Ope, most of your questions answered!

What happens if it rains/lightening?

It wouldn’t be Minnesota without talking about the weather!

Let’s keep taking care of each other. Below is important information for the day- but hopefully, we won’t need it. Have fun today!! ☀️😎

In the case of inclement weather, Taste of Minnesota will make an announcement on stage that the event is being suspended. In the case of lightning, or heavy rain we will suspend operations and then resume the festival when we are confident it is safe to resume.

Safe shelter spaces if event is suspended:
* Parking garage at Marquette Plaza on 3rd
* Minneapolis Central Library lobby on the 300 block of Nicollet
* 409 Parking garage at 4th and Marquette

Have a great Day 2 of Taste!!! 🎶 🍔 🍻 🖼️ 🤼‍♀️🎉🙌

If you are driving to Taste of Minnesota, there are several parking options in downtown Minneapolis. Many lots next to the festival on Nicollet will be available, but we recommend parking next to Target Field/Target Center and either taking the FREE light rail trip two stops to the South Entrance or walking a few blocks to either festival entrance. The City of Minneapolis parking options and recommendations can be found on their parking website.
Entry Policies
Taste of MN will be held along Nicollet Mall between Washington Avenue South and 5th Street South.
All persons must ENTER and EXIT  through one of two points:
  • North Entry: Washington Ave South/Nicollet Mall
  • South Entry: 5th Street South/Nicollet Mall
All persons/bags subject to search prior to entry
  • No outside food or beverages may be brought into Taste of MN. You may bring your water bottle with (water only!). There are filling stations and water available too. 
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to enter the festival. Proof of age is required.
  • All persons and bags are subject to search upon entry.
  • Strollers, wheelchairs and personal umbrellas are welcome inside Taste of MN.
  • No weapons of any type are allowed in Taste of MN
  • Taste of “MN Bans Guns in these premises” including gun permit holders pursuant to MN State Statute 624.714 subd. 17 (4).
Code of Conduct
  • Unlawful Conduct: It is unlawful for any person to willfully harass, disrupt, interfere or obstruct any function within Taste of MN pursuant to MN Statute 609.72, Disorderly Conduct.
  • Obscene or Disruptive Conduct: Taste of MN is a family friendly event, and any individuals engaged in obscene or disruptive conduct will be asked to leave the event.
  • Political/Religious Activity: No one may post, distribute political or religious materials nor may they campaign or arrange for interviews during Taste of MN.

Violations of policies and code of conduct are grounds for denial of entry and/or removal from Taste of MN.

Alchohol Sales

Taste of MN sells a variety of alcoholic beverages during the festival. Please be aware of the following if you plan to purchase alcohol:

MN law requires that proof of age for purchasing alcohol may be established only by one of the following:

  • A valid driver’s license (if you have an expired license, please bring renewal paperwork to accompany it).
  • A valid state identification card or from Canada, which includes a photograph and date of birth of the person.
  • A valid military I.D. issued by the U.S. Dept. of Defense
  • A valid passport
  • A valid tribal I.D.
What accessibility options are available?

We have seating areas for individuals who require accommodation and a clear view of the Main Stage where our headliners will perform. 

There will also be ADA portable restrooms located along 3rd Street near the Minneapolis Central Library and 4th Street near the Xcel Energy building. 

How do I stay hydrated?

You may bring your water bottle (with water only). 

Water filling stations are located at:

  • 3rd/Nicollet
  • 4th/Nicollet
  • Nicollet between 3rd and 4th near library

Target has donated pallets of water bottles being delivered by The Minneapolis Fire Department

Keep hydrated folks!

Beverages will be available for purchase at various stations located throughout the Taste of MN.

Where is Taste of MN?
Taste of MN will be held along Nicollet Mall between Washington Avenue South and 5th Street South.
All persons must ENTER and EXIT  through one of two points:
All persons/bags subject to search prior to entry
When is Taste of MN?

Taste of MN is July 2nd and July 3rd 2023.

Gates open at 12pm and close at 8pm each day.

Who’s Playing?

July 2nd: 

Great Clips Main Stage

12:30-2:00 The Steeles
2:30-4:00 The Fabulous Armadillos
4:45-6:00 Motion City Soundtrack
6:30-8:00 Third Eye Blind
Featuring: TaliaKnight music-note-astrisk

Jazz88 Stage

Located near 5th & Nicollet Entrance

2:00-3:00  Nathan Klaers Trio    
3:30-4:30  Benedict Mudasa
5:00-6:00 Jazz Central All Stars Featuring Jake Baldwin, Mac Santiago, Pete Enblom, Murphy Smith & Patrick Adkins
6:30-8:00  David Billingsley

Xcel Energy Singer/Songwriter Stage

Located near the Washington & Nicollet Entrance

11:00-12:00 Sammie Jean Cohen
12:15-1:15 Allison Eykholt
1:30-2:30 Max Rewitzer
2:45-3:45 Dan Rumsey & Backbeat Harris
4:00-5:15 Zoë Says Go
5:30-6:30 Dan Israel

July 3rd:

Great Clips Main Stage

12:30-1:30 Molly Maher and her Disbelievers
3:15-4:45 White Iron Band
5:15-6:30 Uncle Kracker
7:00-8:00 Big Boi (from OutKast)
Featuring: DJ Digie music-note-astrisk

Jazz88 Stage

Located near 5th & Nicollet Entrance

12:30-1:30  Ella Grace Quintet  
2:00-3:00  Nathan Klaers Trio  
3:30-4:30  Walker West Women of Jazz
5:00-6:30  Bruce Henry – The Evolution of African American Music  
7:00-8:00  Kevin Washington & Ra Spirit

Xcel Energy Singer/Songwriter Stage

Located near the Washington & Nicollet Entrance

11:15-1:00 Papa Shalita and friends
1:15-2:15 Skarlett Woods
2:30-3:30 Juliet Catherine
3:45-5:00 Joan of Profile
5:15-6:30 Soot & Scratch with Jesse Barstad

What Can I Bring into Taste of MN?

You May Bring:

  • Small bag or purse (subject to search)
  • Empty water bottle (non-glass)
  • Strollers 
  • Wheelchairs
  • Personal Umbrellas
Items Not Allowed:
  • Backpacks
  • Large bags
  • Camelback style hydration packs
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms, knives, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Professional grade cameras or video equipment or other recording devices
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
Do I need a ticket for Taste of MN?

Don’t worry it’s FREE! You can get your ticket HERE

If you forget to create one ahead of time, we’ll have a QR code available at the gate each day.

If I leave, can I re-enter?

Yes! However All persons and bags are subject to search upon re-entry.

Can I bring my dog?

That may not be the best idea. Crowds and noise can be really stressful for pups. Some people are not comfortable with animals in their spaces. So, unless your dog is a service animal, consider leaving your pets at home.

Disclaimer: Taste of Minnesota attendees assume all risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury or illness, including COVID-19 and its variants, which attendees allege was experienced, incurred, or contracted in connection with attending an event sponsored by the Taste of Minnesota. Attendees acknowledge the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and understand COVID-19 can be contracted anywhere in the community.

All Taste of Minnesota events follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. Please do not attend this event if you are not feeling well or have been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Masks are currently not required at Taste of Minnesota outdoor events (subject to change), but we encourage you to wear one if you have not been fully vaccinated.

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