WELCOME TO AUGUST IN THE TWIN CITIES!
Get started planning your best summer!
Our 2023 ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER IN THE TWIN CITIES is your hub for 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.
For an idea a day throughout summer, we’ve also compiled a SUMMER BUCKET LIST to whip out for any kid who dares to suggest there’s nothing to do!
THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN THE TWIN CITIES
Each weekend this summer we put together a guide to the best family events going on in the Twin Cities, plus other ideas on how to spend your family time together. Find our most current summer weekend guide HERE.
FREE THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST IN THE TWIN CITIES WITH KIDS
SUMMER OUTDOOR PLAY IN AUGUST
Parks, playgrounds, swimming, beaches, splash pads, mini golf, picnics, bike rides…did we miss any other classics?
There’s still plenty of warm weather in August to cool down from. Look no further for our huge 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.
BEST BEACHES IN THE TWIN CITIES TO VISIT IN AUGUST
FFTC's GUIDE TO THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR & MORE AUGUST 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.)
TWIN CITIES AUGUST COMMUNITY SUMMER EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
There is loads fun to be had out in our local communities this summer. There is something to do every day of the week – and most of this community entertainment is FREE! Local parks are buzzing with festivals, community theater, farmers markets and the puppet wagon. Live music is performed most nights of the week. The beaches and pools are awaiting swimmers. Bike trails beckon. And don’t forget – the libraries have programming all summer.