Grab those sunnies and a leash bc there’s things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities! Sniff out these adventures in dog-friendly Minneapolis and St. Paul and bark “cheers” to the freakin’ weekend.
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Things to Do Near Minneapolis This Weekend
1. Pedal Lab: A Gear & Beer Extra-Vaganza
Bauhaus Brew Labs, Minneapolis
Saturday, June 11, 12–5 p.m.
It’s gonna be a bow-wow afternoon at Bauhaus Brew Labs this Saturday. Bring your musical mutt out to the taproom for an afternoon of sipping on their special guitar-pedal-inspired beer while shaking paws with other rockstar rovers. Local businesses will be bringing out mind-blowing guitar pedals, musical devices, and full demo boards. Expect grrreat beer and an even better time!
Things to Do Near St. Paul This Weekend
1. Walk for a Cause: Animal Ark 3K Walk
Animal Ark, Hastings
Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.; registration required
Join Minnesota’s largest no-kill animal shelter, Animal Ark, for their annual 3K walk this weekend! Leash pup and strut your stuff while helping raise money to provide their animals with food, shelter, medical care, and additional resources. After your W-A-L-K, enjoy the food trucks, wine sampling from Alexis Bailly, beer tasting from Spiral Brewery, Bloody Marys from Green Mill, vendors, tiny hooman games, dog training agility course, goodie giveaways, and silent auction. Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time ($30/adults and $20/youth), which includes free breakfast, a 2022 Animal Ark 3K Walk T-Shirt, and an Animal Ark event bag. Register your whole pack of 4+ besties for a 15% discount.
2. Sip & Shop at Maker’s Market
Thor’s Hard Cider, Stillwater
Saturday, June 11, 12–4 p.m.
Shop ‘til ya drop at Thor’s Hard Cider’s first annual Maker’s Market. Pup can sip, stroll, and shop his little heart away while supporting local artisans, creators, makers, craftspeople, and smiths from Minnesota. Best of all, it’s FREE to attend for all ages (including pooches). Don’t furget to bring your MSP Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass and claim your free pint!
Kaposia Landing Off-Leash Dog Park, South Saint Paul
Saturday, June 11, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Get those tails ready because Wigglefest is back for 2022! Minnesota Boxer Rescue has partnered with the City of South Saint Paul to host a woofin’ good time. Bring your besties and furry frens to get your paws on raffles, demonstrations, silent auction, vendors, and food trucks. To celebrate MNBR’s 16th birthday, Three Dog Bakery is bringing a doggie birthday cake for canines. Bark about a pawfect afternoon!
Need a Furry Fren in Your Life?
Sniff out these local adoption events happening this weekend to meet your new slobbery soulpup.
Wags & Whiskers
- Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue will be at the Eagan Petsmart where you might just find your new furry bestie. This adoption event is perfect for folks to meet and mingle with adoptable dogs, so stop by for some paw-shaking on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sniff out more events on our calendar and submit your own events here. And don’t furget to tag us @SidewalkDog in pics of your tail-waggin’ weekend!
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