Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Hopkins Raspberry Festival News

Mainstreet Project Won’t Affect the 81st Festival

During the summer of 2015, the City of Hopkins will be making improvements to rehabilitate the pavement and streetscape along Mainstreet. The City of Hopkins scheduled the project phases so there will be no, or only minimal impact on the Raspberry Festival events. A big thank you to Hopkins’ city staff for taking the festival into consideration in their planning!

For more information on the Mainstream Reconstruction Project, click here.

Live 4 Tomorrow 5k Walk/Run – June 14, 1:00pm

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty have put together the Live 4 Tomorrow 5k walk/run to raise money for suicide prevention.

All the proceeds will be given to Dylan’s Hope a non-profit organization that uses the money to help educate about suicide prevention and awareness throughout Minnesota.

Join us for this great cause. Click here for more information and to register.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Raspberry Royalty Scholarship Fund

Join us for the 6th Annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Hopkins Activity Center (33-14th Ave N.) Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Dinner will be served from 4pm to 7pm; doors open at 3:30pm.  The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10 (children under 4 are free).  Same price for 3 years in a row!   Dinner includes: Salad with choice of dressings, Bread and Spaghetti and Meatballs with Red Sauce or Olive OilFor an additional $1.00 you can build your own Ice Cream Sundae!  A favorite every year!

In cooperation with the Hopkins Activity Center, there will be a $5.00 cover all BINGO played every 30 minutes to 1 hour, door prizes, silent auction items and many more surprises!

We hope you will join us and support this great event! No advance ticket purchase needed. WALK-INS WELCOME! For information please contact Regina Aiken at 952-200-5618 or send an email to royalty@raspberrycapital.com. See you there!  Proceeds will benefit the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty Scholarship Program.

We hope you will join us and support this great event!

Upcoming Royalty Events

Join the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty at These Upcoming Events: January 30th: Alice Smith Winter Fest, March 13th: Girls with their Favorite Guys Dance, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 24: Empty Bowls

81st Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival

Planning is underway for the 81st Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival.  Join us July 11 – 19, 2015!

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered to make this year’s 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival a huge success!

A special thank you to all of the Hopkins area businesses and the city of Hopkins for generously supporting the festival.  Without their time, talents and donations none of this would have been possible.  Please take time to view the Sponsors page http://raspberrycapital.com/sponsors/ and make it a point to stop by these local businesses to thank them and let them know how much you value their support of this proud tradition.

We look forward to seeing you next year for our 81st Hopkins Raspberry Festival!

Sunday, July 20 Events

The last day of the 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival concludes with: Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph Campus of St. Gabriel’s Parish at 8:30am; Albert Pike Masonic Lodge opens at 11am; 5-Mile Raspberry Run beings in Central Park at 11am & the Mainstreet Mile begins at Noon; Elks Lodge will host Bingo, food and pull tabs at Noon; Hopkins VFW Pulled Pork Lunch begins at 1pm; and the Festival culminates with the Grande Day Parade on Mainstreet beginning at 1pm.

Saturday, July 19 Events

Day eight of the 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Marketplace Arts & Craft Fair on Mainstreet from 9am–4pm; Softball tournament at Central Park from 9am – 5pm; Rugby Tournament at Maetzold Field from 9am – 5pm; Community Band performances at Downtown Park from 11am – 4pm; Albert Pike Masonic Lodge opens at 11am; Hopkins Lions Club Beer Fest at 9th Ave & Mainstreet from Noon – 3pm; Elks Lodge host Bingo, food & pull tabs from Noon – 10pm; Lip Sync Contest in Central Park from 3-4:30pm; Families in Central Park –  kid activities, music, Disc Dog Frisbee competition, Pros of the Rope from 4-10pm; Pro wrestling benefit at the Hopkins Pavillion at 6:30pm; Hopkins Jaycees Street Dance at 9th Avenue and Mainstreet featuring The Devon Worley Band beginning at 8:30pm; and Fireworks in Central Park at 10pm.

Friday, July 18 Events

Day seven of the 80th Hopkins Raspberry Festival includes: Bingo, food, & pull tabs at Elks Lodge from 6-10pm; Hopkisn Has Talent presented by Hopkins Health and Wellnes at the Hopkins Center for the Art at 7:00pm; and the Hopkins Jaycees Street Dance at 9th Avenue and Mainstreet with Uncle Chuck from 8:30pm – 12:30am.

Royalty Bids Farewell at Coronation

Congratulations to our Raspberry Festival Royalty on a successful year representing Hopkins! The Royalty Coronation will take place at the Center for the Arts tonight at 7 p.m. If you cannot join us, you can watch it live here:


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