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If you are driving to Taste of Minnesota, there will be several parking options in downtown Minneapolis, many lots near the Taste of Minnesota will be available. The City of Minneapolis parking options and recommendations can be found on their parking website.
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 made available, and the City of Minneapolis is committed to maintaining accessibility passages throughout the festival grounds.

How do I stay hydrated?

You may bring your water bottle (with water only). Water filling stations will be available throughout the festival grounds. Beverages, including bottled water, will be available for purchase at various stations located throughout the Taste of Minnesota.

The Taste of MN 2023 was a hot one, with temperatures nearing 100 degrees. It’s very important to keep hydrated folks, so drink plenty of water before, during and after your Taste adventure.

Where is Taste of MN?
The location for Taste of MN 2024 is returning to the Nicollet Mall!  Announcement coming in early 2024 – sign up for our newsletter to stay up to the minute with exciting announcements about location, music, entertainment, and of course FOOD!
When is Taste of MN?

Taste of MN will generally fall on or near the 4th of July holiday. In 2023, the festival fell on July 2nd and 3rd, and for 2024 the dates have been set for July 6th & 7th – with the location still set to be announced. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to the minute with exciting announcements about location, music, entertainment, and of course FOOD!

Who’s Playing?

2024 Lineup TBA

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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! Tickets will be issued so we can have an attendance estimate. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to receive yours. 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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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

City of Minneapolis
Metro Transit
Affinity Plus
Jazz 88
Xcel Energy