The Minnesota State Fair is inviting everyone to join in a celebration honoring Prince.
The celebration takes place Friday, Aug. 26 inside the fairgrounds. Fairgoers are encouraged to wear purple in tribute to Minnesota’s most famous native son, who died April 21. The evening, centering on Prince, will feature a number of exclusive activities including Prince music, tributes and cover songs at stages throughout the fairgrounds, a Prince “Party in the Park” at Carousel Park inside the fairgrounds from 8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. with music by DJ Dudley D, Prince’s former personal DJ and a one-night-only laser show featuring a Prince finale beginning at 9:15 p.m.
Following Charlie Wilson and Fantasia’s show that evening at the Grandstand, the night will conclude with the Minnesota State Fair fireworks spectacular set entirely to the music of Prince and featuring a special pyrotechnic Prince tribute.
“Unite in Purple” glow bracelets will be handed out to the first 5,000 guests through the gates after 5 p.m. along with “Unite in Purple” buttons for the first 7,500 guests through the gates.