Need some ideas to jump-start the weekend? The forecast calls for lots of free and low-cost family activities around the Metro! As always, check our Family Fun Calendar for more.
Time: Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 • 10am-5pm
Ages: All ages
Details: More than I can list here! The festival is jam-packed with live performances (indoor shows at The Ordway are $5/pp, outdoor acts are all free), an outdoor ARTwalk, a Story Garden, and a bordering-on-overwhelming amount of children’s art activities. Download a family festival guide here or check out Gianna’s tips for visiting Flint Hills with kids.
Plant-Maker Studio: Sunflowers (Weekend Family Fun) – FREE for kids
@ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318
Time: Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31 • Noon-3pm
Cost: $12/adults, children under 13 are free
Ages: All ages
Details: Formerly “Weekend Family Fun”, the Plant-Maker Studio connects kids with gardening and teaches about various plants. Also special this weekend is a LEGO Community Brick Build on Saturday, May 30, from 10am-2pm at the visitor center.
Waterfest 2015 – “A Water Wonderland” – FREE!
@ Phalen Regional Park (Lake Phalen)
1600 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106
Time: Saturday, May 30 • 11am-4pm
Ages: Activities for all ages
Details: The hands-on fun to be had learning about the local watershed will keep your kids busy for hours – watercraft rides, fishing lessons, a climbing wall and many interactive exhibits.
Fantastic Saturdays at The Blast
@ Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Time: Ongoing Saturdays • 5 – 8pm
Ages: Activities for all ages; The Blast Indoor Playground is appropriate for kids up to 12 years.
Details: Included in the $4 per child admission is access to The Blast, gym games, a movie and crafts.
Free Family Fun Days: Storywalking – “The Raft” – FREE!
@ Carl Kroening Interpretive Center
4900 N Mississippi Dr, Minneapolis, 55430
Time: Sunday, May 31 • 1-3pm
Ages: All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Details: Free Family Fun Days are hosted every Sunday; drop in any time from 1-3pm for activities. Joy has the entire summer calendar for the Carl Kroening Interpretive Center here plus other family events at Three Rivers Parks.