Sun’s Out, Tongue’s Out: Your Twin Cities Weekend

Forget the weekday grind, it’s time to unwind bc there’s things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities! Leash pup and sniff out these bark-worthy adventures in dog-friendly Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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Things to Do Near Minneapolis This Weekend

1. Dog Days of Summer

Éthique Nouveau, Minneapolis
Saturday, July 16, 1–3 p.m.

Éthique Nouveau is a one-of-a-kind shop whose mission is to be kind to humans, animals, and the earth. Purchases help fund animal advocacy programs and many of their unique items are from local artists. Need we bark more? This Saturday is the pawfect day to check them out with your furry bestie as they’ve got samples of Bright Planet dog treats, grilled vegan hotdogs for pups (maybe they’ll share), water bowls overfilling for everyone, photo opps for the Insta-obsessed, and more!

2. Mill City Farmers Market

750 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis
Saturday, July 16, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Gather those tote bags and leash up for a Saturday morning stroll at the Mill City Farmers Market. Bring your furry bestie along to sniff out local produce and handmade goods. Pup’ll even find locally made dog treats from Barkley’s Bistro! Please note—doggos are not allowed in the train shed but are allowed in all open-air areas. Don’t furget your non-retractable leash and stash of poo bags. Bring a supply of water and be aware of steamy pavement that might do an ouch on pupper paws. 

3. Monday Pizza Night

HeadFlyer Brewing, Minneapolis
Monday, July 18, 4–10 p.m.

Got the Monday munchies after the weekend? Pounce on over to HeadFlyer Brewing. They’re raising the woof every Monday evening with pints and pizza slices. Get your paws on discounted pizza with free delivery from Parkway Pizza or Mesa Pizza (hello mac-n-cheese ‘za!). Pups are welcomed on the patio or inside the brewery.

Things to Do Near St. Paul This Weekend

1. West 7th Summerfest 

Keg and Case, St. Paul
Saturday–Sunday, July 16–18, 12–8 p.m.

The first annual West 7th Summerfest is finally here and floof’s gonna be all about it. Keg and Case Market has a lively dog-friendly patio, which will feature food trucks, a bustling maker’s market, and all-day music on 2 different stages to shake your paw-paws to. Check out the locally-stacked music line-up here. It’s a free event open to pups and peeps of all ages and the perfect way to enjoy patio season this weekend!

2. St. Paul Saints Dog Days

CHS Field, St. Paul
Sunday, July 17, 2:07 p.m.; tickets required

Kick back with some peanuts and Cracker Jacks this Sunday for the “Anything on a Leash Day” at CHS field! Grab your pack of furry frens to root, root, root for the home team. Pups and their hoomans can sit and stroll anywhere in the dog park, just make sure to keep floof on a leash (our Patio Leash™ is the pawfect length). 

3. Haunted Walking Tour on Summit

CynCity Tours, St. Paul
Sunday, July 17, 4–5:30 p.m.; tickets required

Itchin’ to stretch those legs and hear a ghost story? Bring your furbabe along to this late afternoon stroll where you’ll look back on Summit’s neighborhood history while hearing a spooky story or two from your Victorian guide. The whole thing is sure to give pupper a tingle, a laugh, and perhaps a shiver. Pup even gets doggy treats provided by Saint Paul Brewing. Howl yeah! Space is limited, so make sure you grab your tix now. Hoomans are $25/ticket—one pup/person allowed. 

Need a Furry Fren in Your Life?

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

Healing Hearts Rescue

  • Head to Lakes & Legends Brewing Company in Minneapolis for this monthly event where Healing Hearts Rescue might introduce you to your new furry bestie. It’s gonna be a dog-gone good time to learn about their mission and meet foster pups on Sunday, July 17 from 2–4 pm.

Ruff Start Rescue

  • Pounce on over to Fridley’s Pet Supplies Plus to shake paws with adoptable animals from Ruff Start Rescue and potentially meet your newest furry family member! Fosters will be strutting around Saturday, July 16 from 12–2 p.m.
  • Got too much woofin’ to doo on Saturday? No worries! Ruff Start Rescue is hosting a second adoption event this weekend at the Monticello PetSmart. Sniff out your next canine companion on Sunday, July 17 from 12–2 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!

Featured photo: Langston

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