3 September Events in the Twin Cities You Don’t Want to Miss

3 September Events in the Twin Cities You Don't Want to MissWho’s ready for fall? Soon the weather will be cooling off and the kids will be back in school. But, there’s still plenty to do outside on the weekends, before it gets really cold.

Along with (hopefully) cooler weather, lots of family-friendly events in the Twin Cities are in store for the month of September.

Arts Festival (Edina, MN)

The annual Edina Fall into the Arts Festival will be held September 10-11 at Centennial Lakes Park. Some 250 artisan and vendor booths will celebrate the end of summer with art lovers. Artist wares include fiber arts, photography, sculpture, glasswork and pottery. Attendance and parking are free.

You can just browse and enjoy the fresh air, or get an early start to holiday shopping. Or, of course, feel free to shop for yourself or your home.

Apple Day (Excelsior, MN)

From 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. on September 17, locals honor the apple harvest with the 81st annual Apple Day in Excelsior. This event again offers vendor arts and food as well as antiques, crafts and a “good-old-fashioned street dance.”

For runners, start the day at 8am with a 5K and one mile run, also known as Apple of the Lake. For bakers, there’s an apple pie baking contest, and for eaters, a pie eating contest. The beer and wine gardens open after lunch. On stage at the Kowalski’s Market Apple Day Stage, enjoy live bands such as the Kung Fu Hippies, the Tim Mahoney Band and Dan Rodriguez.

Plymouth on Parade (Plymouth, MN)

Another 5K event takes place in Plymouth on September 24. The Firefighter 5K Run/Walk and Kids Run will kick off the annual Plymouth on Parade day. Awards will be given to the top three men, women and firefighter finishers, and to the non-Plymouth fire department with the most participants.

Then at 11:30 a.m., the 18th annual Plymouth on Parade starts down Plymouth Boulevard from 34th to 37th avenues. Following that, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Hilde Performance Center and the Plymouth Ice Center/Life Time Fitness area, is family fun including swimming and ice skating, face painting and entertainment – all for free! Food concessions will also be on hand, with some favorite treats to purchase.

What other September events in the Minneapolis area are you looking forward to attending? Comment and let us know!