If live music and events are what you’re craving, look no further! Burnsville, MN has a jam-packed summer planned for you. Read on to start planning your Burnsville getaway.
The International Festival of Burnsville was established in 2006 to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity. The Festival takes place at Nicollet Commons Park each summer and features a range of music and dance groups representing cultures around the globe. In addition to music, guests and their families can purchase food, admire culture displays, and engage in kid-friendly activities.
New in 2023, Art and All That Jazz is excited to announce a 2-day festival, kicking off on Friday, August 18th with the Gala night, featuring recording artist Steve Cole. The fun continues Saturday, August 19th from 12 to 9pm at Nicollet Commons Park. This year’s festival lineup will include Jay Youngs and the Lyric Factory with special guest Ginger Commodore, Mary Louise Knutson Trio with special guest Patty Peterson, and Grammy Award winner Jamecia Bennett. Stay tuned for additional announcements, including food and artist vendors.
The Burnsville Festival Fire Muster community event began in 1980 and is celebrating its 43rd anniversary in 2023. This year’s event will feature the annual medallion hunt, Festival Block Party on the Plaza (Wednesday), Classic Car Show and Craft Beer Tasting (Thursday), carnival rides, bingo, fire truck water display, live music from the Johnny Holm Band (Friday night) and Take It to The Limit/Eagles Tribute Band and The Fabulous Armadillos (Saturday night), fireworks, and Community and Fire Truck parade. For the complete schedule of events, click here.
Whether you’re an avid runner or want to stroll through the beautiful streets on Burnsville, MN, sign up for the 11th Annual Heart of the City Race – A Run to Remember. The event features a 15K, 10K, 5K and 1K Kid’s Fun Run.
Enjoy live music under the stars at Buck Hill. Performances include Jameson Rodgers (September 14), Drive-By Truckers (September 15), George Thorogood and the Destroyers (September 16), and more.
Whether you live close by or are visiting the Burnsville area, extend your visit and relax in one of our many hotels; from full-service to limited service, we offer great lodging options, at an affordable rate.
And if you’re looking for a bite to eat before or after an event, Burnsville has many locally-owned restaurants and all your favorite chains.
Live music and theater events at the Ames Center.
Back to the 80’s Car Show, June 10th at Buck Hill. In addition to cars, you’ll be entertained by 80’s music, a costume contest, t-shirt cannon, and more!
Live horse racing at Canterbury Park.
Valleyfair opens for the 2023 season on May 14th.
Grand Carnivale at Valleyfair, June 24-July 9, 2023.
Farmers’ Markets, every Thursday in Burnsville, 11:30am-4:30pm.
City of Burnsville, Party on the Plaza, Thursday, July 20, 4:00-9:00pm.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival, weekends and Labor Day through October 1, 2023.
The great Minnesota get-together, the Minnesota State Fair, August 24-September 4, 2023.