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Come celebrate the reopening of the 24th Street Pedestrian Bridge with arts, history, eats and entertainment on both sides of the bridge. Start at any of the seven event stops listed below and visit as many as you’d like, in whichever order works best for you.
Mark your calendars! We hope to see you there.
Explore the entire event
There’s something for everyone with arts, history, eats and free entertainment. Each stop is hosted by a different community partner. Click on the stops below to learn more about what the day will have to offer.
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Pick up a free art kit highlighting the museum exhibit currently on display: Ninga Izhichige Nibi Onji / I Will Do It for the Water.
Mia will be closed during the event, but please feel welcome to come back and visit the galleries during open hours: Thursday-Sunday, 10AM-5PM. Museum admission is always free.
Features: Entertainment, Water
At the Mia parking lot, Bridge Fest participants will be able to see a snowplow up close. There will also be a food truck offering tacos and more for purchase and a water truck nearby so you can rehydrate.
You can bring your own reusable water bottle to refill throughout the event.
Hennepin History Museum
Features: Art, Entertainment
Bridge Fest participants will enjoy free admission to visit the historic mansion and enjoy the current exhibits:
- Local Heroes – 100 years of medical history in Hennepin County featuring many unsung healthcare providers and innovators.
- Homegrown – the history of crop art, an agrarian artform of seed mosaics, and its roots in Minnesota.
- Introduction to Hennepin County – the development of the county and Hennepin History Museum.
24th Street Bridge
Features:Food, Art, Entertainment
Experience the new 24th Street Pedestrian Bridge! There will be a special guest host on the bridge who you don't want to miss, a display of Minneapolis skyline photography from the previous version of the bridge, a self-guided tour display and more.
Open Eye Theatre
Features: Entertainment, Food, Art
Bridge Fest participants can find music and entertainment all evening long at Open Eye Theatre. This includes:
- Community sculpture by the Southside Battle Train
- Intimate live puppetry performances presented outdoors
- Live appearances by members of The Brass Messengers, a Minneapolis street band playing mostly original music
- Community DJ and dance party hosted in the Open Eye Green Patch, featuring music sets by Rambo Salinas, Mike2600 and Sci-Fi
American Swedish Institute
Features: Entertainment, Art
Participants can enjoy a make-and-take Turnblad Castle activity, music in the courtyard from 6-7 p.m. and a giant, inflatable Dala horse.
The museum and its grounds will be open and free for Bridge Fest participants from 10am-8pm.
Phillips Community Garden
Features: Green Space, Food, Entertainment
Bridge Fest participants can share what their community means to them at the storytelling booth, grab a free popsicle or simply walk about the garden. All are welcome to join the walking groups which will depart from here at 7p.m.
Need help finding your next stop? Looking to try a new dinner spot after the event? Bridge Fest participants can visit Whittier Alliance for printed event maps, event information or Eat Street guides.
Whittier Alliance will not be open to the public on the day of the event.
24th Street Bridge
Questions about the bridge project? The MnDOT team will be on the bridge during Bridge Fest to talk about the new features of the bridge and to handout printed event maps.