Twin Cities Ultimate Summer Events Guide
Summer Fun Bucket List 2019: 100+ Ideas For Your Family This Summer
National Get Outdoors Day Round Up – 2019

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Twin Cities Ultimate Summer Events Guide

Everything under the sun you need to know about family fun this summer in the Twin Cities. Beat boredom and fill your long school break days exploring the best the Twin Cities has to offer in the way of parks, swim spots, community entertainment and local festivals.

Family Fun Twin Cities' Ultimate Summer Guide

Twin Cities Water Fun
As the line between late spring and early summer starts to melt away in the rising temps, it’s time to find a new splash spot in the Twin Cities. Look no further for a round up of outdoor swimming pools, beaches, water parks and splash pads.

Beaches, Pools, Waterparks & Water FunTwin Cities Splash Pads & Wading Pools
Tot Time Open SwimsFFTC’s Guide to Summer Water Sports

Twin Cities Parks & Playgrounds
Discover a new outdoor play space from over 700 entries in our Parks Search tool! Looking for specifics like a beach & playground, a bike trail or the perfect spot to pitch a tent? Search by all of these amenities and more – even by city or region of the Twin Cities Metro. Plus, find park hours, fees, directions, pictures and other extras.

Top Twin Cities Beaches & PlaygroundsTwin Cities Nature Playgrounds

Summer Family Festivals & Parades
Summer is full to bursting with family festivals and community parades. Take notes with this handy list of local celebrations around the Twin Cities.

June Family Festival CalendarJuly Family Festival Calendar
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Free Summer Community Entertainment
Keep the family busy all summer long with free movies, music, puppets and other programming in the parks. We separate these lists by region of the Twin Cities Metro so it’s easy to find the fun in your own backyard.

Free & Cheap Summer MoviesFree Summer Music in the Twin Cities
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Summer Dining with Kids
Enjoy a flavorful family summer with kids – made considerably more relaxed with outdoor dining options. We list our favorite spots for a patio meal, best food trucks, ice cream shops, fro-yo and more.

Twin Cities Best Ice Cream ShopsOutdoor Summer Dining Spots with Kids
Kid-Friendly Food TrucksKid-Friendly Farmers Markets

Summer Sports & Games
Stay active and get the kids outdoors with a variety of summer games. These are particularly good lists for those looking to entertain tweens and teens.

Twin Cities Mini-Golf CoursesTwin Cities Disc Golf Courses
Twin Cities Archery RangesTwin Cities Best Fishing Holes

Summer Fun Bucket List 2019: 100+ Ideas For Your Family This Summer

Summer is here!  And we you to have the best summer ever.  So we’ve got some ideas for you if you feel like you do the same thing summer after summer and you’d like to break out of that rut.  Or you simply want to surprise your kids.  Or you need another tool to help get through the summer.  This bucket list is for you.

Don’t take this bucket list and try to do it all.  That is impossible.  We want you to use this as a resource–as your summer activities brain–to end up being a rock star to your family, young and old. Read More

National Get Outdoors Day Round Up – 2019

National Get Outdoors Day is Saturday, June 8th this year. You can find an extensive list of events at the National site, however listings are slow to trickle in each year, so we recommend either waiting until close to the date or checking last year’s listings and calling to ask if they are having an event this year. We have verified the dates below for you.

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