Kicking off with some neighborhood fetes and culminating with summer’s fair-well bash, August is ripe with family festivities. Admission to these festivals is FREE unless otherwise noted:
VIRTUAL July 20-Aug 9, 2020: Fringe Festival
The Fringe Festival has gone virtual this year. I do not see a separate family festival, but they have always included family-friendly shows. See website for tickets and more information.
MODIFIED July 31-Aug 2, 2020: Canadian Days | Spooner Park, Little Canada
Most events have been cancelled. But a drive-by parade, back-pack drive and medallion hunt are still planned.
VIRTUAL Aug 1-2, 2020: Powderhorn Art Fair | Minneapolis
Art, Food and Powderhorn Park.
Aug 1-2 & 8-9, 2020: Mini Uptown Art Fair | Minneapolis
CANCELLED New Brighton Stockyard Days
Family activities in Long Lake Regional Park, a kiddie parade, petting zoo, and fireworks. (Aug 7-10, 2020)
Aug 7, 2020: Eagan Food Truck Festival | Eagan Festival Grounds
Music by Omission Republic and Boogie Wonderland. FREE admission, food available to purchase.
CANCELLED Irish Fair of Minnesota | Harriet Island Regional Park, St Paul
The Children’s Area of the Fair allows kids to meet Irish dogs, explore Irish instruments, take an Irish dance lesson, and craft in the Art Tent. (Aug 7-9, 2020)
Aug 7-9, 2020: Rockford River Days | Riverside Park, Rockford
Carnival, fireworks & Grand Parade.
Aug 8, 2020: Nershfest | Inbound Brewco, Minneapolis
CANCELLED Pioneer Day | Pioneer Memorial Park, Newport
Parade (11am), live music, inflatables and a balloon artist. (Aug 9, 2020, 11am-7pm)
August 20-23, 2020: Ki Chi Saga Days | Vilhelm Moberg Park, Chisago City
Music, craft fair and food vendors, fireworks, parade.
Aug 21-22, 2020: Mounds View Festival in the Park | Silver View Park
Parade, family fun fair, fireworks. 11am-Dusk.
CANCELLED Blue Heron Days | Lino Lakes
Movie in the Park: Wonder, parade on Lake Drive, petting zoo, bounce house, family picnic, Waldoch Farm tours. (Aug 14-16, 2020)
CANCELLED Aug 16, 2020: Como Park Japanese Obon Festival (Lantern Festival) | Como Park Conservatory, St Paul Traditional music, dance, taiko drumming, and lantern lighting at dusk. $3-5/pp, under 3 FREE.
CANCELLED Aug 21-23, 2020: North Hudson Pepper Fest | North Hudson, WI
Rides, games, Grand Parade. $2-$3/button for events.
CANCELLED Woodbury Days | Ojibway Park, Woodbury
Buttons required for many events ($5/pp or $15/4-pack – children’s coin hunts, workshops and art activities), petting zoo, magic shows and Grande Parade. (Aug 21-23, 2020)
Aug 22-Oct 4, 2020: Minnesota Renaissance Festival | Shakopee
Explore the Fairy Wing Forest and Mermaid Cove, take in a maypole dance, craft a wand or pirate hat, learn to juggle and much more. Open weekends 9am-7pm. $13.50-$24.95.
Aug 27-30, 2020: Stiftungsfest | Norwood Young America
Carnival, market, escape room ($20), and music.
AUGUST FESTIVALS CANCELLED WITHOUT DATES
CANCELLED Lake Hiawatha Neighborhood Festival | Lake Hiawatha Park, Minneapolis
Free canoe rides, pony rides, kids games, face painting, hair painting, and Sports 5-in-1 Combination Bouncer, the wading pool will have an inflatable slide! 5-8pm. (Aug 7, 2019)
CANCELLED Twin Cities Polish Festival | St. Anthony Main Riverfront, Minneapolis
Musical and dance entertainment, traditional foods, Polish fun. (Aug 9-11, 2019)
AUGUST FESTIVALS TO BE ANNOUNCED
CANCELLED Owamni Falling Water Festival | Father Hennepin Bluff Park, Minneapolis
This free and family-friendly event celebrates indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art & food. (Aug 3, 2019)
Victoria Volksfest | Victoria
Music, arts & crafts booths, and fireworks. (Aug 3, 2019)
Fiesta Latina | CLUES St Paul
A family-friendly community festival celebrating Latin culture through arts, health & wellness, fitness, food and entertainment. 11am-4pm. (Aug 10, 2019)
CANCELLED Open Streets Franklin | Minneapolis, 11 AM – 5 PM (8/25/19)
CANCELLED Heritage Days Festival | St Paul Park
Grande Day Parade, Kids Zone filled with games and a petting zoo, fireworks. (Aug 16-18, 2019)