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

Please note, this schedule is tentative until July 1st

Jul
18
Sat
2020
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.

Central Park Mainstage @ Central Park
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Central Park Mainstage @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

Belladiva is a powerhouse with 16 years of experience, talent and artistry. This dynamic 10 piece show band features an accomplished ensemble of singers and musicians who cover a wide variety of music from pop, R&B, rock, country, and disco. Belladiva will keep you entertained until the fireworks show at 10:00pm!

Central Park Mainstage Schedule:
4:00pm – 6:00pm   Enjoy a kids dance party thrown by the Pledge Party Team
7:00pm – 10:30pm   Belladiva

JCI Hopkins Street Dance – Featuring TBD @ 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
Jul 18 @ 8:30 pm
JCI Hopkins Street Dance - Featuring TBD @ 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States

JCI Hopkins is an organization providing professional and personal growth through training, networking, and community involvement. Membership is open to men and women ages 18-40. Beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.

Fireworks @ Central Park
Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm
Fireworks @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States