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Taste of Minnesota 2023: A Celebration of Culture, Cuisine, and Community!

Are you looking for a fun way to get a taste of the Twin Cities? Look no further than Taste of Minnesota 2023! Located smack-dab in the middle of Minneapolis, this year's Taste of Minnesota is a cultural and culinary celebration not to be missed.

As the Twin Cities signature Fourth of July event, Taste of Minnesota brings together the region's top chefs, restaurateurs, and foodies for a series of culinary events and entertainment. And with something for everyone, you can spend the entire day tasting, learning, and exploring the culinary landscape of the region.

This year, Taste of Minnesota is back - and bigger - than ever before! And at Simply Crafted, we are excited to play a part in the festivities with our booth of hand-selected hemp-derived THC products. So mark your calendars for July 2nd and 3rd for a true celebration of Minnesota culture, food, and fun. Get ready for an unforgettable weekend filled with the best the state has to offer.

A Weekend of Free Fun for Everyone

This year's Taste of Minnesota is slated for July 2 and 3 from 12 to 8 PM at Nicollet Mall. Best of all, the event is free - so there's no reason not to indulge in everything our great state has to offer!

That means you can browse the full selection of food and beverage vendors, enjoy live entertainment, visit different booths, and see it all - and not break the bank! It's the most fun you have had in Minnesota - at no cost.

Taste of Minnesota 2023 is not just about food - it's about celebrating the culture and community that make our state unique. At this year's event, you can explore Minnesota's leading culture-makers in fashion, design, art, and music. Not to mention the special events like demonstrations from local craftspeople and chefs - including our very own experts at Simply Crafted.


Here's just a taste of what you can expect at this year's event:

Tantalizing Tastes and Exciting Entertainment

Taste of Minnesota brings together fantastic food, amazing art, and electrifying entertainment to offer something for everyone in your party.

Enjoy diverse Twin Cities-based cuisine from food trucks and local chefs showcasing their Taste of MN dishes in designated tents throughout the event space. Quench your thirst at various beverage stations serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

And when your tastes have been sufficiently tantalized, grab a seat and enjoy live music from the state's favorite musical acts.


This year's Taste of Minnesota highlights include:

Live Musical Performances on the Main Stage

When you aren't indulging yourself on the best eats in the area, make sure to head to the main stage for performances from

  • Big Boi (Outkast)

  • Third Eye Blind

  • Uncle Kracker

  • and more!

Don't miss out on experiencing area legends, such as The Steeles, performing on the Main Stage at 3rd and Marquette. Check out the full listing of performers on the event website - and plan your day accordingly.


The Minnesota Arts Market

Want to see some of the best art and maker fare the state has to offer? Then you won't want to miss out on The Minnesota Arts Market.

Discover a diverse ensemble of talent at The Arts Market, showcasing local artists and makers. Enjoy enchanting entertainment - including balloon artists, stilt performers, street magicians, and the Baron of Bubbles, Sir Sydney Soapington! The premier artisan market will be selling one-of-a-kind items from local craftspeople and artisans.


Special Guest Appearances and Presentations

Special appearances by Minnesota food ambassador Andrew Zimmern, Minneapolis Icon Fancy Ray McCloney, and Naima from Cities 97.1 - with special appearances from other well-known icons! You don't know who might show up. Keep an eye on the event listings for special guest appearances and presentations.

Fun Experiences & Showcases

Just outside the main event space, you can check out performances from F1rst Wrestling - right in the street!

Or indulge your sophisticated side with the Jazz88 Stage at 5th and Nicollet, featuring two days of incredible jazz performances by some of the most talented musicians around. With a variety of activities, showcases, and experiences for the whole family, you won't run out of things to do!


Visit Simply Crafted at Taste of Minnesota

With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that Taste of Minnesota continues to be a top attraction in the Twin Cities. While you are there, don't forget to stop by Simply Crafted's booth for our Taste of Minnesota exclusives!

We'll be showcasing the latest releases of our newest and best products. Plus, for those who stop by, we're hosting giveaways that you won't want to miss, including:

  • 1st Place: Studenglass Gravity Hookah valued at $599

  • 2nd Place: Puffco Proxy valued at $299

  • 3rd Place: $100 gift card

But that's not all! Our booth will be stocked with tons of freebies like lanyards, koozies, coasters, t-shirts, and other accessories. Give our Spin to Win game a try and score even more awesome prizes.

We'll also be offering our brand new, limited edition "Taste of Simply Crafted" gummies, available exclusively at the event - the only way to get your hands on them right now!

Don't Miss Out on Taste of Minnesota 2023

Between the mouthwatering food, exhilarating entertainment, and incredible giveaways, Taste of Minnesota 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience. With free entry and easy access via Metro Transit, there's no reason not to join in on the fun.

Don't forget to stop by our booth to get your hands on exclusive giveaways and find out what all the buzz is about! Head online to see more about the event itself, including the list of vendors and entertainment options. We hope to see you there!


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