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.

January

Twin Cities Minnesota Festivals banner showing Rice Park in St. Paul Minnesota in the Winter - Family Fun Twin Cities
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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.

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.

Jan 2023 TBA: 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 FriendlyLearn more about Ice Castles Family Fun here

Ice Castle Beauty
Enjoying Ice Castles in Eden Prairie

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

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.

Jan 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 (Jan 15, 2022)

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 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.

2023 TBA: Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

Lake Harriet Park, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (Jan 22, 2022)

Family Friendly: Kite-flying.

Jan 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.

2023 TBA: Springbrook Nature Center Winterfest

Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432 (Jan 22, 2022)

2023 TBA: Coon Rapids Snowflake Days

Coon Rapids, MN 55433 (Jan 22-Feb 6, 2022).

Jan 26-Feb 5, 2023: St. Paul Winter Carnival and Medallion Hunt

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Family FriendlySaint Paul Winter Carnival: Top Family Activities

Jan 2023 TBA: Powderhorn Park Art Sled Rally

Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407 (Jan 29, 2022)

Family FriendlyFamily Fun at the Annual Art Sled Rally

Jan 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.

2023 TBA: Wargo Nature Center Snow Day

Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038 (Jan 29, 2022)

MORE TWIN CITIES FAMILY FUN IN JANUARY

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.

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.

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.

Jan 2023 TBA: 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 FriendlyLearn more about Ice Castles Family Fun here

Ice Castle Beauty
Enjoying Ice Castles in Eden Prairie

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

Jan 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 20, 2023: Eagan Frosty Festival

Eagan Community Center Festival Grounds, 1507 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121

$5/pp; Tickets Required

Family Friendly: Sledding, snowman building, cocoa and cookies.

Jan 20, 2023: Fire & Ice at Hiawatha Park

Hiawatha School Park, 4305 42nd St E., Minneapolis, MN, US 55406

Family Friendly: Ice Skating & S’mores.

Jan 20, 2023: Fire & Ice at McRae Park

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

Family Friendly: Ice Skating, hot chocolate & S’mores by the fire.

Jan 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 (Jan 15, 2022)

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)

Jan 26-Feb 5, 2023: St. Paul Winter Carnival and Medallion Hunt

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Family FriendlySaint Paul Winter Carnival: Top Family Activities

2023 TBA: Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

Lake Harriet Park, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (Jan 22, 2022)

Family Friendly: Kite-flying.

Jan 28, 2023:  Bundled Up! 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.

2023 TBA: Springbrook Nature Center Winterfest

Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN 55432 (Jan 22, 2022)

2023 TBA: Coon Rapids Snowflake Days

Coon Rapids, MN 55433 (Jan 22-Feb 6, 2022)

Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407 (Jan 29, 2022)

Family FriendlyFamily Fun at the Annual Art Sled Rally

Jan 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.

2023 TBA: Wargo Nature Center Snow Day

Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038 (Jan 29, 2022)

MORE TWIN CITIES FAMILY FUN IN JANUARY

February

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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 21-Feb 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 (Jan 28-Feb 6, 2022).

Feb 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.

Feb 4, 2023: Scandia Vinterfest

Scandia, MN 55073 

Feb 4, 2023: Fire & Ice at Luxton Park

Luxton Park, 112 Williams Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Family Friendly: Hayrides, music, crafts and a bonfire.

Feb 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.

TBA 2023: Apple Valley Mid-Winter Fest

Johnny Cake Ridge Park West, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN (Feb 5, 2022).

Feb 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

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

Lake Ann Park, 1456 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317 

Family Friendly: Free family activities

TBA 2023: Anoka Winterfest

George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Blvd, Anoka MN (Feb 5, 2022).

TBA 2023: Maple Grove Wonders of Winter

Maple Grove Central Park, 2000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369 (Feb 5, 2022).

Feb 11, 2023: Burnsville Polar Fest

Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337 (Feb 5, 2022).

TBA 2023: Minnetonka Kids Fest 

Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345 (Feb 6, 2022)

Feb 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.

TBA 2023: Brooklyn Park Winterfest

Norwood Park, 8100 Newton Avenue N., Brooklyn Park, MN 554433 (Feb 12, 2022).

TBA 2023: Stillwater Winterfest

Downtown Stillwater, MN 55082 (Feb 13-28, 2022)

TBA 2023: Embrace the North Festival

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, 10360 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 (Feb 19, 2022).

TBA 2023: Dodge Nature Center Winter Fun Festival

Dodge Nature Center, Main Property, Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul, MN 55118 (Feb 19, 2022).

TBA 2023: Phalen Freeze Fest

Phalen Lakeside Activities Center, 1530 Phalen Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55106 (Feb 26, 2022).


MORE FAMILY FUN IN FEBRUARY

March

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

MARCH 2022 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.

2023 TBA: ¡VIVA! Festival Latino

Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

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 2022 – 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)

TBA 2023: Wargo Nature Center Family Earth Day Celebration

Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St, Lino Lakes, MN 55038
(April 23, 2022)

TBA 2023: Harriet Alexander Nature Center Earth Day Celebration

Harriet Alexander Nature Center, 2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113
(April 23, 2022)

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 2022

Festival of Nations  

RiverCenter, St Paul

MORE Twin Cities FAMILY FUN IN APRIL

May

Spring Festivals
More details about Spring Festivals Here

MAY 2022- 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)

TBA 2023: Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival

Washington County Fairgrounds, 12300 N. 40th St., Lake Elmo, MN 55042, $5/pp. (May 6-8, 2022)

TBA 2023: Saint Paul Art Crawl

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

TBA 2023: Holz Farm Spring Festival

Holz Farm Park, 4669 Manor Drive, Eagan, Minnesota 55123 
(May 15, 2022)

TBA 2023: Art-A-Whirl

Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota
(May 20-22, 2022)

TBA 2023: Art Start’s EcoArts Fest

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

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)

TBA 2023: Minnesota Songkran Festival (Thai New Year)

Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155
(May 28-29, 2022)

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

TBA 2023: Memorial Day at Lakewood Cemetery

3600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
(May 30, 2022)

Twin Cities May festivals cancelled for 2022

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

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JUNE 2022 – 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 4, 2023Grand Old Day

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

TBA 2023: Art in the Hollow

Swede Hollow Park, 665 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
(June 4, 2022)

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)

We think the Best Twin Cities Splash Pad & Summer Entertainment is at Nicollet Commons Park

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)

TBA 2023: Juneteenth Festival

Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
(June 18, 2022)

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 2022 – 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

2023 TBA: 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 2022 – 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.

September Weekends 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.

September 6-10, 2022: Burnsville Festival Fire Muster 

Nicollet Commons Park & Civic Center Park, Burnsville MN

September 7-11, 2022: Inver Grove Heights Days

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

September 9-10, 2022: St. Paul Oktoberfest 

Germanic American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue
St Paul, MN 55102 (Sept 10-11, 2021)

September 9-11, 2022: James J. Hill Days

Lake Street, Downtown Wayzata, MN 55391

September 9-11, 2022: St Patrick’s CountryFest 

St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale Street NW, Oak Grove, MN 55011 

September 10, 2022: Golden Valley Arts & Music Festival

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

September 10, 2022: Victoria Volksfest

Steiger Lake Ln, Victoria, MN 55386

September 10, 2022: Open Streets West Broadway 

Penn Ave N to Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

September 10, 2022: Minneapolis Monarch Festival

Lake Nokomis, 49th & Woodlawn, Minneapolis MN 

September 10, 2022: St. Louis Park Art Fair 

St Louis Park Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416

September 10, 2022: Mac-Grove Fest 

Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 Griggs St S, St Paul, MN 55105

September 10, 2022: Fiesta Latina

CLUES St Paul, 797 E 7th Street, St Paul MN 55106. 12pm-4pm.

September 10-11, 2022: St Croix Vineyards Grape Stomp Festival 

6428 Manning Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082 

September 10-25, 2022: Eagan Art Block

Eagan, MN 55123

September 11-12, 2022: Edina Fall into the Arts Festival 

Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435

September 16-17, 2022: Bayport Derby Days

Lakeside Park, 95 Central Avenue, Bayport MN

September 17, 2022: Linden Hills Fall Festival  

Linden Hills Park3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410 

September 17, 2022: Blaine World Fest

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

September 17, 2022Wild Rice Festival 

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

September 17, 2022: Waconia Nickle Dickle Day 

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

September 17, 2022: Otsego Prairie Festival 

Prairie Park, 13355 90th Street NE, Otsego, MN 55330

September 17, 2022: Plymouth on Parade

Plymouth City Center, Plymouth Boulevard and 34th Avenue N.

September 17, 2022: Holz Farm Harvest Festival

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

September 17, 2022: Delano Oktoberfest 

Delano Central Park, 650 River St N, Delano, MN 55328

September 17, 2022: Bloomington Heritage Days

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

September 17, 2022: Minnesota Children’s Book Festival 

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

September 17-18, 2022: Lakeville Art Festival 

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

September 17-18, 2022: Excelsior Apple Days

Downtown Excelsior, MN 55331

September 17-Oct 30, 2022: Sever’s Fall Festival

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

September 17-Oct 30, 2022:

Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze 

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

September 18, 2022: Twin Cities Veg Fest

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

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

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

September 24, 2022: Carpenter Nature Center Fall Raptor Release 

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

September 24, 2022: St. Louis Park Roctoberfest 

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

September 24, 2022: Gibbs Farm Apple Festival

2097 W Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55113 

September 24, 2022: Taco Tour

Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN

September 24-25, 2022: 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 2022 Festivals We Hope to see in 2022

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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