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Downtown Field Day

June 1


We’re putting on a field day. For grown-ups. And we’d love you to be part of it. Downtown Field Day will bring the downtown community together through games, celebrity appearances, live entertainment, and free treats Thursday, June 1.


Taking place at The Commons (425 Portland Avenue S. — just west of U.S. Bank Stadium), Downtown Field Day will kick off the summer and make everyone feel like a kid again. Think local celebrities doing foam jousting, corporate teams competing in tug-of-war, the Twin Cities’ favorite food trucks, and performances from local entertainers—all with plenty of fanfare (that’s where you come in).


Here’s the rundown of what’s happening:

Thursday, June 1

The Commons
425 Portland Avenue S

Join us for a free meet-and-greet with Hall of Famer Tony Oliva at Downtown Field Day! Meet and take a photo with the Twins great from 12-1 pm

12-2 pm

Join us for our opening ceremonies! We’ll have a celebrity meet-and-greet, plus appearances from Twins and Timberwolves mascots, free coffee/treats from Caribou Coffee and JonnyPops (while supplies last), team competitions, walk-up yard games, food trucks and music from DJ ESP.

2-4 pm

Open play at The Commons! Grab a late lunch at a food truck, relax in the park, participate in walk-up games and enjoy the fresh air.

4-6 pm

Kick off the evening with a meet-and-greet with Vikings legend Chuck Foreman (4-5 pm)! Enjoy a performance from the Vikings SKOL Line (4-4:30 pm), more team competitions, food trucks, yard games and music from DJ Keezy. Happy hour beverages will be available for purchase starting at 4pm.

6-7 pm

Local indie rockers Bad Bad Hats take the stage for a free concert. Grab dinner from a food truck and a happy hour beverage while you play yard games and enjoy the show!

Team competitions will occur at noon and 4pm. Winners receive medals, high-fives and the respect of their peers. Pre-register your team here to compete in one of the following timed games (space is limited—see registration details on the Eventbrite page linked above):

  • Tug of War

  • Flour Sack Relay

  • Balloon Toss

One-on-one games are available on a walk-up basis all day long:

  • Zorb Ball Races

  • Foam Jousting

  • Lawn Games (Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4 and Bags)

  • Custom Downtown-inspired “Minne-Golf”

Come to work, stay to play. See you Downtown on Thursday, June 1.

The mpls downtown summer campaign is supported in partnership with the Pohlad family, Target, U.S. Bank, Thrivent, mpls downtown council, Delta Dental, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Lynx, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sleep Number, the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, and many more.

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