FREE TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
Sticking around town this weekend? We’ve saluted a few of the larger celebrations below. In addition to the special events, we’ve got weekend suggestions sure to be memorable.
5/27: Nicollet Commons Park water feature, Burnsville (weather dependent)(This actually opened last weekend).
5/27: Webber Natural Swimming Pool, Minneapolis •Opening Weekend 5/27-29, 1-7pm
5/28: Pond Dakota House Open House @ 401 East 104th Street, Bloomington • Explore the home and grounds of this historic landmark.
5/29: Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis • 10:30am-3pm • Details: Ceremony begins at 10:30am followed by live music, refreshments, trolley tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and art activities for kids.
5/30: Memorial Day Show @ Como Dockside, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul • 3pm-8:30pm • Details: The Minnesota State Band and others perform.
PAID EVENTS TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
5/27: Grove Cove Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool, Maple Grove, 11am-6pm • $7-$8/pp or $25-$30/family
5/27-28: Sibley House Historic Season Opening, Mendota • 1-4pm • $5-$7/pp • Ring in the summer tour season by exploring the site, enjoying refreshments, and taking a guided tour.
5/27-29: Jim Lupient Water Park Opening Weekend, 1520 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis • 1-7pm • $3-$5/pp.
5/27-29: Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Fort Snelling, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5, Mon 10-5 • $6-$12/pp • Details: Explore the historic buildings, chat with costumed interpreters, watch cannon and musket firings, and join in historic games. Kids can try out the History Hunt scavenger hunt. Finish the day with a short hike through adjacent Fort Snelling State Park.
5/27-29: Memorial Day Weekend @ The Landing, Shakopee • $5-$8/pp, under 2 FREE • Details: Meet Civil War veterans and learn how Memorial Day began in 1868 as “Decoration Day” to honor Union soldiers who died. Horse-drawn trolleys provide transportation through the park.
5/27-29: Anoka Aquatic Center, 1551 7th Ave, Anoka • noon-7pm • $5-$7/pp. • Pre-season opening.
5/29: Elm Creek Swimming Pond, Maple Grove • 9am-8pm • $5/pp • Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
5/29: Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond, Minnetrista • 9am-8pm • $5/pp • Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.
To Be Confirmed:
5/29: Cafesjian’s Carousel Free Ride Day?? @ Como Park Zoo & Conservatory • 11am-4pm • The carousel site is currently down, but we’ll check back before Memorial Day.