There is so much fun to be had out in our local communities. There is something to do every day of the week during the summer. The libraries have programming all summer. You can find out more information about all the different summer reading programs we found for Twin Cities families. Don’t forget to explore your own community for fun in your local parks where you can find music or maybe even the puppet wagon.
Twin Cities Free Summer Entertainment in the Parks
BLAINE: Performance in the Park | Town Square & Aquatore Park | Select dates host kids entertainment starting 6/14/17 including Family Fun Night (7/18/17).
BLOOMINGTON: Arts in the Parks includes the Monday Morning Kids Series at Moir Park starting 6/12/17 and Moonlight Movies at Red Haddox Field starting 6/10/17. All are FREE to attend.
BURNSVILLE: Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour Concerts & Thursday Rockin’ Readers, ongoing Thursdays starting 6/15/17 • Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks, ongoing Fridays starting 6/19/17 – both in Nicollet Commons Park, plus enjoy the landscaped splash pad – FREE.
EAGAN: Eagan Puppet Wagon | Eagan parks, ongoing Mon-Fri starting 6/12/17. Bring a blanket for the shows, then stay after for art projects and interactive activities – FREE
EDEN PRAIRIE: Kidstock kicks off 6/20 with entertainment ongoing Tuesdays. All events are FREE.
EDINA: Centennial Lakes Park is a haven for FREE summer entertainment! Events are held daily Sun-Thurs and include family-friendly concerts at the outdoor amphitheater & Movies in the Park ongoing Thursday evenings starting 6/1/17.
CHASKA: Kids Entertainment Series, 6/13 & 6/27
COTTAGE GROVE: Splash Pad Special Events | Highlands Park, Cottage Grove | Ongoing Fridays starting 6/16/17, 11am-noon
MAPLE GROVE: Sounds of Summer | Town Green Maple Grove, includes Celebrate the Family, ongoing Thursdays at 11am starting 6/15/17.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS: Market Square Concert Series | The Village at Mendota Heights Shopping Center | Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
NEW BRIGHTON: Night at the Movies, Townsend Park, 6/16/17 with dates to come in July & August – FREE
OTSEGO: Otsego Summer Entertainment in the Park | Prairie Park | Starts 6/13/17, 10 am
RICHFIELD: Kids Entertainment in Augsburg Park | Ongoing Tuesdays at noon starting 6/13/17.
ROSEVILLE: Roseville Puppet Wagon | Roseville parks, ongoing Tues-Thurs starting 6/20/17 – FREE, plus kickoff party 6/15/17 @ Roseville Kinderberry Hill, 6:30pm
SHOREVIEW: Shoreview Puppet Wagon | Shoreview parks, begins 6/19/17
ST LOUIS PARK: Creative KidStuff Concert Series | Shops at West End | Ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/14/17, 10 am
ST PAUL: 2017 Music & Entertainment in the Parks | Daily with FREE concerts, family movies, theater productions and more. Check the link for a complete listing of events & locations • Groovin’ in the Garden | Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, ongoing Wednesdays starting 6/7/17 with FREE concerts, a climbing wall, bounce house, and lawn games for kids, and food available for purchase. • 2017 Movies in the Parks | starts 6/2/17 in various parks • Roaming Recreation at St. Paul Parks – organized games, craft projects, snacks and more
WOODBURY: Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movie Series | Ojibway Park, 6/15/17, pre-show activities begin at 7pm, movie starts at dusk • Woodbury Puppet Wagon, Woodbury parks, ongoing Mon-Thurs starting 6/12/17. Plus, Puppet Wagon Preview Party at Kinderberry Hill, 6/7/17, with shows, crafts and popsicles. All activities are FREE
Twin Cities Metro Area Summer Library Events
- Anoka County Library | Summer Library Experience – events begin June 1
- Carver County Library | Build a Better World summer reading program – starts June 1
- Dakota County Library | Begins June 7
- Hennepin County Library | Find Summer Learning here
- Ramsey County Library | Bookwocky Summer Reading begins June 10
- Scott County Library | Summer Spotlight – events begin June 10
- St Paul Public Library | Summer Spark – events begin June 1
- Washington County Library | Bookawocky Summer Reading – blasts off June 10