30 Things To Do in the Twin Cities Before Labor Day

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Ideas to help you make the most of what’s left of summer! One each day through Labor Day.

8/7: Get your creativity on at Summer Arts Discovery Workshop, Landmark Center • 1-4pm
8/8: Get FREE admission to the Dakota County Fair today only and visit the Dakota City Heritage Village, Farmington.

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8/9: Discover a new beach with this list of 10 Beaches and Playgrounds to Try This Summer
8/10: Play a round at Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden in Minnetrista.
8/11: Take a road trip to nearby Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, plus more fun at the link.
8/12: Irish Fair of Minnesota kicks off with FREE admission, performances, and cultural exhibits.
8/13: Resident Artist’s Hot Metal Pour, Franconia Sculpture Park – plus explore the sculptures.
8/14: Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Family Day goes for the gold with Art-lympic Games.
8/15: Monday Morning Kids Series: Summer Break Storytellers @ Moir Park, Bloomington • 10:30am
8/16: Explore this amazing natural playground for kids: Discovery Hollow at Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake.
8/17: Final Creative Kidstuff Concert Series of summer! Shops at West End, St. Louis Park • 10am
8/18: United Way Action Day, Target Field, St. Paul • 5-8pm
8/19: Swim at your local beach – here are 10 MORE ideas to try!
8/20: Have you brought your kids to Mill City Museum yet? Tons of exhibits designed just for them!
8/21: Target Free 3rd Saturday at Minnesota Children’s Museum – say goodbye to longtime favorite exhibits as the museum pushes on with a complete makeover.
8/22: Need AC? Try one of these 10 Free Air-Conditioned Family Outings.
8/23: Battle Creek Waterworks offers a Tot Tuesday special, $2.50/pp ages 5 & under with caregiver, 9:30-10:30am, Maplewood.
8/24: Discover outdoor and indoor fun at one of these beautiful Twin Cities Nature Centers.
8/25: Opening day of the Minnesota State Fair! Find 50 Things To Do while you get-together.
8/26: Whip up a batch of these ice cream cookie sandwiches, plus discover a new Twin Cities ice cream shop!
8/27: Rent a surrey or paddleboat from Wheel Fun Rentals; take a spin around the lake – Calhoun, Como, Harriet and more.
8/28: The past comes to life during Living History Days at The Landing, Shakopee • 12-5pm
8/29: Seek out a Puppet Wagon – Roseville, Woodbury, Shoreview & Eagan parks
8/30: Final Artist-led Explorations program at Caponi Art Park: Aztec Dance • 10-11am, $5/family
8/31: Go Outside with Hennepin County – FREE yard games, craft tent and food trucks for lunch!
9/1: Apple-picking season has begun at many Twin Cities apple orchards. Find one at the link.
9/2: Last Friday before school? How about a Movie by Moonlight at Town Green, Maple Grove?
9/3: FREE admission to Walker Art Center for the whole family: art-making, gallery tours and more.
9/4: Admission discount to Twin City Model Railroad Museum this summer in their new location! • $5/pp
9/5: It’s Threshing Weekend at Oliver Kelley Farm! Get hands-on with threshing and other harvesting work • 10am-5pm, $6-$9/pp

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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.


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