Touch-A-Truck and More: Twin Cities Public Works Open House Calendar


Got kids who are just crazy about getting up close to big rigs? Our calendar of Twin Cities Touch-A-Truck events and Public Works Open Houses will help you find them! If you know of an event we missed, let us know and we’ll add it.

Got kids who are just crazy about getting up close to big rigs? Our calendar of Twin Cities Touch-A-Truck events and Public Works Open Houses will help you find them!

JUNE 2019

June 1: Crystal/Golden Valley Vehicle Fair
10am-12pm. Family-friendly event at Crystal Community Center.

June 6: Eagan Big Rig Rally
Get up close to fire trucks, police squads, mowers, plow trucks and garbage trucks. There will also be face painting, photo opportunities, refreshments and giveaways. FREE. 

Jun 15: Brooklyn Park Police Open House, Police Station, North Precinct, 5400 85th Ave N
Held in conjunction with Brooklyn Park Tater Daze festival. Get a closer look at a squad car, watch a helicopter landing and lots more. Free food & treats while supplies last. 12-3pm. FREE.

Jun 15: Albertville Premium Outlets Touch-a-Truck
Children will have the opportunity to experience a variety of vehicles from local businesses up close, including fire trucks, police cars, buses, freight trucks, tow trucks and more. Guests will also get the chance to take photos alongside and behind the wheel of select vehicles. 10am-12pm.

Jun 16: Crystal Airport Open House 
Spend Father’s Day checking out the aircraft and displays, enjoy a pancake breakfast ($7/pp) or splurge on plane and helicopter rides ($40/pp). 8am-4pm. FREE admission.

Jun 18: St. Louis Park Fire department open house | Golden Valley Public Safety Building
This year’s open house will include a bouncy house, Home Depot kids workshop, Sparky the fire dog, Squirt house and “kid-sized” fire gear to try on. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and water will be served. Bring non-perishable food items for St. Louis Park Emergency Program. 5:30pm-8:30pm. FREE

Jun 19: Golden Valley Public Safety Open House | Fire Station 1, 3750 Wooddale Avenue South
Live burn demonstration, Squirt House, fire truck tours, police squad car on display, try on firefighting gear, free hot dogs and more. 6-8pm. FREE

Jun 20: Rosemount Public Safety in the Park | Central Park, Rosemount
Meet your local safety officers and visit hands-on displays of their vehicles. Hot dogs, chips, and water will be provided for a light dinner. 5:30-7:30pm. FREE.

AUGUST 2019

Aug 17: 14th Annual Truck Extravaganza | Webber Park, Minneapolis
Kids can climb on trucks ranging from a delivery truck to a lawn mower. Check your shocks on the moon walk, refuel with a free lunch, and participate in other themed activities. No registration needed come out and join the fun. 11am-2pm. FREE

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sept 28: Big Truck Day | Central Park, Woodbury
The east lot of Central Park will be filled with big trucks for this annual event. Explore the insides of an ambulance, fire truck, mail truck and more!. 9am-12pm. FREE.

TBA: Touch A Truck | Walton Park, Oakdale
Dozens of vehicles will be on hand for children to climb, sit in the driver’s seat, touch, view up close, pose for photos, and learn about how various trucks work. Concessions available plus free ice cream!  5pm-7pm. FREE.

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OCTOBER 2019 – National Fire Prevention Month

October 18: Woodbury Fire Station Fire Prevention Week Open House | Fox Run Fire Station, 1275 Woodbury Drive
Meet fire fighters and EMS staff. Check out the trucks, try on the equipment and learn how to protect your family during a fire or emergency. 9am-11pm. FREE.

TBA: Eden Prairie City-Wide Open House
Explore city facilities and big equipment up close. There will be entertainment, tours, refreshments and demos in addition to the police, fire & public works vehicles on display. Located at City Center and Fire Station #1. 11am-2pm. FREE.

TBA: Minnetonka City Open House | Minnetonka Civic Center Campus
Learn more about the city at this fun event. Ride in a fire truck, explore snow plows and other large equipment, tour the fire and police stations and visit activities and displays. Enjoy free hot dogs, pop, snacks, live music, face painting and more! 5–8 pm. FREE.

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