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Summer fun or lawn care in Minnesota?

If you like to experience all four seasons to the extreme, you could do a lot worse than moving to Minnesota. Few states have the full range of conditions that Minnesotans enjoy (or endure, depending on your point of view). As an example, folks in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis-Saint Paul look forward to an average high of 24 degrees in January, while July averages a high of 83.

Warm weather events in Minnesota

When they think of Minnesota, most people picture shoveling snow and ice fishing. However, with the warm summers, there is much do, and we will prove it here. Here is a sampling of May through August events for locals and tourists in Minnesota.

May:

Homegrown Music Festival
Where: – Duluth
Duration: one week
What: music, art exhibits, poetry slams, kickball tourney.

Preston Trout Days
Where: Preston, SE Minnesota
What: a fish festival featuring a parade, petting zoo, pancake breakfast

Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds
Where: Detroit Mountain serves
What: Birding workshops, field trips, exhibits centered around spring migration

June:

The Wizard of Oz Festival
Judy Garland’s hometown of Where: Grand Rapids, Minnesota (home of Judy Garland)
What: Annual festival celebrating the movie

Nisswa-Stamman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival
Where: Nisswa
What: Annual gathering of Scandinavian folk music performers and fans featuring artists from Norway, Sweden, and the United States

Perham Turtle Fest
Where: Central Minnesota (Perham)
What: Family festival that celebrates the plodding reptile with a pet parade, train rides, and turtle races

Water Ski Days
Where: Lake City (where waterskiing originated)
What: Water ski shows, parade

Paul Bunyan Days
Where: Akeley (downtown area)
What: Lumberjack themed festival including Paul Bunyan lookalike contest, art show, minnow races

July:

X-Games
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
What: Extreme Sports championships including skateboarding, BMX riding, Moto X jumping.
Duration: Four days

Nevis Pig Races
Where: Nevis
What: People dressed as porkers running races, beer garden, and kid’s activities

Sinclair Lewis Days
Where: Sauk Centre
What: Celebration of the Nobel Prize-winning author in his hometown featuring treasure hunt, concerts in the park and the Miss Sauk Centre Pageant

Wilder Pageant
Where: Walnut Grove, the hometown of Laura Ingalls Wilder
What: Live outdoor performances over three weekends

New London Water Days
Where: New London, central Minnesota
What: Festival including canoe and kayak races, hog roast, tennis tournament

Blueberry Arts Festival
Where: Ely
What: Festival (outdoor) featuring original artwork, crafts, Blueberry pancakes/pie, children’s activities

August:

Antique Car Run
Where: New London to New Brighton
What: 120-mile Antique (pre-1916) auto, motorcycle, and bicycle tour and other events

Heritage Days
Where: East Grand Forks
What: Historical festival with reenactments, tractor pull and more

Renaissance Festival
Where: Shakopee
What: Faire with characters dressed in period garb

Minnesota State Fair
Where St. Paul
What: Second largest state fair in the country!

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