Location: SE 7th St & SE 14th Ave When: Saturday, April 22nd @ Noon
If you haven’t been over to SSSDude-Nutz yet make that a priority for the future. They offer an eccentric, rotating variety of donuts with equally eccentric names like the peanut butter laced “50 Tyson,” or cookies & cream inspired “No Flex Zone.” This Saturday they’ll host a block party with performances from MycDazzle and Madi Wayne, as well as DJ sets from The Breakfast Club, DJ Cilantro, DJ Rowsheen, and DJ Cig AM. Click the link below for SSSDude-Nutz official website.
Location: 3820 E Lake Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 22nd // 11AM-8PM
That’s right, the weather is getting nice and everyone’s just about ready to start taking advantage of these sunny days. Record Store Day marks the official beginning of Minneapolis’ block party season, year by year Hymie’s brings in spring on a high note. This time around the event will start early with a deep lineup consisting of local favorites, some of which include: Charlie Parr, The Blind Shake, and Black Market Brass to name a few. There will be 2 stages, food trucks and fun stuff to check out for all ages. This one is FREE, make sure to stop by if you’re looking for something to do.
Location: 119 N 4th Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, August 6th // Noon-10PM
The good people over at Pizza Luce have announced the lineup for their annual block party and it looks pretty solid. Plenty of familiar faces grace the lineup including Lizzo, Sean Anonymous, Charlie Parr, and Carnage The Executioner among others. Young rockers Bruise Violet will also take the stage as well as Run West Run; a nice set up for fans seeking variety. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Thirsy?! There will also be beer tents provided by Summit Brewing. Click the link below for the full lineup and keep an eye out for more information as we get closer to August.
Location: East Lake Street, Minneapolis When: Sunday, May 8th // 11AM-7PM
Cinco De Mayo is this Thursday so it’s time to start thinking about the options at hand. East Lake Street will once again host Minneapolis’ annual Cinco De Mayo parade which runs from 2nd Avenue to Portland Avenue. The event will feature traditional dancers, live music, arts, crafts, tons of food and games for the kids. A good time no doubt, the Cinco De Mayo parade is a great chance to immerse yourself in Mexican culture. This event is free and will go down rain or shine, click the link below for more information.
Location: 3820 E Lake Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 16th // 11AM-11PM
Record Store Day is now just a couple of weeks away, but Hymie’s Records is already on top of things. They recently announced the lineup for their annual block party and things look pretty damn awesome. This year’s event will feature performances from Charlie Parr, Chastity Brown, Black Market Brass, Bruise Violet, and Mike Munson among others. Sponsored by PBR, there will be plenty of suddz on deck for those who come thirsty, mark your calendars and click the link below for more information.
The good people over at Studiiyo 23 will celebrate their 5th anniversary this weekend with a massive block party. Not only will they be hosting the stacked lineup of Finding Novyon, Greg Grease, Metasota, BdotCroc, Sarah White, Bionik and special guests Mike The Martyr & DJ Low; they’ll also be throwing their 6th Sneaker & Arts Exchange. This event has flown a little under the radar but we guarantee that it will not disappoint, there will be plenty of things to get into for all ages. That being said make sure you drink responsibly around the youngins, mark your calenders and stay tuned for more.
This past weekend, we made our way over to the Pizza Luce Block Party and caught the last two performances on the night. With an energized and pizza drunk crowd – Pizza Luce’s block party made for another successful night. While we were only able to make it to the final performances of Sims & Mike Mictlan, followed by Har Mar Superstar – it was definitely not one to miss. Sims and Mike were joined by POS, while Har Mar was joined by other local favorites in Lizzo and Spyder Baybie. The night was solid all around and we hope this one continues year after year.
Location: Lake Street between Elliot Avenue & 42nd Avenue When: Sunday, August 2nd // 11AM-5PM
This year’s Open Streets series will make it’s next stop along the eastern section of Lake Street. A section that includes many different cultural hot spots, you’ll also be able to stop by the Midtown Global Market on the event’s western border. Open Streets are family friendly events and will showcase live music, various games, local food vendors, local craft vendors, and a variety of other things to do. All ages of course, Open Streets: East Lake runs along the green way allowing for easy access, click the link below for more information.