Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

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The Best Days of Summer Aquatennial - Celebrating 75 Years!

The Best Days of Summer Auqatennial - Celebrating 75 Years! View on Map


From 18 July 2014 To 26 July 2014


Various locations, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 2014 Minneapolis Aquatennial is celebrating 75 years! Tagged as ‘The Best Days of Summer Aquatennial’, this year's festivities kick off on July 18th and run right through until July 26th.

Aquatennial Flagship Events:

  • July 20th – Star Tribune Beach Bash: Enjoy The Best Days of Summer on the beach at the Star Tribune Beach Bash. Relax in the sun and surf or participate in Aquatennial events along Lake Calhoun, including the Xcel Energy Sandcastle Competition and Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat Races!
  • July 23rd – CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade: Brighten up your summer with the CenterPoint Energy Torchight Parade. This one-of-a-kind parade will illuminate downtown with bands, floats, and fun for all ages.
  • July 26th – Target Fireworks: One of the largest annual firework shows in the country, the Target Fireworks will light up the Minneapolis sky at 10 pm with a spectacular pyrotechnic display in celebration of the 75th Aquatennial. In addition to the amazing fireworks, enjoy pre-firework festivities starting at 6 pm.

Other features include Twin Cities River Rats Aquatennial Ski Show, Queen of the Lakes, Canadian Pacific Aquatennial Tennis Classic and much more! Events will take place around the city, so the best thing to do is book a stay at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, which is in easy reach of all the key areas.

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