Twin Cities Guide to Family Activities This Week: June 13-17, 2022

Things to do this week in Minneapolis & St Paul with your kids!

This guide covers Twin Cities family activities for the week of June 13-17, 2022. If you are in search of things to do with your family this weekend, jump over to our WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE. Because the parents that make up the FFTC are always dreaming up ways to make life easier to manage with kids, we’ve organized our summer event information by region of the Twin Cities metro area – we’ve got you covered no matter your corner!

As always, you can check our JUNE FAMILY GUIDE, the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER FUN IN THE TWIN CITIES or our FAMILY FUN CALENDAR for more fun ideas on what to do this week in the Twin Cities with your kids – satisfaction guaranteed (or close to it!)

Fun Things to do in the Twin cities on Monday, June 13, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON MONDAY:

Toddler at Cascade Bay's Little Mates Tot Swim
Cascade Bay, Eagan

More family fun ideas for Monday: Music in the parks

Music Monday at Como Zoo

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
Members of the very family-friendly Jack Brass Band  parade through the zoo grounds and families are invited to join in. Just one reason among a dozen to spend a day at the zoo – just remember to make an advance reservation. June 13, 2022, 10am-1pm. FREE.

Monday morning kids concert series

Valley View Park, 401 W 90th St, Bloomington, MN 55420
Today’s entertainment lineup features Kid Power with Rachael Kroog. June 13, 2022. 10:30-11:30am. 

Monday Night Concert Series at Centennial Lakes Park

7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
While in the park, enjoy the lawn games, paddleboats, ponds and trails along the canals. The concert is at the Maetzold Amphitheater at the south end of the park. June 13, 7pm, FREE.

Minneapolis Music in the Park at Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet Park, 4135 W Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis MN 55409
Concerts take place at the pretty bandshell; kids can have the run of the nearby playground. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase one from Bread & Pickle. June 13, 7:30pm.

The Twin Cities practically sings in the summer from every corner of the Metro. 

Summer Music at Normandale Lake Bandshell courtesy City of Bloomington

Fun things to do in the twin Cities on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON TUESDAY:

Battle Creek Waterworks Play Strucutre
Battle Creek Waterworks – Image Courtesy of Ramsey County Parks

More family fun ideas for Tuesday: Activities in the Parks

Fun in Richfield Veterans Park

636 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423
I can give you five reasons to spend a Tuesday morning at RICHFIELD VETERANS PARK:

Girls playing mini golf at Adventure Falls Mini Golf in Minnesota
Wheel Fun Rentals Mini Golf at Richfield Veterans Memorial Park

Springbrook Summer Concert Series

Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave NW, Fridley, MN, 55432
An acoustic concert will be performed at the amphitheater. If kids are old enough to explore (relatively) on their own, they’ll love the sandy nature playground at Springbrook outdoors, and indoors are fun hands-on exhibits. June 14, 2022, 7pm. FREE.

Kids playing in the sand at Springbrook Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center

Eidem Farm: Stories from the Porch

4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Gather around the farmhouse for children’s storytime (bring your own seating) then participate in open play in the farmyard. Eidem Farm is a wonderful place to slow down and meet animals and take self-guided walks in the summer. June 14, 2022. 11am & 6pm.

Eidem Homestead

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON WedneSDAY:

More family fun ideas on Wednesday:

We all Scream for ice cream Socials in the park:

  • HIGHWOOD HILLS ICE CREAM DAYOutdoor games and free ice cream in the park. 4-5pm. 2192 Londin Ln E, St Paul, MN 55119.
  • PHALEN PARK ICE CREAM DAYMore outdoor games and free ice cream in the park. 4-6pm. 1600 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106.
  • VADNAIS HEIGHTS ICE CREAM SOCIALFree ice cream, live music and activities for all ages in the park. Meet reps from community organizations. 6-8pm.

    Berwood Park, 780 W Berwood Ave, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127.

ice cream

If you can’t make ice cream social night in the park, plan for a scoop another time with our list of the BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS IN THE TWIN CITIES.

Wednesday night music & movies in the park:

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks

The Commons, 425 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The movie School of Rock will be screened. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, snacks and some bug spray. If you’re able consider taking the light rail into downtown; the park is about a block away from the station and my kids think the train ride is part of the fun. June 15, 2022, 8-10pm. FREE.

Bloomington: SUMMER MOVIES ON THE HILL

Hyland Hills Ski Area, 8800 Chalet Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
Bring blankets or chairs for the grassy amphitheater. Food & happy hour sales begin at 4pm, the movie at dusk. June 15th screens Encanto.

Children watching movie at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville Minnesota:

Fun things to do in the twin cities on Thursday, June 16, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON ThurSDAY:

St Louis Park Aquatic Park
St Louis Park Aquatic Park – Image courtesy of St. Louis Park

MORE FAMILY FUN IDEAS FOR THURSDAY:

LIL’ EXPLORER THURSDAYS AT COMO ZOO

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
The beloved (at least by my family) preschool program is finally back offering weekly themed activities to the 4-and-under set. Think sand tables, sponge painting, worm digs and storytimes. Remember, a reservation to visit the Zoo is free, but required. June 16, 2022, 10am-12pm.

EXPLORATOTS AT Crosby Farm Park

Crosby Farm Regional Park, 2595 Crosby Farm Rd, St Paul, MN 55116
The program consists of themed activity stations, a story, hike and a take-home activity. Meet at the picnic shelter. Must register in advance at the link. June 16, 2022, 10am, FREE. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EXPLORATOTS PROGRAM IN ST PAUL PARKS!
Exploratots Program held at Crosby Park
Exploratots Program held at Crosby Park

Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour

Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
High-energy kids performances located at the loveliest urban water feature you’ll find in the Twin Cities. Some might call it a landscaped splashpad

Kids dancing at a Rockin Lunch Hour Performance at Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville, MN

Thursday Movies & Theater in the Parks:

Minnetonka: Theater in the Park – Matilda Jr. 

Civic Center Park, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Presented by talented and local young actors outdoors in the park. Bring a blanket and a picnic for the free performance. June 16 & 17, 2022, 10am and 6:30pm.

Minneapolis Movies in the Parks

Lyndale Farmstead Park, 3900 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
The movie Spider-Man: No Way Home will be screened. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, snacks and some bug spray. June 16, 2022, 9:15pm. FREE.

New Hope: Movies in the Park

New Hope Performance Center, 4401 Xylon Ave N, New Hope MN
The LEGO Movie will be screened free and outdoors tonight. Concessions available for purchase. June 16, 2022, 9:15pm.

fun things to do in the twin cities on friday, June 17, 2022

TOT TIME OPEN Swims ON FriDAY:

Twisty Yellow Slide at Sandventure Aquatic Park, Shakopee Minnesota
Big kids will love the slide at SandVenture

Fun things to do this weekend in the twin cities, June 18-19, 2022 – Father’s Day WEekend

Too many fun things to list here, I’ll tell you that. So we publish a separate guide each weekend with up-to-the-last-minute ideas for spending family time together.

children in a family bike ride

FAMILY FUN ALL WEEK IN THE TWIN CITIES

Ideas to pull out of your “back pocket” nearly any day of the week! Now that summer is close to upon us, you’ll want to keep these ideas close at hand at beat boredom and keep kids active:

BEST outDOOR PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TWIN CITIES

Here at FFTC we’re up to our ears covering more than 800 TWIN CITIES PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS in our Parks Directory. Or, to get just a taste of the best, head over to our round up of the TOP PLAYGROUNDS IN THE TWIN CITIES TO TRY THIS SUMMER.

10 Best Twin Cities Playgrounds

THE BEST TWIN CITIES OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS, WATER PARKS & SPLASH PADs

Click here for more water fun ideas.

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