There are a wide variety of events and festivals happening throughout the year in Hopkins. Stay up to date by visiting the Hopkins community calendar on Think Hopkins.
Highlighted events throughout the year
- State of the City
January/February—Get an update on everything happening in Hopkins from the Hopkins City Council.
- Home Remodeling Fair
February —The City of Hopkins teams up with many local partners to bring you lots of free home remodeling ideas and resources.
- World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 17—Join us annually for the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, which takes place briefly in downtown Hopkins.
- Citizens Academy
March—The City of Hopkins offers this five week program annually to give residents a chance for an up-close look into the operations, facilities and services of the City.
- Step To It
April-May—Get in shape in the spring with this 4-week challenge.
- Mainstreet Days
May—An annual event on Mainstreet, featuring a variety of arts, crafts, and food vendors.
- Music In The Park
Thursdays, June-August—These free summer concert events in Downtown Park are fun for the whole family.
- Farmers' Market
Summer/Fall—The Hopkins Farmers' Market is open June - October and features Minnesota grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, poultry, honey, flowers, annual plants, handmade soaps, and much more.
- Raspberry Festival
July—This annual event, begun in 1935, includes the Grande Day Parade, tent dances, and much more.
- National Night Out
August—NNO is an annual event designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to provide an opportunity to promote and celebrate police-community partnerships in crime prevention efforts.
- Hopkins Fire Department Open House
October—The Fire Department's annual open house features live fire demos, fire truck rides, and free food for all.
- For a calendar of this month's events in Hopkins, visit the Think Hopkins web site. (Think Hopkins is a joint effort of the City of Hopkins and the Hopkins Business & Civic Association.)
Spread the word about your event—Happenings in Hopkins
The Happenings in Hopkins is a monthly flier distributed in Hopkins and the neighboring communities. Submit your community event for publication.