It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find September’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 September Family Events & Activities page.
9/10: Brickmania Toyworks Open House, Minneapolis • 10am-4pm • $5/pp or $10/group of 4 • Details: Intricate LEGO train layouts, hands-on LEGO activities and displays. This popular event is held the 2nd Saturday of each month. Read about a trip to the open house here.
It doesn’t have to break the bank to entertain the family away from home in the Twin Cities! You’ll find July’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 July Family Events & Activities page. Read More
7/2: First Free Saturday Stage & Screen: Groovy Adventures @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis • 10am-3pm • Details: Activities are geared towards kids ages 6-12, but don’t let that stop you from bringing your littler ones! Free gallery admission for the whole family.
7/2: Home Depot Kids Workshop: Ice Age Bowling Game @ TC Home Depot locations • 9am-noon • Details: The first Saturday of each month kids get a kit to build, apron and pin while supplies last; adults must accompany children.
We are proud to have the St. Paul Saints as our July monthly sponsor.
7/4: Minneapolis Red White & Boom @ Downtown riverfront • 6-10pm • Music, movie, family events and fireworks at dusk. For more Twin Cities Independence Day events and activities, click the graphic below:
7/4: 4th of July at Langford Park @ 30 Langford Park, Saint Paul • 11am-4pm. • Picnic, parade, fun run, music, pony rides, speeches, volleyball, horseshoes, tennis, games and more! New this year are a bouncy house, face painting, Instagram contest, photo booth, and an obstacle course.
7/5: Storytime with Engineer Paul @ Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store, St. Paul • 10am • Details: Wonderful stories, songs and preschool activities with a (no surprise) train slant. Stick around to play at one of the 7 train tables set up at the back of the store. Also held 7/19. For more of the best storytimes in the Twin Cities, click the graphic below.
Get a jump start on June! It’s packed with parks hosting FREE summer entertainment for families, tons of places to splash about and cool off, and FREE library summer reading events that will keep them busy until school calls again.
ST. PAUL: Music & Entertainment in the Parks, Daily starting 6/1 with FREE concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Check the link for a complete listing of events & locations • Groovin’ in the Garden @ Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/15 with FREE concerts, a climbing wall, bounce house, and lawn games for kids, and food available for purchase. • Movies in the Parks, 6/24 & 6/28.
It is our hope that you can use our May 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. May is filled with seasonal openings across the Twin Cities Metro Area, Mother’s Day activities and farmer’s markets bursting with fresh produce. And, when it’s time to unwind at home, we’ve added in some suggestions for crafts, recipes and read-alouds. As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!
– Anne, Gianna & Joy
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