Twin Cities Weekend Events That Have Everypup Beggin’

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. Drink for Dogs

Unleashed Hounds and Hops, Minneapolis
Thursday, September 29, 4–8 p.m.

Doggo loves to eat, and even better to chow down for a bark-worthy cause at an indoor dog park! Unleashed Hounds and Hops is donating 10% of all grub and bevy sales to Dogtopia Foundation. The folks at Dogtopia Foundation are committed to an awesome mission of funding service dog training for military veterans who are returning home with physical and emotional challenges. 

2. Uptown Dog Fair

Greenway and E. Bde Maka Ska Parkway, Uptown Minneapolis
Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m

Cheers to the borking weekend by stopping by the 2nd annual Uptown Dog Fair. Get floof a few new accessories for the fall season by shopping the dog vendors, get your paws on locally-made treats, and talk pup-shop with the rescue organizations that are attending. Pupper can even get her own caricature portrait drawn! It’ll be a doggone good time.

3. Tour de Hard Cider Taprooms

It’s that time of year—time for all things apple spice and everything nice. We both know pupper is just beggin’ to visit all the local cideries to get a taste of fall. Kick off the tour by grabbing a pint at Minneapolis Cider Co., where dogs are always welcome on the patio. Pounce over to Number 12 Cider to get a cider flight and drool-worthy, wood-fired ‘za. Finish off at Sociable Cider Werks, where floof can belly up to the bar for one more brew. 

Things to Do Near St. Paul This Weekend

1. Let’s Pawty Halloween Dog Event

Heritage Village Park, Inver Grove Heights
Saturday, October 1, 2–4 p.m.

Everypuppy’s gonna wanna see and be seen at this Howl-oween pawty. Bring the furry floof out to this festive event featuring local pet vendors, doggie activities, kissing booth (smooch your pooch), giveaways, gourmet hotdog stand, and more. Pupper can even dress up in her Halloween get-up to compete in the costume contest. 

2. Encanto Drive-In Movie at Union Depot

Union Depot, St. Paul
Friday, September 30, 7:30–9:30 p.m., tickets required

Hey pups, it’s showtime! The Union Depot in Lowertown St. Paul will be showing the movie Encanto, so load up the car or grab the picnic blanket and sniff out the best spot at this drive-in movie. Food trucks are there for late-night noms when you run out of popcorn and milk bones. It’s just $10 per car, so load up the whole pack! If pup has too much energy before or after the movie, get those zoomies out at the High Bridge Dog Park nearby. 

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

  • Healing Hearts Rescue will be at Saint Paul Brewing this Saturday, October 2 from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Shake paws with the adoptable foster pups and possibly meet your new bestie! 

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: @Helena Lopes

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