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July
Birdies for the Brave
Birdies for the Brave 12am to 6pm Support the troops at Birdies for the Brave at TPC Twin Cities!

Originally created in 2006 by PGA Tour Player, Phil Mickelson, and his wife, Amy, and proudly supported by the PGA TOUR, Birdies for the Brave is a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

Birdies for the Brave has raised more than $13 million for non-profit military homefront groups that are supported by PGA TOUR players, which provide direct support to military members, veterans, and their families ranging from financial aid, rehabilitation services, counseling and housing to educational scholarships and career development.

https://www.tpc.com/about-birdies-for-the-brave
Giggles' Campfire Grill Summer Beer Show
Giggles' Campfire Grill Summer Beer Show 3pm to 7pm Giggles' Camp Fire Grill is throwing a Summer Beer Show. Enjoy 16 local craft beers from eight brewers plus a limited food selection from Giggles' Campfire Grill. Each person in attendance will receive a 5oz. tasting glass. Enjoy Free Parking at the Fairgrounds!

PLUS The Beer Show on 1500 ESPN will be broadcasting LIVE from Giggles' from 3-5pm. Stop by the 1500 ESPN table to score prizes!

This is a 21+ event.

VIP Tix (3-7pm) - $50
GA Tix (4-7p) - $40
Day of Tix - $60
Pan-O-Prog Parade
Pan-O-Prog Parade 5:30pm to 6pm Come see 1500 ESPN in the Pan-O-Prog Parade in Lakeville!

The parade begins at the corner of Holyoke Avenue and 210th Street and proceeds north to the corner of Heritage Drive ending at Iberia Avenue.

It is comprised of approximately 120 units along a 1-mile route. It proceeds at a fast pace lasting about 2 hours with a full street of spectators (approximately 20,000) along the entire parade route.

For more information on the Pan-O-Prog Festival and Parade, visit:
http://www.panoprog.org/index.cfm
Minnesota NHL Alumni Association Golf Classic
Minnesota NHL Alumni Association Golf Classic 11am to 6pm Help raise money for the Minnesota NHL Alumni Charitable Giving Fund and join 1500 ESPN at the 24th Annual Minnesota NHL Alumni Association Golf Classic! Plus, Mackey and Judd will be broadcasting live at the event from 9am-1pm!

This year's Classic will be at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury. Registration is $250 and includes: golf, cart, complementary on-course food & beverage plus dinner, player gifts, range balls, and prizes - plus great camaraderie with present and past NHL players!

To register, and for more information, visit:
http://mnnhlalumni.com/golfclassic
White Bear Avenue Parade
White Bear Avenue Parade 7pm to 9pm 1500 ESPN will be at the White Bear Avenue in St. Paul!

The White Bear Avenue Parade is the last, traditional, community parade on the Eastside of St. Paul. With over 100 units and more than 12,000 in the audience this is the place to go on a warm summer evening in July! The parade is the official kickoff to the Annual Ramsey County Fair. The parade lines up to the east of the avenue and proceeds north from Ivy Street approximately 1 mile to Aldrich Arena in Maplewood.

For more information, visit:
http://www.wbaba.com/parade.htm
Street Machine Summer Nationals 2015
Street Machine Summer Nationals 2015 10am to 7pm It's a horsepower party at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with over 7,000 high horsepower muscle cars, smoky burnouts, Autocross and the Street Machine Challenge.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals roars into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds July 17-19, 2015 with Burnouts, Autocross, Thousands of Show Cars, DYNO, Bikini Contests, and more.

Plus, stop and see the 1500 ESPN Promotions Team from 5-7pm for your chance to win prizes!

It's a national celebration of horsepower & torque that will fill St. Paul with high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country.

For a schedule of events, tickets and registration, visit:
http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/st-paul-street-machine-nationals-july-17-19-2015
Street Machine Summer Nationals 2015
Street Machine Summer Nationals 2015 9am to 6pm It's a horsepower party at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with over 7,000 high horsepower muscle cars, smoky burnouts, Autocross and the Street Machine Challenge.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals roars into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds July 17-19, 2015 with Burnouts, Autocross, Thousands of Show Cars, DYNO, Bikini Contests, and more.

It's a national celebration of horsepower & torque that will fill St. Paul with high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country.

For a schedule of events, tickets and registration, visit:
http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/st-paul-street-machine-nationals-july-17-19-2015
Street Machine Summer Nationals 2015
Street Machine Summer Nationals 2015 9am to 3:30pm It's a horsepower party at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with over 7,000 high horsepower muscle cars, smoky burnouts, Autocross and the Street Machine Challenge.

The O'Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals roars into the Minnesota State Fairgrounds July 17-19, 2015 with Burnouts, Autocross, Thousands of Show Cars, DYNO, Bikini Contests, and more.

It's a national celebration of horsepower & torque that will fill St. Paul with high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines from across the country.

For a schedule of events, tickets and registration, visit:
http://www.streetmachinenationals.net/st-paul-street-machine-nationals-july-17-19-2015
Hopkins Raspberry Festival Grande Day Parade
Hopkins Raspberry Festival Grande Day Parade 1pm to 3pm Come out to the 81st Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival, and look for 1500 ESPN in the Grande Day Parade!

For more information on the Hopkins Raspberry Festival, visit:
http://raspberrycapital.com/
22nd Annual Wing Ding
22nd Annual Wing Ding 5pm to 8:30pm Come out to the 22nd Annual Wing Ding, and raise money for Tubman, all while enjoying all you can eat wings!

Tubman provides help, healing and hope to women, men, children and families struggling with family or dating violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma

Wing Ding is a beloved Twin Cities summertime tradition for the whole family where local restaurants serve up their sweetest, spiciest, and simply best chicken wings and desserts. Attendees also enjoy games, an exciting auction, live music, potato bar, and cash bar. Its the perfect event for families, co-workers, friends, coupleseveryone!

For more information, visit:
http://www.tubman.org/events/wing-ding.html
August
Fifteen's 5K
Fifteen's 5K 8am to 10am Join 1500 ESPN for Fifteen's 5K, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Twin Cities In Motion and the Minnesota Twins team up with Twins relief pitcher, number 15, Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha for the third annual Fifteen's 5K, a fun event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Join Glen, Alisha and the Minnesota Twins players for a great race and a game at Target Field, where everyone finishes on Target Field!

More race details at:
https://www.tcmevents.org/events/fifteens_5k_-_august_2_2015/
New Brighton Stockyard Days Parade
New Brighton Stockyard Days Parade 6pm to 8pm Come see 1500 ESPN in the New Brighton Stockyard Days Parade!

Renowned as one of the best and biggest parades in the state, this years parade promises to be better than ever. Clowns, bands and upwards of 40 floats will make their way through the streets of Old Town New Brighton.

The parade route will be the same as years past beginning on 1st Ave between St. John's Church and NB Health & Rehab and then marching down 10th Street to Old Hwy 8, past City Hall and then west on 8th Street. Turning south on 8th Ave and returning to Old Hwy 8 ending in front of Oak Grove Community Housing.

For more information on Stockyard Days, visit:
http://www.stockyarddays.org/index.html
Childrens Theatre Company Season Opener
Childrens Theatre Company Season Opener 5:30pm to 8:30pm Head out to Target Field for the FREE Children's Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season Opener. This commemorative event will feature a jumbotron screening of the never-before-seen, filmed theatrical production of A Year with Frog and Toad, based on the Arnold Lobel stories with the original Broadway cast in high definition. Doors open and activities begin at 5:30pm. Special guest appearances and performances will be unveiled closer to the event.

A perennial audience favorite, A Year with Frog and Toad, produced by Bob Boyette, premiered at CTC in 2002, played on Broadway in 2003 and was nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.

A lottery system will be used to distribute the tickets to this event. The lottery sign up period will be now through Tuesday, June 30. All lottery winners will be contacted by Monday, July 13. To enter, visit: http://childrenstheatre.org/plays/season-opener

There are two ways to guarantee your tickets to this FREE event! Purchase a 2015-2016 classic 6 Play subscription or become a donor of $250 or more. Current 6 play subscribers and donors of $250 or more will receive an email with information on claiming their tickets.
The Big Wiff
The Big Wiff 12am to 6pm Join 1500 ESPN at the Third Annual Big Wiff - the world's largest wiffle ball tournament being held across Minnesota on August 22nd and August 23rd!

This tournament benefits all Minnesota Miracle Leagues, as well as helps to build other fields, so that "every child has the opportunity to play baseball."

Wiffle Ball teams of three to five people will play in a round robin tournament on Saturday, August 22. The crazy fun at each of the locations will include prizes for best team costumes and of course, tournament champions.

Championship games for the winning teams from each of the locations will be held on Sunday, August 23 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Minnetonka Miracle League Field.

The Miracle League is a national organization whose mission is to provide children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. Something about playing lights up a kids eyes. But for children facing physical and mental challenges, that opportunity can often be difficult. The Miracle League gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine, and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.

Registration deadline is August 17, 2015!

For more information, and to register, visit:
http://www.thebigwiff.com/
The Big Wiff
The Big Wiff 12am to 6pm Join 1500 ESPN at the Third Annual Big Wiff - the world's largest wiffle ball tournament being held across Minnesota on August 22nd and August 23rd!

This tournament benefits all Minnesota Miracle Leagues, as well as helps to build other fields, so that "every child has the opportunity to play baseball."

Wiffle Ball teams of three to five people will play in a round robin tournament on Saturday, August 22. The crazy fun at each of the locations will include prizes for best team costumes and of course, tournament champions.

Championship games for the winning teams from each of the locations will be held on Sunday, August 23 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the Minnetonka Miracle League Field.

The Miracle League is a national organization whose mission is to provide children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. Something about playing lights up a kids eyes. But for children facing physical and mental challenges, that opportunity can often be difficult. The Miracle League gives these children the opportunity to get out in the sunshine, and enjoy playing the game of baseball in its purest form.

Registration deadline is August 17, 2015!

For more information, and to register, visit:
http://www.thebigwiff.com/
Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla at Minnesota State Fair Grandstand
Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla at Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 6pm to 11pm Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla the Band rock the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, August 27th! Tickets on sale NOW!

*State Fair admission is not included in the price of Grandstand tickets and must be purchased to attend Grandstand shows.
Discount gate admission tickets are now available online.
Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day at Target Field
Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day at Target Field 4:40pm to 10pm The 3rd Annual Harmon Killebrew Hospice Day at Target Field is going to be a great day!!

JOIN US!

Purpose: To honor and carry on Harmon Killebrew's dream of having each person know about the benefits of hospice care.

There are 4 ways to join the fun:

1. Hop on one of our designated fan buses! For only $130 you get:
A comfortable ride on a coach bus to and from Target Field
Ticket to the game in our hospice fan sections
Free lunch at our tail-gating party with Nita Killebrew
Free event shirt & other goodies!
Knowing that you are helping support hospice care

2. You can help coordinate a fan bus in your community! $130 per person. You only need 50 people to get your own fan bus! This could be a business, service club, a group of friends, church group, or family! See the "Sponsorship" tab for more information.

3. Meet us at the game & sit in the hospice fan sections!
$75.00 includes a seat in our hospice fan section, free event shirt & goodie bag!

4. Meet us at the game & sit in the hospice fan sections!
Field Box seats: $45
Diamond Box Seats: $57
($10 from every seat you purchase benefits hospice awareness)

For option #4 call Luis Breazeale at 612-659-3575. All other options contact Tammy below:

For Questions about the event call Tammy at 218-998-1423

All proceeds from the event support the Harmon Killebrew Hospice project which is a part of the Lakeland Hospice Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization.

http://www.hospicekillebrew.org/
Happy Together Tour at the Minnesota State Fair
Happy Together Tour at the Minnesota State Fair 7pm to 10pm The "Happy Together" Tour at the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fair on Monday, August 31st! The 2015 tour consists of The Turtles with Flo & Eddie; The Association; Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders); The Grass Roots; The Cowsills; and The Buckinghams. Tickets on sale NOW!

*State Fair admission is not included in the price of Grandstand tickets and must be purchased to attend Grandstand shows.
Discount gate admission tickets are now available online.
September
Bloomington Heritage Days Parade
Bloomington Heritage Days Parade 10:30am to 12:30pm 1500 ESPN will be at the Bloomington Heritage Days Parade!

The Parade route will begin on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 95th Street in Bloomington and proceed West on 95th Street for about one half mile and end at the corner of 95th Street and Garfield. Spectators should set up and sit along 95th Street between 3rd Avenue and Garfield Avenue.

For more information on Bloomington Heritage Days, visit:
http://www.bloomingtonheritagedays.org/
October
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 8am to 2pm The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America is back! Join 1500 ESPN on October 4th for the 34th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

The race will start at 8:00am on 6th Street near Portland Avenue in Minneapolis.

This race sells out - so register today at:
https://www.tcmevents.org/events/medtronic_twin_cities_marathon_weekend_-_october_2-4_2015/marathon/registration/

In addition to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, the weekend also includes a 10 Mile, 10K, 5K, Family Events, Health Expo and more!

More information at:
https://www.tcmevents.org/events/medtronic_twin_cities_marathon_weekend_-_october_2-4_2015/marathon/