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Things To Do in Eagan with Kids & Family

Welcome to Eagan! The city has often won praise for being considered one of the best communities to live in Minnesota. Just south of the Mississippi River, Eagan is a quick drive from the excitement of Minneapolis & St Paul and convenient to major shopping districts. But Eagan also manages to quiet and green, filled with parks and lovely natural spaces. We’re excited to share all there is to do with your kids and family – read on for the best Eagan, Minnesota Family Fun!

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Kid Friendly Events This Week Near Eagan, Minnesota

Find this week’s Eagan, Minnesota Family Fun, including the nearby southeast suburbs of the Twin Cities: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Rosemount & Woodbury. Find our full Twin Cities Family Fun Calendar here.

Special Events, Festivals and Seasonal Activities in Eagan

Fall in Eagan: Festivals & Events

 HOLZ FARM FALL FESTIVAL 

4665 Manor Dr, Eagan, MN 55123
Old fashioned fun farm includes pedal tractors, kids coin hunt, animals in the barn, fun farm chores & more. September 17, 2022. 11am-4pm, $3/admission. 

Holz Farm

CAPONI ART PARK LEAF FEST

1220 Diffley Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Enjoy the changing colors of the forest and all the fun that comes with it: the annual leaf pile, arts and crafts activities, make-your-own treats, and more. October 15, 2022. FREE! More Ways to Enjoy Fall Colors in Minnesota.

Girl playing in fall leaves at Caponi Art Park in Minnesota
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Eagan HALLOWEEN EVENTS

EAGAN HALLOWEEN TRAIL WALK

Viking Lakes, 2685 Vikings Cir, Eagan, MN 55121
Start Time: 11am-2pm
Tickets: $6 (advanced registration required)
Dress up and trick or treat through Legends Crossing at Viking Lakes. Other stations will include music and Halloween-themed games. Dress for an all-weather, outdoor event. October 29, 2022. 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE

Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
Halloween-themed story time, followed by a costume parade. Best for ages: 2–6. October 31, 2022.

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Summer in Eagan: Festivals & activities

EAGAN LAKEFEST

Blackhawk Park, 1629 Murphy Parkway, Eagan MN
Activity booths centered around fishing and live reptiles, nature coloring pages, kids plays about protecting lakes, and a visit from the Fire Department’s rescue boats. Fishing equipment provided.  June 4, 2022, 11am-3pm.

JULY 4TH FUNFEST

Parade, carnival, music and fireworks. Eagan Community Center festival grounds. July 3-4, 2022.

EAGAN MARKET FEST

The Eagan Central Park grounds buzz with weekly concerts and themed nights including one devoted solely to families. Get some fresh produce and let the kids enjoy the splash pad. Ongoing Wednesdays, 4-8pm starting June 1, 2022.

EAGAN COMMUNITY PARKS
  • SPARK! MOBILE PUPPET WAGON – Bring a blanket for the 20-minute shows, spread throughout ten of  Eagan’s parks and the Westcott Library. Mon-Fri starting June 20, 2022.
  • SPARK! IN THE PARK – Puppets and live musical performances in Eagan parks and the Eagan Art House. Thursdays, June 23-Aug 4, 2022 6:15pm.
  • NATURE NICHE: ($5) nature programs in 4 Eagan parks select dates. June 28-Aug 15, 2022. Most programming is 5:30-6:30pm.

Swimming & beaches in Eagan

CASCADE BAY WATER PARK 

1360 Civic Center Dr, Eagan, MN 55122
Cascade Bay Water Park is an outdoor water park in Eagan. Features include zero depth entry, a large leisure pool, the lazy river tube ride, Sandpiper Beach and seven waterslides. The park was recently renovated and updates include new decking and floors, re-coated slides, new shade structures and an upgraded sound system. Cascade Bay offers exclusive water time to children 0-6 years old between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., every day except Wednesdays for $4/child. Only the sprays and bubblers and Sandpiper Beach will be open and available for play. Toddler Times run all season.

Find more Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers.

Toddler at Cascade Bay's Little Mates Tot Swim

Eagan CENTRAL PARK SPLASH PAD 

1507 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Central Park Splash Pad opened the summer of 2018 and has quickly become one of the most popular splash pads in the Twin Cities. This free water play feature has sprays and bubblers for kids to enjoy. It’s open from 9am to 8pm daily. The city has
splash pad rules on its website. Find it next to the Eagan Festival Grounds Pavilion near the Eagan Community Center. Find More Splash Pads: Cool Off at Twin Cities Area Splash Pads & Wading Pools.

Splash Pad at Central Park, Eagan, Minnesota
Splash Pad

SCHULZE LAKE BEACH

860 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55123 
The beach is just one of the gems in LEBANON HILLS REGIONAL PARK. We’ve included in on our list of the top picks for beaches in the Twin Cities.

Schulze Lake Beach, Lebanon Hills Regional Park

EAGAN SUMMER LIBRARY EVENTS

The WESCOTT LIBRARY is a branch of the Dakota County Library system. The library is large, bright with murals and packed with interactive materials for kids. See the library events calendar for upcoming summer programs.

Summer reading program: Read, write, draw and play to keep up your skills during Summer DiscoveryStarts June 13, 2022.

Spring Festivals & Events in Eagan

Eagan Arbor Day Celebration

An Eagan tradition, Arbor Day 2022 celebrates the devotion to Being a Tree City with a ceremony and family friendly event to occur at Holz Farm. May 11, 2022, 4-6pm.

Holz Farm Spring Festival

Holz Farm Park, Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Drive
Old-fashioned farm activities, including a hayride. 3 time options: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 12:45 -2:15 p.m., 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. $3/pp, advanced tickets required. May 15, 2022.

Find more spring festivals near Eagan on our Twin Cities Spring Festival calendar.

Eagan Big Rig Rally

Eagan Central Maintenance Facility, 3501 Coachman Pt.
Celebrate National Public Works Week in Eagan with a tour and up-close look at the city big rigs: fire trucks, police cars, mowers, plow trucks and the garbage truck. Activities will include face painting, refreshments and giveaways. May 19, 2022, 4-7pm. FREE. FIND OUR COMPLETE TWIN CITIES TOUCH-A-TRUCK CALENDAR.

Sledding, Snow Tubing & Ice Skating in Eagan

SNOW TUBING AT EAGAN’S TRAPP FARM PARK

Trapp Farm Park | Wilderness Run Road, Eagan, MN 55122
The best place for snow tubing in Eagain is
at TRAPP FARM PARK, located on Wilderness Run Road. It offers approximately 75 winter tubing tubes for rent.  Personal tubes and sleds are not allowed on this hill. This site does not offer tow ropes, so tubers will need to be able to climb the hill on their own (or maybe by parent power!). While the City of Eagan aims for a mid-December open date, the tubing hill requires a solid base of 6-8 inches of snow to open and is weather-dependent. Take note: 2-hour tubing tickets must be purchased in advance – $5/pp. More Twin Cities tubing hills: Snow Tubing for the Family: Best Twin Cities Hills.

Collage of Girl on snow tube and fireplace in Trapp Farm Shelter Building

NEW IN 2022: SLEDDING AT THE OMNI

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, 2611 Nordic Way, Eagan, Minnesota, 55121
A man-made sledding hill will be open daily from 10am-5pm, January 3, 2022 to February 27, 2022. There is a nearby warming house and you can check out a sled at the front desk. Registration and waiver required prior to your first visit.

Outdoor ice skating rinks in Eagan

The City of Eagan maintains outdoor ice skating rinks at 13 community parks. Eight parks feature rinks just for hockey. 10 of the rinks are lighted and five have warming houses. Eagan parks include: Bridle Ridge Park, Bur Oaks Park, Carnelian Park, Clearwater Park, Goat Hill Park, Highview Park, Lexington Park, Pilot Knob Park, Rahn Park, Ridge Cliffe Park, Sky Hill Park & Woodhaven Park. Weather hotline: 651-675-5511.

Winter Festivals in Eagan

Eagan Frosty Festival

Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Sled to the DJ’d music, build a snowman, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies and get some great winter photos. January 28, 2022,
5:30-7:30pm. Tickets $5 and can be purchased here.

Christmas & Holiday Events in Eagan

Eagan Community Tree Lighting

Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
Tree lights up at 5pm followed by indoor and outdoor activities and an outdoor lighted trail. Tuesday, December 7, 2021. 

Santa and Live Reindeer Visits at Eagan Outlets

Twin Cities Premium Outlets | 3965 Eagan Outlets Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55122
You may pet the reindeer and take pictures with them and Santa. Dec 4, 2021, 10am-12pm, FREE.

Old Fashioned Holiday at Holz Farm

Holz Farm Park | 4665 Manor Dr, Eagan, MN 55123
Say hello to Santa when the annual holiday event returns to the farm. Dec 5, 2021. More details to come on purchasing tickets. 

Paint with Santa at Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine Eagan | 3324 Promenade Ave. #100, Eagan, MN 55121
Book a slot to paint cookie plates and cups with Santa. He will even sign the plates. Cookies included. $40 all inclusive. Dec. 11, 2021. Book a time to paint with Santa in Eagan here.

Christmas & Holiday Lights Displays in Eagan

Burdick’s House | 3863 Mersey Way, Eagan, MN 55123
Toy donations for Sharing & Caring Hands will also be collected that day. Submitted by homeowner in 2019.

FIND MORE HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAYS NEAR EAGAN ON OUR HUGE LIST and hundreds of holiday events in our 2021 TWIN CITIES CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY GUIDE.

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More Winter Fun Near Eagan

For more outdoor winter fun in the Twin Cities check out our round up of free outdoor ice skating rinks our Winter Survival Guide and our Winter Family Festival Calendar – all filled with ways to enjoy the cold season.

Cool Places to Take Kids in the Eagan Area

Gleason’s Gymnastics 

2015 Silver Bell Road, Eagan, MN 55122
Gleason’s Open Gymnastics drop-in program is simply a lifesaver when you’ve got energetic kids in Minnesota’s cold season (that is, half the year). Our own kids loved having the run of the equipment! They can jump on the trampolines, launch themselves into the foam pit, walk the balance beam, follow obstacle courses, swing from the trapeze and more. Wed & Fri 9:30-11:30am. Ages 0 to Kindergarten. Pre-Register: $8/child or $10/family; Drop-In: $10/child or $15/family.

Eagan Indoor Playgrounds

Anyone who raises kids in Minnesota understands that we desperately need places where they can bounce off someone else’s walls during the winter. Check out our Twin Cities Indoor Playground Guide for more open indoor play options near Eagan!

Good Times Park

3265 Northwood Cir #100, Eagan, MN 55121
Get the outdoor feel here when your neighborhood playground is out for the season. Purchase your play passes online and receive a code to enter the building. Enjoy the run of the jungle gyms, pillow jumper, basketball court and open turf for the entire day! Open 7 days a week, 7am-9:30pm.

Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park

2015 Silver Bell Road, Suite 195, St. Paul, Minnesota 55122
Rockin’ Jump is one of our own kids
most-requested family outings year-round. Included in the wristband are these super fun and often challenging activities: trampolines for open jump, dodgeball, slam dunk basketball zone, ninja challenge course, a balance beam and fidget ladder, a soft playground for smaller kids, and a climbing wall. A 90-minute jump pass runs $21; we usually scour Groupon to find discounts. Parents of kids up to age 6 might want to take advantage of Junior Jumpers.

The Blast Indoor Playground

1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
THE BLAST is a space-themed indoor playground located within the EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER. The Blast & Play program combines a visit to the play area with access to the gym. Passes are just $5/child to age 12.

Find more indoor play areas near Eagan in our TWIN CITIES INDOOR PLAYGROUNDS GUIDE.

Eagan, Minnesota, Free Family Fun at Parks & Outdoor Play

Eagan is an incredibly fun place to get out and play. It was quite the challenge to pick from 60 city parks to create our list of the 10 BEST PARKS IN EAGAN. The picks are a great place to get inspired for outdoor play no matter the season. Our PARKS SEARCH tool also covers most of these parks – just type “Eagan” into the location search space. Some parks not to miss when searching for things to do with kids outdoors in Eagan:

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Lebanon Hills Regional Park

860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123
The largest park in Eagan, LEBANON HILLS REGIONAL PARK nearly comprises the entire southern boundary of the suburb. It offers year round family fun from playgrounds for the younger kids to mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking with older children. We rate the tranquil Schulze Lake Beach as one of the best in the Twin Cities. This park even offers camping right in the Twin Cities metro. More ideas for fun: We offer 10 Ideas for Summer Family Fun (plus more ideas for winter) at Lebanon Hills.

Restaurants where kids eat free or cheap near Eagan

Andiamo Italian Ristorante

1629 Lena Court, Eagan, MN 55122; (651) 289-2000
Day/Time: Mondays; All Day
Deal: Kids eat free with purchase of regular sized pasta or entrée. 
Verified: 6/22/21

Celt’s Craft House

7083 153rd Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124; (952) 683-1533
Day/Time: Sundays & Mondays; All Day
Deal: Kids eat free – One free kid’s meal per adult entrée purchased (excluding Sunday Breakfast Buffet)
Verified: 6/21/21

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

3090 Courthouse Lane #100, Eagan, MN 55121; (651) 905-7725
Day/Time: Sundays, All Day

Deal: One free kid’s meal per $10 purchase. Valid at participating locations. (Limited time delivery/carry out code: KEFOLO)
Verified: 6/22/21

Pizza Ranch

15662 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124; (952) 431-3333
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 4:30pm-7:00pm
Deal: Kid’s Night: One child 12 & under per paying adult. 
Verified: 6/21/21

Find More Twin Cities Restaurant Deals: Kids Eat Free or Cheap Twin Cities List.

Eagan Performing & fine Arts

Located within PATRICK EAGAN PARK, the EAGAN ART HOUSE offers classes, special events, and exhibits to the public. It’s mission is to encourage people of all ages to live creatively through visual arts education, exhibitions and community engagement. Don’t look for a large modern gallery, the Eagan Art House is a small 1950s rambler. Annual events include the Eagan Art Festival in June, Harvest of Art in September, and the Winter Art Sale in November.

Watch for more events near EAgan in our FAMILY PERFORMING ARTS PLAN-AHEAD CALENDAR.

Eagan, Minnesota Family Fun Map

Find More things to do in the Twin Cities with Kids!

Eagan is just the beginning! FAMILY FUN TWIN CITIES tries hard to be the best resource when it comes to finding things to do with your kids and family in the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area of Minnesota. We strive to cover a wide range of communities and share activities and events we have personally experienced with our own kids in tow (all 12 of them!) We call the Twin Cities HOME and are excited to share the area with you! Visitors to Eagan, Minnesota particularly love these Twin Cities attractions:

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