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The Midwest has long been a beacon of Black music, from the invention of house music to the start of Motown. AFROPUNK, a traveling music festival, is happening in Minneapolis this Juneteenth. On the line-up are signature panel discussions called “Solution Sessions,” opps to meet with your fave Black travel bloggers, and live music featuring performances from artists like Ari Lennox, Sango, and Noname.  At the Capri Theater, Juneteenth Jubilee— a Black burlesque show—will celebrate the history of Black and brown bodies in burlesque. On June 18th, there will be a Juneteenth parade at Bethune Park, followed by an after-party with food trucks, live entertainment, and vendors. Honor the life of Minneapolis native George Floyd at George Floyd Square on the 19th with a free block party featuring a DJ, vendors, and live performances.

briari 2 years ago

Afropunk 2022: June 18th to 19th, 2022 If there was an OG of Black music festivals, it’d be Afropunk. What started as a safe space for Black alternative folks to express themselves through music and fashion has grown into a full-blown movement. From New York to Paris, Afropunk is a traveling festival, community, and outlet of creative expression for many. The stages of Afropunk feature Black artists across musical genres, from Solange to Lizzo. Each year, AFROPUNK has a different theme. This year in Minneapolis, get ready for a weekend-long Juneteenth event, with focuses on Midwestern music history and celebrations of Black history and joy. The best part about going to Afropunk is witnessing the fashion. Fros are in full bloom, African wax print clothing is abundant, and no one is afraid to accessorize.

briari 2 years ago

Minneapolis was the birthplace of singer-songwriter Prince who pioneered a unique style of music, Minneapolis Sound, a subgenre of funk rock, in the 1970s. Prince fans can follow in his footsteps by shopping at The Electric Fetus, one of Prince’s favorite record shops, dancing at First Avenue, a downtown danceteria where Prince filmed Purple Rain, and visiting Paisley Park, Prince’s home and recording studio. Stay a stone’s throw away in nearby Bloomington, Minnesota, home to Mall of America, the largest shopping center in the U.S. Bloomington, the 5th largest city in Minnesota, boasts 40 plus hotels, offering something for every type of traveler.

laurenmack 1 year ago

Our favorite- Twin Cities Pride is returning in 2021 as one of the best and brightest pride festivals in the country. Minneapolis and St. Louis combine to present a "Maskquerade" party, because celebrating our unique selves can be done safely, working to forge towards a future where LGBTQ+ can be accepted and loved everywhere for their authenticity. So get your rainbow-colored mask and sunglasses ready for a Pride you will never forget.

seeker 3 years ago

6 - minneapolis, my adoptive home in the US!

sarahlempa 3 years ago

Minneapolis Guides

  • Best bites in Minneapolis

    sarahlempa (Sarah Lempa)
    I'm pretty convinced Minneapolis is one of the country's most underrated food cities. Pop over to these spots for a little bit of everything! #SeekerChallenge
  • 24 Hours in Bloomington

    bloomingtonmn (Bloomington, MN CVB )
    With so much to do in Bloomington, it can be a challenge to pack it all into a short trip. However, we’ve managed to squeeze some of the best of it into a fun, albeit busy, 24 hours. Read the full itinerary here: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/24-hours-in-bloomington
  • Prince: The Minnesota Experience

    bloomingtonmn (Bloomington, MN CVB )
    Just a short trip from Mall of America and Bloomington, you can step into The Purple One’s beloved studio and home and party like it’s 1999. If there is one place Prince loved more than any other, it was his birthplace and lifelong home of Minnesota. His passion for his Minnesotan roots and the local music culture ran so deep that he built his home filled with music, Paisley Park, right near the Twin Cities and was a regular at many local establishments. Read more here: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/prince-the-minnesota-experience
  • Three Days of Culture

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    If culture is what you’re looking for, you’re in the right place. Let this itinerary help guide you to some of the best that Bloomington and the rest of the Twin Cities has to offer. Read more: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/three-days-of-culture
  • Find Hygge in Bloomington

    bloomingtonmn (Bloomington, MN CVB )
    Minnesota has more Nordic heritage than any other state, with 45% of residents reporting Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish ancestry. That adds up to a lot of cultural pride that displays itself in everything from museums to our professional football team. Whether you’re visiting from a Nordic country or just want to learn more about Minnesota’s heritage, follow this itinerary to immerse yourself in a weekend of Scandinavian activities and find your own version of hygge here in the Twin Cities. Read more here: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/find-hygge-in-bloomington
  • Bloomington Gardens Itinerary

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    Minnesotans enjoy spending time outside year-round, regardless of the temperature. That love of the outdoors extends to our gardens, parks, and nature areas, which are well-known as being some of the most beautiful in the Midwest. Use this itinerary to visit some of the area’s most notable public gardens and parks, stopping to see other landmarks along the way! Read more: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/gardens-itinerary
  • Health and Wellness Itinerary

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    Taking a vacation doesn’t have to mean slacking on your fitness goals. Bloomington is filled to the brim with opportunities for health and wellness and strikes a perfect balance between urban amenities and mother nature. Pack your workout gear and get ready to enjoy new experiences at some of our favorite spots for healthy lifestyles. Read more here: https://www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/itineraries/summer-parks
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  • Cities Celebrating Pride in 2021

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    These US cities are working quickly to vaccinate the population and return to a sense of normalcy- and while cases drop exponentially we can finally take steps outside beneath the sunshine and let our rainbow flags fly proudly. These cities are opening up fast to bring back Pride- from historical marches in NYC to party beaches of Miami, there is no *wrong* way to celebrate. Check out our list of the coolest pride festivals scheduled this year, because it's going to be one you will never forget.

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  • The Best Festivals For Black Travelers in 2023

    Community and Blackness go hand-in-hand. Simply put, it’s not easy living in a world where your culture is constantly appropriated and commodified without credit. As a response, we’ve collectively begun carving out spaces of boldness and Blackness designed by us, for us. While joining Black travel groups and following inspiring Black travel bloggers bring us together, […]