ST. CLOUD — There is so much fun you and your family can do around Central Minnesota this weekend. Art lovers can check out some hand crafted goods at the 12th annual Art Crawl St. Cloud or at the Artisan Festival at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company in Milaca, rock out with Alice Cooper at Grand Casino Hinkley, enjoy the sites and sounds at Music in the Gardens and run and bounce through the Insane Inflatable 5K at Powder Ridge. Read more in The Weekender!

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    St. Cloud Downtown Art Crawl

    St. Cloud

    The first of two art crawls this summer kicks off tomorrow (Friday) in downtown St. Cloud. This is the 12th year of the Art Crawl St. Cloud where businesses host artists with paintings, photography, and more to promote the work of local and regional artists with the community. There will even be several artists on the sidewalks showcasing their work. Art Crawl St. Cloud runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


    - Friday, June 9th, 5:00 p.m.

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    Artisan Festival


    Head to Milaca this weekend for a culture-filled festival celebrating artists, crafters and musicians who gather to sell their hand-crafted goods. The Hairy Mosquito Trading Post is holding their annual Artisan Festival Saturday and Sunday. The event features demonstrations from blacksmiths, jewelers, glassblowers, woodworkers and musicians. The fun goes from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


    - Saturday, June 10th, 10:00 a.m.

    - Sunday, June 11th, 10:00 a.m.

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    Alice Cooper

    Grand Casino Hinckley

    A pioneer of heavy metal, Alice Cooper is taking center stage in Minnesota. Cooper will be playing at Grand Casino Hinckley tonight (Thursday) at 8:00 p.m. Known as The Godfather of Shock Rock due to his stage antics, his concert is an experience like you’ve never seen before. Cooper is known for his hit songs like “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and “I’m Eighteen.” Tickets for the show range between $35-$75 depending on seating and they are going fast.

    - CLICK HERE for ticket information!

    - Thursday, June 8th, 8:00 p.m.

    (Photo: Grand Casino Hinkley)
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    Music in the Gardens

    Munsigner/Clemens Gardens

    Enjoy the sites and sounds of flowers, the Mississippi River and live music this weekend at Munsinger/Clemens gardens. The Botanical Society kicks off their annual summer Music in the Gardens showcase. Gypsy Mania is the featured artist performing French swing tradition of the 1930s. It is a can't miss performance featuring quality local talent. The music starts at 3:00 p.m. near the Gazebo and is free to attend. There will also be $1 root beer floats for the kids.


    - Sunday, June 11th, 3:00 p.m.

    Music in the Gardens (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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    Insane Inflatable 5K


    Run, bounce, jump and slide through one of St. Cloud craziest obstacle courses. The Insane Inflatable 5K is back again for another year of fun with a few new obstacles to experience. The course features the world's largest inflatable obstacles ever produced and you will have so much fun you won't even realize you're working out. It's even a great activity for the kids who will have their own Kids Fun Run. If you still have not signed up you can do so now! The cost to run is $57 and they will take race day sign ups. The run starts at 8:00 a.m.

    - CLICK HERE to register.

    - Saturday, June 10th, 2017

    Joshua Timmermans