Aquatennial Week Events 101: What you need to know to celebrate the Best Days
Pre-sale, portals, tickets and more! As excitement builds for Aqua Week 2017, here is what you need to know to make the most out of the Best Days of Summer.
First off, go to www.aquatennialambassadors.com/events for the complete list of AAO events, and how to register and buy tickets. Proceeds of AAO Aquatennial Events benefit the Aquatennial Ambassador Scholarship Program.
For information on other Aquatennial events such as CenterPointe Energy Torchlight Parade or Target Fireworks, go to www.aquatennial.com/events.
Tickets for AAO Events will be made available to the general public on June 1.
Ambassador Coronation tickets are handled through the University of Minnesota and follow a slightly different schedule-see below for more information.
Event registration and ticket pre-sale opportunities will be made available to Aquatennial Ambassador Alumni and 2017 AAO Members on May 20 via www.aquatennialambassadors.com/portal. A request for a portal logon must be completed in advance.
It is not too late to become a 2017 AAO Member >
Monday, July 17
Alumni Boat Cruise: Celebrating Milestone Ambassador Alumni Anniversaries
Bohemian Flats, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., $40
*This year the boat cruise is open to Aquatennial Ambassador Alumni only and features a program recognizing those celebrating a 5, 10, 15, 20, 25-year anniversary of being an ambassador.
sponsored by Paradise Charter Cruises, Mississippi Queen, and Deli Double Catering
Tuesday, July 18
Candidate Community Luncheon
Millennium Minneapolis, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $35
Introducing for the first time the Ambassador Candidates for the 2018 Aquatennial Ambassador Crew and recognizing the communities that have supported them.
The Minnesota Community and Exemplary Honorary Commodore awards will be presented.
Wednesday, July 19
Meet the Candidates
IDS Crystal Court, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Free admission, Limited seating
Cheer on your favorite candidate as she proclaims what's great about her community
Emcees for the event will be 2016 Minneapolis Aquatennial Princesses Rachel Huset and Maddie Simon.
Thursday, July 20
Commodore's Dinner: Making Waves - Impact, Influence, and Nothing is Impossible
Nicollet Island Pavilion, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., $85-limited availability
Featuring guest speakers Chris Wright (President, Minnesota Timberwolves), and Joe Schmitt (Sports Anchor), Mike Veeck (Owner, St. Paul Saints)
Farewell to Commodore Dan Stoltz and Captains Jim Ganger & Sarah Schrader, and the reveal of the 2018 Aquatennial Commodore and Captains
Friday, July 21
AAO Family Dinner
Millenium Minneapolis, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., $50
*open to Aquatennial Ambassador Alumni & AAO Members
Featuring the ambassador candidates, International Visiting Dignitaries, Vice Commodores, Aquatennial Ambassador Crew, and 2018 Commodore & Captains
Rockin' the Waves featuring DJ Andrew Larson of Resonance Sound & Lighting
Millenium Minneapolis, 7:30 - 11:00 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Dance to the mix of DJ Andrew and enjoy performances of local dance troops
sponsored by SPIRE Credit Union
Saturday, July 22
Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Coronation
Ted Mann Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni section tickets available May 20
Preferred seating ticket orders through ambassador candidates until June 15
General tickets sales open June 17
presented by SPIRE Credit Union
The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) is a 501(c)(3) Minnesota nonprofit. Our Mission is to inspire young women to achieve extraordinary futures by providing professional development opportunities through networking and mentoring.
To learn more about the AAO, please visit www.aquatennialambassadors.com.