Taste of Minnesota at Harriet Island Regional Park will be celebrating The Fourth of July and summer in St. Paul, MN,. Friday, June 29 to July 4. This year’s festival is celebrating 25 years of food, fun and music. Taste food from area vendors while listening to live musical entertainment , visiting food booths and enjoying the sights. Every night will feature a spectacular fireworks display to cap off a festive day. Celebrate Independence Day, the birth of America, with a festive Twin Cities party.
Music Headliners at Taste of Minnesota include:
June 29: George Thorogood & The Destroyers, GB Leighton, T. Albert Lloyd, CROW
June 30: The Village People, Mint Condition, Tina Schilieske & Sweet Relief, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright, KQRS Battle of the Bands
July 1: Sub -Level 6, United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, The Original Family Stone, Sub-Level 6, KQRS Battle of the Bands Winner, Litle Man, The Gesr Daddies, The Abdomen
July 2: The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, Catchpenny, Corey Stevens, Catchpenny
July 3: Russell Thompkins Jr. and teh New Stylistics, Morris Day and the Time, Scarlet Haze, Tapes N’ Tapes
July 4: United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, Big WU, Shirley Reeves, Soiul Tight Committee, Vic Tedesco, Backseat Boogie Band, Wain McFasrland & Ipso Facto
There will be 45 food vendors serving their specialties. Vendors include Decoy’s of Hopkins, Island Noodles, Casa Vieja, Minnesota’s Hot Dish Guys by Kane’s Catering, All Star Catering, Quality Foods, Maui Wowi, Donutman Joe’s, Fisherman’s Wharf, Plaza Grill, 5-8 Grill, Dino’s, Rudolph’s, Monti’s Coney Island & Fry Shack, Falafel King, Shrimp Shack, Cookie’s & More, Chicken Coop, Carrie’s Popcorn, M-M-M Mini Donuts, Northwoods Steak Buffet, Funnel Cake Factory, Carolina Catering, Hickory Hut, Gas Station, Bridgeman’s, Key Lime Pie, T&M Fun Festive Foods, Wok express, Kanga Jack’s Aussie Shack, Sportsman’s Pub, Pepin Heights, Cheese Curd Factory, 1919 Root beer, Asian Sensations, Eat a Fajita, Candy Store, Apple Shack, The Dog House, Rick’s Taco’s, Bridgeman’s.
Special events include sampling by the Spam mobile, Starbucks, Dole Sparklers, Asian Sensations, Livingston Cellars Wines/ Grand Casino will pass out coupons for free quarters. Disney Radio AM 1440 will present KidsDance, Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam and Kid Power with Rachael. Fox 9 News will be broadcasting live and presenting the entire nightly fireworks display with a live streaming cam.
The Padelford Packet Boat Co., Inc. will offer special Taste of Minnesota Cruises. Mississippi Riverboat Cruises at noon and 2 pm. ($15 adults, $7.50 children). Nightly Fireworks Cruises ( $20 adults, $10 children).
Visit the booths of the Star Tribune, Minnesota State Lottery, Gillette Fusion Power Phantom, Spam, Kodak, Sun Country Airlines, Owens Corning Basement Finishing System, AM 950 Air America Minnesota, Culligan Bottled Water, Direct TV, Qwest, National Guard of Minnesota, Minnesota Vixen, Crowne Plaza St. Paul-riverfront, Renaissance Exteriors, Channel 45, Fox 9 News, Grand Casino, Radio Disney AM 1440, Waddell & Reed Investments, American Red Cross, Michelob Golden Light Draft Beer, Impact ID Scan, 92 KQRS, WCCO Radio 830, Starbucks, The Bridges of Saint Paul, Dole, LOVE 105 FM Radio, Xcel Energy, Bridgeman’s Ice Cream, Bally Total Fitness, Asian Sensations and Livingston Cellars.
Information subject to change. See the Taste of Minnesota website for additional information.