2022 Minnesota State Fair

After a wildly successful debut in 2021, Kickoff to Summer at the Fair sponsored by Paddle North returns May 26-30, 2022!

Enjoy a slice of the fair! Get together with family and friends, savor State Fair food favorites, raise a glass to a bright summer ahead, tap your toes to live music, enjoy activities and attractions for the whole family, shop specialty Minnesota merchants, and so much more! This is the ultimate way to kick back and relax at the iconic State Fairgrounds! Plus, there’s free parking!

To make this an extra-special experience, attendance is limited to 15,000 people for each timeslot.

  • Thursday, May 26, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 27, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please note: No refunds or exchanges on tickets. Ticket holder agrees to comply with all Minnesota State Fair policies and protocols (including health, safety and security) in place at the time of the 2022 Kickoff to Summer event, and acknowledges that policies and protocols may be updated between time of ticket purchase and the event, as the Covid-19 pandemic evolves and the State Fair finalizes its 2022 Kickoff to Summer plans. Check out our website for the most updated information. If the 2022 Kickoff to Summer event is canceled, Etix will automatically issue a refund to the credit card used to purchase the tickets. This event is rain or shine. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend the event.