Sunset in the Parks

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About the Event

Sunset in the Parks is a new Minneapolis Parks Foundation fundraising event that features a beautiful summer evening of food, music, games, and socializing in a pop-up dinner setting at a Minneapolis park. This year, we’re excited to announce that Sunset in the Parks will be hosted within the park grounds of the historic Longfellow House, with exclusive access to the beautiful Longfellow Gardens throughout the evening.

When: Thursday, June 22, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The historic Longfellow House and surrounding parkland
TicketsTickets at Eventbrite

What to Expect:

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation will provide tables, chairs, music, yard games, photo booth, and a lovely park setting. You’ll bring your preferred food, beverages (beer & wine welcome), cups, utensils, & table decor including linens to beautify and personalize your experience! Tables will seat 8 individuals and are available on a first come first choice basis.

Pre-Fixed Dinner Basket:

Don’t have time to prepare dinner? As an optional add-on, we are offering a pre-fixed dinner basket. This curated basket is designed to feed four and will include an assortment of meats, cheese & crackers, fruit salad, nuts, olives, baguette, and small snacks, along with one bottle of wine and sparkling water. The basket will include utensils and cups, but no additional table decor.

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation transforms human lives through parks and public spaces by aligning philanthropic investment and community vision. All proceeds from this event go directly into supporting the mission and vision of the Parks Foundation to create equitable and accessible park assets throughout the city.

Thank You to Our Sunset Sponsors!

To become a sponsor of this event, please contact Jennifer Downham, Chief Development Officer, at

Please reach out to with any additional questions.

YOUR DONATION helps ensure the parks in our city remain accessible, equitable and serving everyone.