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These 28 Street Dances Will Help You Soak Up More Summer

Bonfires and moonlight swims. Cocktails on a patio and movies in the park. It’s summer in Minnesota and everyone is looking for ways to be outside for as long as possible every evening. One fun way to soak up every minute of the season is to kick up your heels at a good ol’ fashioned street dance. And there are plenty scheduled around the state. Some are part of days-long local festivities, some are fundraisers for fire departments, others are just for the heck of it. But all of them promise to be a blast. Check out this list of street dances around Minnesota and you’re sure to find one more way to take advantage of every second summer has to offer.


July 7 & 8
Jeffers, MN

As part of Outlaw Days, the city of Jeffers is holding two—yes, two!—street dances.
Bands: Hicktown Mafia and FlashMob!

July 8
Rothsay, MN

Rothsay celebrates Prairie Days each year and hosts a street dance.
Band: Tripwire

July 11
Minnesota Lake, MN

Festag in Minnesota Lake offers a mid-week opportunity to kick up your heels.
Band: The Johnny Holm Band

July 15
Alberta, MN

Because you don’t need an excuse to dance in the street, Hattie’s Shack in Alberta is holding a street dance just for fun.
Band: Mitch Gordon & the Unleaded Band

July 15
East Grand Forks, MN

Dance the night away at Rockin’ Up North Fest in East Grand Forks.
Band: Maiden Dixie

July 15
Eyota, MN

Eyota is bringing some northern-baked country to town for your musical entertainment.
Band: Diesel Drive

July 22
Hadley, MN

Slayton’s Fire Department knows how to fundraise—bring an awesome band to play outside on a Minnesota summer night.
Band: Nasty Habit

July 22
Hastings, MN

Rivertown Days in Hastings draws crowds each year and the street dance is always a great time.
Band: Maiden Dixie

July 28
Brainerd, MN

Brainerd Jaycees invites everyone to Street Fest to enjoy some tasty BBQ and a street dance.
Band: SSCB

July 28
Glenwood, MN

Glenwood’s annual celebration, Waterama, lasts six days with a street dance on Friday evening.
Band: The Johnny Holm Band

July 28 & 29
Olivia, MN

This year is the 50th Anniversary of Olivia’s Corn Capital Days. They’re bringing two awesome bands to town to help celebrate.
Bands: Fabulous Armadillos and Lost Highway

July 29
Cannon Falls, MN

Another fire department that knows the formula for fundraising. Great band + closed street + summer night = a great time.
Band: Hitchville

July 29
Duluth, MN

The Other Place Bar & Grille is observing Woodland Days with an outdoor concert.
Band: Boogie Wonderland

July 29
Rosemount, MN

Do a little jig at the Leprechaun Days street dance.
Band: Them Pesky Kids


August 4 & 5
Little Canada

Rock out twice at Canadian Days in Little Canada.
Bands: Six to Midnight and Bad Girlfriends

August 5
Pennock, MN

Pennock hosts Fun Days each summer and that means a fun night at their street dance.
Band: Hicktown Mafia

August 10
Park Rapids, MN

One more mid-week chance to bust a move at Park Rapids Legends & Logging Days.
Band: The 4 on the Floor

August 11 & 12
Lonsdale, MN

Another “two-fer” opportunity to enjoy some outdoor dancing. Lonsdale Community Days offers two street dances.
Bands: Tripwire and Bad Girlfriends

August 12
Sartell, MN

Sartell Rock n Block will be rockin’ the block indeed.
Band: Fabulous Armadillos

August 18
Corcoran, MN

Corcoran Country Daze is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll with two bands coming to town.
Bands: Maiden Dixie and Hairball

August 19
Randolph, MN

Barbecued chicken and dancing in the street. It doesn’t get much better than that, and the Randolph Hampton Firemen are serving up both.
Band: Your Dad’s Band

August 19
Ulen, MN

Grab a turkey leg and then grab your dancing shoes at Ulen’s Annual Turkey BBQ.
Band: Tripwire

August 26
Barnesville, MN

Barnesville Potato Days gives you one last chance summer dance before the season ends.
Band: 8th Hour

So if you’re looking for one more way to make the most of every summer moment, grab your dancing shoes and stay out late movin’ and groovin’ at a Minnesota street dance.

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