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Riverfront fun in Minneapolis

In summer, it's a magnet for tourists and locals alike.

A paddlewheeler near the Stone Arch Bridge.

© Beth Gauper

The downtown Minneapolis riverfront is a magnet for tourists and locals alike, and everyone wants to be outdoors: listening to free concerts, dining at sidewalk tables and strolling on the Stone Arch Bridge.

What to do: Run, walk, bike or skate along the riverfront. Tour the Guthrie Theater. Take a historic walking tour from Mill City Museum. Go to the Mill City Farmers Market on Saturdays. See free water-ski shows on Thursdays.

Events: June 14-16, Stone Arch Bridge Festival. July 4, Red White and Boom. July 27, Aquatennial fireworks.

Details: See On the river in Minneapolis.

Last updated on June 17, 2019