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Address: 4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Phone Number: 612 661 4785
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lake Harriet Bandshell Area

Beautiful lake, easily accessible by bus or Nice Ride (bike) from most points in Minneapolis. Watch the sailboats, or rent a canoe or paddleboat. Free concerts nightly from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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minneapolis, mn
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minneapolis, mn
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lake, easily accessible by bus or Nice Ride (bike) from most points in Minneapolis. Watch the sailboats, or rent a canoe or paddleboat. Free concerts nightly from Memorial day til Labor day. A nice 3 mile walk around the lake. Food is available at Bread & Pickle at the bandshell. This review would get a 5 if the food... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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94 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wonderful place in the summer evenings to catch free concerts and movies back-to-back. And having the luxury of an awesome jungle gym and ice cream shop on-site does wonders to keep kids preoccupied as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The bandshell is a Minneapolis icon, and there's a wide variety of entertainment throughout the summer - movies, bands, folk singing. We went on my birthday with the dog to enjoy Bread and Pickle and watch a band. A lovely, relaxed evening.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I can't make it through a month from April through November without walking around Lake Harriet, and letting the kids run around the band shell. Take the kids to Sebastion Joe's in Lyndon Hills for some of the best homemade ice cream that you have ever tasted while you are at it. It is always worth a stop at the... More 

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United States
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75 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

the band shell is beautiful, good for taking photo, it's a place that people can have wedding ceremony or music concert. also the lake behind is nice, too.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Seen from a distance, the bandshell seems to float on the edge of the lake, a Victorian holdover. It is in fact much newer, built to replace a smaller, less- usable version within the last 30 years. The back of the covered stage is glass, and the audience can continue to observe sailboats, joggers, and other activities while enjoying the... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This beautiful band shell is a city treasure!!! It has a see through back, so one can watch a concert and look at sail boats float around lake Harriet, all at the same time. The most amazing part is that it hosts a FREE concert every night of the summer. Some are amazing and you just know the next time... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

In fact, this place is quite boring. there are some summer concerts that are nearly impossible to enjoy due to mosquitoes (you can watch concerts on local TV if you prefer it that way). Otherwise it has some bathrooms that are mysteriously locked most of the time. In the winter, the place is utterly useless.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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160 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is one of the nicest summer experiences Mpls has to offer. On the right night, the free concerts are a welcome break. Come early, bring a blanket or cushion to put on the wooden benches or ground. Lots of food available to buy, or bring your own. Lovely.

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Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Tucked away in one of the city's many parks, the Lake Harriet Bandshell hosts free nightly concerts by area musicians. Always well attended concerts cover the spectrum of the vibrant Twin Cities musical community -- classical, big band, blue grass, folk, rock, jazz. I recently attended a concert and enjoyed the wonderful music plus the audience's ballroom dancing. Parking can... More 

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