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Linden Hills Summer Calendar

Summer event calendar for all ages and stages. For events just for kids, check out our Linden Hills Littles calendar. Email additional suggestions to newsletter@lindenhills.org.


WEEKDAYS

Yoga at the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 6:30a on weekdays. All ages, free.


MOST DAYS

Minneapolis Music & Movies in the Parks. This free city-wide series includes 82 concerts at Lake Harriet Bandshell (Mon, Wed, Fri and Saturdays at 7:30p plus Sundays at 2p & 5:30p) and 6 movie showings within Linden Hills. For weather cancellations and other news, check the Minneapolis Music and Movies Facebook page.


WEEKLY

Fridays: Art in the Park from 1-3p from 6/21 to 7/26 at the Linden Hills Rec Center. Open studio with peer instruction, relies on your creativity. Ages 55+, free, register online.

Sundays: Linden Hills Farmers Market in the Settergren’s parking lot, from 10a-1p through 10/27. Rain or shine.

Sundays: Lake Harriet Park Market at the Lake Harriet Bandshell area, from 2-7p through 8/25. Features fresh foods, crafts, pottery, and treasures. 

Sundays: Sunday Dinners at Picnic, from from 4-9p through the summer. Rotating pop-up dinners. No reservations – first come, first served.


JUNE

June 19: Fix It: Help with Bike Repairs on Wednesday, 6/19 from 4-8p at the Lake Harriet Bandshell parking lot. Roll into this open-house bike repair event, where you can ask MPRB’s skilled bike mechanic questions, use tools and get information about taking care of your bike.

June 20: Summer Wine & Stroll from 5-8:30p at 43rd & Upton. Sipping, strolling and shopping.

June 22: Owl Service on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, from 9p-midnight. Regular fare applies or $7 for an Owl Pass that gives one rider unlimited rides throughout the evening.

June 23: Comma Fiction Book Club. Meets at Comma the third Sunday of each month at 4p to discuss recent fiction publications. Next meeting is discussing Choice on Sunday, 6/23 (rescheduled due to Father’s Day). Open to all.

June 27: Meet the Artist Happy Hour at Everett & Charlie on Thursday, 6/27 at 5p. Come by the gallery and meet the artists! Sip on a beverage, be happy, buy art!


JULY

July 2: All Aboard at the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, from 5:30-7:30p. A special time for neurodiverse folks, families, and friends. Regular fares apply.

July 4: Independence Day on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, from 12:30 to 8:30p. Regular fares apply.

July 6: Comma Body, Mind, and Spirit Book Club. Meets the first Saturday of odd months at 9a to read and reflect on books that touch on our mental, physical, spiritual, and social health. Next meeting is discussing Supercommunicators on Saturday, 7/6.

July 6: Motorettes First Hire on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, from 6:30-8:30p. Celebration of the historic first hire of a woman by Twin City Lines. Regular fares apply.

July 9 & 10: The Unique Northwest Corner of Linden Hills: Walking Tour with Peter Sussman at 6:30p. This varied setting, initially platted in 1889, borders both the Minikahda Club golf course and Saint Louis Park. Uncover the circumstances of the adjacent two-block, 1922 Calhoun Terrace Addition, the singular plat in Linden Hills that included racial deed restrictions. Free, registration required, full.

July 12-20: Minneapolis Community Education presents: Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Southwest High School. This is MCE’s annual intergenerational production. Tickets can be purchased online.

July 12: Simply Overdressed, 6p at Linden Hills Park. Great mix of family-friendly music from the original duo. All ages, free.

July 13: Nature Walk with Matt Schuth in Roberts Bird Sanctuary on Saturday at 10a. Matt is a long-time naturalist at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and author of the book, Nature at Our Doorstep. All ages and family-friendly, free, pre-registration required.

July 18: Linden Hills Library Book Club at 7p, to discuss The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams. Hybrid in-person/online, please register in advance.

July 20: Lake Harriet Water Cleanup with the Lake Harriet Environment Council at 9a. Meet at the Lake Harriet North Beach. No registration required.

July 20: Movies in the Park – Clue at Lake Harriet Bandshell. The movie will start 15 minutes after sunset.

July 20: Owl Service on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, from 9p-midnight. Regular fare applies or $7 for an Owl Pass that gives one rider unlimited rides throughout the evening.

July 25: Meet the Artist Happy Hour at Everett & Charlie on Thursday, 7/25 at 5p. Come by the gallery and meet the artists! Sip on a beverage, be happy, buy art!

July 26: Simply Overdressed at Linden Hills Park on Friday, 7/26 at 6p. Great mix of family-friendly music from the original duo. All ages, free.

July 27: Lake Bde Maka Ska Clean Up on Saturday, 7/27 from 8:30-11:30a. Meet on the bike/walk trail near the Sailing Club lawn across from the stairs on W. 31st Street to help clean up trash in and around the Lake. They’ll have treats and cleanup gear like gloves, buckets, bags, and trash pickers. You may want to wear tall boots to reach trash at the edge of the Lake.

July 30: Summer Santa on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line at 6p. Join the Jolly Old Elf on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line for a fun ride, a holiday story, and a sweet treat. Tickets are $5 and available only online.


AUGUST

August 3: Movies in the Park – Grease at Lake Harriet Bandshell. The movie will start 15 minutes after sunset.

August 4: Comma’s The Big Ideas Book Club, at 9am. Read and discuss a variety of nonfiction books that challenge, inspire, and inform our thinking. Next meeting is discussing The White Bonus on Saturday, 8/4.

August 5: Movies in the Park – Elemental at Linden Hills Park. The movie will start 15 minutes after sunset. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come early to grab a good spot. Live music and activities starting at 7p before the movie.

August 8: Movies in the Park – Jaws at Lake Harriet Bandshell. The movie will start 15 minutes after sunset.

August 9: Simply Overdressed at Linden Hills Park on Friday, 8/9 at 6p. Great mix of family-friendly music from the original duo. All ages, free.

August 9, 10 & 11: Streetcar Murder Mystery. There’s a murder aboard the trolley on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and you’re a witness. Who did it and why? Help solve the crime. Performances are at 9p, tickets are required, $20 per passenger.

August 10: Art on the Edge Festival on Saturday, 8/10 from 10a to 7p at 43rd & Xerxes, near Linden Hills Park. Hosted by Everett & Charlie and The Edge Magazine, Art on the Edge is a festival where art meets metaphysical. Featuring 50+ vendors (artists, mystics, reiki, tarot cards, psychics, mediums, etc) and live music throughout the day.

August 15: Linden Hills Library Book Club at 7pm, to discuss a TBD title. Hybrid in-person/online, please register in advance.

August 17: Movies in the Park – Forrest Gump at Lake Harriet Bandshell. The movie will start 15 minutes after sunset.

August 17: Owl Service on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, from 9p-midnight. Regular fare applies or $7 for an Owl Pass that gives one rider unlimited rides throughout the evening.

August 23: Simply Overdressed at Linden Hills Park on Friday, 8/9 at 6p. Great mix of family-friendly music from the original duo. All ages, free.

August 29: Meet the Artist Happy Hour at Everett & Charlie on Thursday, 8/29 at 5p. Come by the gallery and meet the artists! Sip on a beverage, be happy, buy art!