Events Calendar 2019-07-22T21:07:33-05:00

Schedule of Events for the 85th Hopkins Raspberry Festival | July 11-19, 2020

Please note, this schedule is tentative until July 1st

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Men’s Softball Tournament @ Central Park
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This one day, double-elimination men’s tournament will have games played at Central Park in Hopkins and Big Willow Park in Minnetonka. Registration is limited to the first 12 teams. Teams must register by July 6 under the team manager’s account. Registration is available under course 3200602 through the Hopkins-Minnetonka Recreation Services website.

For more information, contact Jesse Izquierdo at 952.939.8356 or email: jizquierdo@eminnetonka.com

Raspberry Breakfast for $3.86 @ Wild Boar
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raspberry Breakfast for $3.86 @ Wild Boar | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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.

Celebration of Community @ Hopkins Center for the Arts
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Celebration of Community @ Hopkins Center for the Arts | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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 Cruisers Big Wheels for Hot Meals @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hopkins Cruisers Big Wheels for Hot Meals @ Mainstreet, Hopkins | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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. For more information visit www.hopkinscruisers.com.

Raspberry Festival of Bands @ Downtown Park
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Raspberry Festival of Bands @ Downtown Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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. Additional information can be found here.

Hopkins Cruisers Car Show @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hopkins Cruisers Car Show @ Mainstreet, Hopkins | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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.

Soap Box Derby @ Hilltop Park
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Soap Box Derby @ Hilltop Park | Minnetonka | Minnesota | United States

Soap Box Derby racing consists of a non-motorized car that is launched from a ramp on top of a hill. Gaining speeds at approximately 35 miles per hour, drivers are timed to determine the winner of each race. Double elimination is used to send a racer from the challenger bracket and off to win the overall heat. The Soap Box Derby is held at 19th Avenue North and 4th Street North. There is a 60 car limit, ages 6 – 16. There is an entry fee of $25 per person. The entry fee includes a car kit and building instructions.

For more information, visit the event page.

Families in Central Park Kids Activities @ Central Park
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Families in Central Park Kids Activities @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
Hennepin County 4-H Showcase @ Central Park
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hennepin County 4-H Showcase @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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.

Hopkins Cruisers Annual Reunion Cruise @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm
Hopkins Cruisers Annual Reunion Cruise @ Mainstreet, Hopkins | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

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.