FREE TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
Sticking around town this weekend? The Pioneer Press offers an extensive list of places to honor veterans around the Twin Cities on Memorial Day; 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.
5/28: Sibley House Historic Site Open House, Mendota • 1-4pm • Ring in the summer tour season by exploring the site, enjoying refreshments, and taking a guided tour.
5/28: Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Series: CARS @ Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury • pre-show activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk.
5/28-30: Jim Lupient Water Park pre-season, 1520 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis, 1-7pm
5/28: Nicollet Commons Park water feature, Burnsville (weather dependent)
5/28: Webber Natural Swimming Pool, Minneapolis • pre-season 5/28-30, 1-7pm
5/30: 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 • Details: The Minnesota State Band and others perform.
5/30: Free Family Fun Days @ Lowry Nature Center & Richardson Nature Center
PAID EVENTS TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
5/28-5/29: Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights • 10am-4pm • $5-$8/pp • Details: Take a themed guided tour and visit with the baby farm animals on Opening Weekend.
5/28-29: Memorial Day Weekend @ Historic Fort Snelling, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-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.
5/28-30: Living History Event: Wild West Weekend @ The Landing, Shakopee • $5-$8/pp, under 2 FREE • Details: Experience life on the frontier amongst the gunslingers and cowboys, cook over the campfire, and join in an 1880’s Memorial Day ceremony on 5/30.
5/28: Anoka Aquatic Center, 1551 7th Ave, Anoka • 5/28-6/7 Sat-Sun & holiday noon-7pm, Mon-Fri 3-7pm • $4-$7/pp.
5/28: Elm Creek Swimming Pond, Maple Grove • 9am-8pm • $5/pp
5/28: Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond, Minnetrista • 9am-8pm • $5/pp
5/28: Grove Cove Aquatic Center Outdoor Pool, Maple Grove, 11am-6pm • $6-$7/pp or $22-$25/family