Events 2020-05-27T19:39:14-05:00

Events for the “Virtual” 86th Hopkins Raspberry Festival  |  July 15-19, 2020

Please note this scheduler’s his in progress and will be enhanced as plans take shape. 

Beginning June 15

Raspberry Festival Buttons  |  Traditional & Virtual!

The festival is working on a shoestring budget this year, so please consider purchasing a $5 button to support our community event! Buttons will be available at locations around Hopkins, and a list can be found here.

This year we are also introducing a “virtual button” option, if wearing a pin isn’t your thing. In exchange for the same $5 contribution, you can download an image of the button to use as a phone lock screen or wallpaper. Just another way to connect with and support the Hopkins Raspberry Festival!

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Wednesday, July 15 – Sunday, July 19

Sign the Banner

The mission of the Raspberry Festival is to connect Hopkins, and we are offering one key way to connect this year, and that is to Sign the Banner! We will have a huge banner at [location TBD] during [dates/times TBD]. Please come by, sign your name and be part of this first for the Raspberry Festival.

After the festival concludes, the banner will be displayed at [location TBD]

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Wednesday, July 15  |  Kick-Off Day

Saturday, July 18  |  Downtown Day

Virtual Golden Raspberry Hunt

Senior Zoom Bingo

Shop Hopkins

Hopkins History

Our hunt this year will be entirely online, with clues leading you on a hunt through Hopkins websites to find an embedded medallion. The clues to this year’s hunt will be posted here. The Hopkins Activity Center will be hosting virtual Senior Zoom Bingo at [time TBD]. Details on the event can be found here. How many Hopkins businesses can you name? Tune in to see Hopkins businesses featured to learn more about what our town has to offer. The Hopkins Historical Society debuted their Raspberries & Parades exhibit in 2019. Click below to see a tour of that exhibit and learn more about Hopkins and festival history.
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Thursday July 16  |  Royalty Day

Saturday, July 18  |  Downtown Day

Online Royal Scavenger Hunt

Royal Council

Cruise Hopkins

Online Fireworks Show

Since dozens of community Royal Ambassadors aren’t able to gather together in Hopkins this year, let’s get together online for a scavenger hunt! No Royalty Coronation this year, but there will be a special announcement on who will serve as Raspberry Royalty this year! Memories of the glory days of cruising Hopkins Mainstreet in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are brought back each year with a reunion cruise. Come cruise and be a part of this storied tradition! Tune in at 10:00pm for an online fireworks show! A montage of fireworks set to music will be streamed. Just as if you were in Central Park – minus the mosquitos.
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Friday, July 17 |  Art Day

Sunday, July 19  |  Neighborhood Day

We Are Hopkins

Chalk Art

Raspberry Run From Home

Parade Comes to You

Join us online for cultural music, dance, and storytelling from various members of the Hopkins community. There will be a chalk artist decorating the sidewalks at the Artery and around downtown Hopkins. Come check it out and do your own art at home and share the pictures to our social media pages! Even though we can’t all run together this year, doesn’t mean we can’t have a race. Sign-up below for a run that begins and ends at your own home! Instead of coming to the parade, why not have a party at home and have the parade come to you? Just sign-up at the link below and our small “traveling” parade will come by!
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