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What happens if there is severe weather?

The Taste of Minnesota is a Rain or Shine event!

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 continue.  Taste of Minnesota will make these announcements on the Great Clips Main Stage and via our social media platforms.

Emergency shelter locations can be found at:

  • 3rd Street Ramp (Across from Great Clips Main Stage)
  • Hennepin County Library
  • 4th and Marquette Parking Ramp (Outside of Event Perimeter)
If you are driving to Taste of Minnesota, there are several parking options available in downtown Minneapolis.
City of Minneapolis parking ramps and lots can be found on their parking website.
Entry Policies
Taste of Minnesota 2024 is back at Nicollet Mall and expanding on to Washington Ave!

Entrances are located at:

  • The corner of Washington Ave & Hennepin Ave
  • 5th St & Nicollet Mall
  • 4th St & Nicollet Mall

All persons/bags subject to search prior to entry.

Entry points will be secured with the following protocols:

  • No outside food or beverages may be brought into Taste of Minnesota. You may bring your empty water bottle (any style). There will be filling stations available onsite as well as multiple points of sale where beverages may be purchased.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to enter the festival. Proof of age is required.
  • Strollers, wheelchairs and personal umbrellas are welcome.
  • No weapons of any type are allowed.
  • Taste of Minnesota “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 Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statute 609.72, Disorderly Conduct.
  • Obscene or Disruptive Conduct: Taste of Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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

Alcohol Sales

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

Minnesota 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 viewing areas for individuals who require accommodation and a clear view of the Great Clips 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 empty water bottle (any style). Water filling stations will be available throughout the festival grounds. Beverages, including bottled water, will be available for purchase at various points of sale located throughout the Taste of Minnesota.

Taste of Minnesota 2023 was a hot one! To enhance your festival-going experience, misting stations will now be a part of 2024! These are brought to you by Twin City Heating, Air and Electric.

Where is Taste of Minnesota?

Taste of Minnesota 2024 is back at Nicollet Mall and expanding on to Washington Ave!

Entrances are located at:

  • The corner of Washington Ave & Hennepin Ave
  • 5th St & Nicollet Mall
  • 4th St & Nicollet Mall
When is Taste of Minnesota?

Taste of Minnesota is a two-day event taking place on July 6th and July 7th, 2024!

Each day runs from 11am – 8pm.

Cash, Card, or Both?

Taste of Minnesota accepts both cash and card payments.

ATM machines will be located throughout the event.

What Can I Bring into Taste of Minnesota?
  • Small bag or purse (subject to search)
  • Empty water bottle (any style)
  • 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
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
  • Hoverboards or recreational scooters
Do I need a ticket for Taste of Minnesota?

Taste of Minnesota is a FREE event!

There are no actual tickets needed to attend the event or the concert(s). There are virtual RSVP tickets which help us keep track of attendance numbers. These will also be used to communicate updates before and during the event.

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 2024 Sponsors

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Star Tribune
Xcel Energy
RBC Wealth Management