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Schedule of Events for the 84th Hopkins Raspberry Festival | July 7-15, 2018

Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
10:00 am
Celebrate the opening of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival with this fundraising event sponsored by Hopkins Health & Wellness that commemorates the history of the raspberry history in Hopkins. The run takes place at 2:00pm with music and food from 4:30pm – 10:00pm provided by LTD and local food vendors.
Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
1:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate “Seniors” with a health fair, coronation, bingo, prizes, food, and fun!  Help our reigning Raspberry Royal Family and Royalty Candidates bid farewell to our reigning Senior Royalty and welcome our new Senior Royalty Honorees. Dinner is provided by the Hopkins American Legion.
Hopkins Activity Center
8:00 am
Each year, a medallion about the size of your palm is hidden somewhere in Hopkins during the festival. The person who finds it first earns a $300 cash prize. Clues to finding the medallion will begin appearing Monday, July 10, 2017. The clues will be posted at the sponsor location, the website, and social media at 8:00[...]
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
7:00 pm
Since the 1960’s, students from all over the Hopkins School District have participated in the Junior Royalty candidate program, culminating with the Junior Royalty Coronation & Dance. Cheer on our candidates, bid farewell to our reigning Junior Royalty and welcome our new Junior Royalty to the Royal Family.
Minnetonka Community Center
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
A Hopkins Police Officer with a big heart describes Laun Anderson. In his honor, Shady Oak Lake is full of children each year to grab complimentary poles then hit the dock or banks to try and grab as many fish as possible. Event is sponsored by the Hopkins VFW Post 425 and MOC Pup Tent 15.
Shady Oak Lake
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
11:00 am
This special community event brings residents and visitors from throughout the metro area to enjoy music in our beautiful Downtown Park. Music in the Park concerts are free, compliments of area businesses and organizations. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket—refreshments always available.
Downtown Park
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
The tradition of Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty dates back to the very beginning of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival. Come join our reigning Royalty give their farewell, and congratulate the newly crown Raspberry Royalty continue a Hopkins tradition more than eight decades in the making. Stay for the Royal Ball and celebrate with dozens of visiting Royalty from communities[...]
Hopkins Center for the Arts
8:30 pm
The Hopkins Area Jaycees mission is to provide the opportunity for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. Live music courtesy of Rhino, beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.
9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Hundreds of vendors line Mainstreet offering a wide range of merchandise for one and all. Come spend time in Hopkins shopping through these vendors and our Downtown Hopkins businesses. Food trucks and mobile food vendors will be available as well as music entertainment in Downtown Park and Central Park.
Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
9:00 am
Help keep families together and healthy by making a donation. A Minnesota-based, independent nonprofit, they supply life-saving blood, state-of-the-art laboratory services and biomedical expertise around the country and the world. Donate a pint of blood and receive a free pint of Raspberries!
Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
An annual tradition for up to twelve organized softball teams! Awards for first and second place teams.
Central Park
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The Hopkins Police Department has brought back Celebration of Community on Family Day. Visit the Center for the Arts for cultural exhibits, music, food, dance, crafts and storytelling from various members of the Hopkins community.
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The Wild Boar hosts the Hopkins Raspberry Association pull tabs and meat raffle, as well as sponsors the annual fireworks show on the evening of Family Day. Come support this Hopkins business that has been a steadfast supporter of the Raspberry Festival since opening its doors in 2011.
Wild Boar
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band invites you to come to Hopkins to enjoy the many Family Day activities on Mainstreet and to stop in at Downtown Park where you can relax in the shade and enjoy the band music.
Downtown Park
Jul 14 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
11:30 am
Come watch Hopkins area kids ages 6 – 16 compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies to be the fastest racers in Hopkins.
Hilltop Park
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
Kids ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10 race for a chance to bring home their very own Big Wheel racer. Not only is the event a great way to get kids excited about racing and the Hopkins Cruisers, it is also a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. In addition, food donations are accepted for ICA Food Shelf.
Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm
Classic cars from all decades are in attendance to bring back memories of Hopkins’ days past when Mainstreet was once filled with dealerships, repair shops and filling stations. It truly was ‘the’ car town. Early Local Hopkins musicians will perform throughout the day.
Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4:00 pm
The Band Shakedown headlines the musical entertainment in Central Park. Shakedown is an American/Folk Rock band featuring a strong vocal/harmony forward performance by a father / daughter combination from Minnetonka. Their music style plays to all ages! Shakedown will keep you entertained until the fireworks show at 10:00pm. Central Park Mainstage Schedule: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Pound[...]
Central Park
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
4:00 pm
Conceived with families in mind, art activities, demonstrations, inflatable rides, food trucks and musical entertainment are brought together to offer all members of the family an afternoon of entertainment.
Central Park
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
4:00 pm
4-H kids develop new skills and ways to express themselves through fun, hands-on activities. Working on projects that interest them helps connect kids with their friends, families, communities and the world. Come see projects from youth around the county showcased in Hopkins Central Park.
Central Park
6:00 pm
Memories of the glory days of cruising Hopkins Mainstreet in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s are brought back each Raspberry Festival with a reunion cruise after the Arts and Crafts fair clears out. Come watch the cruisers roll by – or better yet, come cruise with them and be a part of this storied tradition.
Mainstreet, Hopkins
8:30 pm
The Hopkins Area Jaycees mission is to provide the opportunity for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. Live music courtesy of Rhino, beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.
9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
Jul 14 @ 10:00 pm
10:00 pm
At 10:00 pm, the Mainstage band yields to the fireworks show synchronized to music. Central Park fills with people each year for the show, so come early to stake your spot, enjoy the entertainment and sample the food choices at this culminating event for Family Day of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival.
Central Park
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
11:00 am
The Hopkins Raspberry Run is one of Minnesota’s great running traditions. Participation for youth 18 & under is free as part of the Twin Cities Track Club ‘Kids Run Free’ initiative. 5-Mile and 1-Mile runs take place. So bring the whole family for the race and stay for the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Parade. More info can be[...]
Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm
1:00 pm
We cordially invite you to attend our Grande Day Parade as we celebrate the Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival. You will love our enthusiastic crowds and enjoy beautiful Hopkins Mainstreet! For more information and to learn how to participate, visit our Parade Info page.
Mainstreet, Hopkins
1:00 pm
The VFW mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Hopkins VFW Post 425 hosts a pulled pork sandwich lunch following the Raspberry Festival Grande Day Parade.
Hopkins VFW Post #425