Ugly Tie 5K Fun Run

In celebration of the StarTribune’s 150th anniversary, join us on Father’s Day for their first ever 5K fun run along the scenic historic Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. Wear the ugliest tie you can find to and bring the whole family. In addition to the 5K race there will be a kids Half-K run followed by music, snacks and great prizes for the ugliest ties at Father Hennepin Park. Early bird pricing available through May 17, don’t miss out!

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Blood Mobile

Save a life with Memorial Blood Centers at the Fest’s annual blood drive! Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am-4pm on the Merriam St. Bridge. Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred. Sign up at with sponsor code 3716, or contact Tommie at or (651) 332-7162.

All presenting donors will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of premium Twins tickets! All types are needed – especially type O!

Download the Jeeyo App and Win Prizes

Stop by the Jeeyo booth! Download the new Jeeyo social app all about group stories (available on iOS and Android). Add to a story, play games, and win prizes. It’s going to be fun! Learn more and download Jeeyo now!

Register to WIN ART!

City Pages and the MN Lottery have teamed up again on The Mosaic Contest featuring the work of a talented local artists! Stop at the City Pages booth near St Anthony Main movie theater to register to win the original work of art made from recycled lottery ticket!

Festival T-Shirts

North Made has designed the awesome 2017 shirt. Stop by their booth near the gate to Water Power Park across from Vic’s Dining and check it out!

Water Power Park

As you walk out to Water Power Park, please visit our New and Student Artist sections. These talented emerging artists will impress and inspire you! Also, visit some of the non-profit organization booths and learn valuable information about how they are working to improve our community.


Get yourself ready for day the right way! YogaFit will lead a yoga class from the Star Tribune Stage on Sat & Sun mornings. All are welcome to join this FREE 30 min class from 11 am  – 11:30 am on Sat & Sun.

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