The core of the festival is the 200+ juried artists. Categories including; photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, printmaking, glass and fine crafts.
The festival also hosts three specialty markets:
Culinary Arts Market – located under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge
The Black Market – located on West River Parkway across from Mill City Museum
Vintage and Vinyl Market – located on West River Parkway across from the Guthrie
Cities 97.1 Stage presented by ASPIRE is located just north of the Hennepin Ave. Bridge along the Mississippi River.
Star Tribune Stage is located just south of the Stone Arch Bridge next to the food court in the parking lot of Mill Ruins Park.
Families will find entertainment and activities in the Mill City Museum courtyard and surrounding area. Open Eye Figure Theater will perform on Sunday at 11:30 am. Check back for more information on all the activities!
Mill City Museum Courtyard activity hours:
*Activities in the Mill City Museum courtyard will end at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
Parents with infants and toddlers are invited to use the Mobile Family Care Center presented by North Coast Realty. Step inside this air conditioned, private space for soothing, nursing/feeding, and caring for small children.
5th annual fun run brings families and friends together for a beautiful route that crosses the Stone Arch Bridge and covers both sides of the Mississippi River. After the run, participants are greeted with beverages and encouraged to stay for more festival fun.
The Art in Action gallery is located near the train bridge towards N 4th St on the walking path along the river.
Hillside Murals will be back painting a mural live throughout the weekend. Artist Andrew Gallagher has created some spectacular pieces at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. The 2021 walleye was a fan favorite. We can’t wait to see what will be revealed this year!
Look for some unbelievable chalk art by Jamie and Craig Rogers. Don’t miss these truly incredible intricate works of art.
Bailame Dance Festival presents Dancing by the Bridge! Come find your groove on the Bailame Dance floor at the corner of Plymouth Avenue and West River Parkway. Bailame DJ’s will be spinning the sweet beats in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, East Coast Swing, Hip Hop, and more. Ever wanted to learn Salsa? Bachata? East Coast Swing? All in one weekend? Join in on a free dance lesson from local studios, performances, and social dancing!
For more information on Bailame visit https://www.bailamedancefestival.com
Get the day started right with One Yoga! Drop in to a free class 60 minute class at 8:30 and 10 am on Saturday and Sunday near The Black Market and Mill City Museum on the grassy area next to West River Parkway.
On Friday and Saturday night, festival attendees are invited by our sponsor, Pryes Brewing to their anniversary Block Party. There will be live music on an outdoor stage all weekend, special event only food, a sprawling craft market, and the debut of our anniversary beer: Miraculite! Pryes Brewing is located just a few blocks north of the festival on West River Parkway.
Hop on a Pedal Pub and pedal your way between the festival and Pryes! The Pedal Pub pick up and drop off spot will be near N. 4th Street (near artist booth # 234) rides are available during festival hours.