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This event is featured in The Current Summer Guide, highlighting both musical and non-musical things to do this summer in the Twin Cities and beyond.
It's an 80-year-old tradition, first started in 1940: celebrating the City of Lakes (hence "Aquatennial") with fireworks, a parade, and activities for the whole family. This year's Aquatennial is set to take place in downtown Minneapolis, headlined by the CenterPoint Energy Torchlight Parade on July 21 and the Target Fireworks on Saturday, July 24. Meanwhile, virtual "AquaTivities" created during last year's pause — including puzzles and a scavenger hunt — are still available at Aquatennial.com. (Sheila Regan)