Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Weekend: June 11-12, 2022

children in a family bike ride

Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

This June Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of June 11-12, 2022. To find our most recent guide, click here.

School’s out for summer! We are so excited to be on track towards a fun season out and about with our families – and we hope this weekend’s guide can inspire you as well. For more ideas on spending family time together this weekend, check our JUNE FAMILY GUIDE our 2022 ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER IN THE TWIN CITIES or our Family Fun Calendar.

kid surrounded by chalk

Twin Cities festivals this weekend for the family

ALBERTVILLE: FRIENDLY CITY DAYS

Carnival runs Thu-Sun; Saturday Events for Kids including fire truck display, Kiddie Parade, Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, and Toddler Town. All weekend, June 11-12, 2022.

BLAINE: DISCOVER AVIATION DAYS

Anoka County Airport, 8891 Airport Rd NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Free celebration of aviation – donation requested to cover parking. June 11, 2022.

CHAMPLIN: FATHER HENNEPIN FESTIVAL

651 West River Road. Champlin, MN 55316
Carnival, ice cream social, kids fishing, kids bingo, fireworks. All weekend, June 11-12, 2022.

EXCELSIOR: ART ON THE LAKE

Water Street, downtown Excelsior

HUGO: GOOD NEIGHBOR DAYS

Hanfil Fields, 7032 137th St N, Hugo, MN 55038
Parade, carnival rides, petting zoo, live music and fireworks. All weekend, June 11-12, 2022.

Maple Grove: CHALKFEST AT ARBOR LAKES

All weekend, June 11-12, 2022. 

SPRING LAKE PARK: TOWER DAYS

Lakeside Lions Park, 7840 Pleasant View Dr, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Festival at Lakeside Lions Park features interactive lumberjack shows, bingo, outdoor movie, live music and other kids activities. All weekend, June 11-12, 2022.

St Paul: DEUTSCHE TAGE

A sampling of German food (not free), culture, music and games. This year’s theme is Fairy Tales: Medieval to Modern. Feel encouraged to dress up! All weekend, June 11-12, 2022.

Plan ahead for fun-filled family festivals in the Twin Cities with our complete June festival HERE.

June Festivals in the Twin Cities

FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN TWIN CITIES PARKS THIS WEEKEND

Featured here for the weekend is just a taste of all that’s going on across the incredible Twin Cities park systems. You can get more ideas on our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR or browse the links below to search for local fun events & things to do with kids this weekend in parks across the Minneapolis-St Paul metro.

SOME FUN FAMILY IDEAS FOR THIS WEEKEND

National Get Outdoors Day – Saturday, June 11, 2022

National Get Outdoors Day - School’s Out For Summer!

Twin Cities – Get Outdoors Day Events

Regularly $7 per vehicle, admission is free to encourage families to get out in Minnesota State Parks & Recreation Areas on National Get Outdoors Day. We’re lucky here in the Twin Cities to have 8 Minnesota State Parks within 60 miles of the heart of the Metro and many an easy day trip’s away.

Minneopa State Park

FEATURED TWIN CITIES  PARK EVENTS THIS WEEKEND

Edina Model Yacht Club Parade of Boats

Over 100 unique radio-controlled electric, steam and wind-powered model boats will be on display in the pavilion or on the water for visitors observe, presented by the Edina Model Yacht Club. While in the park, enjoy the lawn games, paddleboats, ponds and trails of the beautiful CENTENNIAL LAKES PARK. June 12, 2022, 11am-4pm.

Borrow a Bike at Shoreview Library

The SHOREVIEW branch of the RAMSEY COUNTY LIBRARY will have bikes available to borrow in a variety of styles and sizes. Try one and bike your way around SHOREVIEW COMMONS PARK with its gigantic, brand new destination playground!

Try visiting a new park or nature center!

Check out the links on our big list of Twin Cities nature & interpretive centers for details on which buildings are open; all of these locations have outdoor trails to hike. Did you know that several of these nature centers have natural playgrounds nestled within them? You can build with natural materials, climb, balance, even wade and garden at some of the more elaborate spaces. This weekend’s featured photo comes from the DISCOVERY HOLLOW nature play area at TAMARACK NATURE CENTER in White Bear Lake. Find our list of the best Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds.

Kids playing in muddy stream at Discovery Hollow, Tamarack Nature Cente

Cool off this weekend in the twin cities

As the line between late spring and early summer starts to melt away in the rising temps, it’s time to visit your favorite splash spot – or find a new one! Jump over to our complete TWIN CITIES ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE BEST BEACHES, POOLS, WATERPARKS & SPLASH PADS to see what’s already open. Ready to welcome swimmers this weekend are:

  • Minneapolis wading pools NOT attached to a public school are now open. Many of them are no-frills with a standard depth of about 18″ but a few have been updated with fun spray features and zero-depth entry. All are located adjacent to a playground, rest rooms and space to spread out with a picnic. And all are FREE! Find our complete list at the link.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Lazy River at Como Park Pool, Saint Paul Minnesota
Lazy River at Como Pool

For our master list of Twin Cities splash pads, click here or tap on the frog below:

More things to do this weekend in the twin cities with kids

VISIT A SPRING FARMERS MARKET

PICTURE BOOKS ON PARADE AT MIDTOWN FARMERS MARKET

Picture Books on Parade presents a self-guided Story Stroll as you enter the Midtown Farmers Market. Each week will feature a new picture book by a local artist. June 11, 2022, 8am-12pm.

FIND MORE FRESH FUN AT FARMERS MARKETS ACROSS THE TWIN CITIES THIS SPRING!

Girl cooking with vegetables from the farmers market:

MacPhail Center for Music KidsFest

Water Works Park, 333 1st St S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Music and movement for everyone in the family. Two performances (10:15 and 11:15) along with a craft table and instrument exploration. June 11, 2022, FREE.

Ramsey County Library Summer Reading Kickoff Events

Maplewood

3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood Minnesota 55109
Get a load of the Mixed Nuts Comedy Show – age-appropriate humor, and  audience participation. June 11, 2022, 2pm.

Mounds View

2576 Mounds View Boulevard, Mounds View Minnesota 55112
KidCreate Studio presents a dragon craft. June 11, 2022, 1-3pm.

Roseville

2180 North Hamline Ave, Roseville Minnesota 55113
The Raptor Center will be displaying their bald eagle for a show about native raptors. June 11, 2022, 10:30am.

White Bear Lake

Railroad Park, 4752 Hwy 61 N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
The Jolly Pops band and their zany puppets perform in the park, then drop into the White Bear Lake library branch to pick up summer reading supplies. June 11, 10:30am.

always free or low cost things to do this weekend in the Twin Cities

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