August Event Lineup
Summer may be winding down for some, but the excitement in Eagan has only just begun! With Verizon Vikings Training Camp in full swing, festivals on the horizon and live music everywhere you look, you definitely need to get to Eagan to soak up all the fun.
Verizon Vikings Training Camp
Now through August 16 // Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center & TCO Stadium
Verizon Vikings Training Camp is 18 days of fun for the fans, from watching player practices to snagging autographs, visiting the new team museum and special event plaza hoopla.
Training Camp U
Now through August 16 // Union 32 Craft House
Union 32 is the closest brewpub to Vikings Training Camp, so it only makes sense they kick off Training Camp U, a daily celebration featuring live music, family days, giveaways, shuttles to and from training camp and more!
Eagan Market Fest
Wednesdays in August, 4:00pm-8:00pm // Eagan’s Central Park Festival Grounds
This award-winning farmer’s market offers fresh produce, locally made food products, fine arts, live music and fun.
Twin Cities Premium Outlets Back to School Event
Saturday, August 11, 12:00pm-3:00pm // Twin Cities Premium Outlets
This fun event will feature live music by Amanda Yang, free gifts, prize drawings and exciting activities for all ages.
Eagan Food Truck Festival
Saturday, August 11, 4:00pm-10:00pm // Eagan’s Central Park Festival Grounds
Enjoy the Twin Cities tastiest food truck fare, local craft beers and entertainment at the Eagan Food Truck Festival. The event promises to be a salty and sweet Saturday evening with more than 20 trucks representing tastes from across the globe.
Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series
Sunday, August 12, 6:30pm-8:00pm // Caponi Art Park
Caponi Art Park’s fourth installment of this unique series features Batucada Do Norte, a homegrown Brazilian percussion band following the music of Carnival.
Captain’s Course Mini Golf Tournament
Monday, August 13 // Cascade Bay Waterpark
This 9-hole all-ages tournament offers fun competition all while playing for free passes to the waterpark or a free concessions item.
‘Round the Bend Music and Beer
Friday, August 17, 5:30pm-8:30pm // Caponi Art Park
Head over to the Park for an evening celebrating music, beer, and food. Grab a blanket, bring friends, family or your dog and relax under the leafy canopy. Enjoy your favorite music while you sip on a beer from Eagan’s Bald Man Brewing Company and have a bite to eat from the food trucks.
Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Weekends August 19 through September 30 // Shakopee Festival Grounds
The country’s largest Renaissance-themed festival, this rousing event will delightfully engage and entertain you as the festival grounds are transformed into a 16th century village, complete with hundreds of unique characters. You’re encouraged to dress the part, too!
Minnesota Vikings Pre-Season Games
Saturday August 18, 12:00pm and Friday, August 24, 7:00pm // U.S. Bank Stadium
The Minnesota Vikings preseason will kick off with home games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks!
Animal Play Days
Monday, August 20 // Minnesota Zoo
The Zoo animals receive enrichment every day to keep them mentally and physically strong – and Animal Play Days give guests a special opportunity to watch enrichment and engage with zookeepers at featured animal habitats.
Minnesota State Fair
August 23 – September 3 // Minnesota State Fairgrounds
The Minnesota State Fair is one of the largest and best-attended expositions in the world, attracting more than 1.9 million visitors annually. Often referred to as “The Great Minnesota Get-Together”, this end-of-summer tradition is always held the 12 days leading up to and through Labor Day.
Bald Man 2nd Annual Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 25, 5:00pm – 11:45pm // Bald Man Brewing Company
Celebrate Bald Man’s 2nd birthday with an exciting celebration including free beer with your $10 entry, prize giveaways, games, food trucks and a fantastic concert by High Octane.
BUZ’N Sunday Funday
Sunday, August 26, 1:00pm-5:00pm // Casper’s Cherokee of Eagan
Come watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Oakland A’s with Lucas from BUZ’N 102.9 and enjoy live music, a bag tourney, prizes and beer.