Minneapolis Northwest hosts a number of entertaining events and festivals featuring music, art and family fun that are worth planning your next trip around. Many of the festivals highlight a wide variety of cultures so you can experience and learn about new music, dance and foods from all around the world.  



Experience Twin Cities World Refugee Day, a remarkable celebration of diversity, art, culture, family, good food, and so much more. In partnership with the City of Brooklyn Center, the event brings communities together to recognize and uplift the diverse gifts that refugees bring to Minnesota. Event-goers enjoy free live entertainment, food and vendors from around the world, children’s activities, a community resource fair, and interactive educational displays. Sunday, June 11,11–5 p.m., Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center.

New this year is the TCWRD 5K! Lace up your running/walking/jogging shoes for this kid-friendly event that supports refugee friends and neighbors. You can also turn your steps/strides into tangible resources by fundraising individually or as a team!

Unity in Motion: TCWRD 5K, Saturday, June 22, 8:30–10 a.m., Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center.

The Twin Cities World Refugee Day is presented by CAPI USA, a local immigrant-led nonprofit that does amazing work connecting community members with food resources, housing assistance, education and other resources. 


Centennial Park Brooklyn Center

Centennial Park is Brooklyn Center's great outdoor gathering space. Located on the grounds is an amphitheater, beautiful nature vistas and a peaceful fountain. Visit the park June 18th-August 20th and have a picnic while enjoying the live music. For the music entertainment calendar visit Entertainment in the Park

  • June 18 - Innocent Reggae Band
  • June 25 - Brooklyn Community Band
  • July 9 - Kendra Glenn Band
  • July 11 - Joyann Parker
  • July 16 - Power of 10
  • July 23 - The Federales
  • July 30 - Monroe Crossing
  • Aug 6 - Brooklyn Big Band
  • Aug 1 - Sawyer's Dream
  • Aug 20 Salsa del Soul

Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. throughout the summer at Centennial Park Amphitheater.



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Putting contest, various shotgun start times, prizes, food and more. Friday, June 14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


Entertainment, food, vendors, activities for all ages. Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.



The Juneteenth Celebration will feature food, fun, and an immersive educational experience.

Saturday, June 15, 1-7 p.m., North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park


Worker reading picture book to children at Historic Eidem Farm

Travel back in time at Historic Eidem Farm in Brooklyn Park. See what it was like living on a farm during the 1890s, get a tour of the grounds from costumed guides, and participate in a craft. This year the live music is back. Adult happy hour events are in the planning stages for later in the summer.


Summer 2023 Igbofest

Did you know that 1 in 5 residents of Brooklyn Park was born outside of the U.S.? Come celebrate the area's cultural roots at IgboFest. IgboFest showcases cultural activities with a full day of free family fun, drawing more than 5,000 adults and kids to the area. Activities include tasting traditional African dishes and trying your hand at African crafts, enjoying a variety of dance performances and processions, and chances to win raffle prizes.

Saturday, Aug 10, noon-6 p.m. IgboFest is a vibrant outdoor festival and free for the whole family! Sample African food, shop for jewelry, gorgeous African apparel, watch entertaining performances and dance to the music. For more information visit www.umunne.org.


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Welcome the return of summer! Meet some neighbors. Enjoy the trails and park in the Trinity Garden neighborhood.

Saturday, June 8 from 9-11 a.m. in the Trinity Gardens Neighborhood in Brooklyn Park. This is a non-competitive, family-friendly neighborhood walk and play event.

  • 1- and 2-mile marked circular route
  • Join in at any point along the route and at any time between 9 and 11 a.m.
  • Accessible for strollers, wagons and wheelchairs
  • Walk at your own pace
  • Bring your dogs, kids, neighbors and guests
  • Play in the park along the way, enjoy trail trivia and face painting
  • Win great drawing prizes like gift cards to local restaurants
  • Visit with the Fire and Police Departments, Rec on the Go, scavenger hunt, ring and bean bag toss, selfie station, candy, water and more!


world ballet

The World Ballet Festival 2024 will be taking place at the Pantages Theatre this June. See ballet stars from the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, and World Ballet Company, as well as local companies’ presentations, such as Ballet Minnesota and Ballet Royale Minnesota, performing on one stage. Running June 7-9.