A gigantic food and music festival is happening in Minnesota later this summer and organizers are preparing for a huge turnout. The event is designed to showcase some of Minnesota's best foods and will feature music from award-winning national acts.

I'm excited to check it out and just got my tickets. I can already smell the food trucks and hear the music! Read more about this huge festival and find out how to get a free ticket below.

What Is Taste of Minnesota?

The food and music festival, Taste of Minnesota, started in St. Paul in 1983 and was held annually up until 2010. Each year, thousands would show up to pig out and watch great bands performing.

The event came back in 2014 and 2015, but there hasn’t been another since.

Until this year….

Taste of Minnesota Returning in July

Signboard of a food truck with colorful pennants
From the traditional to the trendsetting, Minnesota features an incredible mix of dishes, communities, and experiences just waiting for you to discover them. And now, Taste of Minnesota is back to help you connect to the neighbors and flavors that make our home a destination for food lovers all over the world. -tasteofmn.com

July 2nd and 3rd Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will be transformed into a giant food and music festival. Guests will be able to eat some incredible food from local vendors while listening to Third Eye Blind, Big Boi from Outkast, and Uncle Kracker.

Get a Free Ticket to Taste of Minnesota

This highly-anticipated festival is a true celebration of Minnesota culture and cuisine, from the classic dishes that have become our signature to the bold and innovative flavors that are putting MN on the map as a legit foodie destination. – tasteofmn.com

Tickets are free and you claim yours here.

18 Food Trucks You Can Find Around the Rochester, Minnesota Area

There are lots of different food trucks around Rochester, Minnesota where you can grab a coffee or something delicious for dinner. Check out these food trucks you'll find around the Rochester area.

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