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