June Weekend Family Fun: School’s Out For Summer!

Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!

June 8-9, 2019

School’s Out For Summer!

There is so much going on this weekend in the Twin Cities that our heads were spinning trying to choose what to share with you! Here’s what made the cut; for more inspiration on spending family time together this weekend, check our June Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.

National Get Outdoors Day – Saturday, June 8

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

Twin Cities – Get Outdoors Day Events

  • Powderhorn Park | Minneapolis: Celebrating on the eve of Get Outdoors Day for an evening of free outdoor fun such as rock climbing, canoeing, archery, fishing, camp games and more. Fri, June 7, 4-8pm.
  • Richardson Nature Center | Bloomington: Hike with a naturalist on a two-mile, moderately-paced hike through various habitats. This event is geared towards ages 8+. 10-11am, FREE.
  • William O’Brien State Park | Stillwater: Learn how to use a GPS unit before heading onto the trail to find some specially placed caches. Win a collectible card for completing the park’s new Aquatic Quest geocaching program, plus a special edition card for attending the program. GPS units will be provided+. Meet at the Visitor Center. 10:30am-12pm, FREE.
  • 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 6 Minnesota State Parks within 60 miles of the heart of the Metro.


School’s Out For Summer!

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 Guide to Water Fun to see what’s already open. Ready to welcome swimmers this weekend are:

  • Minneapolis wading pools attached to a public school open Saturday, June 8 – meaning ALL wading pools are open for business. 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.
  • Lifeguards start duty this weekend at select Minneapolis beaches & Ramsey County beaches.

Friday, June 7

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

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


Sat, June 8: Summer Celebration & Ribbon Cutting | French Regional Park, Plymouth
Three Rivers Park District wants to share the new (as of last year) play area and completion of the improved trails. Enjoy music, treats and the awesome play equipment. 10am-1pm.

French Regional Park

Sun, June 9: Parade of Boats | Centennial Lakes Park, Edina

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 this beautiful urban park.

Sun, June 9: Minneapolis Movies in the Park | Loppet Trailhead Building, Theodore Wirth Park
Princess and the Frog will be screened 15 after sunset. For more free & cheap summer movies in the parks click HERE.

Sat, June 8: TPT Family Fun Day | Como Town & Como Zoo & Conservatory, St Paul
Purchase a discounted unlimited ride wristband through TPT ($11-$16). The Teddy Bear Band will be performing on stage at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. Stop by the park to see a rotating cast of PBS Kids characters and brave the free kids foam party. Event runs 10am – 4pm

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