music, and food on the grill. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m., and is free, though donations are accepted. All funds raised go to Tigerrs: Trans Intersex Gender-Expansive Revolutionary Resources & Services.