Feel Like a Kid Again in June

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June is ridiculously crazy busy!  There is so much  happening that I hope we were able to catch it all!

June 7-8 is just the beginning of the June Madness.

  • Edina Air Fair
  • Rhythm and Words Fest
  • Free Kite Day
  • Farm Animal Weekend at the Oliver Kelley Farm

On Father’s Day weekend, all of us at Family Fun Twin Cities have plans.  Otherwise, we would be going crazy with the vast array of summer festivals.

  • Midsommar at the American Swedish Institute
  • Deutsche Tage Weekend Celebration at Germanic American Institute
  • Green Line Grand Opening
  • Northern Art Spark
  • National Get Outdoors Day
  • Father’s Day at Oliver Kelley Farm
  • Kidtacular at Parktacular, St. Louis Park

These lists don’t even mention the first day of June–which was riddled with too many events to name!  And on top of all these events, June is busy month for other reasons.

June 2014 Collage

If you want to celebrate Dairy Month, I’m sorry to say, you won’t be able to do it in the Twin Cities easily.  The farms hosting open houses and Breakfast on the Farm Events are all out state, so check out the link if you are interested.

Personally, I like my milk really cold from the fridge.  When I was growing up and visitng my aunt and uncle’s dairy farm, we had it  directly from the cow, and it’s warm. I may be a country kid, but I’m still not a farm kid.


Maybe I will celebrate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month since June celebrates that as well!  I plan to visit a couple Farmer’s Markets this summer as well as working in different gardens.  Our church has a giving garden (30×30 foot plot dedicated to growing fresh fruits and vegetables for the local food shelf.

We will work hard in our garden in June at home, too.  Some of us don’t have space for a garden, but we can still have a pot of something: tomatoes, lettuce, herbs.  Of course this is to celebrate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.


Let’s celebrate National Rose Month.  If you’re in the Chanhassen neighborhood, you could shoot down to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (thought this article features January’s free admission, it’s still pretty informative, and when you read it you, you can be sure that you will be grateful that it is no longer 20 degrees below zero).  On the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, you can visit the Noerenberg Gardens.

On the east side of town, you can visit Muriel Sahlin Arboretum in Central Park in Roseville or Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul. It’s time for their summer flower show.  My guess is that you will see roses, but please let me know if I’m wrong.


How could we let June go by without celebrating National Candy Month?  Yes, you heard me right.  National. Candy. Month.  And I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by hitting some of our favorite, local candy stores.

  • Candyland–Locations in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Stillwater.  Our favorite is the Chicago Mix Popcorn even above their chocolate, but eat some chocolate anyway.  It’s National Candy Month.
  •  Candy Alley–On Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis (near Lake Nokomis) and on Grand Avenue in St. Paul (Summit Hill).  This shop is just plain cute.  It reminds me of a toy shop, but instead of toys, it’s candy.
  • Truffles & Tortes–Located in Anoka and Plymouth (dining space and open more hours in Anoka), come for the dessert and leave with a couple of extra desserts! YUM!  I cannot say enough about this quaint little shop.

If your children are complaining about being bored in June, then here you go! Your guide to clear up the boredom blues!

June 2014 Collage

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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