The Commons 2017 summer season kicks off in June

You’ve got another great reason to get outside and enjoy summer in Minneapolis. Green Minneapolis has announced a lineup of events happening at The Commons throughout the season. Starting June 1, folks can grab colorful umbrellas, choose from an assortment of games or pick up a book – all of which will be available for free.

Daily amenities include an Imagination Playground, a large building block set for children, umbrellas for shade, table tennis, reading and games carts.

Free recurring programs include children’s story time with local authors, musical performances with MacPhail Center for Music, fitness classes with Fly Feet Running and a weekly evening Mill City Farmers Market.

Under a new ordinance, visitors to The Commons can bring and consume alcoholic beverages during designated events. The first designated event will be a film screening June 29, one of four movie nights scheduled throughout the summer.

The Commons will also host events produced by others, including the X Games, which comes to U.S. Bank Stadium and The Commons in mid-July, and Vikings home game activations.

You can find a full schedule of happenings at

The Commons is a 4.2 acre, public green space downtown bounded by Park Avenue and Fourth and Fifth streets. The Commons was designed as a place for respite, everyday activities, and events large and small for residents, workers and visitors. Green Minneapolis is under contract with the City of Minneapolis to operate, maintain and program The Commons.


Published May 31, 2017



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