Twin Cities Festivals & Fairs – A Year-Round Minnesota Family Guide

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Though we’re typically modest Minnesotans, the Twin Cities doesn’t shy away from its fairs and festivals. We’ve got hundreds of options for Minnesota Festivals & Fairs to attend all year long.

We celebrate our communities and traditions all year round. From Winter Carnival in January, to the legendary Minnesota State Fair in August, to the Holidazzle Festival in December, we love to get outside and explore this awesome state. Browse our master list of monthly Twin Cities festivals and fairs to find old favorites and new ideas to add to your own calendar. Most of the events on this calendar have free admission; when they don’t, we highlight ticket prices. You will find more details about individual events in our monthly Twin Cities festival articles.

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    January

    Twin Cities Minnesota Festivals banner showing Rice Park in St. Paul Minnesota in the Winter - Family Fun Twin Cities
    Go Here for More Details about Winter Festivals

    JANUARY – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    Festivals aren’t just for the holidays and the summertime in Minnesota – we embrace our chilly weather by getting out and playing in the ice and snow! Find more details about these events on our TWIN CITIES WINTER FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

    Dec 9, 2022 – Jan 21, 2023: Bloomington Winter Fete  

    Bloomington, Minnesota 
    Family friendly: Winter lights tour, open skate, medallion hunt, Pond Dakota Winter History festival, luminary walk.

    FINAL DAY: Jan 1, 2023: GLOW Holiday Festival

    CHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101 (General Admission: $12.75-$20.75)
    Family friendly: Santa Land, Enchanted Forest, sELFie Plaza.

    January 7, 2023: Eden Prairie Winter Blast

    Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
    Family friendly: Ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, art activities, carriage rides. Free use of outdoor winter equipment and more free activities.

    January 8, 2023: Edina Winter Ice Festival 

    Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435 
    Family friendly: Ice skating, kicksledding, wagon rides and more.

    Jan 14 2023-Feb 20 2023: Ice Castles

    Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Highway 8, New Brighton, MN 55112
    2023 Tickets: $11-$22/pp. Use our exclusive promo code — FunTwinCities23 — for 15% discount.
    Family friendly: Learn more about Ice Castles Family Fun here

    January 14, 2023: Vadnais Heights Winter Shindig

    Family friendly: hot chocolate, cookies, ice skating and snowshoeing. 2-4pm, FREE.

    January 20, 2023: Eagan Frosty Festival

    Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121
    Family friendly: Sled to the music, build a snowman, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. $5/pp; tickets required.

    January 20, 2023: Fire & Ice at Hiawatha Park

    Hiawatha School Park, 4305 42nd St E., Minneapolis, MN, US 55406
    Family friendly: Ice skating & s’mores.

    January 20, 2023: Fire & Ice at McRae Park

    McRae Park, 906 47th St E., Minneapolis, MN, US 55407

    January 20-21, 2023: Excelsior Arctic Fever 

    Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331
    Freeman Park, 6000 Eureka Road, Shorewood, MN 55331
    Manitou Park, 5418 Manitou Road, Tonka Bay, MN 55331
    Family Friendly: Ice sculptures, snow fun and snow science.

    Jan 21-Feb 12, 2023: Art Shanty Projects

    4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    Family friendly: Art Shanty Projects is an annual pop up festival mixing art with us hardy, lake-loving Minnesotans. The public is invited to bundle up and venture onto frozen Lake Harriet to explore these unique icehouses designed by local artists. Weekends only. (Saturdays and Sundays, January 21 – February 12, 2023)

    January 21, 2023: Springbrook Nature Center Winterfest

    Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432 
    Family friendly: Almost too many activities to count – kicksleds, snowshoeing, ice bowling, campfires with smores, snow painting, a candy cane hunt, storytime and more. 11am-2pm, FREE.

    January 26-February 5, 2023: St. Paul Winter Carnival and Medallion Hunt

    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Family friendly: Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Top Family Activities

    January 28, 2023: Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

    Lake Harriet Park, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    Family friendly: Kite-flying.

    January 28, 2023: St Louis Park Winter Fun Day

    Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426 
    Family friendly: bonfires, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, cocoa, hayrides, s’mores and music.

    January 28, 2023: Powderhorn Park Art Sled Rally

    Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407 
    Family friendly: Family Fun at the Annual Art Sled Rally

    January 28, 2023: Golden Valley Winterfest

    Wesley Park, Wesley Drive and Orkla, Golden Valley, MN 55427 
    Family friendly: Sledding, ice skating, hayrides, DJ, bonfire, cocoa, marshmallow roasting, and a visit from a snow queen.

    January 28, 2023: Wargo Nature Center Snow Day

    Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038 
    Family friendly: Outdoor activities, winter crafts & live animals.

    MORE TWIN CITIES FAMILY FUN IN JANUARY

    February

    snowy st paul
    Go here for more St Paul Winter Carnival Details

    FEBRUARY – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    February is still going strong with Minneapolis-St Paul area winter festivals that make the best of our cold and snow. If you can’t beat it, join it, right? Bundle up and head out; spring is right around the corner. Find more details about these events on our TWIN CITIES WINTER FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

    Jan 14 2023-Feb 20 2023: Ice Castles

    Long Lake Regional Park, 1500 Old Highway 8, New Brighton, MN 55112
    2023 Tickets: $11-$22/pp. Use our exclusive promo code — FunTwinCities23 — for 15% discount.
    Family friendly: Learn more about Ice Castles Family Fun here

    January 21-February 12, 2023: Art Shanty Projects

    Lake Harriet, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    (Weekends Only)  Read more: Art Shanty Projects. (Saturdays and Sundays, January 21 – February 12, 2023)

    Man dressed as pirate in front of his Art Shanty, Lake Harriet, Minneapolis Minnesota

    January 26 – February 5, 2023: Saint Paul Winter Carnival

    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    See our list of the best for kids and family including the FREE snow and ice sculpture parks:
    Saint Paul Winter Carnival: Top Family Activities 

    February 3, 2023: Fire & Ice at Matthews Park

    Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
    Family friendly: Ice Skating, hot chocolate, bonfire with marshmallows to roast.

    February 4, 2023: Scandia Vinterfest

    Scandia, MN 55073 

    February 4, 2023: Apple Valley Mid-Winter Fest

    Johnny Cake Ridge Park West, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

    February 4, 2023: Fire & Ice at Luxton Park

    Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Family friendly: Hayrides, music, crafts and a bonfire.

    February 4, 2023: Plymouth Fire & Ice Festival

    Parkers Lake Park, 15205 County Rd 6 & Niagara Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447
    Family friendly: Games, entertainment, food and fireworks.

    February 4, 2023: Columbia Heights SnowBLAST

    Huset Park, 40tj  Ave, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
    Family friendly: Ice skating, sledding, puppet wagon, music, hot beverages and treats.

    February 4-5, 2023: City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival

    Theodore Wirth Park, 1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422
    Family friendly: Youth Ski & Kubb tournament.

    February 4, 2023: Chanhassen February Fest (Feb Fest)

    Lake Ann Park, 1456 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 
    Family friendly: Free family activities. Cancelled due to Ice Conditions.

    February 4, 2023: Maple Grove Wonders of Winter

    Maple Grove Central Park, 2000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369 
    Family friendly: horse-drawn wagon rides, snowshoeing, a scavenger hunt, skating on the loop, s’mores, kite flying.

    February 4, 2023: Anoka Winterfest

    George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Blvd, Anoka MN (11am-2pm).

    February 4 – 11, 2023: Coon Rapids Snowflake Days

    Coon Rapids, MN 55433

    February 5, 2023: Minnetonka Kids Fest 

    Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345 

    February 11, 2023: Burnsville Polar Fest

    Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337 

    February 11, 2023: Buffalo Kites on Ice Festival

    Frozen Buffalo Lake – Downtown Buffalo, 505 2nd Ave S, Buffalo, MN 55313
    Family friendly: Free kites for kids, dog sled rides, family activities.

    February 11, 2023: Brooklyn Park Winterfest

    Norwood Park, 8100 Newton Avenue N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

    Feb 13-20, 2023: Stillwater Winterfest

    Downtown Stillwater, MN 55082
    Family friendly: Torch Parade, fireworks, winter games and events.

    February 18, 2023: Embrace the North Festival

    Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, 10360 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 

    February 18, 2023: Dodge Nature Center Winter Fun Festival

    Dodge Nature Center, Main Property, Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118

    February 18, 2023: Blizzard Bash at Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

    9653 Keats Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
    Family friendly: Ice fishing demo, snowshoeing, kick sledding, bonfire, food trucks and ice luminary. FREE with vehicle permit ($7/da7). 


    MORE FAMILY FUN IN FEBRUARY

    March

    Saint Patrick's Parade
    Get More Details about St. Patrick's Day Festivals Here

    MARCH 2023 MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    Spring arrives mid-way through March and the Twin Cities jumps out of its thermal layers excited! We open the festival season with St Patrick’s Day events. Find more information on our TWIN CITIES SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

    March 3-5, 2023: International Festival of Owls

    International Owl Center, 126 E Cedar St., Houston, MN 55943 ($4-$10/pp + extra for some activities) 

    Learn more about the International Owl Center Here.

    March 19, 2023: An Irish Day of Dance

    Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102 ($7-$9/pp)

    Mar 17, 2023: St. Paul’s St. Patrick Day Parade

    Parade at Noon.
    425 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Mar. 17, 2023: Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

    Parade at 6pm
    40th Avenue NE & Van Buren St, Columbia Heights MN

    Mar. 17, 2023: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration

    Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102 ($7-$9)

    MORE TWIN CITIES FAMILY FUN IN MARCH 

    April

    Easter egg hunts & activities in the Twin cities
    Find our Great Big List of Easter Egg Hunts Here

    APRIL 2023 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    In April, We celebrate by going all out for our Twin Cities seasonal festivals: TWIN CITIES EASTER EGG HUNTS & ACTIVITIES continue into April and EARTH DAY observations and other celebrations of spring start popping up. Find all the details on our SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

    2023 TBA: Spring Babies 

    Twin Cities Festivals, 8001 109th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 (April 15-May 8, weekends, 2022)

    April 22, 2023: Wargo Nature Center Family Earth Day Celebration

    Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
    Family friendly: Games, activities, service projects and environmental education.

    April 22, 2023: Harriet Alexander Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

    Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113
    (10am-wpm)

    TBA 2023: Earth Day Youth Birding Competition

    Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St Croix Trail S, Hastings, MN 55033 
    (April 2022)

    TBA 2023: Minneapolis Arbor Day Festival 

    North Loop neighborhood, North 3rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Minneapolis MN
    (April 29, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Eden Prairie Arbor Day Walk & Green Fair

    Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
    (April 30, 2022)

    Twin Cites April Festivals Cancelled for 2023

    Festival of Nations  

    RiverCenter, St Paul
    Stay tuned. This festival has been on hiatus for a few years, but the creators are reimagining the festival and it may still come back in 2024.

    MORE Twin Cities FAMILY FUN IN APRIL

    May

    Spring Festivals
    More details about Spring Festivals Here

    MAY 2023- MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    The spring festivals are still going strong as we ease into one of Minnesota’s most beautiful months – May. The sun is shining, the bugs aren’t a force yet, and summer vacation is on the horizon. You can get started planning those May weekends on our SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

    TBA 2023: MayDay Festival 

    Four Directions Family Center Parking lot, 1527 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN
    This year’s May Day, instead of the traditional parade to Powderhorn Park, will feature a cultural block party sponsored by Heart of the Beast Theater. 1-4pm. (May 1, 2022)

    May 12-14, 2023: Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

    Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 N. 40th St., Lake Elmo, MN 55042, $5/pp.

    TBA 2023: Saint Paul Art Crawl

    Saint Paul, Minnesota  (May 13-15, 2022)

    May 19-21, 2023: Art-A-Whirl

    Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fri: 5-10pm; Sat: 12-8pm; Sun: 12-5pm)

    May 21, 2023: Holz Farm Spring Festival

    Holz Farm Park, 4669 Manor Drive, Eagan, Minnesota 55123 

    TBA 2023: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest

    Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425
    (May 20, 2022 was cancelled)

    TBA 2023: Hopkins Mainstreet Day

    Downtown Hopkins, MN 55305
    (May 21, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Eidem Homestead Spring on the Farm

    Eidem Homestead, 4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
    (May 21, 2022)

    May 27-28, 2023: Minnesota Songkran Festival (Thai New Year)

    Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155
    Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-6pm.

    The Minnesota Songkran Festival at the Minnesota State Capitol
    Image courtesy of the Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota

    May 29, 2023: Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery

    3600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Twin Cities May Festivals We Hope to See Return in 2023

    Cinco de Mayo 

    West Side neighborhood, St Paul. (The website and Facebook page are both gone, but we will give it another year before we give up on this festival.)

    MORE TWIN CITIES FAMILY FUN IN MAY

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    June

    Get more June Festival details here

    JUNE 2023 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    Summer in the Twin Cities is off to a bang with community festivals springing up every weekend on the calendar. How to choose from all the family activities? Bookmark our handy TWIN CITIES JUNE FESTIVAL CALENDAR and our live music calendar: FFTC’s Guide to FREE Summer Concerts in the Twin Cities. Start planning the Best Summer EVER!

    June 1-2, 2023: Flint Hills Family Festival

    Ordway Center for the Arts, 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102
    Rice Park, 109 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    June 2-4, 2023: Edina Art Fair

    50th & France, Edina, MN 55424

    June 3, 2023: Art in the Hollow

    Swede Hollow Park, 665 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

    June 4, 2023Grand Old Day

    Grand Avenue, St Paul MN – look for this festival to return in 2023

    TBA 2023: Eagan LakeFest

    Blackhawk Park, 1629 Murphy Parkway, Eagan, MN 55122 
    (June 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Lake Phalen Waterfest

    Phalen Regional Park, 1600 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106
    (June 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Brooklyn Park Tater Daze Parade

    Brooklyn Park Community Center, 5600 85th Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55443
    (June 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Maple Plain Party in the Park

    Veterans Memorial Park, 5050 Independence St, Maple Plain, MN 55359
    (June 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival

    St Anthony Park neightborhood, Como & Carter Avenues, St Paul, MN 55108
    (June 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Discover Aviation Days

    Anoka County Airport, 8891 Airport Rd NE, Blaine, MN 55449
    (June 4-5, 2022)

    TBA 2023Union Depot Train Days

    214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101 
    (June 4-5, 2022)

    TBA 2023: New Brighton Rhubarb Fest 

    New Brighton History Center Museum, 700 Park Drive, New Brighton, MN 55112
    (June 5, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Open Streets Lyndale 

    W 22nd St to W 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55409
    (June 5, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Albertville Friendly City Days

    Albertville Central Park, 5801 Lander Avenue North East, Albertville, MN 55301
    (June 8-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Party on the Plaza 

    Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
    (June 9, 2022)

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    TBA 2023: Spring Lake Park Tower Days 

    Lakeside Lions Park, 7840 Pleasant View Dr., Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
    (June 9-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Champlin Father Hennepin Festival

    Chandler Park, Champlin, MN 55316
    (June 10-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Hugo Good Neighbor Days

    Hanifl Fields, 7032 137th St N, Hugo, MN 55038
    (June 10-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Germanic American Institute Deutsche Tage

    Twin Cities Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102 
    (June 11-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Chalkfest at maple Grove Arbor Lakes 

    Main Street in Maple Grove, MN between Elm Creek Boulevard and Arbor Lakes Parkway. 10am-5pm
    (June 11-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Northern Spark

    University Avenue and Downtown St. Paul, MN 55104; 9pm-2am
    Raspberry Island, 2 Wabasha Street South, Saint Paul, MN 55107; 2am-5:30am (June 11-12, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Buffalo Days 

    Sturges Park, 505 2nd Ave S Buffalo, MN 55313
    (June 12-19, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Faribault Heritage Celebration

    Central Park, 430 2nd Ave NW, Faribault, MN 55021
    (June 15-18, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Fridley ’49er Days

    Commons Park, 555 61st Avenue Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432
    (June 16, 2022)

    TBA 2023: St. Louis Park Parktacular

    Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    (June 16-19, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Cottage Grove Strawberry Fest 

    Kingston Park, 9195 75th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
    (June 16-19, 2022)

    TBA 2023: White Bear Lake Manitou Days

    White Bear Lake, MN 55110
    (June 16-July 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: White Bear Lake Marketfest

    Downtown White Bear Lake, Thursdays only
    (June 16-July 28, 2022)

    TBA 2023: American Swedish Institute Midsommar Celebration

    2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407 – $6-$15/pp (June 18, 2022)

    June 19, 2023: Juneteenth Festival

    Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

    TBA 2023: Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge Festival

    West River Parkway, Minneapolis Riverfront
    (June 18-19, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Roseville Rosefest

    Central Park, 2520 North Dale St., Roseville, MN 55113
    (June 22-29 & July 4, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Farmington Dew Days

    Downtown Farmington, MN 55024
    (June 23-26, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Columbia Heights Lions Jamboree

    Huset Park, 3965 Jefferson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
    (June 23-27, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Twin Cities Jazz Festival

    Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
    (June 24-25, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Oakdale Summerfest

    Walton Park, 1584 Hadley Avenue, Oakdale MN
    (June 24-25, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Blaine Festival

    Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
    (June 24-26, 2022)

    TBA 2023: South St Paul Kaposia Days

    South St. Paul, MN 55075
    (June 24-26, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Minnetonka Summer Festival

    Civic Center Park, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
    (June 25, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Midsommar Dag

    Gammelgarden Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073
    Midsummer fair at this Swedish “old farm” museum north of the Twin Cities metro. (June 25, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Eagan Art Festival

    Eagan Festival Grounds, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan MN
    (June 25-26, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Afton Strawberry Festival 

    3418 St. Croix Trail South, Afton, MN 55001
    (June 25-26, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Scandinavian Summer Fest

    Minnehaha Regional Park, Minneapolis MN 
    (June 26, 2022)

    TBA 2023: Apple Valley Freedom Days 

    Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley American Legion & Apple Valley Community Center 
    (June 30-July 4, 2022)

    MORE TWIN CITIES FAMILY FUN IN JUNE

    July

    July Family Holidays
    Find our Twin Cities July Family Festival Details Here

    JULY 2023 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    July bursts with family festivals all month long – take notes with this handy list of local celebrations around the Twin Cites. Jump over for our complete listing of Twin Cities INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS & FIREWORKS.

    TBA 2023: Hudson Booster Days

    Lakefront Park, First Street, Hudson, WI 54016

    TBA 2023: Apple Valley Freedom Days 

    Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124

    TBA 2023: White Bear Lake Manitou Days

    White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    Tuesday, July 4, 2023: Forest Lake 4th of July

    Forest Lake, MN 55025

    Family Friendly: Parade & Fireworks.

    TBA 2023: Richfield Lil’ Sparkler Celebration

    Veterans Memorial Park Bandshell, 636 East 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423 

    TBA 2023: Coon Rapids 4th of July

    Boulevard Plaza, 2880 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

    TBA 2023: Bloomington Summer Fete

    Normandale Lake Park, W 84th St & Chalet Rd, Bloomington, MN 55437 (5pm-10:30pm)

    TBA 2023: Roseville Rosefest July 4 Celebration

    July 4-16, 2023: Lakeville Pan-o-Prog Summer Festival

    Lakeville, MN 55044
    Family Friendly: Fireworks: July 4th; Events: July 9-16th – carnival, parade, kiddie parade, ice cream social, live music, family tailgate party.

    TBA 2023: Lindstrom Karl Oskar Days

    TBA 2023: Robbinsdale Whiz Bang Days

    TBA 2023: White Bear Lake Marketfest

    Downtown White Bear Lake, Thursdays only

    TBA 2023: Andover Family Fun Fest 

    TBA 2023: Open Streets Franklin

    Portland Ave S to 26th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

    TBA 2023: Ramsey Elmcrest Art Fair

    Elmcrest Park, 16303 Quicksilver Street NW, Ramsey, MN 55303

    TBA 2023: Centerville Fete Des Lacs

    Centerville, MN 55038

    July 12-16, 2023: Maple Grove Days

    12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369

    Family-Friendly: Medallion hunt, outdoor movie, kiddie games and fireworks.

    July 12-16, 2023: Hopkins Raspberry Festival

    Hopkins, MN 55305

    Family-Friendly: Parade, medallion hunt, chalk art, live music and fireworks.

    July 13-16, 2023: Monticello Riverfest

    Pioneer Park, 9165 Fallon Ave NE, Monticello, MN 55362

    Family-Friendly: Kids games, Home Depot kids building clinic, fireworks, live music & parade.

    TBA 2023: Ramsey County Fair

    2020 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109 

    Family-Friendly: Free Admission, carnival and daily entertainment.

    TBA 2023: New Hope HeyDey Festival 

    Northwood Park, 3815 Boone Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427
    Only a three-day softball tourney in 2022

    TBA 2023: Chaska Fire & Ice Festival 

    Firemen’s Park, 3210 Chaska Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318

    July 14-16, 2023: Minnehaha Falls Art Fair 

    Minnehaha Regional Park,  4801 S Minnehaha Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417

    2023 TBA: Wannigan Days 

    Taylors Falls, MN 55084
    Bonus fun:
    Top 10 Things To Do In Taylors Falls, Minnesota with Kids

    July 21-23, 2023: Hastings Rivertown Days

    Levee Park & Jaycee Park, Hastings MN

    July 14-16, 2023: Stillwater Lumberjack Days

    Downtown Stillwater, MN 55082

    TBA 2023: Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games

    Eagan Central Park, 1507 Central Pkwy, Eagan MN

    TBA 2023: Lowertown Blues Fest

    Dual Citizen Brewing, 725 Raymond Avenue, St Paul, MN

    Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
    Don’t forget to pack swimsuits!

    July 19-22, 2023: Minneapolis Aquatennial

    Downtown Minneapolis, MN 55402

    TBA 2023: Party on the Plaza 

    Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

    July 13th – 15th, 2023: Mound Spirit of the Lakes Festival

    Surfside Park, 2670 Commerce Blvd, Mound, MN 55364

    July 15, 2023: Lake Phalen Dragon Festival  

    Lake Phalen Park, St Paul

    TBA 2023: Excelsior Crazy Days Fair & Festival

    Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331

    TBA 2023: Slice of Shoreview Days

    Island Lake County Park, 3611 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

    July 22-29, 2023: Rosemount Leprechaun Days

    Central Park, 2893 145th St W, Rosemount, MN 55068

    TBA 2023: Anoka County Fair

    3200 St Francis Blvd NW, Anoka, MN 55303

    July 26-30. 2023: Scott County Fair

    7151 190th St W #145, Jordan, MN 55352

    TBA 2023: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl

    Minneapolis (July 29-31, 2021)

    TBA 2023: Crystal Frolics

    Becker Park & Welcome Park, Crystal MN

    TBA 2023: St George Greek Summer Festival 

    St. George Church, 1111 Summit Avenue, St Paul MN

    TBA 2023: Chaska River City Days

    City Square Park, 300 N Chestnut St., Chaska MN 55318

    TBA 2023: Canadian Days 

    Spooner Park, 350 Eli Rd, Little Canada, MN 55117

    July 29-30, 2023: Loring Park Art Festival

    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, MN 55403

    TBA 2023: Eden Prairie PeopleFest 

    Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

    MORE FAMILY FUN IN JULY

    August

    AUGUST 2022 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    Kicking off with neighborhood fetes and culminating with summer’s fair-well bash (the great Minnesota State Fair, of course), August is ripe with family festivities to keep summer good until the last drop. If you don’t believe us, jump over to our August Festival Calendar to get all the details.

    2023 TBA: Eiden Prairie PeopleFest 

    Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 (July 26–August 9, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Plymouth Kids Fest

    Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd. Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 (August 4, 2022)

    August 3-13, 2023: Fringe Festival

    Venues around the Twin Cities.

    Family Friendly: In 2019, Fringe Fest, introduced “Family Fringe”. We are hoping they will bring it back in 2023.

    2023 TBA: St Anthony VillageFest 

    3503 Silver Lake Rd NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 (August 5-6, 2022)

    August 4-6, 2023: Uptown Art Fair 

    2815 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Family Friendly: Look for hands-on activities and a Youth Art Fair.

    2023 TBA: St Paul Food Truck Festival

    Mears Park, 221 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101 (August 6, 2022)

    August 5-6, 2023: Powderhorn Art Fair 

    Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Family Friendly: Visit the immersive art exhibits and enjoy beautiful Powderhorn Park.

    2023 TBA: St. Louis Park Summer Reading Festival 

    St Louis Park, MN 55416 (August 8-13, 2022)

    Family Friendly: Story strolls, kids music, meat local children’s book authors, art stations, and more.

    2023 TBA: Open Streets East Lake

    East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (August 13, 2022)

    Family Friendly: Performances and activities.

    2023 TBA: Vadnais Heights Heritage Days

    Vadnais Community Park, 661 County Rd F E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
    Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 County Rd F E, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
    (August 15-21, 2022)

    Family Friendly:  Kids Day with kiddie parade and children’s activities

    2023 TBA: Eagan Food Truck Festival

    Eagan Festival Grounds, 1507 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121 (August 12, 2022)

    Family Friendly: Live music. Sensory bags available to borrow.

    2023 TBA: Open Streets East Lake

    2nd Ave S to 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (August 13, 2022)

    2023 TBA: IndiaFest

    Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 

    August 11-13, 2023: New Brighton Stockyard Days

    Long Lake Park, 1500 Old Hwy 8, New Brighton, MN 55112 

    2023 TBA: Irish Fair of Minnesota

    Harriet Island Park, 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul, MN 55107 (Adults $20; Teens 13-17 $15; Kids under 13 Free)

    2023 TBA: Rockford River Days 

    Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street, Rockford MN 55373

    2023 TBA: Newport Pioneer Day 

    Parade begins at Newport Fire Hall, 155 20th Street.  2nd Avenue to 17th Street , then 4th Avenue  to Pioneer Park.

    2023 TBA: Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days

    Community Green, Lino Lakes, MN 55014

    2023 TBA: Ki Chi Saga Days

    Vilhelm Moberg Park, 10656 Railroad Ave, Chisago City, MN 55013

    2023 TBA: Mounds View Festival in the Park

    Silver View Park, Mounds View, MN 55112 

    2023 TBA: North Hudson Pepper Fest

    North Hudson, WI 54016

    2023 TBA: Woodbury Days

    Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125

    2023 TBA: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi 

    Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Pkwy, Shakopee, MN 55379

    2023 TBA: Arts & Craft Festival

    Downtown Buffalo, 505 2nd Ave S, Buffalo, MN 55313 

    2023 TBA: Anoka Food Truck Festival

    Downtown Anoka

    2023 TBA: Eden Prairie Arts in the Park

    Purgatory Creek Park, 13001 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

    2023 TBA: Scandia Spelmansstämma

    Gammelgarden Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail N, Scandia, MN 55073

    2023 TBA: Slavic Experience

    Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

    2023 TBA: Minnesota Renaissance Festival

    3525 145th St W, Shakopee, MN 55379
    This 16th century European village is open weekends 9am-7pm. Tickets: $16.95-$25.95.

    2023 TBA: Como Park Japanese Obon Festival (Lantern Festival)

    Como Park Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
    Advance tickets only: $5-$10/pp

    2023 TBA: Burnsville Party on the Plaza 

    Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

    2023 TBA: Norwood Young America Stiftungsfest

    Main Street, Norwood Young America, MN 55397 

    August 24-September 4, 2023: Minnesota State Fair

    1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108
    Tickets for the “Great Minnesota Get Together”: $14+, under 5 FREE. 

    2023 TBA: St Paul Park Heritage Days Festival 

    Downtown Saint Paul Park, MN 55071

    August Festivals We Hope Will Return 

    Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival 

    Lake Hiawatha Regional Park, 2701 E. 44th St. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406 (2021 cancelled)

    Cancelled Festivals in AUGUST 2022

    Twin Cities Polish Festival 

    Old Main Street, Minneapolis (tentatively set to return in 2023)

    MORE AUGUST FAMILY FUN

    September

    SEPTEMBER 2023 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    With the ending of summer comes the harvest – get ready for a bumper crop of Twin Cities fall festivals! Get all the details in our Fall Family Festival Calendar and Labor Day Weekend Family Fun.

    Weekends Aug. 19th – Oct. 1st, 2023: Minnesota Renaissance Festival 

    3525 145th St W, Shakopee, MN 55379
    This 16th century European village is open weekends 9am-7pm. Early Bird Tickets: $12-$19.

    September 5-9, 2023: Burnsville Festival Fire Muster 

    Nicollet Commons Park & Civic Center Park, Burnsville MN

    2023 TBA: Inver Grove Heights Days

    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

    2023 TBA: St. Paul Oktoberfest 

    Germanic American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue
    St Paul, MN 55102 (Sept 9-10, 2022)

    September 8-10, 2023: James J. Hill Days

    Lake Street, Downtown Wayzata, MN 55391

    2023 TBA: St Patrick’s CountryFest 

    St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011 (Sept 9-11, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival

    Brookview Park, 200 Brookview Pkwy N, Golden Valley, MN 55426

    2023 TBA Victoria Volksfest

    Steiger Lake Ln, Victoria, MN 55386 (September 10, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Open Streets West Broadway 

    Penn Ave N to Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (September 10, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Minneapolis Monarch Festival

    Lake Nokomis, 49th & Woodlawn, Minneapolis MN (September 10, 2022)

    2023 TBA: St. Louis Park Art Fair 

    St Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 (September 10, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Mac-Grove Fest 

    Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 Griggs St S, St Paul, MN 55105 (September 10, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Fiesta Latina

    CLUES St Paul, 797 E 7th Street, St Paul MN 55106. 12pm-4pm. (September 10, 2022)

    2023 TBA: St Croix Vineyards Grape Stomp Festival 

    6428 Manning Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082 (September 10-11, 2022)

    September 9-23, 2023: Eagan Art Block

    Eagan, MN 55123

    September 9-10, 2023: Edina Fall into the Arts Festival 

    Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
    10am-6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday

    3rd Weekend of Sept: Bayport Derby Days

    Lakeside Park, 95 Central Avenue, Bayport MN (September 16-17, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Linden Hills Fall Festival  

    Linden Hills Park3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (September 17, 2022)

    September 16, 2023: Blaine World Fest

    Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449

    September 16, 2023Wild Rice Festival 

    Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113

    September 16, 2023: Waconia Nickle Dickle Day 

    Downtown Waconia, City Square Park, S Spruce St, Waconia, MN 55387
    Saturday: 8am-5pm (Dance Friday evening)

    2023 TBA: Otsego Prairie Festival 

    Prairie Park, 13355 90th Street NE, Otsego, MN 55330 (September 17, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Plymouth on Parade

    Plymouth City Center, Plymouth Boulevard and 34th Avenue N., Plymouth, MN 55447 (September 17, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Holz Farm Harvest Festival

    Holz Farm Park, 4665 Manor Dr, Eagan, MN 55123 (September 17, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Delano Oktoberfest 

    Delano Central Park, 650 River St N, Delano, MN 55328 (September 17, 2022)

    2023 TBA: Bloomington Heritage Days

    Nativity of Mary Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420 

    2023 TBA: Minnesota Children’s Book Festival 

    Anderson Center at Tower View, 163 Tower View Dr, Red Wing, MN 55066 

    2023 TBA: Lakeville Art Festival 

    Lakeville Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

    2023 TBA: Excelsior Apple Days

    Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331

    2023 TBA: Sever’s Fall Festival

    3121 W 150th St, Shakopee, MN 55379 ($16-$23/pp)

    2023 TBA:

    Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze 

    SE corner of 109th Ave and Highway 169, Brooklyn Park MN (Weekends & MEA)

    2023 TBA: Twin Cities Veg Fest

    Harriet Island Regional Park, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul, MN 55107

    2023 TBA: Barten Pumpkins Family Fun Saturdays

    Barten Pumpkins, 5716 W 280th St, New Prague, MN 56071

    2023 TBA: Carpenter Nature Center Fall Raptor Release 

    12805 St. Croix Trail S., Hastings, MN 55033

    2023 TBA: St. Louis Park Roctoberfest 

    Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 

    2023 TBA: Gibbs Farm Apple Festival

    2097 W Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55113 

    2023 TBA: Taco Tour

    Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

    2023 TBA: Afton Art in the Park

    Town Square Park, west side of St. Croix Trail S between Upper 34th Street S and 34th Street Street, Afton MN

    September Festivals We Hope to see in 2023

    Shorewood Community Oktoberfest 

    Shorewood Community and Event Center, 5735 Country Club Rd, Shorewood, MN 55331 (2022 TBA)

    Fulton Fall Festival

    Pershing Park, 3523 W 48th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (Sept 11, 2021)

    East Harriet Fall Fest 

    West 40th Street between Aldrich & Lyndale Avenues, Minneapolis (Sept 21, 2021)

    Emma Krumbees Scarecrow Festival 

    311 E Enterprise Dr E, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (Weekends in September & October, 2021)

    MORE SEPTEMBER FAMILY FUN

    October

    halloween pumpkins

    OCTOBER 2022 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    It’s SCARY how huge our list of Twin Cities Halloween events is! Too large to list here, so jump over to our TWIN CITIES HALLOWEEN GUIDE (if you dare!) If you’re in search of fall festivals packed with apples and pumpkins, corn mazes and all other bounties of harvest time, keep scrolling. For all the details on these festivals, pop over to our complete FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL CALENDAR.

    Sept 21-Oct 31, 2022 Barten Pumpkins Family Fun Saturdays

    Barten Pumpkins, 5716 W 280th St, New Prague, MN 56071

    October 1, 2022: Open Streets Minnehaha

    E Lake St to E 46th St, Minneapolis

    October 1-2, 2022Pahl’s Market Fall Festival 

    6885 160th St W, Apple Valley, MN 55124

    October 1-2, 2022: Minnesota Renaissance Festival 

    3525 145th St W, Shakopee, MN 55379
    This 16th century European village is open weekends 9am-7pm. Tickets: $16.95-$25.95.

    October 1-16, (weekends) 2022: Afton Apple Fest

    Afton Apple Orchard, 14421 90th Street South, Hastings, MN 55033
    Admission: $6-$8/pp.

    Oct. 8, 2022: Owamni Falling Water Festival

    Father Hennepin Bluff Park, 420 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

    Oct. 8-9, 2022: Eidem Homestead Fall on the Farm

    4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
    New in 2022: Not Free, $50/family of 4, $5 for additional members, but offerings have been expanded.

    October 8-9, 2022: Stillwater Harvest Fest

    Downtown Stillwater, MN

    October 8-9, 2022: Carpenter St Croix Nature Center Apple Fest

    12805 St. Croix Trail S. Hastings, MN 55033

    Oct 15, 2022: Twin Cities Book Festival

    Minnesota State Fairgrounds 

    Oct 15, 2022Wargo Nature Center Fall Festival

    7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038

    MORE OCTOBER FAMILY FUN

    November

    Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to November in the Twin Cities Banner

    NOVEMBER 2022 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    November brings many early holiday events to the Twin Cities including several tree lighting festivals and other events to kick off the season.

    Nov 14, 2022: Shoreview Holiday Lighting Event

    Shoreview Commons, 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126

    Nov 22, 2022: Apple Valley Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony 

    7100 147th Street W., Apple Valley, MN 55124

    Nov 23, 2022-Jan 1, 2023: GLOW Holiday Festival

    CHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101 (General Admission: $12.75-$20.75)

    Nov 23, 2022: Burnsville Winter Lighting Ceremony

    Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337 

    Nov 25, 2022: Waconia Community Tree Lighting

    City Square Park Gazebo, S Spruce St, Waconia, MN 55387

    Nov 25, 2022: Light Up the Lake Celebration

    Downtown Wayzata, MN 55391

    Nov 25-27, 2022: Christmas in Excelsior (Chriskindlsmarkt)

    Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331

    Nov 25-27, 2022: Taylors Falls Lighting Festival 

    Taylors Falls, MN 55084 

    Nov 25-Dec 18, 2022: Minneapolis Holidazzle

    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Nov 26, 2022: Edina Tree Lighting Ceremony

    50th & France District

    Nov 27, 2022: Blaine Winter Celebration

    Tom Ryan Park, 10802 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449 (4:30-7:30pm)

    Nov 29, 2022: Lakeville Holiday Lighting Ceremony

    Downtown Lakeville, MN (5pm)

    Nov 12, 2022: Rice Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

    109 W 4th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Rosemount Community Tree Lighting

    Steeple Center. 14375 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068 (Nov 20, 2021)

    MORE NOVEMBER FAMILY FUN

    Our NOVEMBER FAMILY GUIDE has ideas for making the most of THANKSGIVING BREAK with family – whether you are traveling or staying cozy at home.

    December

    Twin Cities Holiday Festivals & Christmas Tree Lightings

    DECEMBER 2022 – MINNESOTA FESTIVALS & FAIRS

    Our Twin Cities Holiday Festival Guide is filled with hometown festivals at their holiday best. Find holiday tree lightings, skating events, meet and greets with Santa and many more jolly ways to kick off the holiday season in 2022.

    Nov 23, 2022-Jan 1, 2023: GLOW Holiday Festival

    CHS Field, 360 Broadway St. Saint Paul, MN 55101 (General Admission: $12.75-$20.75)

    Nov 25-Dec 18, 2022: Minneapolis Holidazzle

    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Dec 1, 2022: Savage Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Savage City Hall 

    Dec 2, 2022: Rogers Holiday Tree Lighting

    Rogers Event Center, 12716 Main Street Rogers, MN, 55374 (6pm-8pm)

    Dec 2, 2022: Osseo MiniDazzle Celebration 

    Boerboom Veterans Park, Central Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Osseo, 55369

    Dec 2-3, 2022: Afton Village Holiday 

    Afton, MN 55001

    Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 5507

    Dec 3, 2022: Delano Old Fashioned Christmas

    Delano, MN 55328

    Dec 3, 2022: Plymouth Holiday at the Hilde

    Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd. Plymouth, Minnesota 55447 

    Dec. 3, 2022: Chanhassen Tree Lighting Ceremony

    City Center Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317

    Dec 3, 2022: Anoka Hometown Holiday

    Downtown Anoka, MN 55303

    Dec 3, 2022: Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting 

    Union Depot, 240 E Kellogg Blvd #70, St Paul, MN 55101

    Dec 3, 2022: Grand Meander 

    Grand Avenue Business District, St. Paul, MN 55105

    Dec 3, 2022: Shakopee Holiday Fest 

    Downtown Shakopee, MN 55379

    Dec 3, 2022: Chaska Hometown Holiday

    City Square Park, 300 N Chestnut St., Chaska, MN 55318 (Dec 4, 2021)

    Dec 3, 2022: Stillwater Twinkle Party & Tree Lighting 

    Lowell Park Riverfront Gazebo, Stillwater, MN 55082

    Dec 3-4, 9-10, 11 & 16-18, 2022: The Northern Express – A Complete Christmas Wonderland

    3300 Tanadoona Dr., Excelsior, MN 55331

    Dec 4, 2022: Holz Farm Old-Fashioned Holiday

    Holz Farm Park, 4665 Manor Dr, Eagan, MN 55123

    Dec 6, 2022: Eagan Community Holiday Tree Lighting

    Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121 

    Dec 6, 2022: Robbinsdale Annual Tree Holiday & Sing-Along

    Robbinsdale City Hall, 4100 Lakeview Ave., Robbinsdale, MN 554227

    Dec 10, 2022: North St. Paul Holiday Hop 

    Downtown North St. Paul, MN 55109 

    December festivals we hope to return in 2022

    MORE DECEMBER FAMILY FUN

    Twin Cities Arts & Crafts Fairs

    If you love perusing the booths of local artisans and makers, watch for these Annual Arts & Crafts Fairs:

    • May: Saint Paul Art Crawl
    • May: Art-A-Whirl | Minneapolis
    • June: 50th & France Art Fair | Edina
    • June: Saint Anthony Park Arts Festival | St Paul
    • June: Eagan Art Festival | Eagan
    • June: Art in the Hollow | St Paul
    • July: Elmcrest Art Fair | Ramsey
    • July: Minnehaha Falls Art Fair | Minneapolis
    • July: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl | Minneapolis
    • August: Loring Park Art Festival | Minneapolis
    • August: Uptown Art Fair | Minneapolis
    • August: Powderhorn Art Fair | Minneapolis
    • August: Arts in the Park | Eden Prairie
    • August: Buffalo Art & Craft Festival
    • September: St. Louis Park Art Fair | St. Louis Park
    • September: Eagan Art Block | Eagan
    • September: Lakeville Art Festival | Lakeville
    • September: Art & Apples on the Lake | Excelsior
    • September: Fall into the Arts Festival | Edina
    • September: Art in the Park | Afton
    • September: Art on the Strip | Crystal
    • September: Arts & Music Festival | Golden Valley

    Twin Cities Food Vendors Festival

    If you just love sampling new foods, watch for these events:

    • August: Discovery Anoka Food Truck Festival
    • August: Saint Paul Food Truck Festival
    • August: Eagan Food Truck Festival
    • September: Twin Cities Veg Fest, St. Paul

    For more ideas: FFTC’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Food Trucks

    Travel tips: It’s often easier to take public transit to fairs and festivals. In fact, Metro Transit offers free rides to some events. Joy offers suggestions on packing for an all-day outing and getting around by bus with kids in Get On the Bus! Public Transit with Kids.

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