Music, Markets, and Movin’ With Your Mutt

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Editor’s note: True to Minnesota’s unpredictable nature, we’re in the midst of quite a heat wave. Whenever the weather gets a little spicy, always make sure to bring extra water for pup (and yourself) so you can both enjoy your weekend safely!

Summer is in full swing in the Twin Cities (Fido’s over here like, “FINALLY!”) and there’s so much to doo. Sniff out these adventures in dog-friendly Minneapolis and St. Paul—it’s time to woof “cheers” to the freakin’ weekend.

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Things to Do in Minneapolis This Weekend

1. Backyard Boombox

Sociable Cider Werks, Minneapolis
Saturday, June 18, 2–10 p.m.

Get your paws over to Northeast Minneapolis to hang out at Sociable Cider’s Backyard Boombox event this Saturday. They’ve put together quite the stacked lineup of Minneapolis DJs, including special guest and surging producers Cafe Disko from San Diego, CA. Pounce over to boogie to some groovy house/disco party tunes while enjoying some lip-smacking ciders and seltzers.

2. Stone Arch Bridge Festival

West River Parkway and Mississippi Riverfront, Minneapolis
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. & Sunday, June 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

This annual fest is a furbulous way to kick off summer in the Twin Cities. Pup’s gonna be droolin’ over the Stone Arch Bridge’s 200+ artists, tasty treatos from local food trucks, cold bevvies, and a car show. Make sure to bring some of your dolla bills with because there’s three specialty markets featuring local photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, printmaking, glass and fine crafts. After all the shopping, jam out to one of the many live music shows. Your insta-puppy’s gonna want that cityscape selfie, too!

3. 5K Beer Run

Forgotten Star Brew Co., Minneapolis
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m.; tickets required

An untimed fun-run, a free craft brew from Forgotten Star Brew Co., a collector’s pint glass or seasonal swag item, a chance to win sweet door prizes, AND access to all the event festivities? Pup yeah! Your furry lil’ track star can run right alongside you for this 5K Beer Run or cheer you on from the dog-friendly patio. Get your paws on a ticket soon!

Things to Do Near St. Paul This Weekend

1. Pups and Pints Patio Party

Thor’s Hard Cider, Stillwater
Saturday, June 18, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Suns out, tongues out! Thor’s Hard Cider is raising the woof this Saturday to raise money and awareness for our frens over at Secondhand Hounds. Bring your pupper to the apple orchard to enjoy a pawesome afternoon filled with adoptable pups from Secondhand Hounds, an outdoor market featuring pet-loving small businesses, a DIY selfie spot for the pawfect selfie, and doggie pools to stay cool. They’ve got hard cider for hoomans and water bowls for furry attendees, too. Don’t furget to bring your MSP Dog-Friendly Brewery Pass for a free pint!

Need a Furry Fren in Your Life?

Sniff out these local adoption events happening this weekend to meet your new slobbery soulpup.

Animal Ark

  • Animal Ark Rescue will be at the Cottage Grove PetSmart so you can meet your new furry bestie. This rescue dog meet-up is perfect for folks who wanna mingle and puppers who wanna boop snoots with adoptable frens, so stop by for some paw-shaking from 12–2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th. 

Featured photo: Adam Griffith

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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