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Local Loring Park Attractions

We all know Minnesota has the best summers with manageable temps and festivals around the city every weekend. The Loring area, being centrally located in Minneapolis, becomes very busy during the summer months. Below are some of the popular festivals that call Loring Park home.


Rock The Garden

Rock the Garden is an annual summer music festival organized by the Walker Art Center and The Current. Since its founding, Rock the Garden has highlighted national artists such as Wilco, Sonic Youth, MGMT, De La Soul, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Modest Mouse, and Decembrists and featured a diverse range of local bands like Low, Fog, Iffy, Cloud Cult, Howler, Trampled By Turtles, and Doomtree.


Pride Festival

Twin Cities Pride is a nonprofit Minnesota corporation that brings the greater LGBTQIA+ community together to commemorate the diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues and celebrate achievements in equality. This weekend-long festival is open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.

Frequently rated in the Top 10 Pride Festivals in the US.


Loring Park Art Festival

The Loring Park Art Festival is produced by Artists for Artists LLP–and organization of experienced artists. This two-day event consists of 140 visual artists displaying their original work, scheduled live music, children activities and food vendors. The art presented includes a variety of media including painting, photography, printmaking, handmade paper, wood, jewelry, clay, sculpture, fiber, mixed media and glass.

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