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The Time is Now to Register for AAO Aquatennial Events!

It's July. It's Minneapolis. It's Aquatennial Time!

Deadlines are fast approaching for several of the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization's Aquatennial Events. Here is quick rundown of the 2016 AAO Events.

For additional details on all of the events highlighted below, please visit AAO Events>

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MASAA Senior Ambassador Coronation

July 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. Coronation

1:00 p.m. Ballroom Dance

Elks Lodge

Say farewell to the 2016 Senior Ambassadors and be among the first to meet the 2017 Senior Ambassador Crew!


Community Luncheon

July 19, 2016

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Millenium Hotel Minneapolis

This great event celebrates the current Aquatennial Ambassadors and welcomes the Ambassador Candidates from communities across Minnesota.

This is also the first judged event for the Candidates for the 2017 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew. Hosted by the 2015 Aquatennial Ambassador Family.

Tickets are $30 per person in advance only by Friday, July 8


Alumni Boat Cruise

July 19, 2016

6:00 p.m. Check-in

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Boat Cruise

Bohemian Flats

Please join us for a beautiful Mississippi River cruise with AAO Alumni, 2016 Ambassador Family, and the Candidates for the 2017 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew.

The Alumni Boat Cruise is presented by Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen Tickets are $30 per person in advance only by Monday, July 11


Meet the Candidates

July 20, 2016

12:00 p.m.

City Center

Meet the 56 Candidates for the 2017 Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Crew and cheer on your hometown's candidate!

Each candidate will introduce herself and share what is important to her and her hometown during this judged event.

Emceed by the 2015 Minneapolis Aquatennial Princesses, Morgan Scheiller and Sonia Berdhal

This a free and public event.


Commodore's Dinner

July 21, 2016

6:00 p.m.

Millenium Hotel Minneapolis

This event celebrates current Aquatennial Commodore, Steve Robertson, and honors all past Aquatennial Commodores for their service to the AAO. The event includes dinner and short program, as well as ample time for socializing.

Expected attendees include the 2016 Aquatennial Ambassadors, International Visiting Dignitaries, the Candidates for the 2017 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew, Aquatennial Ambassador Alumni, AAO Members and more!

The evening will culminate with the announcement of the 2017 Aquatennial Commodore and Captains!

Tickets are $80 per person in advance only Attire is Semi-Formal


AAO & MASAA Alumni Dinner

July 22, 2016

5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Midpointe Event Center