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.
- Hopkins Summerfest
Thursdays, June-August—Free summer concert events and more 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.
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.