Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events

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Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events

FREE TWIN CITIES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events: Sparky the Sea Lion at Como Park Zoo

Sparky the Sea Lion at Como Park Zoo

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.

5/27-29: Sparky the Sea Lion Opening Weekend @ Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul • shows at 11:30am & 3pm.

We are so thrilled that Lu & Bean Read Podcast is partnering with FFTC BookHounds this summer!


5/27: Minneapolis Wading Pools (except school sites)• Open daily 10am-9pm • FREE (Beaches also open, but unguarded until 6/10/17.)

Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events

Most Minneapolis Wading Pools Open Memorial Day Weekend

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.

5/28: Immigrant for a Day @ Gammelgarden Museum, Scandia • 1-4pm • Details: Step back into the 1850’s with immigrant family activities and tours.

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.

Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery

5/30: Memorial Day Show @ Como Dockside, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul • 3pm-8:30pm • Details: The Minnesota State Band and others perform.

 

5/30: Memorial Day Animal Show @ Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove • 1-4pm

5/30: Free Family Fun Days @ Lowry Nature Center & Richardson Nature Center

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.

Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events

Fort Snelling Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend every year.

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 Center1551 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.

Twin Cities Memorial Day Weekend Events

Check back. We’ll let you know what’s up with Cafesjian Carousel Memorial Day Weekend.


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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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