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Aug. 24 – Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2023

147 Days 20 Hours 35 Mins

Kickoff to Summer at the Fair

Save the date!

The third annual Kickoff to Summer at the Fair will return May 25-28, 2023! Enjoy a slice of the fair! Get together with family and friends, savor State Fair food favorites at 30+ vendors, raise a glass to a bright summer ahead, tap your toes to live music on three stages, enjoy activities and attractions for the whole family, shop 20+ specialty Minnesota merchants, and so much more! This is the ultimate way to kick back and relax at the iconic State Fairgrounds! Plus, there’s free parking!


  • The ever-popular Milk Run 5K Race, presented by By the Yard, will take place Saturday, May 27 at 9 a.m.
  • You’ll be able to purchase tickets immediately when they go on sale for the Kickoff date you’d like to attend without going through a lottery process!
  • And new activities await!

To make this an extra-special experience, attendance is limited per day.

  • Thursday, May 25: 4-9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 26: 4-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 27: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets and complete event details will be available in early April. Stay tuned! To be among the first to know, sign up for our e-newsletter.

All information subject to change.


Kickoff to Summer at the Fair
is proudly sponsored by

Mattress Firm

Adiago Djay Entertainment

Minnesota Rusco

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