Visit the New Baby Giraffe at Como Zoo
Baby’s are always a good excuse to get to Como Zoo and a new baby giraffe is being debuted today (assuming Clover, her mother, cooperates). Arlene, the baby gorilla that was born several months ago, is also on display in the Gorilla Forest. My three-year-old couldn’t get enough of her when he visited this week. While you are there, check out the Edible Garden or maybe time it with the music and movie below.
Friday Night – Date Night (With Kids)
We have several options for music and/or movies on Friday night — three bands I really love and three classic movies to match anyone’s taste. Plus a dance night!
Como Regional Park is hosting Fort Wilson Riot, followed by a Showing of Willow (PG). This is my pick, but I’m bringing the kids in their footies and hoping they’ll sleep during the movie and not be too disruptive during the grown-up music.
On the Minneapolis side, everyone’s favorite rock-n-roll drum quartet – 4ontheFloor is opening for Smokey and the Bandit (PG) at Lake Harriet. I’m not going to pretend I like Smokey and the Bandit or parking at Lake Harriet enough to even consider trying to make the 4ontheFloor show, but I’m a little sad about that.
If you want particularly family-friendly music, The Roe Family Singers are playing at the St. Croix Falls Overlook Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. I would recommend leaving before rush hour for this. We spent way too much time stuck in Friday night traffic when we camped in the St. Croix valley earlier this summer. There is also a Monarch Butterfly Festival happening at the same time.
If what you really want is to dance, then RSVP to go to the Big Epic Family Dance Night.
Saturday is the annual Urban League Family Day to promote healthy lifestyle choices, local entrepreneurialism, and community empowerment.
The Kidzone will have pony rides, art projects and games. This is a good weekend for an end-of-summer outdoor festival.
Speaking of getting out of doors while we still can, on Sunday, Richardson Nature Center is having a Fort Building day for their weekly Free Family Fun Day!
Besides building forts, you can explore the park and nature center.
Still looking for just the right thing? Check our Family Fun Calendar for more ideas.