August Weekend Family Fun: Last Chance Summer

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend! – Last Chance Summer

August 17-18, 2019

August Weekend Family Fun: Last Chance Summer

Need some more inspiration? As always, you can check our August Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

Huzzah! The Minnesota Renaissance Festival starts this weekend! If you’ve ever considered bringing along the kids, we’ve got some tips for you. Open weekends Aug 17 – Sept 29: Explore the Fairy Wing Forest and Mermaid Cove, take in a maypole dance, craft a wand or pirate hat, learn to juggle and much more. 9am-7pm, $13.50-$24.95/pp.

For further planning into August, check our August Family Festival Calendar.
Aug 16-17:Mounds View Festival in the Park | Silver View Park, Mounds View
Parade, family fun fair, fireworks. 11am-Dusk.

Aug 16-18: Vadnais Heights Heritage Days
Kids games, bounce house and watermelon-eating contest, kiddie parade, and the Grande Parade.

Aug 16-18: Ki Chi Saga Days | Vilhelm Moberg Park, Chisago City
Music, craft fair and food vendors, fireworks, parade.

Aug 16-18: North Hudson Pepper Fest | North Hudson, WI
Rides, games, Grand Parade. $2-$3/button for events.

Aug 16-18: Heritage Days Festival | St Paul Park
Grande Day Parade, Kids Zone filled with games and a petting zoo, fireworks.

Aug 16-18:Blue Heron Days | Lino Lakes
Movie in the Park: Wonder, parade on Lake Drive, petting zoo, bounce house, family picnic, Waldoch Farm tours.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Enjoy FREE movies and live theater performances in Twin Cities parks all summer long. Please note: we do include movies that are rated PG-13 due to an increase of parents asking us for options for their teens and tweens. Almost without exception, all activities we feature on our website we hope you will enjoy together as a family.

Lake Harriet Park Movie Night : Last Chance Summer

  • LEGO Movie | Battle Creek Park, St Paul | 6:30pm
  • Incredibles 2 | Staring Lake Amphitheater, Eden Prairie | 7:30pm
  • Looney Tunes Shorts | Eidem Homestad, Brooklyn Park | 8:30pm
  • Captain Marvel | Normandale Park, Bloomington | Movie begins at 9pm 
  • LEGO Batman | Town Green, Maple Grove | Sunset
SATURDAY – August 17

SUNDAY – August 18

  • Jumanji | Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis | 8:30pm

Pass the popcorn! Find our complete listing of free Summer Movies in the Park.


Family Fishing Event
Want to fish on the river but lack the skills and equipment? The Minnesota DNR is offering free clinics for families this weekend. Learn how to tie fishing knots, practice casting, baiting, and fishing with all gear provided.

Fishing for bass

Sat, Aug 17: Experience Adventure | Taft Park, Richfield
Three Rivers Parks is hosting an adventurous afternoon at Taft Park: rock climbing, a zip line, fishing, geocaching and more. 1-5pm, FREE.


Always free to visit weekends:



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