June Weekend Family Fun: Fun in the Sun

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

June 29-30, 2019

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


June 28-30: Rosefest | Roseville
Highlights: Friday with Firefighters (10am-12pm, visit the fire station), free family ice skate (6:30pm at skating center), community theater in the park (“Beauty & the Beast”, Central Park, 7pm). Saturday’s free Backyard Campout at Harriet Alexander Nature Center (starts 5pm Sat). Sunday free kids activities in Central Park, 5-7pm.

June 28-30: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree | Huset Park
Highlights: Parade (Fri, 6pm), fireworks Saturday at dusk & carnival through Sunday.

June 28-30: Blaine Festival | Aquatore Park
Highlights: Friday family “beach party”, carnival, petting zoo & kids activities throughout the weekend, parade Saturday at noon.

June 28-30: Kaposia Days | South St. Paul
Highlights: Friday Grande Parade 6:30pm, Saturday kids carnival & Sunday fireworks.

June 29-30: Eagan Art Festival
Highlights: Children’s Activity Tent with art projects throughout the weekend

This round-up is brought to you by various FFTC partners.

Blue Sun Soda


Hours: Fridays 5PM-8PM, Saturdays 11AM-6PM, and Sundays 11AM-5PM | Featuring countless combinations of soda flavors made right before your eyes, ice cream floats, phosphates, egg creams, even chips and hot dogs.

Beyonce Celebration and Book Launch

Sat, June 29, 10am – 1pm
Midtown Farmer’s Market Outdoor Stage located at Moon Palace Books

Beyoncé celebration with special guests: dance crew New Black City, local singer/ songwriter Maya Breininger, and Karaoke DJ J. Juice Music.
  • 10am New Black City
  • 10:15 Maya Breininger
  • 10:30 author reading of Beyoncé: Shine Your Light
  • 10:45-1 pm book signing and family-friendly karaoke

Beyoncé: Shine Your Light
by LOCAL author, Sarah Warren

Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3

by Amanda Payton
Lattes & LEGOS®
Sunday, June 30
Snapology Discovery Center – 2649 Lyndale Ave south
$8 per child (includes a voucher for coffee for adult)
Enjoy 1 delicious beverage from Bob’s Java Hut (next door to Snapology) while your kiddo plays at Snapology for a reduced price! Either bring your drink over to the Discovery Center to build with your child, or if they are 5+, leave them with us while you enjoy your coffee or tea over at Bob’s.

Pond Dakota House
Image used with permission courtesy of Bloomington Parks and Recreation

June 30, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 East 104th Street, Bloomington, MN (map)

Enjoy birthday cake and lemonade, and learn to sing Happy Birthday in Dakota to Rev. Gideon Pond, portrayed by an actor. Gideon is turning 209! Try your hand at a variety of frontier parlor and outdoor games.
The Pond House is open year round on Sundays from 1:30 – 4 p.m. Admission to programs and tours is free for Pond Dakota Heritage Society members and youth through high school. Suggested donation of $2 for non-member adults.


Always free to visit weekends:

Don’t forget to check out  the June Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

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