Second Avenue and Fourth Street, Minneapolis // Noon-10pm // Free
After a year on the shelf, the Pizza Luce Block Party return, refreshed and relaxed and ready to rock a new location and celebrate 20 years of Pizza Luce. Music includes the always well-coiffed Motion City Soundtrack as headliners and a variety of others that span the genres including Fairfax AK, Martin Devaney, Sean Anonymous, Bloodnstuff and more!
Midwest Homebrew Supply // 5825 Excelsior Boulevard, St. Louis Park // 11am – 2pm
The Minnesota Home Brewers Association is making mead in Midwest’s parking lot! From 11-2 brewers will share their tips and tricks while making batches of mead. Stop by and learn more about the club and the mead making process.
McLeod County Fairgrounds // 840 Century Avenue Southwest, Hutchinson // 10am – 6pm // $5-20
Get your garlic breathe on. The Minnesota Garlic Festival is a celebration of all things garlic in Minnesota with local food, celebrity chefs, music, area artisans and silly games. For an additional fee, the event also features beer and wine samples from Minnesota vendors including Badger Hill, Harriet Brewing and Lucid as well as wineries Crow River Winery and Morgan Creek Vineyards.
Olin Park // John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI // 1-6pm // $50
The Great Taste of the Midwest is one of the premiere beer festivals in the nation. For that matter, it’s one of the longest-running fest in the nation as well. The Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild host hundreds of breweries and thousands of beer fans as they descend upon Madison’s Olin Park for an afternoon of great beer.
Figlio Beer Series: Lucid
Figlio // 5331 West 16th Street, St. Louis Park // 6:30-8:30pm // $50
Chill out on Figlio’s patio as the fellas from Lucid sample their beer! Chef JP Samuelson will be firing up the grill to expertly pair great food with Lucid’s beer. Talk shop, drink beer, soak up some August sun. Good times!
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts // 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 // 6 -9pm // $Free
Prepare yourself for the Great Minnesota Get-together! Witness the creation of an MIA butter sculpture. Indulge in tasty fair fare from AZ Canteen and Lulu’s Street Food. Check out blue-ribbon art. Take in grandstand-worthy music from Sean Anonymous and Dream Crusher. Craft your own masterpiece-on-a-stick. Say cheese for our State Fair photobooth. Hop on the Warby Parker class trip school bus. Free; refreshments for sale. It’s Third Thursday: On a Stick! Official Beer: Summit Music Partner: Local Current from 89.3 The Current.
West Bridge Park // 107 West River Street, Monticello // 3-7pm // $25-35
The Monticello Lions are putting on their 2nd annual Brewfest on the banks of the Mississippi River at West Bridge Park on August 17th. This evental will feature over 100 craft beers to sample, food from local establishments, and music provided by Blue Hazard Band. All proceeds from this event go back into the community to help support local charities