July Weekend Family Fun: Summer’s Still Going Strong

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend! – Summer’s Still Going Strong

July 27-28, 2019

July Weekend Family Fun: Summer's Still Going Strong

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

Festivals in the Twin Cities are full force during the summer. For further planning into July, check our July Family Festival Calendar.

July 24-27: Minneapolis Aquatennial
First, hit the Loring Park Family Fun Night and view the Torchlight Parade (Wednesday – not the weekend, but if you’re doing some early planning, take note). Saturday, take a FREE Voyageur canoe ride on the Mississippi and visit the Family Fun Zone. Spectacular fireworks cap off the festival Saturday night.

July 25-28: Anoka County Fair | Anoka
Could be a smaller, less intense experience for children than the Minnesota State Fair. Lots of free entertainment and carnival rides plus all that fair food. $5-$10/pp, 6 & under FREE.

July 25-28: Scott County Fair | Jordan | FREE admission for all

July 25-27: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl | Minneapolis
A three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis.

July 25-28: Crystal Frolics
Family festival with kids scavenger hunt, Kidsdance DJ, and an interactive nature van.

July 26-28: Slice of Shoreview Days | Island Lake County Park
Parade, plus lots of FREE kids activities – chalk art, slip’n slide & climbing wall.

July 26-28: Chaska River City Days
Arts & crafts fair, parades and fire department water fights.

July 27-28: Loring Park Art Festival | Minneapolis
140 artists, interactive art, family events, food, music and unique entertainment around the walking paths and duck ponds of Loring Park. Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm.

Summer’s still going strong at the movies! Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. Enjoy FREE movies and live theater performances in Twin Cities parks all summer long.

July Weekend Family Fun: Summer's Still Going Strong - Summer Movies

FRIDAY – July 26

  • Improv in the Park | Bridle Ridge Park, Eagan | 6pm
  • Shrek: The Musical by Bunce Backyard Productions | Osseo | 7-8:30pm
  • Hairspray | Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville | Seating at 7:30pm
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout | Normandale Park, Bloomington | Movie begins at 9pm 
  • Smallfoot | Northwest Como Rec Center, St Paul | 9pm
  • BumbleBee | Town Green, Maple Grove | Sunset
  • Incredibles 2 | Lake Julia Park, Farmington | Dusk

SATURDAY – July 27

  • Shrek: The Musical by Bunce Backyard Productions | Osseo | 7-8:30pm
  • LEGO Movie 2 | Polar Lakes Park, White Bear Township | 7:30pm
SUNDAY – July 28

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

PARKS HIGHLIGHT – Schaper Park, Golden Valley
Sat, July 27: Experience Adventure
Three Rivers Parks is hosting an adventurous afternoon at Schaper Park: rock climbing, a zip line, geocaching and more plus test your skills on the super fun challenge course (see our video!) 1-5pm, FREE.


Sat, July 27: Open Eye Figure Theater Ice Cream Social | Minneapolis
FREE ice cream cones, carnival games and puppet shows! Sweet way to end July. 11am-3pm

July Weekend Family Fun: Summer's Still Going Strong

Sun, July 28: Ice Cream Sundays | Gibbs Farm, Falcon Heights
Gibbs Farm is at its sweetest on the Sundays when the hand-cranked ice cream is churning out. Enjoy some, and tour around the one-room school, barnyard, and historic farmhouse. $5-$8/pp, ice cream included.

Summer’s Still Going Strong with Ice Cream Socials, too!


July Weekend Family Fun: Summer's Still Going Strong

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