Uptown is a lively and truly urbane neighborhood located south of Downtown Minneapolis. While the “official” borders are Dupont Avenue to the east, 28th Street to the north, 31st Street to the south and Bde Maka Ska to the west, unofficially, those borders a bit fluid, especially along the main hubs of Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street. During the day, the area is a shopping destination and once the sun goes down, people come out to visit one of the many bars and restaurants.
Despite being a commercial hub of the city, it’s close proximity to the Chain of Lakes - Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles along with Bde Maka Ska - as well as the Midtown Greenway - a 5.5 mile long former rail corridor that cuts right through the area - the area offers miles of walking and biking paths for people to enjoy. Uptown also is the spot for many annual events, such as the City of Lakes Loppet in the winter, and the Uptown Food Truck Festival and Bastille Day in the summer. But the granddaddy of them all is the Uptown Art Fair, which takes place the first weekend in August and typically attracts more than 375,000 people.