Bring your lil’ firecracker around town bc there’s a blast to be had in the Twin Cities this holiday weekend. Leash pup and sniff out these bark-worthy adventures in dog-friendly Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Things to Do Near Minneapolis This Weekend
Able Seedhouse & Brewery, Minneapolis
Thursday, June 30, 4–8 p.m.
Kick off the weekend early by raising a pint at Able Seedhouse & Brewery. You can feel good about those brews because a portion of beer sales will be donated to Canine Inspired Change, a local org giving vulnerable youth transformative opportunities to connect, achieve, and belong through a dog’s unconditional luvin’. Want to get your paws on some pupper & pawrent matching gear? A ZoZo & Co. pop-up shop will be on-site with the most drool-worthy accessories & merch. Get a woof in with trainers, dogs, and board members while you sip. Plus, Animales Burger Co. will make sure hoomans get fed too!
Monday, July 4, varying times
This year’s Independence Day events are looking a bit different. There will be no fireworks to bark at, but there’s still plenty of floofy fun to be had!
Leash up and pounce on over to Lake Harriet from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for a Roundabouts concert in the bandshell and pup portraits by the event’s caricature artists. Wiggle on over to Lake Nokomis from 1–3 p.m. for yard games, balloon artists, and a kid-friendly DJ for your hooman puppies. Victory Park is also hosting balloon artists, a strolling magic show, and family-friendly lawn games from 1–3 p.m. If you’ve still got that puppy energy, head over to Logan Park from 3–5 p.m. for a comedy show, caricature artists, and—that’s right—more balloon artists!
Things to Do Near St. Paul This Weekend
Saint Paul Brewing, St. Paul
Saturday, July 2, 6–10 p.m.
Beep beep! Saint Paul Brewing’s monthly Cars and Craft show is back. Located in the main lot in front of the brewery, 60+ cars will be on display for drooling over, along with food trucks for chowing down, plenty of brews for drinking, and a live DJ and light show for bustin’ a move to. Get your paws on their freshly-crafted pizzas and their collaboration beer, Speak of the Devil, a Watermelon Cucumber Ale made just for Drive Cartel.
30 Langford Park, St. Paul
Monday, July 4, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Grab your lawn chair and get decked out in red, white, and blue for St. Paul’s 75th annual 4th in the Park. You can get started early with a 2- or 4-mile race, or just grab a spot for the vibrant parade starting at 11 a.m. The afternoon continues with park activities galore, like speeches, music, pony rides, volleyball, horseshoes, pickleball tournaments, and food trucks. Ah, pup yeah! Be sure to attend the Back to the 4th Happy Hour from 4–6 p.m. to jam out and get your paws on some local brews in the beer garden.
BONUS: Toast With NEW Tail Chaser Dog Brew
We obvi ruv telling our hooman frens all about the dog-friendly places they can go to grab a brew or two, but what about our pups? All this time we’ve been leaving ‘em out (but not on purpose, we swear!). Good thing our pals over at Craft & Crew helped create just the thing—your bud’s own beer!
Introducing Tail Chaser Dog Brew, a chef-inspired, non-alcoholic bone broth meal topper. With only 7 simple ingredients that provide valuable nutrients to support your dog’s digestion, coat, skin, and more, you can feel grrreat about how quick pupper’s gonna lap this up. It’s now available online and at ALL Craft & Crew locations and Finnegans Brew Co., so while you’re out and about this weekend, stop into any of the pawesome Craft & Crew restaurants to check it out.
Need a Furry Fren in Your Life?
Sniff out these local adoption events happening this weekend to meet your new slobbery soulpup.
- Head to the MPLS Pet Market at Unleashed Hounds and Hops where Underdog Rescue might introduce you to your new furry bestie. Between the rescue puppers, local pet market, and tasty bites available, it’s gonna be a dog-gone good time. Come meet some adorable, adoptable pups on Saturday, July 2nd from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 pm.
Healing Hearts Rescue
- Healing Hearts will be at Saint Paul Brewing this Sunday, July 3rd, for their monthly adoption event from 1–4 p.m. Come for the pups and stay for the beer! Pssst, they’re on our 2022-2023 Brewery Pass, so the first pint’s on us!
Featured photo: Camylla Battani
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