Things to do in Minneapolis-St Paul this weekend!
June 1-2, 2019
The temps are rising, the end of the school year is within reach and family festivals are popping up on the calendar. Feels like summer to us! For more inspiration on spending family time together this weekend, check our June Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar.
FESTIVALS FOR THE FAMILY
Flint Hills Family Festival | St Paul
The whole shebang, from outdoor artist performances to the exhibit and activities tent, is great and geared for kids. Most of what you can do there is FREE! Very important: Get tips before you go for bringing the whole family. Fri & Sat, May 31 & June 1, 10am-9pm.
Grand Old Day | Grand Ave, St Paul
Officially UN-cancelled for 2019! Pay a visit to the Family District, collect candy at the parade (9:30am) & stop at Red Balloon Bookshop for activities. Sun, June 2.
Open Streets Lyndale | Minneapolis
The route on Lyndale Avenue between 22nd St W & 54th St W will be blocked to traffic and completely pedestrian-friendly – or bring your bike! Explore the local business and eateries, many of which will have activities and freebies to hand out. Sun, June 2, 11am-5pm. FREE.
Find our complete June Family Festival Calendar HERE.
GO PLAY OUTSIDE!
Starting Sat, June 1: Grimm Farmhouse Open Houses | Carver Park Reserve, Victoria
Every Saturday this summer, your family can visit the restored farmhouse and experience the work and play of a late nineteenth century Minnesota farmstead. 1-4pm, FREE.
Sat, June 1: Explore Your Parks Day | Washington County Parks
All Washington County Parks are free (no vehicle permit required) to enter on Explore Your Parks Day June 1, and a number of activities are planned at:
- Historic Courthouse
- Pine Point Regional Park – guided fitness hike, 9am
- Big Marine Park Reserve – family fishing programs
- Lake Elmo Park Reserve – campfire program, 7:15pm plus the sand-bottom swim pond is open for the season!
- St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park – campfire program, 7:15pm
Minneapolis beaches are also open now and FREE to visit. Note that not lifeguard service has not begun for most of the 12 locations.
Several other swimming holes are opening this weekend! For our complete listing of Twin Cities beaches, pools, water parks and splash pads opening this month, click HERE.
Always free to visit weekends:
- Minneapolis Institute of Art – June 1 is First Free Saturday at the Walker! Art activities from 10am-3pm and this weekend hosts a Bike Parade in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. All free!
- Weisman Art Museum
- Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
- Caponi Art Park