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Summer Fete

SUMMER FETE IS BACK FOR 2021. Event details are currently being finalized. Check this page often for the latest information about musical entertainment, food vendors and more.
Join us for what has become the true "ringing in" of Independence Day in the Twin Cities: Bloomington's Summer Fete, every year on July 3 at Normandale Lake Park.
The lineup for Summer Fete 2021 is currently coming together. But you can expect many of the elements that make it Bloomington’s most popular annual single-day event, including musical entertainment, food vendors, and one of the state of Minnesota's biggest fireworks shows. Out out of an abundance of caution for unvaccinated children, the Kids Carnival inflatables and 84th Street Kids Stage will not be included in this year's event.

Convenient parking will once again be available in the ramps at the adjacent Normandale Lake Office Park. 

2021 Schedule

Music on the Main Stage

The main stage at the Bandshell will feature entertaining musical performances. 

  •  Performer information and times coming soon!

Dusk: Fireworks!

Topping off the evening is the annual Summer Fete fireworks display. It starts around dusk – shortly after 10 p.m.

The pyrotechnics this year promise to continue to be one of the best in the state. Bloomington's fireworks displays are one of the few to feature 10-inch shells.

The Fireworks display is visible from all around the event site. Look towards the Hyland Lake Ski Jump to see the aerial display launched from Chalet Road.

2021 Food Vendors

Summer Fete proudly features a wide variety of food and beverage options this year, including some old favorites and some new possibilities! Stop by every food area for totally new options!

2021 Event Map coming soon!

ZONE 1 - West side of the Bandshell
  • Vendor list coming soon
ZONE 2 - 84th Street West of pedestrian bridge
  • Vendor list coming soon
ZONE 3 - 84th Street East of pedestrian bridge
  • Vendor list coming soon
ZONE 4 - Normandale Blvd South of 84th Street
  • Vendor list coming soon

Vendor map for summer fete

Map, closures, directions & parking

  • 2019 map below for general illustration purposes only.
  • 2021 map and information coming soon!

Summer Fete Event & Parking Map Vertical 2019

Directions to Summer Fete:

From the West:
Take 494 East and take the E Bush Lake Rd exit.  Take a left on E Bush Lake Rd and then left onto American Blvd.  Take a right onto Normandale Lake Blvd.  Follow the road and lane closures.

From the East:
Take 494 West and take the Normandale Blvd exit.  Take the first right onto 84th Street.  Follow the road and lane closures.

From the South:
Take 35W North and take the 494 West exit.  Then take the Normandale Blvd exit.  Take the first right onto 84th Street.  Follow the road and lane closures.

From the North:
Take Hwy 100 South past 494 where it turns into Normandale Blvd.  Take a right onto 84th Street. Follow the road and lane closures.

Please note that 84th St is down to one lane in both directions between France Ave and Normandale Blvd.

Help Support Summer Fete

Bring a few dollars to Summer Fete and pick up a t-shirt or button. Your donations and merchandise purchases help support Summer Fete. T-shirts are  $10 and buttons are $2. 

If you'd like to provide financial support to Summer Fete immediately, you can donate online!

Become a sponsor!

Become a part of Summer Fete! The options below present even more avenues to get your name out to the thousands of people who attend Summer Fete each year. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Mark Morrison at mmorrison@BloomingtonMN.gov or 952-563-8895.

Main Stage sponsor - $5,000

Your organization will be named the Main Stage Sponsor for all publications distributed to residents, showcased during prior events and on the Summer Fete website. Primary Sponsor Banner will be created and placed prominently on the Main Stage. Reserved space near the Main Stage for a booth promoting your organization

84th Street Kids Stage sponsor - $2,500

Your organization will be named as the 84th Kids’ Stage Sponsor for all publications distributed to residents, showcased during prior events and on the Summer Fete website. Primary Sponsor Banner will be created and placed prominently on the 84th Street Kids’ Stage. Reserved space near the 84th Kids’ Stage for a booth to promote your organization

Carnival sponsor - $2,500

Your organization will be named the Carnival Area Sponsor for all publications distributed to residents, showcased during prior events and on the Summer Fete website. Primary Sponsor Banner will be created and placed prominently throughout the Carnival. Reserved space near the carnival for a booth to promote your organization.

Detonation sponsor - $500-999 

Your organization’s name will appear in a thank you ad placed in the Bloomington Briefing, which is distributed to Bloomington residents. Your organization will be thanked for your support at the event throughout the evening. Your organization’s name & logo will be displayed on a banner at the event. Reserved space in Sponsor Tent to promote your organization.

Stars and Stripes sponsor - $250-499

Your organization’s name will appear in a thank you ad placed in the Bloomington Briefing, which is distributed to Bloomington residents. Your organization will be thanked for your support at the event throughout the evening. Your organization’s name & logo will be displayed on a banner at the event.