The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes is a strip mall in Maple grove with both national stores and local boutiques as well as restaurants and grocery stores. The mall often hosts family friendly events.
Kidstock at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Sometimes you just need a quick-fix family outing. This is why we like the idea of Kidstock. It's an event put on by the Maple Grove Arts Council, but its held at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. For parents, this means plenty of free parking -- so we don't have to feel the need to put in a full day to get our money's worth; places to sit when we're tired and someplace to grab a quick snack if we get crabby and hungry (while none of the restaurants in the mall are on our Kids Eat Free or Cheap List, it does include nearby restaurants). Mostly, it means, we can pop in and out for as the whole day or 15 minutes -- whatever works for our family on that day.
Look for Kidstock each June.