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

Jul 13 @ 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 15, 2019. The clues will be posted on the website and social media at 8:00 am[...]
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Shady Oak Lake
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.
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts
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 crowned 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[...]
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Downtown Park
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.
Jul 17 @ 8:30 pm 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
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. Live music courtesy of In2ition. Beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Maetzold Field
Featuring boys and girls high school rugby teams and a middle school showcase. Coaches’ meeting/players gather at 8:30 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.hopkinsrugby.com.
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
The entire community of Hopkins turns out on Mainstreet for Family Day to enjoy food, music and dozens of vendors displaying their crafts. There are family oriented activities available in Central Park. The Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair takes place on Mainstreet between 6th and 14th Avenues and includes: vendors, local business displays, artists with[...]
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
Help keep families together and healthy by making a blood 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! Walk-ins are welcome! To schedule your blood donation prior to July 14, please visit[...]
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Central Park
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,[...]
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Wild Boar
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.
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Hopkins Center for the Arts
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.
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
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[...]
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Downtown Park
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.
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
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.
Jul 18 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Hilltop Park
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[...]
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm Central Park
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 2019 Mainstage Schedule: 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Enjoy a kids dance party thrown by the Pledge Party Team 7:00pm – 10:30pm – Belladiva. Belladiva[...]
Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Central Park
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.
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
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.
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Central Park
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 –[...]
Jul 18 @ 8:30 pm 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
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.
Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm Central Park
Wild Boar Bar and Grill proudly sponsors the 8th annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival fireworks display in Central Park! At 10:00 pm, the Mainstage band synchronizes its music to this spectacular fireworks show! Hopkins’ Central Park fills with people each year for the show. Come early to stake your spot, enjoy the entertainment and sample the food[...]
Jul 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
Vail Place, celebrating 38 years in Hopkins, sponsors this fun, family friendly event that raises money, hope and awareness for adults with mental illness!  The event opens with food and festivities followed by a walk, run or roll around Hopkins. Vail Place is a community resource center for adults with serious mental illnesses, helping them[...]
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
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. For more information, visit[...]
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Mainstreet, Hopkins
We cordially invite you to participate in our Grande Day Parade as we celebrate the 85th Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival. Come join the enthusiastic crowd and enjoy beautiful Hopkins Mainstreet! The tradition of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival culminates with the Grande Day Parade on Mainstreet. The parade features marching bands, visiting royalty from around the[...]
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm Hopkins VFW Post #425
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.