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tc metro cities

afton, albertville, apple valley, arden hills, bloomington,

buffalo, burnsville, chanhassen, chaska, coon rapids, eagan, elk river, excelsior, jordan, lakeville, minneapolis, plymouth, roseville, shakopee, saint paul, stillwater

calendar of events

(Contact area CVBs for complete calendars) august

8-10 Lakewood Cemetery Memorial Chapel - Minneapolis Lakewood Cemetery Memorial Chapel - Minneapolis

Long considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the country, Lakewood Cemetery is a large private, non-sectarian cemetery in Minneapolis and noted for its memorial chapel which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and pos- sibly one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture to be found in the Midwest. The architectural centerpiece to the ceme- tery, the historic Memorial Chapel was once the only building in the country with an authentic mosaic interior. Guided tours can be arranged for any time of year and Lakewood will provide a free step on guide. Experiencing the natural beauty of the grounds and the historic architecture within the cemetery is an awe inspiring way to bring some of Minneapolis’ stories to life.

other inspiring spires & grottos in twin cities metro minnesota

Cathedral of Saint Paul Saint Paul 306 feet tall and holds the cathedra, (bishop’s chair). It’s filled with many treasures and unique works of art.

Church of Corpus Christi Roseville “Corpus Christi” means body of Christ and was chosen by Archbishop John Gregory Murray. Although the official move to the new church was not until 1941 the first mass was held below the present Muffuletta Restaurant in Saint Paul in 1939.

The Church of St. Agnes Saint Paul Visit a church that was built during the years of 1909-1912. Built of Indiana limestone,the design is classic in the baroque style.

Church of St. Columba Saint Paul This church is unique in shape. On the exterior its curved sidewalls are concealed at both ends by a pair of walls that form a V-shape from its front tower and the sides are filled of tall vertical windows built from glass tiles.

Church of St. Henry Monticello All furnishings and objects are hand crafted. Door handles, vigil lights, oil vessels, flower stands, the door on the ambry, tabernacle light and holder and the risen Christ image.

First Presbyterian Church Shakopee The oldest congregation in Shakopee, organized in 1855. Its roots go back to the missionary Samuel Pond. The building was built in 1900 and now serves a Spanish-speaking community.

Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Minneapolis Built in 1927 it houses more than 80 memorials such as windows that honor pioneer military leaders and churchmen, historic flags, woodcarvings, original three-manual pipe organ and much more.

Gammelgarden Museum Scandia Eleven-acre site with six buildings, one of these buildings is

the oldest existing Lutheran sanctuary in MN and Prast Hus is the oldest existing parsonage in MN.

Holy Rosary/Santo Rosario Catholic Church Mpls The architecture of the church is Baroque with Gothic arches. A unique feature is the ceiling. The pillared arches join the rosettes surrounded by a blue background accented by a border of gold leaf roses.

House of Hope Presbyterian Church Saint Paul A Gothic structure designed by Ralph Adams Cram, is rich in symbolism; the church’s architecture, stained glass windows, carvings and adornments create an inspired setting for worship and reflection.

Old Muskego Church Saint Paul Located on a hill at the edge of Olson Campus. It was the first church built by Norwegian immigrants in America. The church was originally constructed in Racine, WI in 1844. It was later moved to its current location in 1904, piece by piece.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Minneapolis The oldest continuously used church in Minneapolis. Built in the mid 1800’s, the superstructure of the church shows two different types of architecture, Greek temple style & French Provincial style.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Minneapolis Experience this Cathedral in person. The architecture, stained glass, exquisite woodcarving and magnificent sculptures all combine to make the Cathedral an inspired & inspiring work of art.

St. Mary’s Church Basswood Grove Just south of Afton this historic country church relishes tradition. The entrance is through two red doors; they symbolize the price paid by Our Lord. The stain-glass windows date to the 1860’s and the bell in the tower is rung to start the service.


Irish Fair of Minnesota, Saint Paul 952-474-7411

Spelmansstämma, Scandia 651-433-5053

16-Sept 28 Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Shakopee 800-966-8215

29-Sept 4 CivicFest,Minneapolis 952-346-6210 september

3-7 6-7 6-10 20 27-28 10 10-12 11

Burnsville Fire Muster, Burnsville 952-895-6714

LeDuc Historic Estate Civil War Weekend, Hastings 651-437-7055

James J. Hill Days, Wayzata 952-473-9595

River Rendezvous, Bloomington 952-563-8877

Crofut Family Winery Grape Stomp ‘08, Jordan 952-492-3227


“The Producers” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Chanhassen 800-355-6273

Saint Paul Art Crawl, Saint Paul 651-292-4373

Saint Paul Octoberfest, Saint Paul 651-489-1338

12-14, 17-21, 25-28 & 31 Trail of Terror, Shakopee 800-966-8215

15-26 17-18,

Halloween Capital of the World Celebration,Anoka 763-427-7130

Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol, 23-25 Saint Paul 651-296-2881

26-Jan18 India at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis 888-MIA-ARTS november


Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair, Shakopee 952-445-7223

15-Dec 21 A Country Christmas Celebration, Lakeville 952-898-7200

15-16 21-23

Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza, Minneapolis 612-306-4026

Harvest Jamboree, Minneapolis 800-635-3037

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