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Taste of Minnesota returns to downtown Minneapolis bigger and better than before!

This year the beloved Minnesota festival is expanding onto Washington Avenue.

Unlike your typical outdoor event, The Taste of Minnesota weaves through the city skyline of downtown Minneapolis, and this year the Taste team has a special treat for its festival goers!

Inspired by our community and the rich cultures that make up the fabric of our state, The Taste of Minnesota is organized into 5 unique neighborhoods! Whether it’s experiencing the joy of Artist Avenue or jamming out to music in Prince Parkway, The Taste of Minnesota is designed to allow our guests to flow through each experience with ease and delight!

See what our New Neighborhoods have to offer!

Magic Midway Divider

Magic Midway

(Located on Washington Ave)

Activation: Zip Line!

Food: Corn Hole, Gerhard’s Brats, KCM EggRolls, Kenny’s Meatball Wagon, Jerry’s Cherry and Shaved Ice, Mabel’s Old-fashioned Kettle Corn, Minnesnowii Shave Ice, Northeast Pretzels, Pharaoh’s Gyros, Philicious Phillys, POLJAM, Sizzling Wagon Food Truck, Thai Thai Street Food, The Anchor Fish & Chips, The Food Bank, Youniverse Waffles

Artist Market: Set A Drift, Sol y Luna Gallery, Brian Curski Photography, Jessica Stoodley Studio, See carrie color, Chris Broste Photography

Family Fun Area: Mada Mehndi, BOUND Permanent Jewelry, Face Painters – Juan Parker & Nikki Jackson, Balloon Artistry by Mandana, KaiBi Mobile Family Care Center, Hairpolice, The Bond Between- Puppy Party!, Flow artists, & Inflatable games!

Featured Businesses & Sponsors: Big Bite Tour, Metro Transit, Minnesota Wild, & Surly Brewing

Jazz Junction Divider

Jazz Junction

(Located on Marquette Ave, North of Washington Ave)

Activation: Jazz88 Stage

Food: Amish Pies, Arizona Taco Co., Montebello, Ono Hawaiian Plates, Plant Bar Café, Red’s Savoy Pizza, Root To Rise, Woke Cakez Vegan Bakery, Jerry’s Cherry Lemonade

Artist Market: Pryor Lake, Keener Creations, Jewels By Xaviea, Rachel Allison Designs, Gifts By Reeree

The Belt Way Divider

The Belt Way

(Located on Marquette Ave, South of Washington Ave)

Activation: F1RST Wrestling Ring

Food: Big AL & ODB’s Meat & Greet Foodtruck, G-Spot, HomeTown Creamery, Jerry’s Cherry Lemonade and Shaved Ice, Nikkolette’s Macarons, Parlour Food Truck, ParraLily, Pizza Lucé, Xstream Cuisine

Artist Market: Haack Shack Designs & War Forged Printing LLC

Featured Businesses & Sponsors: Minnesota Rusco, Octapharma Plasma

Artist Avenue Divider

Artist Avenue

(Located on Nicollet Mall)

Activation: Xcel Energy Singer/Songwriter Stage

Food: Nibbles Food Group, Amazing Momo, D&D Goodies, Doc E’s BBQ, Flamingos Ice Cream & Treats, La Cochinita, Mocha Momma’s Coffee
(Located inside the Minneapolis Central Library at 4th Street & Nicollet), Jerry’s Cherry Lemonade and Shaved Ice, Mama Sheila’s House of Soul, Oceanaire, Original Hockey Mom Brownies, Ukrainian Center

Artist Market: Boom Island Woodworking, Colibri Guatemalan Jewelry, Corazon Clothing, Blackbird Awakening, Berkenes Boutique, Mars Jameson Brand, Beauty Through Chaos, Luce Quilts, Colorebel, Sharabaked & So_me_byjamelah, ROHO ART COLLECTIVE, Crayon Kelly, CoCo Bloom, Shawn Lohse Art, Thread Joy, Ellite Boutique, MN MAKE, Norwich & Morgan Home Studio, Indigo Sun Jewelry LLC, Renée Boynton Art, Lavendart Design, Spoon and Theory Handmade, Mark Lone – Illustrator, Treat Me To Dog Treats, Females That Hustle Collection, Dipp’d In Hunnie, Media Studio 1, Sunshine Collective By Lola, The Reign Love Collections, VENLAA, Ash Ligon Creations

Featured Businesses & Sponsors: Xcel Energy, T-Mobile Truck, Renewal by Anderson, Sanford Health, Stigma, Chuckle Rum, Leading Age, Children’s Theatre Company, MN Housing, Great Lakes Home Renovations, Isuroon

Prince Parkway Divider

Prince Parkway

(Located on 3rd St)

Activation: Great Clips Main Stage

Food: El Burrito Mercado, Kennedy Concessions, Kraz’d Foodnatik MN, Paella Depot, Philly Station, Tamu Grill and Catering, Taste The Real Nawlins’, The Purple People Feeder, Tom Thumb Donut Corp.

Featured Businesses & Sponsors: Star Tribune

 

 

About the Taste of Minnesota Foundation
The Taste of Minnesota Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing Minnesota’s rich culinary heritage and fostering community connections through vibrant events and festivals.

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

Great Clips
Star Tribune
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Xcel Energy
RBC Wealth Management
MetroTransit
Surly
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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors

Great Clips
Star Tribune
Jazz88
Xcel Energy
RBC Wealth Management
MetroTransit
Surly
Explore Minnesota
MinnesotaJobs.com