July Weekend Family Fun: Summer Open House


Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

July 6-7, 2019

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

WEEKEND FESTIVAL CALENDAR
Most of the festivities from the Fourth have calmed down, but there are still a few local celebrations going on this weekend. For further planning into July, check our July Family Festival Calendar.
July 5-7: Hudson Booster Days | Lakefront Park, Hudson WI
Highlights: Fireworks at dusk (Friday), Saturday parade (11am), carnival & live music

July 6-7: Pan-o-Prog Summer Festival | Lakeville
Highlights: Start out with 4th of July fireworks and wrap up with a grand parade (7/8, 5:30pm).


LIVING HISTORY – WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES
Ard Godrey House | Minneapolis
Take a guided 20-minute tour and get a history lesson while you walk through. Open summer weekends, 1-4pm. FREE.
Burwell House | Minnetonka
Free tours of the historic residence on summer weekends, 1-4pm.
Grimm Farm | Victoria
Visit the restored 1870s house and fields of the Grimm Farmhouse, located within Carver Park Reserve. Costumed interpreters will engage kids in living history. Weekends, 1-4pm. FREE.
The weekly open houses often have special themes and are very family-friendly. This Sunday, make your own frontier-era bread and butter. 1:30-4pm. FREE; suggested donation of $2/pp.
The Landing | Shakopee
Living History Weekend brings Minnesota in the 19th century to life with costumed interpreters, hands-on demos and tours of the historic buildings. July 6-7, 10am-5pm. $5-$8/pp.

MORE IDEAS
Walker Free First Saturday: Lions, Tigers and Roosters—Oh My! | Minneapolis
Animals have taken over the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden – come discover them within the dozens of works of art on the Walker’s lawn. Plus free family activities throughout the museum from 10am-3pm.
Starlab: Indoor Astronomy | Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington
Pilot the night sky in an inflatable planetarium. Study constellations and planets, listen to star stories and create your own constellation. Sat, July 6, 2-3:30pm. $5/pp, reservations required.

WEEKEND ANYTIME FUN

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