CatVideoFest returns at MSP Film with another compilation reel of the best cats the internet has to offer! Mountains of submissions are trimmed down to this 75-minute cream-of-the-crop showing—plus 10% of the proceeds go to Feline Rescue, a cat shelter and adoption service. Also Sunday. SAT 7/29, 12 PM + 2

Take a train to Flavortown, because the St Paul Food Truck festival is back at Union Depot! More than 60 vendors wheel out their culinary wares from New Zealand meat pies to deep fried ice cream and Maine lobster rolls. If that’s not enough truckin’ for you, there are also

The West 7th neighborhood continues to blossom as a bustling arts district and Summerfest at the Keg and Case yard is one of the biggest events of the year. With a varied lineup that includes Annie Mack, Rogue Valley, Solid Gold, and more, as well as food and arts vendors,

Utepils Brewing and Graymatter Studios team up to present the 7th annual Artepils celebration. Also running Saturday, the festival brings together several visual artists and rootsy-leaning bands to pair with your brews. FRI 7/21, 12 PM, Free, All Ages

Long one of the best free outdoor summer shows in the Twin Cities, this stacked Bastille Day lineup does not let up. Scrunchies bring their crunchy, Riot Grrrl melodies; Green/Blue wallop a punch of veteran MPLS rock energy; Aby Wolf wows with her sensational voice, and hip-hop heavy hitters Mixed

Over 200 renowned tattoo artists can be found all weekend at St. Paul’s Rivercentre for the Twin Cities Tattoo festival. If you’re looking for a little ink, or just there to appreciate the artform, there will be plenty to do including tattoo competitions, fine art, live performances, and charity fundraisers.

Never doubt what a small group of committed citizens can do—like volunteer to put on the fourth annual Pride celebration in West St. Paul. The celebration—which features awe-inspiring circus acts, kids’ activities, dancing, yard games, a silent auction, and free food, has exponentially grown every year, becoming a legit draw.

It’s fireworks, food trucks, and fantastic 90s tunes at Mystic Lake for July 4th! Gin Blossoms and Lit are bringing the Gen X jams for this free event and fireworks follow at 10 PM. TUES 7/4, 5 PM, Free, All Ages

Top chefs bring their top treats to Taste. WORDS BY CHLOE GALLAGHER KCM Eggrolls Made from family recipes passed down through generations, KCM offers a diverse array of authentic Vietnamese food, from the indulgent to the fresh and healthy. If you’re looking for something refreshing, there’s a rice noodle salad.

Meet the featured restaurants and chefs who’re putting the taste into the Taste of MN WORDS BY ISABELLE WATTENBERG There’s a lot to sample at Taste of Minnesota—music, art, and, of course, the food. In addition to the beautiful cohort of food trucks on hand to feed attendees, five restaurants