Paisley Park is hosting an all-day outdoor celebration of Prince and the 40th anniversary of “Purple Rain” in downtown Minneapolis.

The free block party starts at noon on June 22 near the 100-foot-tall Prince mural on Ramp A kitty-corner to First Avenue. There will be live music and dancing, food trucks, local vendors, and an art installation. Everyone is asked to show up in their best purple getup.

The event is part of the five-day Celebration 2024 that Paisley Park is hosting from June 20-24 in downtown Minneapolis, Chanhassen, and other parts of the Twin Cities, including Lake Minnetonka. Beyond the free block party, Celebration 2024 packages range from $125 for a Broadway musical presentation or “Purple Rain” screening at the State Theatre to $1,200 for an all-encompassing VIP experience. The Revolution plays First Avenue on June 21 and Morris Day performs with the New Power Generation at the State Theatre on June 22. Tickets to those shows are 

Block parties were held on First Avenue North near the venue, where part of “Purple Rain” was filmed, when Prince died in April 2016 and when the mural was completed in June 2022. Prince would’ve turned 66 on June 7.

Prince’s chart-topping “Purple Rain” album was released on June 25, 1984, a month earlier than the movie of the same name.

The Minneapolis City Council approved a block event permit for the Prince and “Purple Rain” 40th anniversary celebration during its Thursday meeting. The permit allows the event to run from 11 a.m. on June 22 until 1 a.m. on June 23.

Sections of First Avenue, Eighth Street, and Ninth Street will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on June 21 and reopened by 9 a.m. on June 23.

Here are the street closure details:

  • First Avenue North from 10th Street North to Seventh Street North
  • Eighth Street North between First Avenue North and Hennepin Avenue
  • Ninth Street North between Seventh Street North and First Avenue North