5/2 & 5/4: MayDay Build Workshops | In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre, Minneapolis • 7-9pm • Come help create floats for the annual MayDay celebration in Powderhorn Park. Artists will guide volunteers in creating a piece of their own or a contribution to a parade float.
Both the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts are hosting their free family days this weekend! If you’ve yet to bring the kids out to one of these events, I highly recommend it. For more ideas of how to get out with your family this weekend, check our extensive Family Fun Calendar. Here’s some inspiration to get you started:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Details: Activities are geared towards kids ages 6-12, but don’t let that stop you from bringing your littler ones! Free gallery admission for the whole family every first Saturday of the month.
Time: Performances at 10 & 11am
Details: Open houses at MacPhail are a lot of fun and include concerts geared towards kids, a chance to play with instruments, snacks and more.
Details: Enjoy free family-friendly activities such as hiking, interactions with live animals, craft projects and more. The event is held the first Saturday of each month.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Family Day: Incredible India
@ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue S, Minneapolis
Details: Art-making, dance theater, storytelling, gallery hunts and more themed to regions of India. Family Day at the MIA is a free monthly event.
Details: This German celebration gives everyone the opportunity to participate in the spirit of generosity. Make lanterns and join St. Martin in a parade around Rice Park.
Details: Drop in for art projects, explore the grounds, the sculptures, and the current gallery exhibit.
Get out and enjoy the events of the St. Paul Winter Carnival this weekend! Many of the events are free and open to the public and several are aimed especially at families with young children. For a detailed listing of activities, visit our FFTC Guide to the St. Paul Winter Carnival. For more ideas of how to get out with your family this weekend, check out our extensive Family Fun Calendar. Here’s some inspiration to get you started: Read More