Saint Paul parks summer music and movies are traditionally held from June through September. With a few exceptions, these live concerts and outdoor movies are free and open to the public without reservations. Occasionally, shows at Como Dockside require a ticket. Tickets for paid shows can be purchased online at EventBrite.
Saint Paul Parks Summer Concerts
Music in the Parks is an outdoor concert series during the summer and fall. Unless otherwise noted, all Music in the Parks performances are free. Bring along a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a starlit night of family fun. We list the most family-friendly options on our calendar, but you can see all listings on the City of St. Paul Music in the Parks calendar below:
Saint Paul Parks Summer Movies
The city provides a wide range of outdoor films at parks and recreation centers around Saint Paul. Movies typically begin at dusk, but may start earlier to allow younger children to attend. Titles are subject to change. Some offer pre-show activities. Movies in the Parks events are free and open to the public. All children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
We list movies with family-friendly ratings on our calendar, but you can see all listings on the City of St. Paul Music in the Parks calendar below:
Note that the calendars on this page were created and are maintained by the City of St. Paul. Click here to go to the Family Fun Twin Cities curated family calendar.
Planning for Family Fun at Outdoor Events
We've learned a few things attending these events. To begin with, we recommend that you pack the bug spray, sweaters and/or blankets for after the sun sets. Don't forget your diaper bag. You may want to bring pillows and sleeping bags for the kids. This is an ideal opportunity for an evening picnic -- popcorn and lemonade are always a welcome addition to outdoor shows. If the venue isn't providing kids activities, I like to toss some yard games into the back of the car.