Nothing is better in Minneapolis during summer that spending the days and evenings next to the lakes. Harriet, Calhoun, Isles, Cedar and Nokomis all have the unqiue character and special events that unfold during the summer months.
Most specifically, the Lake Harriet Bandshell sponsors a series of summer concerts and performances that will satisfy the urge to be outdoors in the summer while still indulding a passion for music, theater of comedy. You will find orchestras and band, folk singers and rockers, theatrical performances and improv in a covered bandshell with big theatrical lights and sound system. Build into bandshell is a concession that sells ice cream and food items to nibble (not really a meal) and snack on. And within earshot, you'll also find a kiddie park with swings and climbers if the children get bored or turn into nagging commandos of want.