Raspberry Festival Today: July 14

A look at what’s happening today with Hopkins’ biggest festival.

In order to help you maximize the 78th-annual festival, Hopkins Patch is highlighting each day’s activities. Many of the events are free with a $3 Raspberry Button, so be sure to purchase one to guarantee a fun-filled week! Click here to find out how.

Be sure to to see all of Hopkins Patch’s coverage of the festivities, and say hi if you see Patch enjoying the festival!

Here’s what’s happening today.

(Have you been shooting photos of the Raspberry Festival events? Don’t forget to for a chance to win passes.)


Men’s Softball Tournament

Men’s class C and D Teams only for this one-day, three-game-guaranteed tournament. Prizes awarded to first and second place teams. 

Hopkins Raspberry 7’s Rugby Tournament

Hopkins girls and boys teams playing against local Rugby teams.

Jaycees Waterball Tournament

The fourth-annual waterball contest takes place on one court with modified international rules with a limit of 16 teams, with a cost of $30 per team or $50 for two teams.

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: 12th Avenue South and Mainstreet
  • More information: Contact Basis Elmore at 612-306-0461 or email her at boskerz@gmail.com.

Market Place Arts and Crafts Fair

Artists with crafts, clothing, art, woodwork and vendors with merchandise, food and beverages all available for purchase.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Mainstreet between Seventh Avenue and 12th Avenue.

Community Band Performances

Free performances to delight the community.

  • When:
    • 11 a.m.: Calhoun Isles Community Band
    • Noon: Plymouth Community Band
    • 1 p.m.: St. Louis Park Community Band
    • 2 p.m.: Eden Prairie Community Band
    • 3 p.m.: Hopkins Westwind Concert Band
    • Where: Downtown Park Bandshell

Listen to country bands Rocket Club and The Devon Worley Band. The cover charge will be $5 for the Saturday dance.

  • When: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Where: Ninth Avenue and Mainstreet

Sweet Pickins’ Sale

Find the best antiques and vintage items at this giant sale.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where:

Memorial Centers Blood Drive

All those who donate will receive a free pint of raspberries.

  • When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: 12 Avenue and Mainstreet
  • More information:  To sign up, call Jessica at 651-332-7162 or go to mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 3555.

Masonic Lodge Open House

Learn about the Masons organization and meet local members. 

  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Albert Pike Lodge (907 Mainstreet)

Bingo, Food & Pull Tabs

Enjoy bingo and pull tabs in a food tent with special events.

  • When: Noon to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Elks Lodge (30 Eighth Ave. S.)

Families in Central Park Kids Activities

Family friendly activities throughout the day including inflatables rides, pony rides, a dunk tank and balloon animals. Music on the main stage.

  • When: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where:

MN Disc Dog Frisbee Competition

The Minnesota Disc Dog Club is hosting a competition that is free to spectators and novices. New players are always welcome.

West Suburban Teen Clinic Street Event for Teens

Enjoy tie dye, crafts, music, root beer floats, tours and more. There will even be drawings for prizes.

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where:


The is bringing fireworks back to this year’s Raspberry Festival.

  • When: Dusk
  • Where:


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