Twin Cities August Family Events & Activities Guide


It is our hope that you can use our Twin Cities August Family Events & Activities Guide page as a convenient way to find our traditional Free & Budget lists along with all the special themed activities each month brings. In August we are highlighting one of our absolute favorite events, the Minnesota State Fair, as well as reminding you of all the festivals and outdoor entertainment left to enjoy before summer’s last gasp.  As always, we hope to be inspiration in planning your family time together!

Twin Cities August Family Events & Activities Guide


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Minnesota Lynx STEM Fest
Target Center
Sunday 8/25/19, 10am-1pm (STEM Fest)

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Join The Minnesota Lynx from 10am-2pm at The Target Center as we explore the connection of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and basketball at the annual Minnesota Lynx STEM Fest on August 25th. Stay after to enjoy STEM Night with the Lynx as we take on the Las Vegas Aces at 6:00PM. Your ticket to STEM is your entry into the game.


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Twin Cities Ultimate Summer Guide – 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 and festivals. We also put together a summer bucket list with 101 ideas to keep families busy together.

ultimate summer guide

Twin Cities Water Fun
There’s still plenty of warm weather in August to cool down from. Look no further for a round up of Twin Cities outdoor swimming pools, beaches, water parks and splash pads. We also list special tot swim times for the youngest ones and pools with twilight discounts. Most pools and beaches will remain open through Labor Day weekend.

August Family Festivals

Kicking off with some neighborhood fetes and culminating with summer’s fair-well bash, August is ripe with family festivities. Get our complete August Family Events Festival Calendar HERE – and don’t miss all our tips for bringing the whole family to the Minnesota State Fair – on a budget! (Yes, it can be done.)

FREE Entertainment in the Parks

Free concerts, kids entertainment, pop-up performances, puppet shows, outdoor movies and more are presented all across the metro area. We’ve organized our list by region so you can easily find fun close by.

Summer Dining with Kids

August in Minnesota begs for tasty treats that tickle our taste buds. Rounded up in our summer dining guide are food trucks, ice cream, fro-yo, pizza farms and more.

August – last chance for summer!

Ideas to help you make the most of what’s left of summer! One each day through Labor Day.

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