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"Stone Arch Festival of the Arts" Top 5 Page for this destination Seasonal Events Tip by goodfish

Seasonal Events, Minneapolis: 12 reviews and 30 photos

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This is my very favorite of our summer festivals. Stone Arch Festival of the Arts is an annual 2-day event in June (Father's Day weekend) that's located on the riverfront in the St. Anthony Main district. This is walking distance across the river - via the historic Stone Arch Bridge - from downtown. The event includes live music, food, beer and wine gardens, an antique car show and works from around 250 artists. They do a nice job of selecting quality craftspeople so the jewelry, paintings, photography, ceramics and such is generally really good - not a lot of junk.

The other plus is the location: stretched along a nice green section of the river with fantastic views of the downtown skyline. There is a stretch of restaurants with outdoor patios along the street side, and you are only a couple of blocks from the bars and restaurants of the Northeast Minneapolis' Old St. Anthony Area on East Hennepin. The festival site also includes a section of Water Power Park, which is right on St. Anthony Falls. See the website for dates, hours, parking and other good stuff. Entrance and entertainment is free.

Related tips to this area (under my Minneapolis pages):
Off the Beaten Path: Nicollet Island, and One Great Walk on the Riverfront
Nightlife: Best Pubcrawl without a Car
Things to do: Historic Riverfront, and St. Anthony Main

Address: St. Anthony Main
Directions: St. Anthony Main, across the river from downtown.Northeast Minneapolis. See website for good directions

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 24, 2009
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