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Schedule of Events for the 85th Hopkins Raspberry Festival | July 13-21, 2019

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1:00 pm Senior Day @ Hopkins Activity Center
Senior Day @ Hopkins Activity Center
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Senior Day @ Hopkins Activity Center | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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.
8:00 am Hunt for the Golden Raspberry & Selfie Contest
Hunt for the Golden Raspberry & Selfie Contest
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am
Hunt for the Golden Raspberry & Selfie Contest @ Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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 9, 2018. The clues will be posted at the sponsor location, the website, and social media[...]
7:00 pm Junior Royalty Coronation & Dance @ Minnetonka Community Center
Junior Royalty Coronation & Dance @ Minnetonka Community Center
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Junior Royalty Coronation & Dance @ Minnetonka Community Center | Minnetonka | Minnesota | United States
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.
9:00 am Laun E. Anderson Kids Fishing Event @ Shady Oak Lake
Laun E. Anderson Kids Fishing Event @ Shady Oak Lake
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Laun E. Anderson Kids Fishing Event @ Shady Oak Lake | Minnetonka | Minnesota | United States
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.
7:00 pm Raspberry Royalty Coronation & Royal Ball @ Hopkins Center for the Arts
Raspberry Royalty Coronation & Royal Ball @ Hopkins Center for the Arts
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Raspberry Royalty Coronation & Royal Ball @ Hopkins Center for the Arts | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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[...]
7:00 pm The Sunset Series @ Downtown Park
The Sunset Series @ Downtown Park
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Sunset Series @ Downtown Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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.
8:30 pm JCI Hopkins Street Dance – Featuring TBA @ 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
JCI Hopkins Street Dance – Featuring TBA @ 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm
JCI Hopkins Street Dance - Featuring TBA @ 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. Live music courtesy of In2ition. Beer, and food trucks are provided for those over 21.
9:00 am Hopkins Rugby Tournament @ Maetzold Field
Hopkins Rugby Tournament @ Maetzold Field
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hopkins Rugby Tournament @ Maetzold Field | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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.
9:00 am Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair @ Mainstreet, Hopkins | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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[...]
9:00 am Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive @ Mainstreet, Hopkins | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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[...]
9:00 am Men’s Softball Tournament @ Central Park
Men’s Softball Tournament @ Central Park
Jul 20 @ 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,[...]
9:00 am Raspberry Breakfast for $3.85 @ Wild Boar
Raspberry Breakfast for $3.85 @ Wild Boar
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raspberry Breakfast for $3.85 @ 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.
10:00 am Celebration of Community @ Hopkins Center for the Arts
Celebration of Community @ Hopkins Center for the Arts
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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.
10:00 am Raspberry Festival of Bands @ Downtown Park
Raspberry Festival of Bands @ Downtown Park
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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.
11:30 am Soap Box Derby @ Hilltop Park
Soap Box Derby @ Hilltop Park
Jul 20 @ 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[...]
12:00 pm Hopkins Cruisers Big Wheels for Hot Meals @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Hopkins Cruisers Big Wheels for Hot Meals @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 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.
12:00 pm Hopkins Cruisers Car Show @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Hopkins Cruisers Car Show @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 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.
4:00 pm Central Park Mainstage @ Central Park
Central Park Mainstage @ Central Park
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Central Park Mainstage @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
The band, CBO: Casablanca Orchestra headlines the musical entertainment in Central Park. Based in the Twin Cities, CBO is the hottest touring showband in the country. Capturing the essence of times, CBO captivates audiences with their unique fusion of show and music and a vast playlist from Old School to New School!  CBO will keep you[...]
4:00 pm Families in Central Park Kids Activities @ Central Park
Families in Central Park Kids Activities @ Central Park
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Families in Central Park Kids Activities @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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 2018 Mainstage Schedule: 4 – 5 p.m. – 4H Demonstration 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – School of Rock 7:00 p.m – 10:30 p.m.[...]
4:00 pm Hennepin County 4-H Showcase @ Central Park
Hennepin County 4-H Showcase @ Central Park
Jul 20 @ 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.
6:00 pm Hopkins Cruisers Annual Reunion Cruise @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Hopkins Cruisers Annual Reunion Cruise @ Mainstreet, Hopkins
Jul 20 @ 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.
8:30 pm JCI Hopkins Street Dance – Featuring TBA @ 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
JCI Hopkins Street Dance – Featuring TBA @ 9th Avenue S 1/2 block south of Mainstreet
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm
JCI Hopkins Street Dance - Featuring TBA @ 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.
10:00 pm Fireworks @ Central Park
Fireworks @ Central Park
Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm
Fireworks @ Central Park | Hopkins | Minnesota | United States
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[...]