View history of Hennepin County fairs and festivals

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Hennepin County Minnesota



Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Alyssa Thiede, Hennepin History Museum, (612) 870-1329

Celebrate Summer: Hennepin County Fairs and Festivals

At Hennepin Gallery through September 26

Hennepin History Museum presents Celebrate Summer, an exhibit that highlights the history of our local summer fairs and festivals.

Historical county fair ribbons

Where and when

  • Hennepin Gallery, Hennepin County Government Center, A-level
  • 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis
  • Now through September 26
  • Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Exhibit description

Come learn more about big events such as the Minneapolis Aquatennial, Twin Cities Pride, and the Minnesota State Fair, which can trace its roots to Hennepin County. You'll also learn about many of the smaller fairs and festivals in communities across our county that residents look forward to each summer.

The exhibit will display artifacts and images that span well over a century and present the many traditions that residents of this county celebrate each year.

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