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FFTC’s Guide to Dance Studios in the Twin Cities
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30 Things To Do in the Twin Cities Before Labor Day
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Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers
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Get Your FREE 2017 Museum Day Tickets
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FFTC’s Guide to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair
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Family Fun: Night to Unite & National Night Out 2017
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Twin Cities August Family Events & Activities Guide
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Twin Cities August Family Festival Calendar
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10 Free Things To Do With Kids In Downtown Minneapolis in Summer
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Budget Twin Cities August Events & Activities

FFTC’s Guide to Dance Studios in the Twin Cities

There must be hundreds of dance studios in the Twin Cities.  Family Fun Twin Cities has collected some of the most unique ones, and we’re excited to share these with you.

August 16, 2017: Scroll down for our limited time offer of free LEAP! advance viewing passes! We would love to know your favorite dance studio. Leave us a note in the comments.

Dance Studios

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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. Read More

Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers

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Como Regional Pool

So you’ve got a little one who’d prefer to become accustomed to the pool without those periodic (and unintentional) slaps of water in the face from sharing space with the big kids? The following Twin Cities pools are offering special tot times this summer solely for the purpose of helping youngsters get comfortable in the water: Read More

Get Your FREE 2017 Museum Day Tickets

In 2017, Smithsonian Museum Day is Saturday, September 23rd. On this day, visitors can get two free tickets to participating museums. Tickets are available while supplies last starting August 25th through the Smithsonian website. Minnesota always has several participating museum (not always the same museums). Some of these museums are cheap year round and many require a road trip. Each year, we lay them all out for you here, listing the museum and its address, an approximate drive-time from the Twin Cities, and the prices you would pay any other day.

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FFTC’s Guide to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

It’s time to start preparing for our favorite annual end-of-summer bash — the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.

2017 Minnesota State Fair

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Family Fun: Night to Unite & National Night Out 2017

Night-to-Unite

Night to Unite, National Night Out, good excuse for a block party – call it what you will. Tuesday, August 1, communities across the Twin Cities Metro participate in this nation-wide program to strengthen neighborhood spirit, partnerships with local police, and crime awareness prevention. Find your city from the list below to explore how your community is observing:

FIND A BLOCK PARTY, EVENT, OR YOUR CITY’S INFORMATION: Read More

Twin Cities August Family Events & Activities Guide

Twin Cities August Guide

It is our hope that you can use our August Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In August we are highlighting one of our absolute favorite events, the Minnesota State Fair, as well as reminding you of all the festivals and outdoor entertainment left to enjoy before summer’s last gasp.  As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!

– Anne, Gianna & Joy
Family Fun Twin Cities


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Twin Cities August Family Festival Calendar

 

August Family Festival Calendar

Kicking off with some neighborhood fetes and culminating with summer’s fair-well bash, August is ripe with family festivities: Read More

10 Free Things To Do With Kids In Downtown Minneapolis in Summer

Grab the stroller, hop the bus, bring a picnic or cash for lunch, and you can make a day (or more) of it in downtown Minneapolis.  There is so much going on and much of it is free and family-friendly.

Downtown Minneapolis

Why wait for an out-of-town guest to explore downtown? I’ve outlined 10 Free Things to Do with Kids Downtown to get you inspired. These activities are not all on the same day of the week, but it would make for a really long day if you powered through all ten activities at once. If you want to play tourist, you could probably get through all of them in a few days. Read More

Budget Twin Cities August Events & Activities

It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find August’s seasonal and ongoing events and activities listed here that all cost $5 or less per person to attend. For more ideas on budget and FREE family outings, check our Family Fun Calendar or hop over to our Free Twin Cities August Family Events & Activities page.

TWIN CITIES SPECIAL EVENTS – $5/PP OR LESS

8/2/17: Beach Party | Bryant Lake Regional Park | Eden Prairie | 12-3pm | $5/pp ages 0-17, adults FREE | A water slide, water obstacle course, sandcastle building and other splishy-splashy fun.

8/4-6: Eden Prairie Players Children’s Theater Performance: The Trial of Goldilocks | Riley-Jacques Barn, Eden Prairie | $3-$5/pp, tickets at the door only. Read More

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