July Weekend Family Fun: Full of Festivals

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

July 13-14, 2019

Need some more inspiration? As always, you can check our July Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

 After a quick post-Fourth lull, festivals in the Twin Cities are back in full force. For further planning into July, check our July Family Festival Calendar.

July 10-14: Ramsey County Fair | Maplewood
Highlights: White Bear Ave Parade (Wed), 4-H Arts-In performances, Farmer for a Day stations, petting zoo and more. FREE admission, $3/parking.

July 12-13: Andover Family Fun Fest
Highlights: Kids activities, vehicle fair & fireworks (Sat)

July 12-14: Karl Oskar Days | Lindstrom
Highlights: Celebrate Swedish heritage with a family bingo night and fireworks (Fri night), kids storytime on the beach and a parade (Sat).

July 12-14: Maple Grove Days
Kids parade and outdoor movie in Town Green (Fri), family games and fireworks (Sat)

July 12-14:Monticello Riverfest | Monticello
Highlights: Community talent show & fireworks (Fri), parade (Sun)

July 12-14: Duk Duk Daze | Northwood Park, New Hope
Highlights: Fireworks Fri & Sat, kids parade and carnival (Sat)

July 13: Anoka Riverfest
Highlights: Kids Zone with spin art for kids – FREE. 9am-5pm.

July 13-14: Hopkins Raspberry Festival
Highlights: Free ice cream sundaes (Sat, 1pm)

July 13-14:Whiz Bang Days | Robbinsdale
Highlights: Parade & fireworks (Sun)

July 13-14: Dragon Festival | Lake Phalen Park, St Paul
Highlights: Free Asian cultural performances, kids entertainment and dragon boat races on Lake Phalen.


Sat, July 13: Northern Clay Summer Open House | Minneapolis
Hands-on, clay-themed games and contests. 10am-6pm, FREE.

Sat, July 13: CAP Super Saturdays | Caponi Art Park, Eagan
Pro artists will lead activities in movement, music, dance, and art. Hike the trails and explore the sculptures scattered throughout the park. 10am-12pm, FREE, suggested donation $5/pp

June Weekend Family Fun: Cruising Through June - Caponi Art Park

Sun, July 14: MIA Family Day: Hearts of Our People | Minneapolis
Free family activities throughout the museum: magnet-making, weaving, artist demos, an Ojibwe language & culture workshop for kids and a special preschool tour in the galleries. 11am-4pm, FREE.


Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Enjoy FREE movies and live theater performances in Twin Cities parks all summer long.

Lake Harriet Park Movie Night


SATURDAY (aka Night of the Bumblee, apparently)

  • Pinocchio by Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre | Hilde Performance Center, Plymouth | 2pm
  • “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Classical Actors Ensemble | Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis | 7pm
  • Bumblebee | Polar Lakes Park, White Bear Township | 7:30pm
  • Bumblebee | Bottineau Park, Minneapolis | 8:30pm
  • Bumblebee | Hampden Park, St Paul | 9pm

Pass the popcorn! Find our complete listing of free Summer Movies in the Park.


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